Registration Open for Children’s Theatre Class

The Thingamajig Theatre Company children’s program — the Whatchamawhozits — are getting ready to start another incredibly fun and educational round of classes on September 22. The classes take place every Friday from 2:30 to 4:30pm from September 22 until December 1 with an extra class on Saturday December 2 from 2:30 to 4:30pm.

The students will start the session off with writing a Christmas play together and spend the remainder of the session learning, while they rehearse the original piece. The Whatchamahozits will have their final rehearsal on December 8 at their usual class time (2:30-4:30pm) and will present a public performance to on Saturday, December 9 at 2pm at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.

The summer 2017 Whatchamawhozits program presented the musical ‘Willy Wonka’ to an appreciative community audience. Photos courtesy Ursala Hudson.

The Whatchamawhozits theater education can be an important means of stimulating creativity in problem solving as well as challenging students’ perceptions about their world and about themselves. Theatre provides students with an outlet for emotions, thoughts, and dreams. It gives the student a place to experiment with various personal choices and solutions to very real problems including situations from their own life, or situations faced by characters in literature or historical figures. This can happen in a safe atmosphere, where actions and consequences can be examined, discussed, and in a real sense experienced without the dangers and pitfalls of the “real world.”

It is also an important tool for building self-confidence, practicing public speaking skills as well as preparing students to live and work in a world that is increasingly team oriented.

Classes are open to kids 7-13 years old. The cost is $150 for 11 classes and the performance. Class space is extremely limited. In order to register, email thingamajigbox@gmail.com with the following information:

EMAIL SUBJECT: Child’s Name Registration.

EMAIL BODY: Child’s Name, Age, Parents Name, Email, Phone Number, Medical Conditions

When your registration has been accepted, you bring a check to the first day of class on September 22, made out to Thingamajig Theatre Company… 2313 Eagle Drive, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.

WHAT PARENTS SAY:

“THANK YOU for your awesome work with the kids during the Improv class. It was great fun to watch their growth.”

“Many thanks for your invaluable instruction and encouragement to all the kids in the Whatchamawhozits program. [My son] had a blast and it was a fun program to watch on Saturday.”

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