RTB KIDS WORKSHOPS

Registration for our Fall workshop, The Best of Broadway’s Funniest!, is now open to new students!

See below for details

The Ridgefield Theater Barn Kids (RTBK) programming is year-round. We offer two workshops in the spring and the fall, and five weeks of workshops in the summer. We have a resident Glee Club and Learn To Sing Program, as well as dramatic play workshops for both older and younger students. In addition, we offer classes to help our students master the audition process all the way through their college applications. We also have Improv comedy classes for kids and teens.

While the desire to perform is awesome, we recognize that there are many ways in which a child can learn to contribute and thrive in theater, and that makes the RTBK program so unique.

From lighting and sound design to costuming, props and stage management, each RTB Kid gets hands-on experience and ownership of putting a show together. As Theater Program Director Stacie Moye says, “My approach to teaching always begins with the process. It is my belief that students who are empowered with the proper performance skills, confidence and the freedom to express themselves will have a successful performance experience.  I promote inclusion, collaboration and risk taking.  Working with kids in this atmosphere gives them the tools they need to develop a lifelong love of their craft.” Music Program Director Anya Caravella believes that in music and voice, a good foundation is everything! “Learning the fundamentals of correct singing lays the foundation for lifelong vocal health. Kids who learn to sing in a loving & supportive environment gain confidence and develop their musical ear through ear training and harmonizing exercises But most importantly, RTB Kids make friends and have FUN!” As a result, our students are adaptable, tolerant, respectful and kind. RTB Kids take ownership of not only their roles on-stage, but also have responsibility for costumes, props, and working with the stage manager. Our alumni include both Broadway performers AND Broadway stage
managers!

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RTBK Fall Workshop 2020

The Best of Broadway's Funniest!

Miss Stacie and Miss Anya have done an amazing job of putting together a curriculum to adjust to the demands of keeping everyone safe. We have erected our brand new “outdoor learning annex”  and created a fresh-air, socially distant extension of the Barn.  In addition, Pippa Walton, a recent graduate of UCSF, has joined the team this fall as the stage manager for the workshop.  Covid may have put her professional career on hold, but we are thrilled to be benefiting from the hiaitus, and your kids will be too.

A Kids’ Theater Workshop in the time of Covid will necessarily be different than what we’ve done in the past, but not in the fundamental ways.

So, what can you expect from this Fall’s workshop?

  • Still 3 casts – (2) Hybrid and (1) fully Virtual option
  • Small group instruction (no more than 8) to ensure everyone’s safety
  • Focus on monologues and solos
  • Filmed performance with a live watch party
  • A delayed start time of 15 minutes during the week for the hybrid participants to allow for complicated school pick-ups and schedule wrinkles

Sign up now for the Theater Barn Kids Fall Workshop – The Best of Broadway’s Funniest!

Older kids will be doing scenes & songs from Wicked, Mean Girls, Chicago, School of Rock & more!

Younger kids will be exploring the characters and music of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, plus songs from School of Rock, Willy Wonka, Shrek, Cinderella & more!

Classes begin the week of September 28th (the first Saturday class is October 2nd):

Cast 1 HYBRID (Tues/Sat)

Grades 6, 7 & 8 meet Tuesday  3:30-4:30 at the Barn

Grades 3, 4 & 5 meet Tuesday 4:45-5:45 at the Barn

Full Cast 1 meets virtually Saturday, 9:00-10:30am 

Cast 2 ALL VIRTUAL (Weds/Sat)

Grades 6, 7 & 8 “meet” Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm

Grades 3, 4 & 5 “meet” Wednesdays 4:45-5:45pm

Full Cast 2 “meets” Saturday 10:30am-12pm

Cast 3 HYBRID (Thurs/Sat)

Grades 6, 7 & 8 meet  Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm at the Barn

Grades 3, 4 & 5 meet Thursdays 4:45-5:45pm at the Barn

Full Cast 3 meets virtually Saturday 12pm – 1:30pm

Alumni registration now open.  Registration opens to non-alumni Sunday, September 13th

RTBK Mission Statement: To offer children ages 8-18 an opportunity to explore the theater arts.  We offer the opportunity to participate in our program to all children, regardless of experience, disability or financial constraints.  There are no auditions for our RTBK programming.  Performance is not the only option for a child interested in theater; we have opportunities for kids to learn about the technical theatrical arts as well.  All RTB  Kids learn that putting on a show means you are part of a team.