Online Playwriting Classes For Kids

Online Playwriting Classes For Kids

This introductory playmaking class for kids is available in our Online Performing Arts Studio (OPAS).

  • Evergreen Courses are ‘Always Online Courses’ that can be taken at any time on our website. These include webinars and multi-lesson courses to enrich students with the tools they need to succeed in the performing arts.


Playmaking – with Deborah Solberg

Evergreen Course – Always online, work at your own pace

The storytelling series is made up of short (4-8 minute) lessons that introduce storytelling elements to our future authors. These include power point presentations with audio and animation that may be downloaded.


Module One – Imagination

  • Lesson 1 – What is Imagination? Do you have one? How to find your Imagination.
  • Lesson 2 – Let your mind fly and see where it takes you.
  • Lesson 3 – Learning how the Energy Ball can help you create a story.
  • Lesson 4 – Find out who you are as the author of your story.

Module Two – Create a Fairytale

  • Lesson 1 – The beginning and end of your story. What is the magic moment?
  • Lesson 2 – What’s in the middle. Learning about the 5 W’s of storytelling.
  • Lesson 3 – The stepping stones of your story – finding the conflict.
  • Lesson 4 – What’s a protagonist? Who is the antagonist? Learning who the good guys and bad guys are.
  • Lesson 5 – What if? A story can have many different endings.


Module Three – From Dressup to a Play

  • Lesson 1 – Dress-up fun. Be the costume you wear and take the story from there.
  • Lesson 2 – Props – The things you use as a character to help tell your story.
  • Lesson 3 – Puppets – A puppet can be anything, and when you give it a voice, it becomes a story.
  • Lesson 4 – Sound – Whether it is a sound effect (SFX) or a song, your character speaks from the heart to tell a story.


Module Four – Writing Your Play

  • Lesson 1 – Writing Your Play
  • Lesson 2 – What Goes in the Script?
  • Lesson 3 – Script Notes
  • Lesson 4 – Example of a One Act Play


Cost: FREE!

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Instructor – Deborah Solberg

About the instructor:

Deborah is founding Artistic Director of Theatrix Youtheatre Society, which incorporated as a non-profit, charitable performing arts organization in 1991.

  • Over the last three decades, she collaborated with thousands of kids to create shows as a vehicle to learn confidence and self-expression.
  • Deborah produced and directed over 100 productions, from short school touring shows to full scale musical theatre productions.
  • She is playwright for over 30 original plays, with a passion for adapting classical children’s literature.
  • Theatrix is a 17-time Theatre BC festival award winner.
  • Young people in Theatrix programs have become professional actors, dancers and singers around the world.
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