DiscoveryOnstage is proud to introduce Storycrafters, an interactive virtual collaboration bringing a fresh approach to character creation and story-telling, all in keeping with the foundations of imagination and student-led creativity that our families have come to expect.
Similar to our Summer Acting Camp, Storycrafters provides your young person the opportunity to take part in a creative exploration with like-minded peers to develop something completely unique! Through structured assignments and twice weekly virtual meetings, DO’ers will collaborate with their Director, Writer and Graphic Designer to create a one-of-a-kind audio/visual storybook, using the craft of acting, vocal production and personal character-driven artwork and story boards.
Not only will your young person be able to safely socialize from the comfort of home, he or she will also gain a sense of ownership in something dynamic and important, the cornerstone of DiscoveryOnstage.
- Who: Ages 5 – 17
- Where: Online via Zoom
- Session 1: June 1 – 25
- Session 2: June 29 – July 24
- Registration Fee: $250
Frequently Asked Questions
What will my young person be doing during Storycrafters?
Based on our tried and true DiscoveryOnstage format, our young storycrafters will embark on an imaginative process that will allow for them to create their own story From the Imagination Up. Participants, alongside their group mates, will design and voice their own original characters, brainstorm together to form an original story, and collaborate with our team of professional writers, directors, and graphic designers to be presented in an audiovisual storybook.
My young person does not have any experience in drawing, voice acting, etc.; will he/she still be able to participate?
Of course! DiscoveryOnstage prides itself in that its programs are not about one’s skill in performing, but rather about one’s willingness to learn and grow, not simply as an artist but as a more developed, well-rounded human being at the end of the day. If your young person feels they struggle artistically in one field or another, we have a team of artists and specialists that can help, so long as you have the drive and imagination to help bring it to life.
How will we receive this audiovisual storybook?
One week following the last day of your session, we will hold a “screening” via Zoom, where all of our families can watch their final product together. Afterwards, we will send each family a link to their storybook following our screening.
Which group will my participant be in?
Each participant will be placed in a team of up to fifteen other team members, each working collaboratively to create their own storybook. Unlike camp, Storycrafters will feature a slightly broader range of ages between each group, allowing for a more dynamic, diverse experience. By mid-May, we will make decisions regarding final groupings, as well as meeting days and times. When that information becomes available, we will reach out to our participating families to let them know prior to the first meeting.
Can the family join each Storycrafters meeting?
For our parents with young participants that have yet to fully develop strong reading and writing skills, we ask that you remain present for your young person’s session to assist them if needed. For our parents with older participants, while you are welcome to observe our meetings, we encourage you to allow for your young person to undergo their own process independently. That being said, following every meeting, we will email each family with a recap of the meeting, along with any action items that need to be completed prior to the next meeting. That way, we will keep you updated with your young person’s progress every step of the way.
What if we need to miss a meeting?
If you are unable to attend any of our meetings for any reason, please let us know ahead of time so we may plan accordingly. We will do our best to accommodate to any conflicts.
If you have any further questions, please contact us at 818.795.2013 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.