Classes are structured to incorporate multiple aspects of theater arts. Whether the class is one hour or an hour and a half (depending on age groups) students are be placed into groups to work on a daily performance composition.
Each class encompasses creative writing/story boarding, crafting/drafting tactile elements such as props, sets, and costumes, as well as acting and movement exercises and games. We will learn to be a good audience and engage both on stage and off stage during class performances.
At mid semester each class will create a story line with a setting and dialogue, with literary elements including a setting, characters, conflict, climax and resolution. Students will create and use props, costumes, and act out an original script. They will draft a set, costume or props around the material covered during the class. This will be presented in a final performance before an audience on the last day of class.
Weekly or Bi-weekly parents will receive emails on the progress of class and exercises the group is working on.
Day classes are also available. Inquire to BRING THEATER TO YOUR SCHOOL
I love performing and working with kids! I became active in theatrical arts as a teen performing and participating in school shows. Theater helped me through a difficult time in my life. It allowed me to express myself and become involved in activities that were positive. Every child should have this available to them.
I attended the University of Houston and graduated from the School of Theater. After spending years in sales I have returned to my passion for theater arts to prove that you don't have to settle. You can do what you love! And now I am.
To date, as acting director of Theater Lab Kids Houston, we have written, and directed, and produced 12 short plays written by students. We look forward to producing our next five to ten this fall of 2019.
In addition, to these short plays, I have also participated in outreach partnerships. I have directed and designed/assisted with various productions crafting props, sets, and costume, given backstage support. Currently, I am active in Various Theater projects throughout the Houston area as an actress. However, working with children is the most gratifying work.
A child can accomplish any dream or goal with a little inspiration and direction. Theatre arts offers the perfect opportunity for children to really explore ideas, the world and dreams. With theater the world of possibilities is endless!
ALEXANDRIA GARRET was raised in Houston, TX and received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts at Pepperdine University. While studying at Pepperdine she was able to participate in 10 productions, 3 being in Deck or Stage Management, as well as act as production assistant in a play while also performing in it. Due to Pepperdine Theatre Program's notion to create well versed theatre makers she is passionate about teaching the importance of every aspect of the theatre arts. Alexandria currently acts throughout Houston with various theatre companies. Her passion for the arts began as soon as she experienced her first broadway show, Les Miserables in 1994 when her mother visited New York while pregnant with her. The arts have always been in her life and has helped her understand & believe in the beauty of different stories, perspectives, and walks of life.
"The arts provide a creative, high energy outlet for anyone to express themselves and I am beyond excited to teach your children the different tools that will benefit them not only in the theatre, but the classroom and world. During my time in college I was able to nanny and see the world through the eyes of the boys I watched and was inspired daily by their immeasurable imagination and creativity. I am honored to be able to encourage your children in their journey towards self expression and creativity."