Calling All Girls Scouts!

We offer a variety of workshops taught by professional teaching artists that are designed to help scouts learn to express themselves through the dramatic arts.

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Stagedoor Saturdays

Daisies

Earn your “VSC Drama” badge by expanding your creative horizons while learning about and using your acting tools (body, voice, imagination). This workshop includes theater games, and a behind-the-scenes tour of The Wells Theatre. Workshops are offered from 10:00AM – 11:30AM.

Brownies

Earn your “VSC Drama” badge while working with our professional teaching artists on pantomiming skills, voice exercises, character development, warm-up techniques, theater games, and improvisation! As a grand finale, you can even perform a short play with your troop mates! Workshops are offered from 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Juniors

Earn your “VSC Drama” badge by attending a show at The Virginia Stage Company and participating in a hands-on workshop led by one of our professional teaching artists. Class content will teach scouts how to use their acting tools (body, voice, and imagination) to explore a moment from the production of either “Peter and the Star Catcher” or from “A Christmas Carol,” create a character from that time period, and design a costume for her/him. Workshops are offered from 2:00PM – 3:30PM followed by a 4PM show. Families are welcome to attend the show as well.
Please note: March 5th workshop will NOT include a show.

Cadettes and Seniors

Cadettes will work toward their “Screenwriter Badge” and Seniors will earn their “Troop Performer Badge” by learning about the artistic careers available in theater while working with professionals already employed in the field. Three different 2 1/2 hour workshops in acting, play-writing, and costume, sound & scene design are available. There are also opportunities for fulfilling the badge’s service requirement. Workshops are offered from 1:00PM – 3:30PM

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday workshop reservations require a group of at least 5 girls! 

If you do not have the 5 girl minimum please contact Madeline Dummerth for availability.


Go Book Event: Amazing Stars

January 16, 2016

Daisies, Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts are encouraged to expand their artistic horizons and learn important skills that will apply to their “It’s Your Story, Tell It!” journey by participating in our interactive workshops. Each workshop is designed to give a brief overview of how theatre is created along with a brief history of The Wells Theatre. Taught by experienced instructors, areas covered include:

  • Storytelling
  • Theatre Terminology
  • Stage Make-up
  • Improvisation
  • Basic Performance Technique

Troop leaders and family members are invited to observe the final presentation at the end of the session.

Dasies

will cover the Red Robin Award during the 1 1/2 hr workshop. The girls must choose animal care tips to share with others and tell it in a creative way.

Brownies

will cover the Change a Story and Tell a Story awards during the 3 hour workshop. Brownies will choose a story that they’d like to change and then tell that story for family and friends!

Juniors

will cover the Speak Out! and Try Out! awards during the 3 hour workshop. Juniors will choose a stereotype and create a play to help stop it. They will also try on many different roles throughout the workshop.

Sign your group up early! This is a popular program and class size is limited.