LITTLE SHAKESPEARES – Wednesdays, 1 to 1:45
This program is designed especially for preschool aged children, and explores creative expression, with a link to literature. Classes begin with a story, and through the ideas of participants and guidance from the instructor, children create and build their ideas using the story as a jumping off point. A wonderful way to help young children develop a love of books and collaborative nature with others. Taught by drama educator Meredith Charles. $120/semester, half-price for those enrolled in Little Mozarts. Library.
CREATIVE DRAMA FOR HOMESCHOOLERS – Wednesdays, 2 to 3
Using storytelling, pantomime, improvisation, and theater games, students will work on creative expression, tone, problem-solving, presentation, and collaborative skills. Taught by drama educator Meredith Charles. $180/semester, siblings half price, or half price if combined with the Shakespeare History class. Library.
SHAKESPEARE HISTORY & PERFORMANCE – Wednesdays, 3 to 4
Do you know the Bard? In this class we will explore the life and times of William Shakespeare, and jump into a few of his more famous works. This class will be a fun and interactive romp into Shakespeare’s world, with many opportunities to perform his words in scenes and soliloquies. Taught by drama educator Meredith Charles. $180/semester, siblings half price, or half price if combined with the Creative Drama class. Library.
Meredith Charles is a teacher, performer, and arts advocate with over 25 years of experience. She has taught all ages from toddlers to adults, and enjoys sharing her joy and knowledge of theater with her students. She is a strong believer in low-risk theatre opportunities for everyone, where the focus is on creative expression and trying something new, rather than an end product. Her wish is for people to trust in themselves and their creative abilities and see what develops. She is the owner and creative director of a local drama enrichment business, Drama Out of the Box, which offers classes, assemblies, artist in residence opportunities and workshops related to the areas of improvisation, curriculum-based theater experiences, professional development, creative drama and puppetry.
Fun Fact: Meredith is a member of the popular Off Brand Improv Comedy Troupe and enjoys making and hearing people laugh.