Drama Club & Afterschool Drama Class Registration
First of all, my name is Matt Ludlam and I am a Theatre Teacher with over 18 years of classroom experience working with students aged 4-18 in a theatrical environment. I spent the first 8 years of my career teaching Creative Dramatics in the Public School System and for the last 11 years I have been working with a large variety of private schools in the DFW Metroplex.
All Classes and Sessions will use theatre games and activities to enhance the following skills in students:
- Using clarity and emotional empathy when speaking,
- Identifying and displaying emotions
- Creative storytelling
- Character Creation
- Imaginative Exploration
For Summer 2021 we are offering a program called “Adventures in Acting!” During this 30, 45, or 60 minute session students will practice and enhance skills in storytelling, emotional expression, creative movement, public speaking, and listening1 This is appropriate for children ages 3-14 and can be offered as a one-time special assembly or in the format of a weekly, bi-weekly, or on-going classes depending on the needs of your school! This program is very flexible and can be optimized for a large group or a small class of students.
We will also provide a monthly newsletter tailored to your school that features pictures of your students in action and descriptions of all our activities, themes, and goals.
All of the units are process-based and therefore not intended to end with a big show. Instead, we create a video of the students acting and participating in our activities that can be shared with the parents. I believe that the child benefits most by experiencing and focusing on the activity at hand instead of worrying about a big event. In doing this many small important lessons are learned and practical application of skills is not overlooked. This also allows us to keep our prices and fees low as well as avoid troublesome afterschool scheduling conflicts.