Our playwrights were entertained today by the performers from Open Eye Theatre. This travelling group presented The Amazing Cow Boat. Students were fascinated by the number of puppets and voices controlled by the two puppeteers. After watching the show, some of our playwrights play to present their plays using puppets.
Deborah Nelson, a local fashion designer and founder of Satin Stitches, spoke to us about choosing designs and fabrics. This information will be very useful as we design costumes for the characters in our plays.
We examined the costumes on display in our classroom and discussed what characters would wear them. It was fun to try on these costumes and add hats and props. We love our costume poses!
As we spend time together, we are becoming good friends with our fellow playwrights. We look forward to writing our play scripts and designing the sets and costumes next week.
On Tuesday, June 15, our newest group of “From Story to Stage” students will begin their adventures together.
During the days of Summer Academy, they will adapt a favorite book (or section of it) into a play script and design the costumes and set for the play. Playwrights will also discover how lighting, sound effects and music, makeup, and props can enhance their scripts.