|Two Theater Classes Offered for Youth During June|
Children can get an introduction to the theater through two classes offered beginning in June by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.
The classes are: Basic Drama for ages nine to 14 and Storybook Theater for ages four to eight. Both classes will take place at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park. The last session of each program will include a short program for parents. The cost for either program for four 60-minute sessions is $40 per person for Johnson County residents or $44 per person for nonresidents. Search for the keyword "theater" to find these programs in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.
Basic Drama will provide instruction in basic theater skills of movement, voice, diction, improvisation, and script reading. The goal is to improve participants' self esteem and make them more comfortable speaking in front of a group. This program meets at 10:30 a.m. Saturday beginning June 9.
Designed for young thespians ages four through eight, Storybook Theater will introduce participants to acting and help develop their imaginations as they have fun. Each week, a different storybook tale will be acted out. This program meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday beginning June 13.
The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, see the District’s website at www.jcprd.com