Classes are structured to incorporate multiple aspects of theater arts. 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 learn to be a good audience and engage both on stage and off stage during class performances.
In addition, classes incorporate Social Emotional Skills. These skills are vital to understanding people, situations, and communicating as students and beyond.
At mid semester each class creates a story line setting, with literary elements including a setting, characters, conflict, climax and resolution. Student imaginations come alive to create stories, props, costumes, and act out their original script. They will draft a set, costume or props around the material covered during the class. Shows are then presented in a final performance before an audience the last day of class.
Weekly to Bi-weekly parents receive email updates on the progress of class and exercises the group is working on.
Day classes are also available. Inquire to BRING THEATER TO YOUR SCHOOL
Theater Lab Kids is the brain child (no pun intended) created out of the idea that theatre training creates a well rounded individual and person that can think on the spot. Theatre is an alliance of artists that work together which is critical to interacting with others. The objective of TLK is for children to creatively collaborate with one another and develop an appreciation of this people's art.
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. I spent 18 years in sales. After years in sales I returned to my passion for theater arts. I began acting and teaching in 2018 with Theater Lab until Covid 19. Covid 19 closed Theater Lab Kids for a brief period. During this time I received my teaching certification.
To date, as acting director of Theater Lab Kids Houston, we have written, and directed, and produced over 40 plays written by students. We look forward to producing our next seven in the fall 2023.
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, costume, and given backstage support. However, working with children in productions is the most gratifying work I get to do.
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 and dream. With theater training, the possibilities are endless!
Emily Buesing is excited to be returning with Theatre Lab Kids! Since graduating in 2020 with a degree in Theatre and Dance from Lamar University, Emily has had the opportunity to work in theatre in multiple capacities. Primarily an actress, some of her favorite performance credits include The Importance of Being Earnest (Cecily), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Judy), Luna Gale (Cindy), The Birds (Julia), and most recently, her role as Frau Hilda in The Garden Theatre’s workshop production of While Childhood Slept. Emily has also had the pleasure of working as choreographer, assistant director, and teaching artist with multiple children’s theatre companies including LiFT, Beaumont Community Players Kidmunity, and currently with AD Players education department.
In the classroom Emily is a compassionate and dedicated teacher that aids in bringing the creative ideas of students to life!