New class!

WLR is pleased to announce the addition of “All the World’s a Stage: Scriptwriting and Drama” to the Thursday class schedule!

The gods and goddesses of Greek mythology, kings and warriors of the Roman Empire, artists and scientists of the Renaissance, and the movers and shakers of the Industrial Revolution will serve to inspire the students to be playwrights and actors in this class. History comes to life on the stage as the students learn how to format and write a stage script, and in various ensembles, perform their plays as a finale to the 12-week course.  The class play offers a fantastic conduit for the students to learn valuable artistic, dramatic, musical and language arts skills.

world-stage-redThe class will be taught by Rick Tan, who has written four middle school plays, one of which was a musical that included six original songs composed and directed by Dr. Tan. Each play drew on the strengths and personalities of the students and the history curriculum. Dr. Tan believes that the Waldorf class play offers a fantastic conduit for the students to learn valuable artistic, dramatic, musical, and language arts skills. “With an opportunity to write their own dialogue and scripts, and then to act in them – well, what a great way to learn history, to be creative, and to have fun!”

More information coming soon!