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Richland Academy’s Little Black Box Theatre Company


Creative Drama is a process that develops imaginative thought and creative expression in children.  Through the use of movement, pantomime, improvisation, story dramatization and group activities, children will gain language and communication skills, social awareness, problem-solving abilities, self-concept development, and an understanding of theatre.  

Rather than an attempt to create professional child actors, the goal of our program is designed to guide a child to self-fulfillment through the process of theatre techniques.

We will introduce theatre through creative dramatics by creating an environment where youngsters can feel comfortable to work creatively and think critically.  Students will be able to apply techniques learned into their own creative expression as thinking, feeling, and creative human beings.


Beginning Drama for Little Ones 

Instructor: Megan Williams

Ages: 4-6

Thursdays: 3:00-3:45 pm

June: 14, 21, 28 July: 12, 19, 26 (6 weeks)

This program is designed to help younger actors practice valuable theatre skills, learn to be responsible actors, and perform a real show with lines and solos.  Each week we will do activities to use our voices, explore movement, and use our imaginations! This summer we will explore the poetry of Mother Goose with a compilation of Nursery Rhymes in song form.  This program promotes early literacy, while teaching the fundamentals of the stage.

Tuition: $70


Act 2: Drama for Children 

Instructor: Megan Williams

Ages: 7-9

Thursdays:  4:00-5:00 pm

June: 14, 21, 28 

July: 12, 19, 26

August: 2

(8 Weeks*)

(Tech Rehearsal *Week of August 9th)

Perfect for the beginning actor! In this class students will work on creating an ensemble, understanding movement and space, character development, utilizing voice, listening/reacting, and stage directions and blocking. At the end of the class we will put it all together in our songs and scenes production of We Are Monsters.

We Are Monsters is a hilarious new musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. The adventurous humans uncover vegetarian vampires and rock n’ roll werewolves, gradually realizing there may be more to these monsters than meets the eye! Most importantly these monsters and kids discover the importance of friendship and celebrating in the attributes that make each of us different and unique.

Tuition: $120


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