STAGES After School Drama Program for Children and Youth

Capitol STAGES is a comprehensive theatre experience designed for young people ages 4-17. This weekly class helps develop skills both on and off the stage, in a working theatre environment.

Designed by Portal Players alumni Teresa Nicholson, a graduate of the NIC early childhood education program, and Wendy Karpuik, who attends Vancouver Island University for both theatre and art, this program blends all elements of theatrical performance with a playful flair ideally suited to children and youth.

Classes are divided into age categories: 4-6 years; 7-9; 10-12; and 13+ years. Each week students will study different facets of acting or behind the scenes theatre work, including set design, prop making, make-up, etc. All lessons are tailored to best suit the level of the class to make learning fun and engaging. As each student masters the different skills of the stage, they will receive Talent Level badges in recognition of their new proficiency.

Each semester will end with a display of talent for parents, family and the public. The fall semester will focus mostly on stagecraft, and will culminate in “The Works”, a variety style show. Spring semester will introduce technical elements as well as continue putting those acting skills to the test.

For more information please contact us.