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Arts / Entertainment

Kids write, design, and act in plays

June 1, 2011

In the Kids Do It All Program, Colorado State theatre faculty and grad students, as well as theatre professionals, teach your kids skills such as speech & voice projection, dance & movement, set & prop design, stage combat & vaudeville tricks! Sign up for one of three sessions in June.

Professionals who've worked in New York and in L.A. in theatre and television, will show kids how to mount a fully-staged play.

Sessions start: June 6, 13, and 20
University Center for the Arts
1400 Remington Street

Kids Do It All, one of the most innovative theatre programs in the country (founded in 1991 at The Children’s School in La Jolla, Calif. by Walt Jones), is now coming to Ft. Collins.  

This summer kids ages 7 – 13 will work in age-appropriate groups to write, design and act in plays entirely of their own creation.

Each session meets in the University Center for the Arts, Monday-Saturday. (Saturday hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and conclude the program with a full production performance.)  

Learn from theatre professionals

Colorado State University theatre faculty and graduate students, as well as theatre professionals who have worked in New York and in Los Angeles in theatre and television, show the kids how to do everything it takes to mount a fully-staged play in just one week — anything it takes to realize their ideas:

  • Acting
  • Writing
  • Improvisation
  • Design
  • Song composition

Three sessions for June, 2011

  • June 6 – 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • June 13 – 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • June 20 – 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Program bolsters self-esteem, teaches problem solving

In addition to learning skills such as speech & voice projection, dance & movement, set & prop design, stage combat & vaudeville tricks, kids also get a head start in the critical areas of self-esteem, self-worth, working with others, collective problem solving, sense of community and public presence.

  • Work with other kids to create your own play.
  • Rehearse in state-of-the-art facilities at the University Center for the Arts.
  • In one week, the play you write goes on stage.
  • CSU Theatre professionals teach you:

– Acting,
– Movement & voice,
– Song writing,
– Stage combat,
– Circus skills, and
– Props & set design.

End of week wrap party

You will get a bound copy of the script you write with dozens of photos and will go to an autograph-signing wrap party!


Contact: Jennifer Clary
E-mail: jennifer.clary@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-2463