Students receive mentorship in all aspects of the theatrical process. From conception to performance, students experience hands-on training from working theatre professionals.
Currently, there is no theatre company in Sellwood-Moreland developing classes for youth. We're thrilled to be able to fill that niche in the community. Our new home at Sellwood Community House is located on Spokane Street, in the heart of Sellwood.
All classes culminate with a live performance for friends and family.
Theatre classes help students of all ages to engage more in school. We activate their curiosity, creativity and engage with their learning style.
When kids find the courage to perform their truths on stage, they gain confidence in class and in life.
Tuition from the Collective supports Rogue Pack, our community outreach program for underserved youth throughout the metro region.
Ki Ridenour-Starnes (she/they/fae/+) is a multi-disciplinary indigenous (ᏣᎳᎩ + Chicane) artist, an embodied emergence based theater-maker, and a knowledge sharer. In 2021, they graduated with an MFA in Directing from the University of Portland and was a member of the 2020/21 Cohort for the Institute for Contemporary Performance. They've worked in Portland on pieces including The Flame, And So We Walked, 1984, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, El Público, Wolves Eat Elk, Clown as Protest: Build a Bougie, and more! Their excited to begin next stage project will be at Artist's Repertory Theatre (ART)
Wednesday 4pm - 5:30pm
Clowning and Physical Comedy: We will explore multiple clown characters through games and physical comedy exercises. Each student will develop their own unique clown character. Together we will observe and learn current and traditional physical theater practices and stage combat skills like falls, bonks and safely slamming into walls with no physical repercussions! We will develop individual and group composition pieces to perform for an invited audience at the culmination of the class. Come play with us and discover your inner clown!
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