Ever daydream about having super powers? Ever spend time twirling an imaginary mustache, or perfecting your evil laugh? Well, Theater Adventure is a place to bring out your inner superhero and villain (not to mention goofy sidekicks and mysterious shapeshifters), as we create scenes borrowing from the best action-adventure and superhero stories. Students will have the chance to create their own characters, and the costumes to go with them, including super-powers and weaknesses – even secret identities. Class activities will include theater and improv games, scene writing and character work, as well as crafting the masks and props needed to present our stories. We’ll also create commercials for ridiculous products to intersperse with our adventure scenes. Students will learn performance skills, story structure, and collaboration, all in a team-focused and wildly imaginative environment.
Poornima Kirby has taught acting and theater arts as well as coached privately in acting techniques, Shakespeare, and movement. She studied at Shakespeare and Co. and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and received her B.A. in Drama, with honors, from Vassar College. She has taught with Lexplorations since 2014.