We focus particularly on bringing the encounter with truth to young people in their formative years through fun and engaging workshops. The experience of theatre allows them to grow in confidence and humility and to develop true self-awareness and other-centeredness. These skills will enrich every facet of their lives.
Theatre of the Saints Workshop
A nine-part workshop that entwines exploration of the lives of the saints with drama, Theatre of the Saints encourages both personal growth and an appreciation for the ancient art of theatre. Participants will learn about stage presence,verbal and physical communication, focus, and collaboration, among other dramatic skills. Each will have the opportunity to play the role of a saint, as well as several small supporting roles, in a series of dramatic sketches from the lives of the saints. The workshop concludes with an opportunity for the actors to share their original performance with an audience.
For 12 participants. Suitable for ages 9 and up.
Theatre of the Saints II Workshop
deeper into the heroic stories of the saints, this workshop focuses on
building dramatic action through improvisation and characterization.
Participants will again create an original performance of
sketches from the lives of the saints, but with an added focus on
fleshing out the characters and finding the dramatic action.
Youth of Today Workshop
those who have completed both Theatre of the Saints workshops, this
program offers older youth the opportunity to create original dramatic
stories that tackle important issues. Participants will learn
more about dramatic action and characterization as they develop a
series of short pieces with modern characters and examine the driving
forces behind character change.