Do your kids need something creative to do this summer? La Jolla Playhouse offers a series of fun, interactive online activities for families.
Join us (virtually!) for a week this summer as we explore the devised theatre process and collaborate as an ensemble. Your child, now one of our “Lab Technicians,” will participate in theatre games, team building exercises, and improvisation to create a new piece of theatre that will be performed for friends and family. Join us for one week or multiple weeks. We will produce a new play each week.
For grades 6–8 and 9–12
Week 1: July 6 – 10
Week 2: July 27 – 31
Begins Monday, July 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm
What makes a great piece of theater? Or a compelling character? This class will teach you about the elements of playwriting, including character, setting, plot, and dialogue, as well as give you an opportunity to write to idea-generating prompts and engage in brainstorming activities. This class is geared toward beginning writers, but is useful for those with some playwriting background to put their skills to work. By the end, participants will have created an outline, a scene, or even a short play. Review sessions by both the instructor and group will aide in constructive, safe feedback.
For students ages 13-17.
Monday evenings, 5:00 – 6:30 pm (7 weeks), July 20 – August 31, 2020
A performance for kids only! Part of the Digital WOW series.
THE WIZARDS OF OAKWOOD DRIVE
By Tom Salamon
A La Jolla Playhouse Commission
July 16 – July 26 | Tickets $25
For ages 7-12
This live, zoom-centered performance for young audiences is an all-out, winner-take-all magic spell contest.
La Jolla Playhouse’s Education team has provided fun theatre games and exercises that are easily played in person with your family, or virtually with your classmates and friends online. These are the same exercises that we use to build ensemble and acting skills in our classrooms for kids and adults!
Enjoy world premiere plays from 8 amazing playwrights at home with your family, friends, roommates, or all by yourself! These plays can be performed around the dinner table, in your pajamas, in your backyard, or can simply be read aloud by yourself or with others.