Does your child or teen love to be on stage? Or are they just looking for something fun and exciting to do this summer? I recently visited the lovely La Jolla Playhouse and could not leave without getting the scoop about what they have to offer San Diego families.
Before I jump into the kids’ stuff, I thought it appropriate to share with you bargainistas that they have a “Pay What You Can Performance” for every show. This is certainly helpful for those that need to be tight with the pocketbook, but do not want to miss out! That said….
La Jolla Playhouse has two interactive youth theatre programs for stars of all ages. During their Young Performers Workshop (YPW), held June 27 – July 22, 2011, students in grades 2-12 are encouraged to dream big while they learn all about the wonderful world of theatre. In a fun-filled environment, they’ll engage in exciting activities that help them gain confidence and develop social skills. This includes engaging workshops on acting, movement, musical theatre and improvisation.
The Playhouse’s Conservatory Program offers an intensive six-week acting experience for high school students in grades 10-12 (July 5 – August 12, 2011). This program is designed for young people who want to pursue a professional career in theatre and prepares them for a serious college theatre program. Daily activities include classical/modern scene study, stage combat, voice & speech and movement. Many Conservatory graduates have gone on to successful careers in television and on stage, including James Maslow (Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush), Bridget Regan (Legend of the Seeker), Christopher Douglas Reed (Sons of Anarchy) and Cashae Monya (Memphis in La Jolla and Seattle).
La Jolla Playhouse also offers several events to promote audience enrichment (Talkback Tuesday, Insider Events, Discovery Sunday and Reaction). During these events, audience members can learn more about our shows through interactive discussions with the production’s creative team. They provide American Sign Language interpretation for audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing and live audio description for those who are blind or have low vision (otherwise known as our ACCESS Program).
For more information about their educational programs, please visit www.lajollaplayhouse.org.
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