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Tantrum Theater Education

Tantrum Kids Drama Class Online (ages 10–13)  

Program Fee: $75.00

Schedule: June 1–5, 2020, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. online

This program is a version of Tantrum Kids Theater Class customized for online delivery. The five-class series offer instruction in storytelling, dramatic conflict, and character development. Participants will work on a short play as the foundation to explore character voices, physicality, and acting techniques. The class culminates in a recorded online reading.

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Tantrum Kids

Tantrum Presents: The GenZ Project Online    

Schedule: June 8–19, 2020, 12:30–4:30 p.m. online

Tantrum Theater presents The GenZ Project, developed by the creators of The Girl Project (opens in a new window). This two-week course is a grassroots art-meets-activism program where participants are empowered to tell their own stories through spoken word, theater-based movement, and writing techniques. It culminates in an original online theatrical performance that reshapes the representation of young people in American media culture.

Each day begins with yoga or guided meditation sessions, followed by student-led discussions on experiences of social distancing, media & screen intake, multi-media culture, etc. Students also learn about documentary theater and participate in movement-generating exercises and guided writing time. The second week is spent in preparation for the final performance, with group and individual rehearsals throughout the afternoon.

Sample Schedule:

12:30-1:00: Mindfulness  & Centering – Bringing awareness to our current state of being.

1:00-2:00: Closed Container – Creating space for discussion around relevant current events that effect our every day lives. Examples may include social media, American media culture, social distancing, work, relationships etc.

2:00-3:00: Devised, Documentary & Physical Theatre – Creating original work that will inspire students to grow as individual artists and generate material for a final performance.

3:00-4:30: Writing Prompts/Spoken Word/Journaling/Scripting – Master writer/s will work with students to generate original material based off the experience of the individual writer. Writing will be shared and fine-tuned.

  • There will be music jams, dance parties and/or slam poetry breaks throughout the four-hour day.
  • Participants will be mentored by guest artists and writers from across the country.
  • The intensive will culminate in an online performance open to invited guests.

Course Fee: $295.00, enrollment for 1.0 credit available.

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GenZ project

For more information, contact Rebecca VerNooy at vernooy@ohio.edu