Due to the overwhelming positive response to our online summer workshops, as well as the extended COVID-19 closures, the Canyon Theater Guild (CTG) is delighted to announce its fall lineup of its online workshops. .
The new CTG Youth courses and shows are specially designed for remote participation. Singing, dancing, acting, audition counseling, improvisation, cold reading, character development, script writing, stage study are the expanded offerings of the CTG due to the continuation of COVID.
The online shows offered are:
– “Super Happy Awesome News!”
– “Autumn and the monsters”
– “Kingdom of fireflies”
Because the productions and the courses are online, they have very unique structures and an innovative staging. Some of the examples of this can be found on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Super Happy Awesome News, where two siblings launch rival good news networks and find themselves competing for the title of the happiest news show. Soon, their correspondents are in a whirlwind of ecstatic musical reporting – from cheerful weather forecasts, to cheerful cooking segments, and happy political updates. But, when vulnerability begins to pierce through the euphoric facade, they wonder: is there room for raw honesty on a super happy show?
Then we have Fall and the Monsters where the fall season is just around the corner and with every change in the trees and the breeze in your hair you can rest assured that you have nothing to worry about! Meet Autumn, your not-so-average girl with a fantastic secret: all of her friends are monsters: alive, breathing, monsters that live in the shadows, mostly because of their 40s. When a dark figure threatens their existence as Halloween approaches, Autumn must find a way to save her friends… from the comfort of her own home.
Finally, Firefly Kingdom. What to do when you are locked in a house? Who to tell ? Who to play with? Penelope has the answer. She not only created an online meeting place, but a whole kingdom. The kingdom of fireflies! Where does the imagination live, where are friendships formed … its greatest fear? What happens when real people join her video conference… what happens when they bring their nightmares? Each workshop will end with a live performance of the show.
The Improvement Skill is Monday and Wednesday will feature our daytime and after-school improvisation classes which will end with a live online improvisation show. The benefits of learning to improvise have been proven to enhance and promote: communication, decision-making, teamwork, social interaction, confidence, active listening, physical awareness and l ‘helps with anxiety.
Our Fridays will feature a weekly character development and stage study class where young people can take their acting to the next level. Creating compelling characters is essential to an actor’s understanding of stage work. This skill is essential for actors to really bring their scenes to life. All levels of actor are welcome. Scenes will be performed on the last day of the workshop. Our other Friday class, Theatrical Script Writing, will give participants the opportunity to write a short drama script. This skill is an amazing tool for any actor’s toolbox and will give your young comedian an edge when it comes to understanding and bringing a script to life.
No previous experience is necessary for any of the workshops, as we work with everyone wherever they are.
I can’t wait to see you online.