WESTWOOD CHARTER Mini-Players is an Award-Winning after school creative drama and musical theatre ensemble developed exclusively for Westwood Charter Elementary School by On Stage, Everyone! a division of Children’s Civic Light Opera (CCLO).
Through participation in a variety of creative drama and musical theatre explorations, students in grades K, 1 and 2 have an opportunity to build and develop performance and design skills, enjoy personal and artistic growth and development, and work as a creative, collaborative community. Activities include, but are not limited to:
- Singing/Vocals (with live piano accompaniment)
- Acting/Character development
- Story building
- Introductory Improvisation
- Basic Set, Prop and Costume Design
- Theatrical vocabulary
- Performance techniques
- Theatre etiquette
- Reflective questioning
- Connecting theatre to academic and personal experience
Sessions culminate with a thematic Showcase performance that includes published Broadway material as well as original works developed by cast members and Staff.
Environment is collaborative, energetic, activated, nurturing, validating and fun!
Every student thrives!
Diane Feldman, Artistic and Musical Director (Founder/Artsitic Director, CCLO™)
M.A., New York University (Educational Theatre)
Brady Frome, Associate Director (Alumnus, CCLO™)
B.F.A., Emerson College (Theatre Education)
Hilary Andrew, Art Director (CCLO™ Just Kidding™ Division)
Art Major, Santa Monica College