Calling all Moms and Dads: A Thousand Cranes – Theatre Camp!

March 2, 2010

Hello all you parents out there! This post is specifically for you. The Hub Theatre is expanding it’s educational and family offerings this season by including it’s first theatre camp! Camp will take place over the week of March 29th – April 2. The focus of camp will be work on a wonderful script called A Thousand Cranes, by award winning youth theatre author Katherine Schultz  Miller, based on the true story of  Sadako Sasaki.

In the mornings after warm-ups kids will jump right into the rehearsal process  for the show. After lunch and some game time, we’ll move into craft activities related to Sadako’s story and the play. We’ll learn to fold origami animals, make Japanese theatre masks, construct peace collages and sculptures, and  paint pictures. After all that artistic focus we’ll definitely need to blow off some steam being silly: and that’s what theatre sports is all about. In the afternoons we’ll play improv games that will help  your young storytellers use all the tools they have while acting out stories and scenes from their imaginations.

Camp will culminate in two performances of A Thousand Cranes on Friday and Saturday afternoon, with your children acting along side our cast of local professional actors. They, like your kids, started their relationship with the arts in camp. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun, and creative environment for young artists.  Speaking as a mom, I asked my 9 year old son what he thought about The Hub’s plans for camp. According to him “it doesn’t sound boring”.  Hey, that’s practically enthusiastic! We hope you’ll join us!

For more information on camp registration go HERE.

For books about Sadako and her brave story check these out.

See you at camp!

Maggie Ulmer – Director of Education, The Hub Theatre

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