Summer with LADC 2016 – Los Angeles Drama Club

Summer with LADC 2016

Summer with LADC 2016

 

LADC is pleased to offer a variety of programs this year. For students Grade 2 and older, we are offering multiple weeks of our 8th Annual Summer Shakespeare Intensive, as well as Queen Elinor’s School of Knighthood and Chivalry. Students enter Grade 7 and up can choose our Ten-Minute Play Festival, or “Shakespeare and Beyond.”

This year, due to construction at the Lyric Theater, all classes will be held at Fais Do Do (5253 W. Adams Blvd).

Each session runs Monday through Friday, and meets from 9 to 3 every day. Each week will offer unique content, and those who choose to do multiple weeks will have the opportunity to build on their experiences of the prior weeks.

We believe that every child who is drawn to this work should be able to participate, so we offer a variety of scholarships – click here for the application form and guidelines. Please do not hesitate to apply!

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June 20 – June 24
10-Minute Play Fest
Age 7th grade and up

THIS WEEK IS FULL (register below to be added to the wait list)

THE PLAYS THE THING!
WRITE/DIRECT YOUR OWN TEN MINUTE PLAY
The program consists of rigorous, exciting storytelling and playwriting sessions throughout the day, creating short plays out of improvisations with prompts, autobiographical moments, and stories the group creates together. We will also discuss the art, craft and business of playwriting.

In the afternoons, we will be joined by an ensemble of actors, including both LADC Players and professional actors, who will perform the scripts we’ve created.

The week will end with a presentation of all the plays, held Friday afternoon at 2 pm.

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June 27 – July 1
Shakespeare Intensive
Age 2nd grade and up

THIS WEEK IS FULL (register below to be added to the wait list)

Students will spend their days discovering Shakespeare through the best tools and techniques theater has to offer. The LADC technique begins with the improvisational work of Viola Spolin and Agosto Boal, and expands on that to include a variety of physical and vocal disciplines – with the ultimate purpose always to invoke the creative spirit that exists in every child.

We will explore the stories and the language of Shakespeare, strengthen our voices, and learn new ways to use our bodies to tell stories. We will discover the world of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan England, and discover how his plays relate to our world, as well. During the Summer Intensive, our Players will work on a variety of scenes and sonnets, culminating in a Friday afternoon recital to which family and friends are invited.

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July 4 – July 8

OFF

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July 11 – July 15
Shakespeare Intensive
Age 2nd grade and up

THIS WEEK IS FULL (register below to be added to the wait list)

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July 18 – July 22
Beyond Shakespeare
7th grade (in Fall 2016) and up

Our directors’ exceptional training is brought into this week – guests will come to teach various acting and movement techniques such as Spolin Games, Agosto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed for Social Justice, Kristin Linklater’s Free the Voice, Ann Bogarts VIEWPOINTS, Sanford Meisner, Actor’s Studio, and Laban Effort-Shape.

In addition to these incredible theater tools and de-stressors for everyday life, our students will be exploring Shakespeare’s comrades – classical and modern playwrights with a gift for storytelling, who use language in a distinctive way.

The week will culminate in a Friday afternoon recital to which family and friends are invited.

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July 25 – July 29
Knighthood and Chivalry
Age 2nd grade and up

Ancient Chivalric codes of conduct shaped modern manners and the global treatment of humanity. The practice of chivalric principles are based in service, integrity and courage.

L.A. Drama Club’s mission is to keep these practices alive by involving our youth in an immersion course in Modern Knighthood. They’ll light up their minds and souls, through storytelling, exploring their ancestry, creating a Family Crest, and participating in a service activity to better our community. They’ll enliven their brains and bodies, as our Knights-in-Training get away from electronics and onto our hillsides for nature-themed hikes, and archery. They’ll learn fencing for the stage, and begin and end the day with deep yoga practice. At the end of the week, we will share what we’ve experienced in a recital.

The School of Knighthood is an ongoing movement of youth in service. Once in, you are knighted for life.

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August 1 – August 5
Shakespeare & The Greeks
Age 2nd grade and up

THIS WEEK IS FULL (register below to be added to the wait list)

Here is where we not only explore Shakespeare’s plays set in Greece, but his references to mythology and Greek Gods. We explore the perspectives of Greek Philosophers like Plato, Epicurus, and especially Ovid, who was a strong influence on Shakespeare. And we introduce the basis for all modern books, plays and screenplays – Aristotle’s Poetics. With this rich banquet of ideas, we create original skits and weave them with Shakespeare’s Greek plays.

The week will culminate in a Friday afternoon recital to which family and friends are invited.

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To register, please fill in the form below. If you are registering multiple children, we ask that you complete an individual registration for each child.

 

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