Online Afterschool Theater Workshops

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Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company presents brand-new, scripted original musicals as the leaping-off point for our Afterschool Theater Workshops. Your child will have adventures in acting, dancing, singing, and teamwork, and will work with professional actors, musicians, and theater educators in a creative, supportive environment to stage a final show on the last day of class. Classes are held weekdays after school.

At TCAN, arts education is our priority - but your children will only know they're having fun! Kids receive interactive and personalized direction from Kristy and other experienced counselors to breathe life into classic kid’s stories - acting, dancing, and singing their way through a fun-filled theatre experience. By selecting from a variety of sessions, your child can choose what they want to do, and you get the guarantee of a rewarding and fun arts experience.

Using the familiar Zoom platform and original scripts, music and lyrics (provided), children learn songs, play theater games and rehearse lines to create an exciting final online performance for family and friends. . 

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2020 Online Schedule

Tuesdays
Comedy Kids! Improv
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us to laugh, create, and learn the art of improv comedy through theatre games and spontaneous scene and story-building exercises.  It’s a great opportunity to loosen up, share some smiles, and learn to go with the flow. Improv is always changing and growing and so are you!  On the last day of class, we will invite friends and family to our virtual improv show so they can join the fun.

Sep 22, 29 | Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 | Nov 3, 10, 17

 


 

Tuesdays
Princess Picky
4:45pm - 5:45pm
Princess Picky does not eat vegetables, no matter what the kingdom’s people offer her and believe me, everyone from the baker, to the queen, to the dressmaker tries. Until one day a wizard offers an inventive and charming solution, that she can’t refuse because it’ll make all of her dreams come true.

Sep 22, 29 | Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 | Nov 3, 10, 17

 

 


 

Wednesdays
1 Script, 2 Script, Silly Script, New Script
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Join us to write your own original scripts for imaginative new fairytales. We will teach you how to craft a strong story and coach you through the rehearsal process. We will present virtual staged readings with other classmates on the final day of class for family and friends. Write, perform, and make new friends!

Sep 23, 30 | Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 | Nov 4, 11, 18

 

 


 

Wednesdays
Sets, Costumes... Action!
3:30pm - 4:30pm
This fun-filled class will challenge you to make cool costumes and set models out of things you have laying around the house. No need to shop when you can imagine! Create your own original costumes and set designs and share them with family and friends in our virtual gallery on the final day of class.

Sep 23, 30 | Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 | Nov 4, 11, 18

 

 


 

Wednesdays
Marvelous Monologues
4:45pm - 5:45pm
Grab the spotlight, try on multiple characters and bring them to life. We will focus our work on the basics of building awesome characters through voice, body, costumes and imagination. All while creating a final show full of fantastic and funny monologues for family and friends to enjoy.

Sep 23, 30 | Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 | Nov 4, 11, 18

 

 


 

Saturdays
Princess Picky
10:00am - 11:00am
Princess Picky does not eat vegetables, no matter what the kingdom’s people offer her and believe me, everyone from the baker, to the queen, to the dressmaker tries. Until one day a wizard offers an inventive and charming solution, that she can’t refuse because it’ll make all of her dreams come true.

Sep 19, 26 | Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 | Nov 7, 14, 21

 

 


 

Saturdays
Comedy Kids! Improv
11:15am - 12:15pm
Join us to laugh, create, and learn the art of improv comedy through theatre games and spontaneous scene and story-building exercises.  It’s a great opportunity to loosen up, share some smiles, and learn to go with the flow. Improv is always changing and growing and so are you!  On the last day of class, we will invite friends and family to our virtual improv show so they can join the fun.

Sep 19, 26 | Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 | Nov 7, 14, 21

 

 


 

 

 

Directed by: Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company

Questions? Please contact Kristy Pace, Program Director

pocketfulloftales.com

 


 

Kristy Pace is the Director of TCAN's Theater Education Programs and founder of The Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company. A professional director, producer and member of SAG/AFTRA, Kristy's experience in teaching dramatic arts and directing children's theater includes successful productions at the Worcester Children's Theater, The Fiddlehead Theater Company, Kidstock Creative Theater Education Center, Theater After Hours, and dozens of theatre programs for pre-school, elementary and secondary school children in Massachusetts, North Carolina and Los Angeles.

Kristy earned her Master's Degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College, and held an MA Teaching Certificate in Communications and Performing Arts for grades K-12. Kristy has performed in and directed live theater throughout New England and in Los Angeles since 1984.

 

Marianne Ryan is a New England/Los Angeles based AEA~SAG/AFTRA actor, singer and voiceover artist with a passion for arts education. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NY, her work has spanned regional theatre across the United States and TV/Film work. For over 10 years, Marianne was the Founding Director of Discover Music And Art, a music and performing arts studio for families in Dedham, MA, teaching drama/musical theatre classes for children ages 4 - 14 yrs. She thoroughly enjoys developing this love of creativity with her students. When not in the classroom (as a student or a teacher), Marianne enjoys tap dance, reading, and spending time in the great outdoors.

 

Molly McCoy just graduated from Longy School of Music with a Masters of Music Degree in Opera. She has been teaching music for 5 years, loves working with kids, and will jump at any excuse to sing. A private voice coach as well as a professional opera singer, McCoy has starred in numerous operatic roles and as a featured soloist in a number of orchestras. Her true passion lies in Modern Opera and she regularly performs and cultivates the art. In her free time, she loves paddleboarding, cuddling with her cat, and anything Disney.