Olympia Family Theater is your community partner in raising imaginative, loving, joyful and confident children. Our educational programs provide opportunities for personal development for young people, teaching creativity and responsibility, encouraging teamwork and personal integrity, and fostering self-esteem and appreciation for the performing arts. Our motto is Learn! Laugh! Perform!
We are excited to ring in 2019 with expanded education opportunities for ages 3 to teens. New this January, we are starting a Saturday morning early learner’s creative drama classes—a 4-week class designed for the little ones and an accompanying adult. We have a youth production program for ages 8 to 14, where each student gets a part and they put on a ticketed performance on the mainstage. We invite teens to join us for our 10-week improv class, where they flex their wit and sharpen their storytelling skills.
Winter 2019 Early Learners Workshop – for ages 3 & 4
CLASS TITLE: Creative Drama
AGES: 3 & 4 with an accompanying adult
SESSION: Saturdays, Jan 12th – Feb 2nd 2019, 10:45-11:30am
DIRECTOR: Mandy Ryle
COST: $70 ($25 discount for 2nd child)
DESCRIPTION: Students and their adult caregivers join in on the fun together during these sessions designed to introduce the arts, encourage future participation in the arts, and develop important skills for your child’s development. The winter session will be inspired by the January Let’s Play Show, The Mitten. Together we will:
- Explore stories and storytelling in a relaxed environment
- Share, learn and have fun with your young one
- Work together through imaginative games, pantomime, music, and movement
Winter 2019 Teen Workshop – for ages 13 +
CLASS TITLE: OFTeen Improv
SESSION: Wednesdays, Jan 16th – March 20th 2019, 4-6pm
DIRECTOR: Rebecca Rogers
DESCRIPTION: Improv students will have 10-weeks together to grow and develop as an ensemble. We will learn and practice basic improv skills as well as dive into short form technique, games, theory, tricks, and tools. To enrich our work, we will welcome professional local improvisers to join us as special guests. This workshop will culminate with a fun improv performance for the public, where students will show their skills.
PUBLIC PERFORMANCE: March 20, 6pm
Winter 2019 After School Workshop – for ages 8 – 14
CLASS TITLE: Goldilocks
AGES: 8 – 14
SESSION: January 28th – February 21 2019, Monday – Friday, 4-6pm
DIRECTOR: Mandy Ryle
COST: $175-275 (Sliding scale)
DESCRIPTION: In this comic spin on a classic fairy tale written by Matt Casarino, Goldilocks is once again confronted by the Three Bears…and Joe, the Bears’ species exchange student. Young audiences learn the meaning of responsibility through upbeat dialogue and audience participation.
Work closely with talented artists & directors, gain skills , learn, laugh, and perform!
4 weeks of rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, then students put on ticketed performances for the public. Tickets will be available online and at the box office.
PUBLIC PERFORMANCES: February 22 at 7pm and February 23 at 1 pm
EDUCATION PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Register online for all workshops: olyft.org/education. Space is limited in each program.
Olympia Family Theater is committed to making theater education accessible through partial tuition scholarships, sliding scale tuition, and payment plans.
All of our education programs take place at our theater, 612 4th Ave E, downtown Olympia.
ABOUT OLYMPIA FAMILY THEATER
Olympia Family Theater engages audiences of all ages in performances and programs that entertain and educate.
Olympia Family Theater has been serving families in Thurston County and surrounding areas since 2006. We offer quality theatrical productions for the young and young at heart in a variety of settings, as well as educational programs for youth.
Olympia Family Theater • 612 4th Ave E • Olympia, WA 98502
Contact: Alexis Sarah, Operations & Marketing Manager
Office 360-570-1638, Cell 360-259-9393 email@example.com