AFTER-SCHOOL DRAMA PROGRAM AT BF DAY SCHOOL
APRIL 6th through MAY 25th
The two-month program in Drama for Children, open to all BF Day students, will emphasize freeing the imagination and the body, using games, exercises in movement, pantomime, and speech. The goal will be to interpret and create stories using improvisation—and including every child in all activities, in every class. Parents will be invited to a final presentation, for which the students will create their own costumes, props, (minimal) scenery, and sound effects.
The teacher, Barbara Jelinek, has taught drama, speech, and English to elementary, secondary, college, and adult students on four continents—in Scotland and Zimbabwe, as a Fulbright Exchange Teacher, and in China. A graduate of Northwestern University School of Speech and Drama, she studied under Geraldine Siks, a noted proponent of improvisational drama for children. Her primary role has been teacher of high school English, speech, and drama for over 30 years; she also taught a drama-art workshop for elementary children and has conducted seminars for teachers of history, science, math, and history on incorporating drama “across the curriculum.” She continues to act in and direct plays in community theater.
Times: Grades K-2, Monday and Wednesday from 3:05-4:30
Grades 3-5, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:05-4:30
There is a $25.00 suggested donation for the entire class to help with costume and scenery costs. The PTSA will be providing additional funds for this program.
If you are interested, click here to download the form, and include a check for $25 payable to the BF Day PTSA. You can drop this off in the school office. The first class is April 6th and April 8th and will run for 8 weeks.