Thursdays 11:00am-12:00 (Starting May 28): RPL's Exploratory Stories
Fridays 11:00-12:15 (Starting May 29) : RPL Players (virtual rehearsals)
Starts in Early June:
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Playwriting: 12 Week Program
Wednesdays @ 11:00am-12:30pm
May 27-August 12
Meets virtually on Zoom Age 8+
The first step of RPL's New Theatre Festival is a 12-week Playwriting Class, where students will write plays and musicals to be produced in RPL's Theatre Festival in the Fall!
In this 12-week program, students will learn the fundamentals of writing plays and musicals, and write a script (and optionally, songs) of their own. The approach will be a fun twist based on using Aristotle’s hierarchy of elements to build plot, character, and theme...greatly infused with creativity and self-expression!
Students will learn a new concept each week, and be given suggested assignments to complete in between class each week, to gently nudge toward completing a short script.
We will meet virtually via Zoom and all classes are recorded, so no worries if you miss any classes.
Tuition also includes a thorough review of each student's script when complete.
This class is for age 8+. In between classes, your child will need to have a way to record his/her words - either written, typed, or dictated. If your child wants to write during class and may need a bit of support to do so comfortably, parents are welcome to join the class to take notes or dictation.
Kids who want to partner with a sibling or friend as co-writers are welcome to do so!
The Big Goal? RPL's Premiere Theatre Festival coming this Fall – where kids will collaborate to produce these works, celebrating new works written bykids!
The 12-Week Playwriting Class is the first step of this great opportunity for your kids to see their ideas come to life!
TUITION: $90 for 12-week class To arrange a payment plan over the 3 months, contact us here!
Additional children $30/ea (add'l cost is $90 max)
FREE for RPL Members** If you are already a Member, register below and enter your Member Code when you check out to remove price.
Ages 4-adult (supervisor requested for under 6)
Meets virtually on Zoom until futher notice, starting May 21.
A NOTE FROM MS. MARNEY:
The RPL Exploratory is in full bloom! And you can experience everything that is growing and blossoming right now...virtually!
In each week's video class, I'll show you something that is growing naturally on our property, and teach you a little bit about it: what makes it special, how it can be used, its function in our ecosystem, and how to take care of it.
Then everyone will be given time to create something – anything – inspired by the plant, herb or flower of the week. It could be something like...
a short story
a Lego build
a business idea
Each week will be a standalone class with a new plant & new creative prompts, so you can attend every week or come when you can.
The format of the class is: 20 Minutes: Presentation 20 Minutes: Individual creating time 20 Minutes: Sharing our creations!
This mixed age class is great for kids of any age, including parents - and family members can work together or by themselves.
It is recommended that kids under 6 need to have a helper (parent or older sibling)
Writing isn’t required – there are lots of ways to create – but if your child wants to write and may need a bit of support - please consider joining the class to take notes or dictation.
PER CLASS FEE: $5/child or $10/family per class
FREE for RPL Members If you are already a Member, register below and enter your Member Code when you check out to remove price.
Fridays, 11:00am-12:15pm Each Mini-Musical rehearses for 4 Weeks. Meets virtually on Zoom until futher notice, starting May 29. Age 4-16 (supervision requested for under 8) The RPL Players will meet once a week to rehearse short original musicals to be performed frequently on site once the Exploratory opens! This is your child's chance to...
Participate in an RPL Musical with Minimal Commitment!
Grow confidence, collaboration, and performance skills in a low-pressure and fun environment
Learn about classic books when translating them to performance
Be part of RPL's ongoing performance series once the Exploratory opens!
We are so excited for friends – new and old – to visit the Exploratory and experience our magical paradise of free-range play! One of our activities will beOpen House days inspired by classic books, which will include musicals performed by The RPL Players.
Scroll down to see the first three Mini Musicals we will rehearse!
In the long-standing tradition of Repertory
Theatre, the RPL Players will add a new show to the repertory each month, to create a revolving set of short musicals that are always ready for performance.
This experience is recommended for age 4-16 (supervision requested for under 8.)
Weekly guided rehearsals (held virtually until agreed to be safe on-site) with a supportive & fun theatre experience
At-home rehearsal materials
Study guide with at-home activities related to the book
Performance opportunities once RPL re-opens (scheduled to accommodate participating families)
$30/month for 1 child
Additional children $10/ea (add'l cost is $30 max)
FREE for RPL Members
If you are already a Member, register below and enter your Member Code when you check out to remove price. Want to become an RPL Member and get this class for free? Membership is $30/mo for 1 child or $60/mo for 2+ children. Get Membership info and sign up here: http://www.readplaylove.com/rpl-family-membership.html