In Fall 2013 Dramakinetics teamed up with ABC Arts to offer an after school arts program to 7th-10th graders at Hughes High School. The course was called Rescuing Romeo and Juliet.
20 students participated in the 9 week course in total, which included instruction in drama, improv, and dance as well as stage fighting. The students met after school twice a week and focused on beginning acting skills and drama techniques with an end goal of creating a silent film of the popular play “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. Each day participants warmed up with stretches, moving in place and moving and space activities followed by an hour of theatre technique and acting activities. The students learned the story of Romeo and Juliet, and were encouraged to participated in writing the script for their play and bringing each character to life through costuming. While the culminating end product is still in production, take a look at the trailer and get a peek into what Dramakinetics offers.