Rockin' Alice: Youth Musical Theater with Kathleen O'Mara
Monday through Friday April 16-May 11, 4:00-6:00 pm at Montrose Field House
Students explore the wonder of literary work through the arts as they rehearse and perform an original adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
Students explore the wonder of literary work through the arts as they rehearse and perform an original adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Using the original text from Carroll's most famous work, students design their performance based on their favorite characters taken from the literary classic. This adaptation will be customized for the participating students and will have the opportunity to enhance the storytelling by including song and dance to the performance. Through a workshop process, students will have curriculum in improvisation, stage presence, character development and voice.
Classes will run Monday-Friday 4-6 pm with performances the weekend of May 12th. Open to ages 7-18, with flexible scheduel options, tuition is $225 for the 5 week theater camp.
Kathleen O'Mara: Teaching Artist, Producer and Director of Performing and Visual arts since 1992. Known for being dedicated to innovative quality staged productions, Kathleen has worked with thousands of students across the nation on hundreds of performance pieces. Historical content performance pieces, student original works, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, Film Making, Animation and Classic Dramatic works, are all based on a background in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 programming talents and curriculum, creates a strong platform for fast-paced process oriented work that ties together structure and organizational skills of teaching with freedoms of ambitious thought provoking projects. Influenced by the talent and training of the interpersonal acting, transpersonal acting as well as ensemble group theatre directors of the 1950's, Kathleen strives towards a product that tells a story, creating pictures and moments within the scene work. A knack for 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 sense of community, has led her to a career of quality productions in a myriad of artistic, expressive, academic and inspiring work.