Youth Classes and Workshops

 

Dragon Theatre is proud to offer a number of classes for children aged 8 and up. These classes are designed to be both fun and to develop critical skills like creative thinking, communication, public speaking, and more. We think we've got a little something for every child. If you'd like to talk specifics, please feel free to contact our Education Director, Max Koknar at max (at) dragonproductions.net

 

 Weekends | After School | Virtual Reality | Adult Classes

 

Want to be among the first people notified when a Dragon class becomes available? Sign up for the Youth & Family Programming email list and you'll get advance notice on classes and early bird pricing code! 

 

Weekend Series

 

Dragon Teens

Every Saturday (9/23 - 11/11) *No Class on 10/14 & 10/21 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Grades 9+
Price: $300


Dive into the world of theatre-making with weekly workshops focusing on different skills ranging from playwriting to stage combat. Meanwhile, get a complimentary ticket to Dragon’s fall productions to learn about how the shows come together through in-class discussions and backstage tours.
(Class registration includes two complimentary tickets for Dragon’s Fall 2017 productions) 

 

Register for Dragon Teens

 

After School

 

Auditioning 101

Date: Wednesday, September 13th
Time: 4-5:30p
Age: 10+
Price: $30

Auditioning for a show or educational program is all about showing them your best self. With this class you will learn about basics of auditioning and ask any questions you might have about the dos and don’ts of auditioning.

 

Register for Auditioning 101

 

Storytelling on the Stage

Date: Monday, October 9th
Time: 4-5:30p
Age: 8+

Price: $30

Learn about the parts and structure of stories through collaborative activities as well as more traditional writing and script analysis exercises

 

Register for Storytelling on Stage

 

The Bard's Greatest Hits

Date: Wednesday, September 27th
Time: 4-5:30p
Age: 10+

Price: $30

Experience the most famous of Shakespeare's plays and understand why his plays are still produced all over by performing select scenes from some of the plays with your classmates.

 

Register for the Bard's Greatest Hits

 

Beginning Acting: Acting Games

Date: Monday, October 16

Time: 4-5:30p
Age: 6+

Price: $30 

An introduction to acting and theatre fundamentals through fun games and activities.

 

Register for Beginning Acting Games

 

Physical Comedy Intro

Dates: Wednesday, September 20th or Monday, October 30th

Time: 4-5:30p 
Age: 8+
Price: 


Learn about things like pratfalls, repetition and the rule of threes. Begin developing your body awareness and learn how the right move at just the right time can create laughter across cultural and language barriers.

 

Register for Sept. 20 Register for Oct. 30

 

Stage Combat Intro

Dates: Monday, September 18th and  Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 4-5:30p
Age: 10+

Price: $30

Get an introduction to the secrets of safely creating thrilling fight scenes with a combination of acting skills, choreography and stage illusion principles. From how to fall safely to how to swing a punch like John Wayne, this class will focus on the basics of telling a story with your body, whether thrilling or hilarious. 

 

Register for September 18th  Register for October 4th 

 

We're thrilled to be partnering with Epic Immersive to offer an exciting new class in virtual reality programming for teens. Good VR requires artists to create images and stories so it's a great fit with theatre. 

 

Virtual Reality Class

 

The Dragon After-School VR Intensive by Epic Immersive

Tuesdays and Thursdays (9/19 - 11/16) 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Grades 9+

 

Virtual Reality is at the forefront of a new age of storytelling and technology, and you can be a part of leading the way! Believe it or not, VR is learnable, and Epic Immersive has developed a two-week curriculum specifically designed for high school students with artistic minds and no coding experience to learn how to create virtual experiences. You'll learn to create environments, add special effects like fire and water, and build 5+ portfolio games, including basketball, boxing, painting, archery, and rock-climbing. Along the way, you'll get lightning talks on immersive storytelling and collaboration, and leave with an amazing new set of skills and an enticing portfolio. 

 

Registration coming soon. 

 

 

About the Teacher, Max Koknar:
 

  • Actor, Consultant with First Person Travel on NYT Featured Headlands Gamble
  • Lead Actor, Writer, Co-Director, Co-Artistic Director on SFWeekly Featured Ancien Regime
  • Story and Audience Experience Designer on a collaboration with Finnish government (The Decameron Project 2017) at the old Outokumpu mine.
  • Consultant/Guest Lecturer/Teaching Artist/Coach in collaboration with U.C. Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), Adventure Design Group (San Francisco, CA), The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH), Willow Glen Elementary Tiger Theatre (San Jose, CA), Daniel Wright Elementary (Dublin, OH),  Theatre of All Possibilities (Various Bay Area, CA), California Theatre Center (Various, CA, NV, WA, OR), Northside Theatre (San Jose, CA), Crowded Fire (San Francisco, CA), Triangle Lab (Bay Area, CA) and the Arena Stage (Washington DC)
  • Have performed in front of nearly 500,000 people over the course of my career.
  • Past collaborators and teachers include movement coaches who’ve worked for the Blue Man Group and Marvel’s Thor, students and collaborators of Marcel Marceau, Obie Award Winners, and Cirque du Soleil clowns.

 

 

 


 

 
About Dragon Productions Theatre Company:
Dragon Productions Theatre Company is a 501c3 nonprofit company. Your attendence in our classes allows us to keep expanding our offerings season after season and enriches the greater Bay Area community. Thank you so much for your interest and support! 
 
 

 

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