Description:ACTivate is our advanced theater class, designed for older scholars. We are passionate about nurturing growth in young people through the theater arts! Students learn leadership through public speaking, teamwork, and seeing a task through to its conclusion. Communication skills (both verbal and non-verbal) are crucial, not just on stage but in everyday life. We’ll learn by doing and through mentor-, self- and peer-evaluation. We will be performing our play early in the Spring semester (February). We’ll also focus on improving our acting, public speaking and directing skills using impromptu speaking games, acting craft exercises, scene study and character exploration. After our spring production, we’ll prepare some monologues or short plays to perform at our end of year celebration. Come join us for some hard work and tremendous fun in ACTivate!

Phase. What phase is this class designed for? If you are unsure, please ask a board member.Apprentice-Scholar

Who is this class for?ACTivate is designed for scholar students, ages 14 and up. Younger students will be admitted at the mentor's discretion.

Cost:$ 90 (trades considered)

Mentor(s):Heather Fahnestock
Megan Rhodes
Tasha Tisdale

Mentor Bio(s):I’m Heather. My husband, Jace, and I grew up in East Africa and met in high school at a boarding school in Kenya. We have been married for 32 years and have two grown children, Grant and Eilee. Both Grant and Eilee were home schooled all the way through high school and were greatly blessed through their participation in iFamily. What a wonderful opportunity we have as home schoolers to create intentional, meaningful community! I have had so much fun over the last twelve years watching youth blossom in our iShakespearelive, ACTivate and ACT2 classes. I am passionate about the role of theater in the development of leadership, character and confidence in young people. Our amazing youth have given me so much more than I have given them, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to mentor them.

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