Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Part of BAMkids and Youth Summer Programs 2015
Ages 6-8. 9am-4pm Mon-Fri
Young learners participate in theater games, improvisation, reading, and workshops in visual art, music, and movement in this two-week program designed to cultivate creativity and foster positive social interaction. The area of focus for this year’s class is Native American culture and the environment. Students craft a final performance to be shared with friends and family at the conclusion of the class.
• Learn the value of teamwork
• Improve self-confidence
• Boost literacy skills
About the Instructors:
Mel House teaches acting technique, playwriting, and Shakespeare at Theatre for a New Audience, Red Bull Theater, the Browning School, and Urban Arts Partnership. Her acting credits include Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Atlantic Theatre Company, New Georges, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She studied at the William Esper Studio and the Atlantic Theater School and is a graduate of the University of Exeter’s School of Drama in the UK.
Elizabeth Simmons is an actor, teaching artist, and a master's candidate at CCNY's Educational Theatre Program. Select acting credits include GOODBADUGLY (Manhattan Rep), Three Sisters (NY Play Readers), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Broward Stage Door Theatre), Table Manners, and Living Together (Garage Theatre Group). Simmons has performed at the Kennedy Center and was seen in the Sundance-nominated film Sleepwalk With Me.