After serving more than 800 students with our Zoom into Spring and Zoom into Summer series, KIDSTAGE has mastered the art of live, interactive, truly engaging online theatre classes. Students in PreK–age 20 of all experience levels use their imaginations, innovate, and gain storytelling skills and confidence.
Fall sessions began in September. Stay tuned for winter classes, to be announced in November with class meetings starting in January.
What can we create in one week? KIDSTAGE students will work with a variety of teaching artists and theatre makers to challenge themselves to create something in a matter of days in this theatrical tour-de-force of determination, spontaneity, and creativity.
Pop-Up Productions took place October–December.
Students worked with professionals to create a cabaret to celebrate the Winter Solstice, which is deeply tied to personal awakening. The Cabaret explored this metaphor through songs, dances, and scenes during a powerful time for reflection, renewal, and regeneration. The free, virtual performance premiered Monday, December 21. Learn more >
The recent Dungeons & Dragons-inspired high-octane dramatic comedy She Kills Monsters was adapted by the playwright, Qui Nguyen, to be performed in the “virtual realm” (aka Zoom) and incorporates tech elements to help tell the story in the digital performance space. She Kills Monsters offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within all of us. The virtual performance premiered for one night only in January. Learn more >
KIDSTAGE Originals is an original musical project created by emerging theatre artists. Students in grade 9–age 20 generate their own material under the mentorship and guidance of a professional writing, composing, and directing team. The program emphasizes the process of creating a script from the initial concept to the stage. This year the entire process took place online via Zoom with the culmination of the KIDSTAGE Originals Festival on March 27 and 28.
Audition Submissions Due: Wednesday, March 17 at 5:00 pm
This school-year production program is designed for our younger students (grades 4–8) where they will learn the fundamentals of performance, choreography, staging, and vocals, and the production process directed, designed, and produced by adult theatre professionals.
This production will utilize a combination of online rehearsals and in-person filming with masks, as per the Washington State Outdoor Performance regulations. All rehearsals will be online, and we will have 2 days of filming in-person with masks. Vocals will be pre-recorded, so there is no singing in person. The show will split into small groups for filming who will perform a combination of 2-3 scenes and songs from the show in their cast “bubble”. These scenes will all be stitched together in post-production to create a filmed version of the show.