2020 Summer Workshops

 

2020 Summer Workshops 

On Campus Workshops

Registration Packet must be completed for every child. Please complete and return to the MHT Box Office via email or in-person. Download the Summer Workshops Flyer!

>> Pre-K Creative Movement
Ages 3 - 6, July 13 - 17
Session 1: 9:00 - 9:45 AM
Session 2: 11:00-11:45 AM
Instructor: Emi Hensel
Fee: $35
Register Online

Scamper like a mouse, float like a butterfly, and jump like a monkey!  In this camp we will explore basic concepts of rhythm and movement.  Perfect for boys and girls to discover the joys of dance!  Wear comfortable clothing with hair pulled away from the face.  Footwear can be ballet shoes or bare feet.

>> From Page to Stage
Session 1:  Grades 1-3  
July 6-10 from 8:30-10 am 

Session 2:  Grades 4-6 
July 6-10 11 am-12:30 pm 
Instructor:  Emily Griffin
Fee:  $60
Register Online

 Act out some of your favorite literary characters like Junie B. Jones and Fancy Nancy, or Diary of A Wimpy Kid and Captain Underpants while building your performance skills in this week long performance class.  We will focus on creating strong characters and dramatic storytelling as we play theatre games and work on a variety of scenes.

>> Broadway and Beyond
Session 1: Ages 4 - Kindergarten, July 13-17 9-10 am
Session 2: Grades 1 - 2, July 13-17 11am-12pm
Session 3:  Grades 3 - 5, July 20-24 9-10 am
Instructor:  Emily Griffin
Fee:  $50
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Make your Broadway debut and learn a new show-stopping number each day! We will focus on developing characters through physical and vocal expression while also learning a little about the musical of the day.  Come sing, dance, and play with us.  

>> Clubhouse at the Market House
Ages 4 - 6
July 20-24, 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM 
Instructor:  Miranda Bliss
Fee: $35
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Based on MHT’s PlayTime interactive performance series -  students come to the Clubhouse, learn the word of the day, use their magic keys to unlock the Rainbow storybook and then act out a different engaging story each day!

>> Put me on Stage: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
Grades 3-6 July 27-31 from 9-10:30 am 
Instructor:  Emily Griffin 
Fee: $60
Register Online

Come together for a week-long adventure of putting on a play based on the hilarious story “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book,” a funny mishmash of your favorite folk and fairy tales!  We will focus on performance skills and staging while also learning a little bit about the different production aspects of theatre. 

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Virtual Workshops

Note:  All students in Virtual classes will need access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone with Zoom capabilities.  Students will need access to a working email address and the ability to access the class Facebook page either directly or thru a parent.  Parents will play an important role in facilitating younger student’s success. You may register online or by calling the Box Office at 270.444.6828. Grades indicate the grade your child will be entering in the fall. 

A Registration Packet must be completed for every child. Please complete and return to the MHT Box Office via email or in-person. Download the Summer Workshops Flyer!

>> Beginning Embroidery
Ages 10 through adult
June 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 @ 1 - 2 PM
Instructor:  Jennifer Miller 
Fee: $60
Register Online 

Welcome one and all to beginning embroidery! This five day class with Jennifer Miller (MHT Assistant Costume Director) will teach you simple techniques to start your journey into embroidery. By the end of the week you’ll have completed an embroidery hoop with a pre-chosen design.  Included with class payment is a kit which has all materials necessary except scissors. Let’s have some fun and create together!

>> Beginning Hand Sewing
Ages 10 through adult 
June 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 @ 1 - 2 PM
Instructor:  Angela Hoerner
Fee: $60 
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This five day, remote course led by MHT's Costume Director, Angela Hoerner, will introduce you to the wonderful world of hand sewing. Each day you will learn different stitches, techniques and terminology enabling you to complete two different projects (key ring and pin cushion) by the end of the week.  Included with your fee is a kit containing all of the prepared materials necessary to complete both projects. (scissors for cutting thread not included) Let’s have some fun and create together! 

>> Puppet Play for Parents and Kids
Kindergarten - Grade 2
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Session 1: June 23, 25, 30, July 2, 7, 9
Session 2: July 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
1 - 2 PM
Instructor, Emily Griffin
Fee: $35
Register Online 

Find a grown-up and some craft supplies and learn how to build a variety of puppets.  Rods, socks, and shadows, oh my!  We will be learning a variety of puppet styles, how to use them, and we will end each session with a fun puppet activity.  We will contact  you prior to each session about materials you may want to have on hand.  Both sessions will explore different handmade puppets, so join us for both if you choose.  

>> The Wizard of Oz: A Radio Play
Grades 4 - 8
Wednesdays & Fridays
June 24, 26, July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
1 - 2 PM
Instructor, Emily Griffin
$50
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Let’s travel back in time to tell a classic tale with all the bells and whistles of an old-timey radio play.  Participants will explore different aspects of vocal production as well as different ways to make sound effects with objects found around the home.  Students will rehearse the play, and on the last day will present it live over Zoom.  

>> QuarenTV
Mondays and Wednesdays
June 22, 24, 29, July 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
Session 1: Grades 3 - 5, 2:15 - 3:15 PM
Session 2: Grades 6 - 8: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Instructor, Emily Griffin
$50
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Have you already seen everything on Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+?  Then it is time to create your own TV Network.  Using online tools for collaboration like Google Docs and Zoom, participants will write and produce their own line-up of shows and commercials to air on Zoom.  Some of the content will be pre-recorded by students, so please also have access to a smartphone or tablet with recording capabilities.  We will also have a DropBox set up for sharing content.

>> Bad Auditions… On Camera - a New Comedy by Ian McWethy, Carrie McWethy (McCrossen)
Grades 4 - 8
June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Live Zoom performance on July 31
Instructor, Emily Griffin
$75
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The Story: The casting director has only one day to find an actor to fill the role of a lawyer in a crime drama. But what seems like a simple task proves impossible when the pool of actors includes stage thespians who can't tone it down for the screen, performers completely unable to keep themselves in frame, and an actor who seems to believe this is a toothpaste commercial. Vote for who you think should get the role when you step behind the doors of a casting session in this hilarious comedy.

This new comedy was  written specifically to be performed online!  We will stage everything over Zoom and present our show live on the last day.  With a once-weekly cast meeting, we will also hold one-on-one coaching sessions throughout the process.  

>> A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Grades 9 - 12
Tuesdays and Thursdays
June 23, 25, 30, July 2, 7, 9, 14, 16,  21, 23, 28, 30 
Live Zoom performance on July 31
7 - 8:30 PM
Instructor, Emily Griffin
$50
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Explore an abridged version of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved titles and collaborate with other artists to bring this story to life on a unique new stage, Zoom.  We will focus on gaining a strong understanding of the text and vocal delivery.  With the addition of simple costuming and props created by the participants, we will present the play in a live Zoom event.  

>> The Show Must Go Online! - Musical Theatre Virtual Workshop!
Session 1: Grades 3 - 5
June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15 (plus additional coaching times)
11 AM - Noon
Session 2: Grades 6 - 8
June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16 (plus additional coaching times)
11 AM - Noon
Instructor, April Cochran
$75
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The Show Must Go Online! is a hilarious new musical about a group of kids trying to save their annual musical by putting it online!   Written in response to current events - this “show within a show” allows every student an opportunity to shine while trying their best to prevent “Brushes with Greatness - the Dental Hygiene Musical” from being cancelled.  Can these passionate kids succeed and save their show?

Students will sing, act, dance and create a show using a combination of digital script, song learning files, Zoom live interactive sessions, and e-mail. Some non-singng roles available.  The final production will be shared online via a watch party! Students receive individualized coaching in between the large group Zoom rehearsals based on their schedule. Students need access to a computer, smartphone or tablet and parental support to assist with setting up DropBox, Zoom, Facebook and email. Some tech workarounds possible - minimum requirements are email and Zoom.  Zoom-tastic theatre games will also be played!

 

>> The Singing Actor
Grades 8 - 12
June 29, 30, July 1, 2, 3
10 AM - Noon
Instructor, Emily Yocum Black
$75
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In this exciting week long masterclass, students will enhance their acting skills through musical theatre while developing a personal approach to character building with an emphasis on vocal health and technique.  Students will engage in a daily group class and receive a private lesson where they will walk away with an audition cut and the opportunity to take part in a final virtual recital.    

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MHT Box Office, Monday - Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
132 Market House Square, Paducah, KY 42001
270.444.6828, info@mhtplay.org
www.MarketHouseTheatre.org

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Summer Workshops at MHT are supported in part by Grants from

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