Weehawken Creative Arts presents a professional theater program by Kathleen O'Mara who is in high demand from coast to coast. This will be an amazing lifetime opportunity to work with nationally known theater teacher Kathleen.
Alice In Wonderland with Kathleen O'Mara for Children's Theatre. Students explore the wonder of literary work through the arts as they rehearse and perform an original adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Using the original text from Carroll’s most famous work, students design their performance based on their favorite characters taken from the literary classic. This adaptation will be customize for the participating students and will have the opportunity to enhance the story telling by including song and dance to the performance. Through a workshop process, students will have curriculum in improvisation, stage presence, character development and voice.
Ages: 3rd grade (8 years and up), Location: Ridgway Sherbino, Semester: Fall 2016, Days: Monday thru Thursday, Begins: October 17th Times: 4pm to 6pm Performance: November 18th and 19th at Sherbino. Cost: $250 with an additional $25 show fee (less than $7 an hour).
Kathleen O'Mara Teaching Artist, Producer and Director of Performing Arts since 1992. Known for being dedicated to innovative, story driven staged productions, Kathleen has worked with thousands of students across the nation on hundreds of performance pieces. Historical content, student original works, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, and Classic Drama, are all based on a background in Educational Theatre Arts, and experience. Kathleen is equally comfortable with small or large casts, novice or experienced actors of all ages. Kathleen's talent for fast-paced process oriented work ties together structure and organizational skills with the freedom of ambitious thought provoking projects. Influenced by her experience in interpersonal acting, transpersonal acting, and ensemble group theatre, Kathleen strives towards a product that tells a story, creating pictures and moments within the scene work. A creative eye and accomplishing visually stunning pictures of character and costume, as well as commitment to ensemble process and the importance of warm ups, theatre games, and a sense of community, has led her to a career of quality productions that tell compelling stories.
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Best of Shakespeare Workshop. 7/5-7/15. Ages 3rd-8th grade. Times TBD, but 2 hours per day should be expected. Teaching Artist Kathleen O’Mara will design a curriculum for students participating in the Best of Shakespeare Workshop. Students will strengthen their voice projection, character intentions, classic clown, movement and stage combat skills while they explore the nuances of original Shakespearean text. The stories and characters from the Bard will be selected based on class size, student interest and experience. Modifications will be hand tailored to fit every student’s level, and the ensemble based process and curriculum makes this workshop successful for the novice as well as the advanced young Shakespearean actor. Abridged works or an adapted script will be presented to the community in a fully produced performance piece.