performing-shakespearePerforming Shakespeare

June 16th–21st – Age 10–18 – 9:00-12:00 – Limit: 12 Students

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Your student is cordially invited to spend a week learning about the World’s Greatest Playwright Sir William Shakespeare. Students will explore text work, movement, and voice skills. The week will culminate with students performing short pieces and/or scenes from Shakespeare’s repertoire in a FREE performance for family and friends.

write-and-design-your-own-storyWrite & Design Your Story!

June 2nd–7th – Age 7–9 – 9:00–12:00 Limit: 16 Students
Age 10–14 – 1:00–4:00 – Limit: 16 Students

Spend a week collaborating with a group to bring a story together. Students will create an original, experimental and movement based theatre piece using their life experiences as inspiration. They will gain knowledge of the full theatrical process including: technical theatre arts such as set building prop design, and lighting/sound basics. In addition to the technical aspects they will learn theatre games, warmups, improvisational skills, theatre vocabulary and etiquette, creative storytelling, and playwriting culminating in a FREE performance/demonstration for family and friends at the end of the week in the newly renovated Rapid City Performing Art Center.

Cost is $75.00 per Session – All participants will receive a FREE tshirt
PreRegister by May 1st for a $10.00 Discount!
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heatherHeather Pickering is a MFA candidate in Directing and Acting at the University of Wisconsin where she currently teaches acting in the department of theatre and drama. She has spent the past two years studying voice/speech and text, Kabuki, Theatre for Young Audiences, Directing, and Shakespeare and Beckett performance techniques. She also holds a BA in Theatre from Colorado State University, and a BA in Education from Chadron State. She recently received the Daniel J. Travanti Scholarship for Outstanding Performance by a MFA student at UW, was nominated for the Gielgud Fellowship in Classical Theatre with Julie Taymor, and is a former Irene Ryan/ ACTF nominee and regional semifinalist. She is the founder of the national award winning Flutter Productions which will be producing ASCENT, in partnership with the Suzie Cappa Art Center and Children’s Care Hospital and School, June 27th 28th at the Rapid City Performing Arts Center, and July 25th 26th at the University of Sioux Falls. From 2008 – 2012 she served as the Education and Outreach Director for Black Hills Community Theatre (2008), Director/Storybook Island Children’s Theatre (2008 – 2012), Director of Theatre/Outright Dance Theatre (2009 – 2012), a musical theatre and drama instructor/Prima School of Dancing (2008 – 2012), Assistant Director/Stevens High School Theatre program (2009/10 and 10/11), all while teaching English at Central High School. Recent directing credits include: The Yellow Boat/University of Wisconsin, An Evening with Poe/University of Wisconsin, Fame Jr./Children’s Theatre of Madison, and Mary Zimmerman’s The Odyssey/University of Wisconsin (fall 2014). She recently has appeared on the University of Wisconsin stage as Queen Elizabeth/Richard III, Mrs. Winemiller/Summer and Smoke, Doctor/Woyzeck, The Voice/Eh Joe, and Ru/Come and Go.