Video Village

Throughout the month of October, the Video Village program will celebrate its launch by offering free film-centric workshops that celebrate community, artistry and civic-engagement.

Kicked off by the Fall Film Fest on October 8, families can participate in a new range of experiences that put kids in front of and behind the camera. The film festival and the accompanying workshops that launch Video Village are free to the public with a suggested donation to When We All Vote, whose mission is to increase election participation.

Kid in Acting Class

On Camera Lab

$150 Per Child

Grades 1-4 | Tuesdays

Join us for a class that explores multiple facets of being a film actor! Kids work with teaching artists to develop on-camera acting skills in a playful and purposeful environment. Students will work on performing monologues, short scenes, advertising copy and writing techniques. Part improv class, part camera-technique, students will come away with confidence, new skills and a reel of their work from the session.

  • Ages: Grades 1-4
  • Dates: 11/10/2020 - 12/15/2020
  • Time: 4:00p-4:45p EST Tuesday
  • Address: Virtual
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Hogwarts School

$120 Per Child

Grades 1-3 | Thursdays

Using the Harry Potter series as a springboard, we will generate original scripted scenes and rehearse scenes from the movies and books. Kids will get to hone their writing and improv skills as they create plays based on their favorite iconic characters or imagine new ones in this magical world. Come get sorted into your favorite house, jump on your Firebolt and let’s make some magic! Class culminates in a movie montage featuring our work from the session.

Class meets for 4 sessions, October 15 – November 12. Drop-ins available on October 15.
Another cycle will run November 19 – December 17.

  • Ages: Grades 1-3
  • Dates: 10/15/2020 - 11/12/2020
  • Time: 3:30p-4:30p Thursday
  • Address: Virtual
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Musical Theater Lab

$300 For the Semester

Grades 3-6 | Mondays

Learn how to be a triple threat in this dynamic class for budding performers with Child’s Play NY. Students focus on songs, dances and characters from Broadway’s most celebrated and kid-friendly shows. They work alongside professional performers with years of experience bringing their passion to children. Class culminates in a movie showcase of scenes and songs.

Drop-ins are available through November 9.

  • Ages: Grades 4-6
  • Dates: 09/14/2020 - 11/30/2020
  • Time: 4:00p-5:00p Monday
  • Address: Virtual
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Students sitting in a circle

Playwriting

$270 For the Semester

Grades 4-6 | Thursdays

Students will use their creativity, compassion and confidence to build a story they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. Individually, each student will craft a play, and together they will workshop their scenes, exercising their acting, directing, and most importantly, imagination skills. Over the course of 9 weeks, students will learn the basics of playwriting and be able to present any and all parts of their theatrical story in a final Zoom presentation open to friends and family, and performed by their classmates. All classes will include individual assignments and collaborative opportunities. Each day will be structured so that all participants have the chance to learn and study other writers’ work, write for 10-15 minutes and share their words with each other. By the end of the semester they will have used their bodies, intellect and imagination to come up with an original play. By being confident, vulnerable and creative with each other and actively supporting and encouraging each other’s work, students will emerge with meaningful connections to each other and a strong sense of their writing and collaborative abilities.

Class culminates in a presentation of their original work.

  • Ages: Grades 4-6
  • Dates: 09/17/2020 - 11/12/2020
  • Time: 4:00p-5:00p Thursday
  • Address: Virtual
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