Greene Room Productions after-school theater series is a training program for kids interested in performance. Including children ages 3.5 - college age, GRP is able to create meaningful experiences through peer mentoring. Starting as a youngster in the Imagineering group (ages 3.5-8) participants have the ability to work their way up through the ages, gaining new knowledge and experience, as well as performance responsibility, and backstage skills. Eventually older students with enough experience, maturity, and talent may audition for the Kids Tour Acting Troupe, an "audition only" program where students are responsible for the performance, design, and building of their own show. Students in the Kids Tour Acting Troupe take part in a one-day tour to local schools to perform their work. All programs culminate by working together, peer mentoring, and performing for their friends, family, and the general public in an entertaining weekend of theater. Although many participants start at a young age, older theater enthusiasts are welcome and encouraged to join at any time regardless of experience. The joy of theater is too good to miss out on.
Imagineering: PreSchool & Elementary
Imagineering PreSchool and Elementary are programs designed to introduce the youngest group of thespians to the stage and performance. By playing theater games, learning songs, and experimenting with movement, students begin the process of becoming confident with themselves and their bodies while learning the the art and fun of following directions. GRP's young thespians enjoy singing, dancing, playing games, learning choreography, theater etiquette, and stage directions.
Wednesdays 4:15-5pm: IM Preschool (Ages 3.5-5) Wednesdays 5pm-6pm: IM Elementary (Ages 5-8) -Session 1 Fall - Starts in October/Performance in December -Session 2 Winter - Starts in January/Performance in March -Session 3 Spring - Starts in April/Performance in June
CenterStage: Act I & Act II
CenterStage Act I & Act II are acting (Fall Session) and musical theatre (Spring Session) workshops that introduce students to the basics of theatre. i.e. stage voice and movement, posturing, improvisation, creating character, and theatre etiquette. Students become the ensemble of the featured workshop show, learn selections of choreography and music, and build their strengths and skills sets, on and off stage. Students learn the importance of teamwork, diligence, and focus, while gaining self-confidence through success. Students are now at a level where they are invited to participate in build nights. Students under 12 must have adult accompaniment to participate in the build nights.
Mon/Wed 4-6pm: CS Act I (Ages 8-13) Tues/Thurs 4-6pm: CS Act II (Ages 14-18) -Session 1 Fall - Starts in October/Performance in December -Session 3 Spring - Starts in April/Performance in June
Summer Theater Intensive
July 30-Aug 10
This two-week long, project-based theater program for ages 8-12 years old will concentrate on a 1-hr musical "Honk Jr.". Participants will meet Mon-Fri 9-2pm to sing, dance, learn lines, craft props, costumes, and scenic pieces. The best part is, it will be outside at beautiful Silver Bell Farm, 305 Silver Street, Monson, MA. Get ready for an action packed couple of weeks playing games, and honing your theatrical skills. No experience is necessary. Come and have fun! REGISTER HERE!
Adapted for young performers, and with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins), Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will treat your audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.
Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.
INCLUDES: 2 Free Tickets to the Performance, Performance T-shirt, Thursday ice cream day!
BRING: lunch and snack, water, and sunscreen, creek walking shoes, and bathing suit
CenterStage Act I
Ages 8-13 Starts Oct 11, 2017 Mon/Wed 4-6:00pm
CenterStage Act II
Ages 13-18 Starts Oct 10, 2017 Tues/Thurs 3:45-6:00pm
CenterStage Act II is an acting and musical theatre workshop that introduces students to an intermediate level of theatre. i.e. stage voice and movement, scene work, improvisation, creating character, and theatre etiquette. Students are incorporated into the ensemble of the featured workshop show, learning large selections of choreography and music. Some students may carry small roles or be chosen to understudy. Students learn the importance of teamwork, diligence, self reliance, work ethic, and focus, while gaining self-confidence through success. CS Act II students have the same schedule as the Kids Tour students but they do not go on the actual tour date. They perform in the 2 final public shows only.
CS ACT II SCHEDULE: SPRING 2018 Disney's "The Lion King Jr."
Ages 12-College By Audition Only Starts Oct 2, 2017 Tues/Thurs 3:45-6pm
Kids Tour is GRP's professional kids acting troupe. Students delve deeper into the theatre experience, challenging themselves in the development of stage voice, movement, and character development. Students should already have an understanding of basic theatre skills, GRP expectations, and etiquette to support their role as a "team-member" in the chosen production. Helping to produce and act in a theatre production, students gain a well-rounded theater education.
High School-College Rolling Application
GRP interns are introduced to a wide variety of theatre production jobs while concentrating on a specific area. Interns are hands-on with production teams, the public, students, and volunteers. Learning the value of diligence, teamwork, work ethic, and timeliness Interns emerge with a global understanding of the designated concentration and the theatre production process. Internship Descriptions
Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Often improvisers will take a suggestion from the audience, or draw on some other source of inspiration to get started. Improv is unique in that if you see a performance, that’s it… there will never be another show exactly like it ever done again. Improv is different every time. It is spontaneous, entertaining, and fun. But like all great things, you have to do it yourself to fully experience and appreciate it.