24 Hour Theater Project
February 18-19 2018 Over President's Weekend
Join us for a special 24-hour workshop for the visual and performing arts at Mid-Ohio ESC
When: 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 18 until 12:00 p.m. on Monday February 19, 2018 (President's Day)
About the Workshop: From playwriting, acting, directing, set design, videographer and technical crew, students will learn all about theater in just 24 hours. The result? Students will develop, direct and act in their own productions. Students can choose from workshops in several educational components of theater.
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This year's deadline of January 17 is quickly approaching - Do Not let your student be left out!!
Comments and Notes from last year's event.
A total of 31 high school students learned all that and more at the first "24-Hour Theater Project." Offered by the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center and its Gifted and Talented team, the project gave students interested in the visual and performing arts a chance to immerse themselves in theater from 2 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday.
"It's been incredible," said Jenny Pennell, Mid-Ohio's gifted coordinator. "These students didn't even know each other for the most part. You would not know that to see them now. They bonded very quickly."
After the all-night session, the students presented four short plays to family and friends on Monday morning. They performed on two stages, each with a different backdrop. Several of the plays were about relationships and showed real depth of thinking. The kids worked hard..
MOESC staff and other advisers helped the students through the 24 hours. Jim Cox, theater and performing arts director at St. Peter's School, was one of the acting advisers. "We had a remarkable night — although there were periods where we saw double," he joked. Cox added the skills the students were learning could be transferred to anything they do. Pennell concurred. "In essence, they're practicing their 21st century skills," she said
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