Youth Theater by Carissa Dagenais


Youth Theater starts May 1, and runs for 10 weeks on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.
Ages 8-12

Help your child build confidence, embrace spontaneity, practice teamwork, rehearse emotional regulation, make new friendships, and laugh! This ten-week theater class will cover the basics of improvisation, storytelling, and ensemble work. 

Carissa Dagenais has been working with children as a teacher, director, drama therapist, and actor for almost ten years. She has been teaching theater to elementary school kiddos with Hampshire Shakespeare's Educational Workshops for the last five summers at the Williston Northampton school. Carissa holds her BA in theater from Smith and MA in drama therapy from New York University. 

Cost: $175. Deposit required to hold child's spot - more info at the bottom of registration form. 

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