Creative Playmaking Summer Camp!
July 19 @ 9:00 am - July 23 @ 5:30 pm$100
Creative Playmaking is a week-long playwriting and puppet-making workshop devised and led by Teaching Artist Aliza Moran for students ages 12 and up. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 19 – 23, kids will collaborate on creating a play from scratch. The unique process focuses on character creation, exploration, and the crafting of their very own puppets which will be used to express the story they make together. The students will then rehearse their play and give a free public performance on Friday, July 23 at 5:30 p.m. on the Ciné Theater stage.
About the Teaching Artist: Aliza Moran has a BFA from the University of Memphis (’04) in Theatre Performance and a M.A in Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities from NYU (’18). At NYU, she studied abroad in Ireland and the UK studying Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) and devising processes within foreign communities. Aliza has been an arts educator and community collaborator for 15+ years within the Memphis community. Previously, she worked as the drama teacher and after school site coordinator for Hillcrest High School in Whitehaven, TN. Prior to that she was the Operations Manager for the Department of Outreach and Education at Theatre Memphis. Aliza‘s work at Theatre Memphis included administrative, curriculum development and facilitation, tour direction and designer for ShoWagon, teaching artist, and performer. Aliza has collaborated with community partners such as Thistle & Bee, The Urban Art Commission, RedZone Ministries, Shelby County Schools, The Grizzlies Foundation TeamUP Mentoring Program, and the University of Memphis. Not only an educator, Aliza is a local performer who has been invested in the arts community since the early 2000s. She continues to produce and support new theatrical experiences by collaborating with local Memphis artists, educators, community organizations, and creatives. Currently, Aliza is the Director of Les Passees Kids on the Block (an educational puppet troupe).