The joy of watching in Puppet Theater – workshops, performances and discussions for children

Do you want to know a theater from the inside and see how this cultural machine really works? Now it is possible. Wrocław Puppet Theater invites young theater enthusiasts to participate in the educational project „The Joy of Watching”. The selected participants will be able to take part in workshops, watch performances and participate in discussions.

The second edition of the Review of the New Theater for Children will take place from 1st to 8th June 2014. There will be a special program prepared for participants in “The Joy of Watching”. As part of it they will be able to see performances, as well as participate in workshops and discussions. The selected group of primary and high school student will take part in a series of monthly workshops that will allow them to learn more about theater, and in particular Wrocław Puppet Theater.

The project also aims to make young viewers sensitive to the critical reception of art, to create opportunities for dialogue with the viewer and the creator, as well as to get them used to the theater space and to make it a widely visited place. There will be two workshop groups:

I group of children (students of 2-4 grade of primary school)
II youth group (high school students)

The workshops will be led by Justyna Czarnota, a theater educator.

PROGRAM OF „THE JOY OF WATCHING” WORKSHOP

Theater. See it!
Who is hiding behind the scenes? What are stage barrels for? Is it possible to do something interesting in the foyer, rather than be bored just waiting for the show? Check it out!

  • January 26 / / 11.30 -13.30 / / group of children
  • January 26 / / 15.00 -17.00 / / youth group

Not just the stage
Theater is not just a stage and actors. There are a great many people working to prepare a performance. What are their responsibilities? We will try to think about this!

  • 16 February / / 12.00 -14.00 / / group of children
  • 16 February / / 15.00 -17.00 / / youth group

Before the premiere
Activities in stage design, which, through creative play, allow us to understand the spectacle better: to know the essence of theater and feel for a moment like real actors.

  • March 9 / / 10.00 -12.00 / / youth group
  • April 27 / / 13.00 -15.00 / / group of children

How to sell a spectacle?
Workshops prepared in collaboration with the department of marketing and promotion, during which participants will have the opportunity not only to learn modern methods of promotion but also share their own ideas (create a poster, think of a slogan, select distribution channels, etc.)

  • May 11 / / 11.00 -13.00 / / group of children
  • May 11 / / 14.00 -16.00 / / youth group

Those willing to participate in the project should prepare a work under the title of „My Wrocław Puppet Theater” (the form can be chosen by the participant: it can be a painting, text or other) and send it to the following address:

Wrocławski Teatr Lalek
pl. Teatralny 4
50 -051 Wrocław

or email it to widownia@teatrlalek.wroclaw.pl

The deadline for sending the works is 17th January 2014. The date the Theater receives the work is decisive.

The work should include:
the child’s name
age
name and surname of the guardian
contact phone number