(Courtesy of The Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture)
The Center for Applied Drama & Autism is now registering students for our fall workshops, which is two two 10-week sessions on Saturdays, Sept. 19 through Nov. 21.
Superheroes and Sidekicks, 10 to 11 a.m., ages 8 to 14: This workshop is for young people on the verbal end of the spectrum who enjoy role play and acting out stories. It focuses on using drama to practice collaboration, teamwork and self-empowerment when fighting evil villains to save the world! Participants will play with masks, props and costume pieces, along with improvising scenes and stories.
The Next Stage Transitions Workshop, 11 a.m. to noon, ages 15 through college: Through work on a collaborative theatre project, participants will rehearse these skills they may use in real lives. This workshop is for young people on the spectrum who are preparing for a transitional time in their lives such as moving to a new school or neighborhood, moving from middle to school to high school to college to career.
Participants will be presented with an opportunity to create/perform a theatre-based project. Last year’s group created a video project, worked on developing long-form and short-form improvisation techniques, spent time working on scenes from “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night,” and as their main project collaborated on writing, producing and performing an interactive murder mystery, which was performed during a dog agility trial hosted by Medina Swarm in Wadsworth. This
year’s project will be determined once the class has been formed.
Class size is limited to 10 students. Workshops are $200 for 10 sessions. Financial help is available for participants. For information and to register for fall classes, e-mail c[email protected] or call (330) 687-4177.
CADA is a nonprofit organization under the fiduciary sponsorship of The Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture. Founding Co-directors Laura Valendza (intervention specialist) and Wendy Duke (drama specialist), have been developing and implementing applied drama programming for young people on the spectrum for five years.