STAGES at Breakwater

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STAGES Youth Theater is pleased to be celebrating 8 seasons of collaborating with Breakwater School to provide performing arts educational opportunities as part of their exciting and innovative after-school Enrichment Program – available to Breakwater students, as well as any K-8 student in the Greater Portland area!

The following STAGES Youth Theater classes will take place at Breakwater School (856 Brighton Avenue) during the upcoming 2018-19 Academic Year. Breakwater School provides transportation from several Portland area schools, and, through the generosity of The Bob Crewe Foundation, offers scholarships for participation in performing arts programs. Please note all registration details, logistics, and questions are handled by Breakwater Enrichment for these STAGES programs. All registration questions and concerns should be directed to Breakwater Enrichment staff.

Click here you are looking for STAGES programs taking place in our theater (202 Woodford St, Portland).


NARNIAPosterSESSION 3
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
Week of January 7 – Week of February 25, 2019

STAGES Youth Theater and Breakwater Enrichment are partnering to offer a one-of-a-kind theater opportunity for ages K-8 at Breakwater School. Through this process-orientated program, students will engage in movement, storytelling, character creation, and theatrical activities tailored to their age group. Each group will collaborate to create their own unique short performance within the session’s theme.

At the end of the session, the three performance classes will culminate in a joint presentation, beginning with our youngest actors and culminating with our middle school students. The performances will be connected through the original costumes, set design, and props created by the middle school technical theater production class.

Enchanted Creatures of Narnia
Grades
: K-1

Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
Time: 3:45-4:30pm

The children in C.S. Lewis’ story The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe encounter a wide range of talking animals and enchanted creatures as they explore the world of Narnia. In this fun-filled acting class, students will use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to act out different animals mentioned in the book, and even create new animal or creature characters of their own! This program culminates in a final sharing presentation as part of the Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe collaborative performance on Saturday, March 2nd. Click here to be redirected to the Breakwater Enrichment page for registration!

Siblings Through the Wardrobe
Grades
: 2-4

Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
Time: 4:45-5:45pm

In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter Pevensie are as different as kids can get. In this creative drama class, students will step into the shoes of the Pevensie children and act out their own story of what it might be like to discover a new, enchanted land! We’ll spend class time brainstorming, crafting the story, and rehearsing, and then we’ll perform for family and friends as part of the Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe collaborative performance on Saturday, March 2nd.  Click here to be redirected to the Breakwater Enrichment page for registration!

Design the World of Narnia
Grades
: 5-8

Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
Time: 3:45-5:45pm

Ever wonder about the many elements that go into a successful theatrical production? This class is perfect for those who want to explore a side of theater other than performing. Students will develop skills in forming artistic concepts and learn how to design & construct elements such as props, costumes, and simple set pieces to immerse the actors and audience in the world of Narnia! Their work will be an integral part of the Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe collaborative performance on Saturday, March 2nd. Click here to be redirected to the Breakwater Enrichment page for registration!

Good vs. Evil
Grades
: 5-8

Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

A central theme in C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the struggle of good versus evil. Aslan the Lion embodies the forces of goodness, while the White Witch symbolizes wickedness and everything wrong in the land of Narnia. Students will hone their acting skills by creating an original piece of theater that incorporates characters and the epic battle from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Our piece may also draw on other points of inspiration, such as student-generated ideas, pre-written text, or anything else relevant to the theme! The ensemble will work toward a polished piece of theater to be presented as part of the Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe collaborative performance on Saturday, March 2nd. Click here to be redirected to the Breakwater Enrichment page for registration!

COMING SOON!
SESSION 4 – Peter & The Wolf

 

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“I have very low self confidence but through STAGES I managed to find self worth and pride in what I could accomplish. STAGES changed my entire life.”

Abigail DeLuca, STAGES Alum

“STAGES got me more interested in theater!  Everybody’s nice, you get to make friends, it’s like a family! When I was 10, I didn’t know what it would be like on stage. But when I finally got up on there with confidence, there was a spark in me. The more shows I was in, the more… Continue reading Sarah Krause, STAGES Alum

Sarah Krause, STAGES Alum