11/11/19 @ BAL: Space Oddity (David Bowie)
Schools may be closed for Veteran’s Day but Brooklyn Acting Lab is OPEN on Monday, November 11th! Drop your child off for a special PLAY in a DAY program themed around outer-space and the music of David Bowie!
3,2,1 Blastoff! We are going to space! First we will build a spaceship and then we will take an adventure to outer space. Is there life on Mars? What does it feel like to have a dance party on the moon? This immersive drama will be scored by the music of Bowie so bring your shoes and let’s dance!
9 AM – 3 PM @ BAL location. Early Drop Off available. After Care NOT available on this date at BAL location. The PLAY will be shared at the end of the day (2:30 PM) and family/friends are invited to attend. Additional details below.
- Early drop off for $10 per day, from 8:15am – 9:00am, Mon-Fri.
- After-care for $10 per day, from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Mon-Thurs (not available Fridays). Guardians can pick up their child anytime between 5:00 and 6:00pm.
Please have your child come in clothing they can move in freely, supportive shoes, a water bottle, two healthy snacks, and lunch.
BAL is 100% nut-free. Please pack snacks and lunches that are nut-free.
Sample Timeline Only; subject to adjustments)
(based on a 9 am–5 pm day; modified days/schedules conclude at 3 pm)
- 8:00am – Early drop-off arrival
- 9:00am – Regular drop-off
- 9:10am – Ensemble-building theater games/Warm-Ups/Actor’s Contract
- 10:00am – Wash hands and Snack
- 10:15am – Immersive Process Drama
- 11:15am – Drama Games in the Park
- 12:00pm – Lunch
- 12:30pm – Quiet time (5-minute guided meditation/reading/drawing/
- 12:45pm – Putting in all together: PLAYmaking
- 1:15pm – Music and Movement/Dance
- 2:00pm – Imagining and Creating the Space; designing and making set pieces, props and/or costumes
- 2:45pm – Wash hands and second snack
- 3:00pm – Rehearsing the PLAY
- 4:00 – PLAYbill making
- 4:20pm – End of day reflection
- 4:30pm – Doors open for share
- 4:35pm – Shared Performance
- 5–6pm – After Care
The PLAY will be shared at 4:30 PM and family/friends are invited to attend. For locations/days with modified schedules (9AM-3PM) the PLAY will be shared at 2:30 PM.
We do understand that scheduling is sometimes difficult and it is not always possible for a parent/guardian/caregiver to attend. As long as your child knows in advance, our BAL team will always be present for your children as their “audience,” and will provide a lot of support! We also video (amateur) the share and will share with families.
Process drama is a dynamic teaching methodology in which the teacher and the students work together to create an imaginary dramatic world and work within that world to explore a particular problem, situation, theme, or series of related themes, not for a separate audience, but for the benefit of the participants themselves.
In a process drama, students play a range of roles and engage in a variety of reflective out-of-role activities, requiring them to think beyond their own points of view and consider the topic from multiple perspectives. They emerge with an expanded self-awareness, and a greater sense of the challenges and the possibilities facing the society in which they live.
Process drama also carries the potential for rigorous, standards-based learning to occur. Students not only explore the dynamics, relationships, and conflicts that shape a given situation, but also to acquire factual knowledge related to the topic of the drama.” (from TESOL Drama)