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INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE

July 22-26

Time: 9:00 - 12:00 noon
Instructor: Alexis Reinbolt

Location:

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Bowling Green, OH

Suggested Ages:

Ages 6-12

Description:

Students will learn all of the components it takes to be apart of a production. Through this class, we will learn about auditioning, crew, theatre games, focus, and craft a performance. When learning all of these tools, students will be hands on and even craft their own performance to demonstrate these skills! This workshop is for anyone from age 6 to 12 and is a perfect workshop to get kids excited about theatre! This workshop will be fun, exciting, creative, and a way for all students to be able to use their imaginations!

Alexis Reinbolt is a sophomore at Bowling Green State University. She is a dual degree student majoring in Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Language Arts and Youth Theatre. She has been working with Horizon Youth Theatre since 2017 and plans to work within the theatre world after graduation.

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SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL - PROP BUILDING FOR STAGE

July 22-26

Time: 9:00 - 12:00 noon
Instructor: Kelly Mangan

Location:

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 315 S. College Drive, Bowling Green, OH

Suggested Ages:

Ages 12-18

Description:

Kelly Mangan will teach students how to approach a script as a prop master does, including how to identify the unique needs for each production. Students will work with Kelly to build, find, and create plans for props that will be used in this fall’s production of Sideways Stories from Wayside School. If you want to create musical instruments from scratch, figure out how to turn children into apples, or make pigtails come to life, this is the workshop for you!

Special Note: Students may have one or two sessions at the Wolfe Center on the BGSU campus. Dates for those trips will be announced in advance.

Kelly Wiegant Mangan is a member of the design/tech faculty at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Her professional career has spanned work as a scenic designer at Stage One, The Louisville Children’s Theatre, Mount Holyoke Summer Theatre Festival, and the Huron Playhouse. She has also served as properties master at The Utah Shakespearean Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, The Western Stage and Stage One. She has worked in scenic art studios in Chicago (Scenic View, Chicago Scenic, Funkhauser Backdrops, and Tamara Backdrops) as well as the Chicago Historical Society. She continues to actively work in props and scenic design at BGSU where she teaches scenic and prop construction, stage management, scenic art, and drafting courses. Kelly received her undergraduate degrees (Theatre and Secondary Education) from The University of Missouri at Columbia and her MFA from The University of Minnesota, Mankato. Kelly is a member of S.P.A.M., The Society of Prop Artisan Managers, The Stage Managers Association, The Guild of Scenic Artists and USITT, The United States Institute for Theatre Technology.

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STAGE COMBAT

August 5-9

Time: 9:00 - 12:00 noon
Instructor: Pat Mahood

Location:

Wadokan Martial Arts, 1039 Haskins Rd Suite K, Bowling Green, OH

Suggested Ages:

Ages 11-18

Description:

Recent HYT productions, from “Cinderella” to “The Phantom Tollbooth,” have featured different types of stage combat. This workshop will present some basic instruction in how to safely present different types of fighting for theater, with a special emphasis on the use of wooden training swords. By the end of the week, students will help create their own short fight scenes with the skills they have learned.

Make sure students wear closed toed shoes(like sneakers or athletic shoes) and clothes easy to move in.

Additional information: Students and their parents will be required to sign a waiver to participate, due to the nature of the workshop.

Patrick is a graduate of Bowling Green State University from the College of Education. During his time at BGSU he worked backstage, on stage and directed the independent short form Improv Troupe The Plastic Shatners for 2.5 years.  Patrick has spent his time post graduation directing for youth and teaching. For this workshop he draws on his experience of choreographing sword, staff and unarmed combat for single duels and mass melees for the past 10 years.

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Introduction to Musical Theater

August 5-9

Time: 9:00 - 12:00 noon
Instructor: Anna Thompson

Location:

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 315 S. College Drive, Bowling Green, OH

Suggested Ages:

Ages 6-12

Description:

This workshop will give students a chance to work on their singing and acting skills together. In a small, supportive setting, students will use age-appropriate songs to develop basic vocal techniques, think about how to connect with songs emotionally, and most of all, how to have fun while doing it! Students of all experience levels are encouraged to enroll. The week will end with capstone performances by students, both individually and in duets.

Special instructions: Students should bring a few songs with which they are familiar to the class.

Anna Thompson is a rising junior in the BGSU Department of Theatre and Film, specializing in Musical Theatre. You may have seen her this past year in Little Shop of Horrors or A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has always loved working with children and is very excited to pass her knowledge and experiences on to them.

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