Darien Summer School & Enrichment

Writers' Masterpiece Theater

For students entering grades 4-5


The lights in the theater dim, and a play begins. But a play will not soar unless it’s great on the page.  In this class your child will learn the craft of dramatic writing taken from a book we read together each week. 

This is where your child will learn the crafts of attending to a story being read, sharing and listening points of view, to trust their instincts building confidence and the life skill of learning how to compromise. 

The group collaboration will result in a play they will act out in our “Actors Studio” created in the classroom, a script bearing their name and the most fun of all-a vast collection of fun props and wardrobes to bring their dramatic creations to life.

At the end of the session we will put on our own Academy Awards-complete with a walk down the red carpet, a statuette and a very special package filled with gifts just for our thespians.

Writers' Masterpiece Theater (LA020B (Gr. 4-5))
Sessions:  24
Dates:  6/27/2022 to 7/29/2022
Meeting Times: 
  • Monday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Friday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:  Darien High School B113
Instructor: Joanna DeMassa-Dougherty
Grades:  4, 5
Fees:  $399.00 (Class Fee)
Note: Class has been CANCELED

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