Theatricks, the Sherman youth theatre program, has started posting videos presenting 10-minute theatre lessons as part of, “Playing a Part…”
Due to the coronavirus, Theatricks had to cancel its spring 2020 Actors Academy, which was to last through the month of April. The group is now working on this project to aid area students and families sheltering at home.
In 1989, Theatricks developed an educational outreach program entitled Project Theatre which serves area schools through three unique programs: Theatricks-On-The-Go (creative involvement touring shows), In The Classroom (in class workshops), and Center Stage (tours and in theatre programming). Through the partnership with the schools and community organizations, Project Theatre helped to serve annually thousands of students and individuals now for over 30 years.
For the month of April Theatricks Director Webster Crocker and his wife Nikki and children Caleb, Brittani, and Emma (those sheltering at home together) are going to try their best to post different videos each week of Theatricks spring touring show THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF various theatre techniques. Webster hopes that these videos will offer a release from the boredom of being stuck at home while social distancing and give some stimulation to one’s imagination and creativity.
“Currently, we have three 10-minute videos teaching the theatre tools of: Imagination, Pantomime, and Improvisation, plus a performance of Theatricks traveling show THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF. We plan to provide further videos on puppetry and clowning.” says Crocker
SCP and Theatricks want everyone to stay safe and well during this time of uncertainty, but they also want everyone not to lose hope or lose ties with those they hold dear while sheltering at home.
Theatricks is actively offering theatre activities and presentations online throughout the month of April on their Facebook page and website www.theatricks.org.
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