Education

Theatre education embraces many aspects of student curriculum: English, History, Science, Social Studies, Math, Music, and more. Through stories, character development, problem solving, and critical thinking, students explore these areas of curriculum in order to creatively exist within the world of a play. The goal at FMCT ED is to expand upon a student’s frame of reference and teach them to make connections between the theatre that they create and the world in which they live. Students learn to collaborate with their peers, connect with people from differing backgrounds, and begin to see themselves as valued citizens on the world’s stage where they develop important ideas about justice, history, personal choices, politics, and humanity.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Summer 2020

Summer Creative Camps

FMCT Ed is proud to present fun week-long camps for the entire summer! At FMCT Ed there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Come and be a part of our community of learners while we spend our days doing the things that we all love most – singing & dancing, creating & building, and challenging our imaginations while we develop life-long skills and wonderful friendships!

Hamilton Grades 5 – 8 July 6 – 10
Where in the World is Carmen San Diego Grades 3 – 5 July 13 – 17
Menken Musicals Grades 2 – 4 July 13 – 17
Elephant & Piggie Ages 4 – 6 July 20 – 24
Little Shop of Horrors Grades 4 – 8 July 27-31
Disney Heroes & Villains Grades 3 – 5 Aug 3 – 7
The Little Mermaid Grades K – 2 Aug 3 – 7
The Little Mermaid  Grades K – 2 June 1 – 5
Elephant & Piggie Ages 4 – 6 July 6 – 10
He-Man & She-Ra Grades 3 – 5 July 6 – 10
Wicked Meets Beetlejuice Grades 5 – 8 July 13 – 17
Shakespeare & Stage Combat Grades 6 – 8 July 13 – 17
Don’t Let The Pigeon… Ages 4 – 6 July 27 – 31
Hamilton Grades 5 – 8 July 27 – 31

Don’t miss out this summer – there’s always something fun to do at FMCT Ed! Come play with us!

Elementary Production Camp

GRADES 2-3-4

Program dates: June 8-June 30, 2020

Rehearsals: Monday-Friday, 9a-4:00p

Participation: Sign-up, first come/served

Location: All classes will be held at Gasper’s South: 3650 Veterans Blvd. Ste. B, Fargo, ND 58104

THE ADDAM’S FAMILY Younger@Part

Students are invited to join FMCT for our camp productions of The Addams Family! This 30-minute adaptation of the best-selling Broadway musical celebrates the wackiness in every family! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness is growing up and everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night that they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. With a focus on teamwork, creativity, and theatre fundamentals, this program reminds students that we have more in common with each other than we may think.

Middle School Production Camp

GRADES 5-6-7-8

Program dates: June 1-July 2, 2020

Rehearsals: Monday-Friday, 9a-4:00p

Participation: Sign-up, first come/served

Location: All classes will be held at Studio 6: 6 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102.

THE ADDAM’S FAMILY Young@Part

Students are invited to join FMCT for our camp production of The Addams Family! This 30-minute adaptation for middle school actors of the best-selling Broadway musical celebrates the wackiness in every family! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness is growing up and everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night that they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Middle school participants will learn advanced theatre skills including choreography, singing in harmony, and storytelling through voice, body, and action all while applying their talents to this 60-minute production of The Addams Family.

High School/College Production Camp

HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE

Program dates: June 29-August 1, 2020

Auditions: March 1 & 2

Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday, 9a-4:30p

Performances: July 24-26 & 28-August 1

Participation: By audition

Auditions: TBA (February/March 2020)

HAIRSPRAY

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do!

Apply for an FMCT Scholarship!

SILVER FOLLIES

Overview

Individuals 55+ years of age are invited to participate in the region’s single largest avenue for performing arts by senior citizens. Founded in 1992, Silver Follies is part of FMCT’s Education programming which seeks to provide quality learning, performance, and social opportunities to community members of all ages and abilities.  Through their annual spring showcase and numerous outreach events throughout the year, Silver Follies remains one of the single largest avenues for the expression of art by senior citizens in our area.

Outreach & Performances

Spring Production: “You’re a Grand Old Flag”

Winter & Spring Outreach Caroling 

  • November, December & March
  • First rehearsal: October 18, 2020 at 2:00p; Studio 6 Broadway
  • Contact Joyce Westfall for more information at joyedwest@aol.com

EDUCATION OUTREACH

FMCT On the Road

When the community can’t come to FMCT, FMCT comes to the community with various outreach performance and educational opportunities.

On the Road is a two-week after-school children’s theatre experience brought directly to area elementary schools. Through a collaboration between FMCT directors, elementary school teachers, and parent volunteers who work together with students to create a show that will be performed for friends and family at the end of our two-weeks together. 

FMCT brings costumes, props, music, and a sound system to each participating elementary school to enhance your students’ theatre experience. Together, over the course of two-weeks, the work of FMCT develops confidence, critical thinking skills, builds ensemble, creates delightful characters, and has fun exploring the craft of acting all while making the magic of theatre happen in our schools. 

Process Drama is a touring program that brings theatrical literacy learning to every student in an elementary school over the course of two weeks. Students make personal connections to literary themes and motifs by participating in classroom world building through drama.

For more information or to book a tour, please contact Judy Lewis, FMCT Education Director

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