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Mike Anderson
Shakespeare Kids

Mike Anderson is a writer, actor, comedian and Father.  He received his classical acting training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and improvisation with the Upright Citizens Brigade. Writing: Honorable Mention, Screencraft TV Pilot competition. Third place, UCLA pilot competition. Was featured in the Hollywood Reporter as a writer to watch. Plays at Red Bull Short Play Festival, published by Stage Rights.  Acting: Comedy of Errors, Othello, and Three Musketeers (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Love's Labour's Lost and Romeo and Juliet (Riverside Shakespeare Festival), The Foreigner (Pioneer Theater), Bell, Book, and Candle (Triad Stage), Fat Pig (Speakeasy Stage), The Rover (New York Classical Theater), as well as the Off-Broadway premiere of The Invested. He wrote and starred in the sketch series "Gubers" at Second City Los Angeles. Teaching: Workshops for Riverside Shakespeare Festival, Sioux City East High School, as well as Young Storytellers and Reading Partners in Los Angeles.

Reader's Theatre -
The Bremen Town Musicians

Ages:  6-9

Location:   In Person in Valencia

Homework:  Optional. Practicing lines for final end of session productions.

Type of Class:

Standalone.  Students that attend this class do not need to do additional learning in this subject outside of the class.

PreReqs: None

Materials: None


Class Description:   

This is a great class for readers of ALL levels. Like all our classes, there will be tons of theatre games and fun each week. Let's practice a play! While we are reading (and sometimes acting) the script we will ALSO be working on expression as well as good pacing and pronunciation. As we prepare for a presentation for the parents on the last class day (May 23), all students will have parts to play best suited for their comfort and reading level and some may be encouraged to work on memorization. This is low pressure.  We will work with each student and their own needs.  The script has parts suitable for emergent AND transitional readers which allows our students to work with their classmates who may not be in their reading groups and allows fluent readers to model good reading habits and let struggling readers participate in reading a “meatier” text WHILE having FUN! This program provides a safe, fun and supportive atmosphere where students will be encouraged to their best potential.  Presentation (with possible costume and prop elements brought from home) during the last class of the trimester.


Shakespeare Kids

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