Stages Theatre Company’s Virtual Summer Workshops Offer Flexibility
“In a time where on-screen activity is at an all-time high, we have worked very hard for an education experience that spends as much time inside and outside of your house with as much off-screen time as possible,” said Megan Collins, education director for Stages Theatre.
Collins says Stages Theatre is typically able to serve about 1,200 students a summer. With its virtual workshops, the goal is to challenge kids to be creative and busy all summer long.
“We’re taking theater camp, what we love about it, and what we think is the most fun to families in their own homes with some in-person social distancing opportunities,” said Collins.
Stages has put together kits for kids that are divided into four age groups. Parents can sign up for their children online. There’s also an in-person celebration planned at the end for the younger groups.
“What we’re doing is having a socially distant celebration at the end of Out of the Box for ages 4-6 and grades 1-3. Students will get to wear their costume and take part in a socially distant parade here in Hopkins. They’ll sing their songs. They’ll dance their dances, all from safe distances from each other and with their grown-ups,” said Collins.