Youth Theater Workshop at Open Eye on Saturday

Margaretville — The Open Eye Youth Theater Workshop “Read, Write, Play!” begins this Saturday, July 21, for children ages 5-9 and 10-18, at 960 Main Street, Margaretville.

The workshops will continue for six Saturdays, through August 25, and students may attend all six sessions, or as many as they can. The younger children will meet from 10 a.m. to noon, and the older students will meet from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The workshops will be led by Open Eye producing artistic director Amie Brockway, and teaching artist Elizabeth Sherr, with additional guest artists. All fees are “Pay What You Will.”

In the workshops for ages 5-9, students will read play scripts and stories together, assume various roles and learn to improvise, write dialogue, and create their own plays. Parents, guardians, and friends are invited to the final few minutes of each session to see a presentation of the day’s work.
In the workshops for ages 10-18, students will read play scripts, poems, news reports, and material from various other printed sources. They will practice improvisation and a variety of theater games that lead to the creation of dramatic action. They will create characters, put them in place and time, develop a dramatic scene, write dialogue, rehearse, and perform their works. In the final few minutes of the session, they will share their work with invited guests.

To register for “Read, Write, Play!” phone The Open Eye Theater at 586-1660 and leave a message. Or, you may send an e-mail to openeye@catskill.net. Please include the student’s name, age, phone number, and adult contact name. We will reply and complete the registration process.
Students should come to The Open Eye Theater at 10 a.m. (ages 5-9) or 12:30 (ages 10 - 18) on Saturday, wear comfortable clothing, and bring a bottle of water or juice. For further information, please phone 586-1660, e-mail openeye@catskill.net, or visit our website at www.theopeneye.org.