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Black Hills Community Theater to hold classes for students | Entertainment

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Students will learn about Shakespeare’s language, characters, and superb storytelling by participating in scenes from this magical masterpiece about a shipwreck, a sorcerer, an enchanted island, colorful characters and memorable verse.

Shakespeare: “Julius Caesar” – Saturdays and Tuesdays, April 24-May 18. Open to ages 10-16.

Students will examine Shakespeare’s language and performance history while using their own creativity to adapt performance to the Zoom space. The class will culminate in a streamed 20-minute performance of “Julius Caesar,” Shakespeare’s political thriller complete with betrayals, assassinations, and idealism.

Playwriting for Everyone – Saturdays and Wednesdays, April 24-May 19. Open to ages 8-14.

This class nurtures young writers through fun exercises and explorations of key concepts: setting, character, stakes, dramatic question, the authority of the detail, and more. The class will culminate in a showcase featuring adult BHCT actors reading the students’ plays.

Theatre Games and Improvisation – Monday and Thursday, April 26-May 20. Open to ages 8-14.

Students develop the skills needed for performance and better learning through play. Theater games and the process of creative collaboration will teach critical thinking, develop listening, communication and concentration skills, and strive to enhance tolerance and empathy.