White Pines Drama Club
The White Pines Drama Club provides fifth and sixth grade students an after-school workshops in February and March to collaborate in various "stages" to gain basic theatrical skills. A public performance is not included as a part of the workshops. Space is limited to no more than 70 students.
This stage uses the of a haunted house to help develop drama skills. The tale of Howling Lodge is developed with a mysterious character whose past is the source of numerous village rumers.
This stage introduces students to the real life event of the sinking of the Titanic, focusing on the survivors and their stories. Using a series of though provoking exercises, students develop their characters and their own survivor story.
Actors will play the characters and work through the plot, taking part in fun, interactive activities and developing their knowledge and understanding of essential drama forms. Drama forms taught include thought aloud, mime, hot seating, frozen pictures, slow motion, and how to create tension and suspense.
Dragons Over New York
Actors will use such skills such as frozen pictures, physical theatre and mime to interpret the tale of a metropolis under siege by dragons.
Students may register early in February to participate in the after-school club. White Pines staff members assist as drama coaches during the six-week sessions after school in February and March.