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Super Script Writing
In this fun class for older kids, students will explore elements of drama and theatre such as character, setting, objectives and given circumstances. They will unleash their inner superhero (or villain) and write a short script inspired by the superhero genre.
Description
This course uses the classic elements of superheroes and villains that we all know and love as a base to explore dramatic structure and script writing.
Classes will delve into character creation, elements of drama and how to write a script. Packed with valuable theatre knowledge and performance skills as well as lots of fun practical activities, this class is ideal for young people aged 10-16
Course culminates in a performance (students are responsible for sourcing costumes, creating SFX and any other elements they would like to explore) that will be recorded and then made available to participants as a record of their work.
Learning Goals
  • To improvise, devise and script drama for one another and an audience.
  • To compose, edit and present a well-structured script.
  • To identify language forms and features appropriate to the style and theme.
  • To rehearse, refine, share, and respond thoughtfully to drama and theatre.
  • To think imaginatively, creatively, and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts.
Outcome
  • Create a short scene (monologue/duologue or three-hander) inspired by the theme of Superheroes demonstrating understanding of setting, plot, and character.
  • Perform this short scene showing understanding of style, character, and the elements of drama such as tension, through intonation, tone, volume, and action.
Requirement
  • An interest in Theatre, Writing and Performance and a willingness to try new things and work hard.
Homework
  • What’s your superpower? – (activating prior knowledge) – before class students are to watch a short clip and choose and analyse a superpower.
  • Create a social media profile for your character (Facebook template) including a profile pic.
  • Find a virtual background online that captures your character’s setting/location.
  • Students to write a short 1-2 minute monologue.
  • After peer review, students to extend and refine this monologue and find costumes etc. for final performance.
  • Submit self-reflection questions.
External Resources
  • All resources will be accessible in a google classroom. Link sent on enrollment.
Time commitment
  • 9-10 hours class time plus approximately 2.5-5 hours outside of class.
Supply List
  • Something to write on and with (pen/paper/computer etc.)
  • Students will be tasked with creating a simple costume for their character from things around the home.
Once a week 5-Time Course
1 hour 50 minutes Class Duration
6 Kids Class Size
Ages 10-16 Age Range
USD 166.77 Total Price Per Learner (USD)

Teacher
My name is Shannon and I am a qualified Drama and English teacher from Australia. In 2017 my family and I (my husband and two teenage sons), sold everything we owned to travel the world and learn from all that it has to offer. We are currently based in Vietnam and I am teaching English online.
I graduated university with a Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours in Theatre 1994 and since that time have been working as a professional actor, director and teacher. I also hold a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching (Secondary) as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. I have both an Advanced and Professional TESOL Certificate and hold an International English Teaching Licence as well as an Australian teaching license.
In 2004 I started my own Theatre school called TheatreMax, offering drama classes and productions for ages 3 through to adults and my background in Theatre translates into my English teaching style. My teaching focus is very much student led and interest driven with a focus on creativity, storytelling and confidence building. I also homeschool (or worldschool as we are travelling!) my two boys and believe in people following their passions, trying, failing and then trying again.
I have extensive experience working with students with both physical and intellectual disabilities and have worked as a classroom teacher in Australian high school mainstream and support units. Fun fact, in the 90’s I used to travel around Australia dressed up as a purple fluffy creature called Tickle the Doodat for a children’s group called The Hooley Dooleys. I am an accomplished script writer and have been commissioned to create productions for community groups around such issues as pollution and bullying. I have worked with many community and school groups of various ages and nationalities and in various countries to devise performances for cultural and arts festivals.
No matter what class of mine you choose you will develop your creativity and confidence and have fun!
Please note that all my classes require a minimum of three students to run and can be scheduled at a time to suit you. Contact me to arrange a class today!








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Steph on Aug 23 about Intro to Impro

I think the other learners should expect lots of fun and games, with education too. Parents should be happy to know that this is a very creative and impro-ish class that will boost their kids' creativity. Kids who are looking to improve their emotion-acting skills will benefit most. From Summer '10 :D