- Where are you located?
- What should my child wear?
- What should my child bring?
- What will my child do during class or camp?
- Can I sit in on my child’s class?
- Will my child perform for an audience?
- What is Improv?
- Do you teach traditional storytelling and stand up? What about sketch comedy?
- What is Creative Drama?
- Is Design always a part of your curriculum?
- Will it be fun? Creative? High energy?
1. Where are you located?
Though we offer on site classes and events, our home base is ColdTowne Theater at 4803 Airport Blvd. We have recently opened a second classroom location at 6929 Airport Blvd., suite 131. Please check class listings for location.
2. What should my child wear?
Clothes that are easy to move around in.
3. What should my child bring?
It’s always good to bring a water bottle to any of our events. We will contact you if the camp or workshop your child signs up for requires that they bring a snack and/or lunch.
4. What will my child do during class or camp?
Each MYT event is unique, but we do observe some standard practices. High energy movement activities balanced with slower paced, thematic exercises help us maintain focus. Group, partner and individual work will form a part of almost every class. Take a look at our class and camp offerings to see what we have coming up and feel free to contact us for more details.
5. Can I sit in on my child’s class?
Typically, we ask that parents wait in the lobby if they wish to stay close by. Contact us if you have questions or a special situation.
6. Will my child perform for an audience?
Some of our classes and camps include a showcase at the end. Most improv classes include two or more opportunities for kids to participate in shows open to the public.
7. What is Improv?
Improv is theater created on the spot, guiding participants toward collaborative, inventive performance and storytelling. Through Improv, we learn to say, “Yes!” to each others’ ideas. We trust ourselves and our collaborators to create and to communicate, to take risks and find joy in the process. In many ways, improvising teaches performers to trust themselves and each other. There is no wrong answer, just make a choice and tell the story!
8. Do you teach traditional storytelling and stand up? What about sketch comedy?
Yes! Developing the ability to confidently and clearly communicate the details of a story is a skill that cannot be overestimated. In our traditional storytelling and sketch classes, students work to create anecdotes, full length stories and sketches that are scripted and rehearsed prior to performance. The work we do through Story Building and Improv often serves as the material used in our stories and sketch.
9. What is Creative Drama?
Creative Drama is an improvisational, process-oriented form of drama. Focus is on the experience each participant has during the activity, working collaboratively or in turn. This is unlike traditional performance, where the goal is a polished, public performance.
10. Is Design always a part of your curriculum?
Some of our classes and camps include a Theatrical Design component. We include this when possible to allow exploration of another dimension of the environment and characters in the tales we tell.
11. Will it be fun? Creative? High energy?