In this class, imagination is key. Young students engage in creative thinking through movement, theater games, and improvisations. Students dramatize stories and poems as well as come up with original stories. This class is meant to help children work on social skills and academic subjects using theater tools. It provides a safe environment for students to explore behavior, ideas, creativity, and school subjects. Ultimately, creative drama is an out-of-the-box approach to learning that engages imagination, concentration, and sensory awareness in a theater environment.
Instructor: Jim Johnson
Jim is currently the Managing Artistic Director of Susquehanna Stage. One of the original founders of our theatre, Jim has directed more than 50 productions at the theatre since 2009. As an educator, Jim has taught classes for kids, high-school students and college. As a performer, he has performed on most local stages and professionally at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, and Hersheypark Entertainment. Jim received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Penn State University.
Class Size: No more than 20 students
Days: Saturdays, Sept. 25 – Oct. 30, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM