From Story to StageClass # 4 Grades: 2- 3
Harry Potter, Cinderella, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Wizard of Oz, Snow White . . . Have you ever wondered what it takes to change a book or story like these into a play or movie? Bring your imagination and your favorite story or book, and From Story to Stage will guide you through the process of changing your selection into a script for a play. But that’s not where the experience ends. Make decisions necessary to prepare your script for production. You will build models of sets, design costumes, choose music and sound effects, write stage directions, and make a props list. Then you will put it all together to make a director’s book so that, when you leave this Summer Academy experience, you will be ready to produce your play! Field trips to a local theatre and supply company will help you get ideas from the professionals.
Doreen Karlsson is a returning Summer Academy teacher. She is a retired guidance counselor at Rush City High School, and previously taught English, Speech, theatre and journalism courses and has a Master’s degree in psychology. Ms. Karlsson has directed both school and community theatre productions for over 20 years.