Celebration of Shel Silverstein Theater for Kids & Teens
July 30-August 3 12:00-5:00 pm at Montrose Field House
Weehawken Creative Arts returns with a theater program by Kathleen O'Mara who is in high demand from coast to coast. This will be an amazing lifetime opportunity to work with nationally known theater teacher Kathleen.
Students create a magical evening, celebrating the art of poetry using the works of poet Shel Silverstein. This ensemble based performance piece has a curriculum that has strong emphasis on literacy through the arts, using the verses from one of the most beloved children's poet of our time. Students in the workshop will study and choose a selection of poems and through a rehearsal process, bring the stories and characters alive with song, movement and text. The fully staged performance will highlight the individual student's acting technique as well as exposure to an ensemble- building process through games, warm ups and performance experience. This program is ideal for young performers who love to shine! Workshop ages 7 years and up. This program begins at 12 pm and ends at 5 pm at the Field House in Montrose. This one week workshop will culminate with performances. Tuition for the 1 week workshop is $95.
Kathleen O'Mara Teaching Artist, Producer and Director of Performing Arts since 1992. Known for being dedicated to innovative, story driven staged productions, Kathleen has worked with thousands of students across the nation on hundreds of performance pieces. Historical content, student original works, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, and Classic Drama, are all based on a background in Educational Theatre Arts, and experience. Kathleen is equally comfortable with small or large casts, novice or experienced actors of all ages. Kathleen's talent for fast-paced process oriented work ties together structure and organizational skills with the freedom of ambitious thought provoking projects. Influenced by her experience in interpersonal acting, transpersonal acting, and ensemble group theatre, Kathleen strives towards a product that tells a story, creating pictures and moments within the scene work. A creative eye and accomplishing visually stunning pictures of character and costume, as well as commitment to ensemble process and the importance of warm ups, theatre games, and a sense of community, has led her to a career of quality productions that tell compelling stories.