Kids theatre workshop offered in July

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The Northern Light Opera Company, thanks to a grant from 3M Community Funds and in cooperation from the Pine Point School District, will present NLOKids Theater Workshop for children ages 9-13.

Workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, July 5-22 in Pine Point, with busing available from Park Rapids to Pine Point.

Children will gain theater skills in projection, singing, character-analysis, and stage movement. 

Children will grow in creativity by writing a stage script, choosing setting, characters, and conflict.  They will create songs by writing lyrics and creating melodies, and they will explore stage space and the qualities of appropriate movement. 

As an overall goal, children will work together in a collaborative process, enjoying collaboration, gaining self-confidence, making new friendships and creating a final production open to the public.

Theater professionals Lisa Dove and Greg Paul – stage and technical directors for NLOC’s summer production of "Annie Get Your Gun" – will guide the workshop, with student directors Sarah Schultz, Hawken Paul and Maurice Fields.

Participants will be provided bus transportation from Park Rapids Area Century School to and from Pine Point at 9:30 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m.  Lunch will be provided by Pine Point School District.

There is a workshop fee. Scholarships are available. If interested in attending, call 732-7096 or email

info@NorthernLightOpera.org.