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. REGISTRATION
Imagineering: PreSchool & Elementary
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.
REGISTRATION FEE: $55 - Click to register
Wednesdays 4:15-5pm: IM Preschool (Ages 3.5-5) REGISTER HERE Wednesdays 5pm-6pm: IM Elementary (Ages 5-8) REGISTER HERE -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.
REGISTRATION FEE: $250 - Click to register
Mon/Wed 4-6pm: CS Act I (Ages 8-13) REGISTER HERE Tues/Thurs 4-6pm: CS Act II (Ages 14-18) REGISTER HERE -Session 1 Fall - Starts in October/Performance in December -Session 3 Spring - Starts in April/Performance in June
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. Rehearsal and build schedules are mandatory for KT participants. Students must audition and be cast in order to participate.
REGISTRATION FEE: $250 - Click to register
Tues/Thurs 4-6pm: Ages 12-College (Audition only) REGISTER HERE -Session 1 Fall - Starts in October/Performance in December -Session 3 Spring - Starts in April/Performance in June
Summer Theater Intensive
This two-week long, project-based theater program for ages 8-12 years old will concentrate on a 1-hr musical. 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! 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.
REGISTRATION FEE: $325 - Registration opens in the spring
Mon-Fri 9am-2pm: Ages 8-12 -Session 4 Summer - Starts July 15-26, 2019
Internships for High School & College Students
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.
Choreography, Marketing/Public Relelations & Social Media, Art Management, Set Design/Construction & Shop, Costume Design/Construction & Shop, Stage Management, and more
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.
Offered Occasionally: Coming Soon in 2018