Brooklyn Acting Lab
1012 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215


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Wed Feb 19, 2020


9:00 am - 5:00 pm




For K - 4th Grades

2/19/20: Make ’em Laugh!

Schools may be closed for Mid-Winter Recess but Brooklyn Acting Lab is OPEN on Wednesday February 19th! Drop your child off for a PLAY in a DAY program based on the world of comedy!

Do you love to be silly and make people laugh? What makes something funny? We will dive into the world of comedy through improv games, joke-telling, and the creation of interesting and zany characters! Let’s laugh!

After Care and Early Drop Off available. The PLAY will be shared at 4:30 PM (see schedule below) and family/friends are invited to attend. 

  • 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.
After-care not available at all locations on all days. Please check event description above for confirmation. 

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/free time)
  • 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
*** Modified schedules run from from 9AM – 3PM, with shared performance at 2:30PM. Please check event description above for confirmation. 

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)

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