The longest-running FREE teen theatre on the island!
Registration for the 1st semester of the Aloha Teen Theatre (ATT) is now closed. Stay tuned for 2nd semester registration in December!
What is ATT?
Aloha Teen Theatre (ATT) is a FREE weekly program for ages 13-18 that explores the many elements and skills involved in the creative and performing arts industries! ATT also offers a unique opportunity for teens to collaborate and build valuable relationships with others who share similar interests- especially during these isolated times.
ATT will run on Wednesdays, September 9-December 9, 2020, with times varying from 3:30pm-5:30pm. From 3:30pm-3:55pm, there will be optional catch-up time for teens to chat, play improv games, and have folks get settled in the “classroom”. Then at 4:00pm, teens will either explore a new subject in “EDU”, or familiarize themselves with acting and production work in “Virtual Production”! Read below for more details and calendar.
Whether you have any previous theatre training or not, there’s no judgment in ATT! We’re here to support everyone’s exploring and learning by cultivating a setting that encourages meaningful self-expression. This is YOUR space. Additionally, having ATT run as a virtual program opens the exciting opportunity to welcome ALL BIG ISLAND TEENS who are interested in joining, to participate! No matter if you’re home-schooled, Kona or Hilo-side, south or north-ways! ATT is open to you!
Classes and Production Opportunities
For the 1st semester, ATT will offer TWO virtual opportunities to experience in the arts!
ATT EDU: It’s everything you love about learning in ATT, but virtual! We’ll be offering a variety of arts-based learning opportunities from “Behind-The-Scenes” classes, special guest workshops, online improvisation, movement training, character development, and more! Miss Jackie, CREATE’s Education Director will oversee all educational components, and is heading coordination with special guest artists and teachers!
Virtual Production: Do you have a desire to perform again? Interested in gaining more writing and/or performing skills for the camera? Teens have the opportunity to work with Aloha Theatre’s Artistic Director, Courtney Booth, in a super one-of-a-kind Virtual Show!
We understand some students may want/need to learn the different roles and skills used in the industry, others may want/need to perform any chance they get, and some want the best of both worlds! This semester, Teens have the opportunity to take strictly “EDU,” put their focus on the “Virtual Show,” or sign up for both! Either way, we welcome you with double the open doors!
Now more than ever, families experience constantly-changing schedules. We are doing our best to support the need for more lenient attendance, while upholding a sense of accountability to participants for attending. Full attendance recommendations for both programs and a “contact us” policy will be shared on the first class day for both opportunities. Attending the first session, Wednesday, September 9 is required.
- Pencil/Pen; Paper (for note-taking)
- WiFi to access Zoom, Slack, email, and theatre research for future activities
- Tech device to access video, audio, and chat features on Zoom
- No materials will need to be purchased for this class. Specific materials needed will vary on class subject (i.e. scissors, old t-shirt, etc). We will inform students in advance of any materials needed. If materials are needed and not available in teens’ households, we will coordinate safe/socially distant pick-ups with advanced notice.
*Please keep in mind that due to the ever-changing COVID-related restrictions, all activities are subject to change. We will do all we can to follow the planned calendar, but understand cancellations or postponement may occur. The CREATE program follows the DOE calendar and recommendations, and now incorporates CDC guidelines for group health and safety. Since public schools have reverted to full-distance learning, we must respectfully do the same with ATT. We will reevaluate in-person class options In the 2nd quarter, as long as our community is in a safe position to do so.
Further questions regarding ATT may be sent to email@example.com
Aloha Teen Theatre provides free education and performance opportunities for ages 13 to 18, regardless of background, status, or financial need. ATT responds to teens’ needs by connecting real-world skills to exploring the creative and performing arts in a setting that encourages meaningful self-expression.