Thingamajig Theatre Company has opened registration for its spring acting and playwriting class for kids ages 7-12.
The class is taught by Laura Moore, the executive director of the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. Laura and her husband, Tim, started the Thingamajig Theatre Company along with four other theatre professionals, in April of 2011. Since that time, they have produced eight shows using professional actors, directors and designers from around the Southwest.
Laura has experience teaching children’s theatre at the Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge, acting in the most renowned children’s theatre program in the state at the Arvada Center in Denver, as well as being the educational director for the Lake Dillon Theatre Summer Camp. Laura has taught three kids playshop classes since the theatre’s opening last spring. The first presented an original work by the kids called “Dream Magic.” The second was a three-week summer camp that focused on singing and dancing as the kids presented the Disney musical “Jungle Book.” The third took place last fall as the kids honed their acting skills while presenting “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” All performances took place in the professional setting of the Breaks Black Box Theatre in the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.
This spring, the class will be held every Friday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. starting on Feb. 3 and ending on April 20, with performances taking place on April 27 and 28. The class costs $100 per student and involves teaching acting skills through fun and engaging games, as well as creating a collaborative environment for the students to write a play together. Public speaking is the number-one fear of Americans, far beyond the fear of snakes or even the fear of dying. Acting classes are a great way for young people to not only overcome this fear, but also master the much-used skill, thereby better preparing our young people for futures in which public speaking is a necessary part of their careers.
Class space is limited and it fills up fast. Please contact Laura Moore at (970) 507-0408 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there is still room available in the class. Upon confirmation, you can visit our website at www.pagosacenter.org to download a registration form that can be dropped off at the Center or mailed to Thingamajig Theatre Company, 2313 Eagle Drive, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.