This wacky and creative experience will lead children to create their very own play, inspired by nearby, found objects. Kids will form connections between everyday objects to create stories, and collaborate to produce and star in their own production. It will be recorded so students can keep a copy to share with parents, family, and friends.
Kids will be inducted into the artistic process, with games to loosen muscles and get children comfortable talking and sharing about themselves. They'll move on to storytelling about special items of theirs, and begin connecting objects and individuals in their telling of it.
Finally, Tonya will facilitate a brainstorming session to develop a list of "ingredients" for the stories from found objects located within the room. Improvisation exercises in combination with road mapping a story arc will land kids on center stage, ready to showcase their talents and tales!
Gather a group of friends to turn up the fun, and the price goes down for everyone.
Tonya graduated in 2018 from Vassar College, where she majored in Drama, minored in Sustainability, and was awarded multiple honors for her acting and vocal performance and work in sustainability. Upon graduating, she moved to New York City where she performed professionally in regional theatre and taught students privately in voice, guitar, and music theory.
Tonya grew up in Boulder, and with a near-decade of private voice training under her belt, has been music directing and vocal coaching at youth theatre companies in Boulder and Conifer for the past few years. Tonya has done many wacky things for the theatrical stories she's told, including scarfing down a whole bowl of mac n' cheese, fencing with parasols, and chasing someone with a broom! She loves finding the wackiest things for her students to do to bolster courage and creativity!
Tonya is vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.