Students Learn Creative Dramatics
The students of the Mountain School at Winhall were treated to an afternoon workshop from the members of the Missoula Children’s Theatre on Thursday, January 23. The theater group is hosted annually by the Dorset Players, and offers educational workshops to complement its week-long residency at the Dorset Playhouse. In Creative Dramatics, students transformed a story into a play, learning focus, character development and pantomime. Let’s Make-Up demonstrated the art of theatrical makeup, from a tiger face, to an aging man, to open flesh wounds. “These kids were hooked from the beginning. This group definitely knows how to engage, focus and teach aspects of theatre that most kids don’t think about,” said teacher Abby Hemenway.