Creative Stages Begins Sept. 14

Youth Theatre Program Open to Area Children Ages 6-17

Siena Heights University’s Creative Stages Youth Theatre Program will host its fall program from Sept. 14-Nov. 19.


The primary purpose of Theatre Siena’s Creative Stages' program is to foster personal development and to facilitate learning in the participants rather than to train actors for the stage.

Children ages 6-17 are invited to participate in the program. Throughout the program, the children explore and experience creative drama, a process-oriented form of drama which uses a variety of theatre techniques to create non-presentational learning experiences.

Participants will be guided to explore character development, stage movement, vocal expressions, sensory awareness, problem solving, decision-making, and communication skills.

Here are the following categories of classes by age group:



Grades 1-3: MONDAYS

Informal drama experiences in which students will have opportunities to develop skills of physical

awareness and control, verbal expression, concentration and problem-solving abilities while participating in small and large group creative dramatics activities.



Grades 4-6: TUESDAYS

Students will develop adventures through improvisation, creative dramatics, story drama,

pantomime, and theater games. Emphasis is on improvisation, verbal expression, role playing, character development, and movement.



Grades 7-12: THURSDAYS

Students will explore advanced theater skills through a variety of activities including

improvisation, character development, movement for the stage and scene work.

Classes are taught by educational theatre professionals and practitioners as well as Siena Heights ‘teaching artists’. With over 40 years of working with children and youth, the program takes great pride in nurturing the creative spirit while offering developmentally appropriate activities that teach the practical skills of performing on stage.

Cost is $60 per child, $80 for two children or $100 for three children in one family. To register or for more information, contact Amy Sturtevant at 517-264-7890. To learn more about the program, click here.

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