led by Mary Yaw McMullen & Anne Cornell
The Pomerene Center for the Arts is introducing POM THEATRICALs —a new, all-around arts education experience for children K-3 and 4-8. POM THEATRICALs is designed to encourage a broad range of creative expression through the exploration of drama, writing, movement, visual arts and music. It’s a collaborative effort calling on all creative skills. Check out our POM THEATRICALs playdate for preschoolers.
Little POM THEATRICALs – monkey in the cold rain
Grades K-3, (limit 8 children) $40
9:30 to 10:30am, Saturdays Jan 14-Feb. 18
Young POM THEATRICALs – empty bowl
Grades 4-8, $40
11:00am to noon, Saturdays Jan 14-Feb. 18
Children will work together in small groups to create very short dramatic pieces using a somewhat inside-out process. Starting with a few written words about a monkey in the rain (grades k-3) and an empty bowl (grades 4-8), children will
- experiment with sound to create the right mood (musical score)
- imagine and build a space to step into (architecture)
- develop the environment with props, scenery, costumes and light (visual arts)
- move into the created space—ACTION!” (movement and drama)
At the end of the session they’ll perform for friends and family. The Pomerene Center offers need-based scholarships. Please ask.
About the teachers
Mary Yaw McMullen—Following a 5 year career as a Costume Designer/Shop Manager and Instructor for the Department of Dance at OSU, Mary returned to Coshocton County in 2014 with her husband Kyle and their two children. She brings her 13 year freelance costume design business and her wealth of theater experience and knowledge, along with her ebullient community spirit to Coshocton. As a graduate student Mary studied “inside out” theater in Prague, Czech Republic where this method was developed from ancient classical roots.
Anne Cornell—Anne Cornell has directed the Pomerene Center for the Arts since 2000. She is a visual artist who takes delight in fashioning opportunities for children to explore the world and their own creativity.