Stories are our oldest form of communication. In this class, students will read stories that are already familiar with and learn multi-cultural approaches to familiar tales while discussing how those stories still apply today. In a storytelling approach, each student becomes every character and every part of the story.
For example; in Little Red Riding Hood, we will be Little Red, the grandmother, the wolf, and the trees in the forest. How does this story apply to your life when it comes to trusting the advice of people who love you? What does it tell us about following our gut instincts or being wary of people who seem unsafe?
In The Snow Queen, Gerda travels the world to save her friend Kay. What lengths would you go to for someone you love? Who in your life would risk everything to protect you? Combining elements of theater with social issues that affect our students today, this class is sure to make them see familiar stories in a whole new light.
Cost: PKMS Students attend Free. Peekskill Residents –$240, Non-Residents – $340
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Natalie Arneson | Artistic Director
Natalie Arneson won the 2016 Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets Award for Best Female Debut for her original show “Mama Drama.” As an actor she has appeared in New York with Playhouse Creatures, MCC, and the New York Musical Festival. She graduated from the Guildford School of Acting in England. While overseas she worked with Britt Eklund and Sylvester McCoy (of “James Bond” and “Dr. Who” fame, respectively), toured England and Germany in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” and was cast by Trevor Nunn in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Woman in White.” She is regularly seen on The Depot Stage and at 54 Below in concerts such as “Sondheim Unplugged” and “Simply Streisand.” She has worked in theater education for nearly 20 years and loves sharing her passion for musical theater with her students. She lives in Putnam Valley with her husband and three children.