VIRTUAL DRAMA CLUB

 

Less than six months ago, we could never have imagined a world where we would try to practice theatre on-line let alone perform a live show in front an audience on Zoom. Well, in May 2020, The Turkey Hill School 5th and 6th graders performed their first live virtual show in front of an audience of more than 100 viewers. You can view the show right here on this page!

Virtual Theatre includes a play that is written specifically to be practiced and performed via an online platform like Zoom. It is exciting and we found that young actors were well-suited to adjusting to the differences. 

 

The Virtual Play is designed for characters to communicate without face-to-face dialogue but they are still talking in real time. Actors still need to act!  In fact they need to adjust to the challenges of an on-line platform in addition to acting.  During the performance the cast can only talk to each other through a chat feature. They must prepare to "improv" in case of technical difficulties. Once again, our cast did a fantastic job doing this during the May show. In fact, it was one of our favorite parts of the show!

Check out the lists below about how Virtual Drama is the same and how is very different than Traditional Drama!

Virtual Drama

What's the same?

  • The story and dialogue still take us to exciting and new places with characters that have challenges to overcome!

  • The actors must memorize their lines and learn how to talk and behave like their character.

  • We still practice, have dress rehearsals and work really hard to get ready for the show!

  • The audience gets to enjoy a live show and the actors get the thrill of performing on a live stage.

  • There's even a program guide, costumes and lots of fun!

  • The actors make friends and learn to cheer on their team mates and work together to make a great show.

  • You will get a video of the show so you can watch it again!

Virtual Drama

How is it different?

  • The actors are practicing and learning on Zoom and must sign on from home and focus for the hour they practice. 

  • The actors must work independently during the live show to turn on their camera and microphone when it's their turn to get on stage with just a text chat as a cue!

  • The audience can chat live with the cast and send messages and ask questions after the show.

  • Audience members can view the show from any where in the world by buying a ticket for their family

  • The program guide is virtual too.

  • Due to the nature of the platform, we must limit participants to 20 and to only 5th and 6th graders.

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www.dramaclub-ct.com   /  129 Coram Lane, Orange, CT 06477

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