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SUMMER 2020

South End Stories is excited to offer FREE, ENGAGING, Summer Projects! These online, interactive classes, will build collaboration, collectivism, critical thinking, and creativity while being led by highly skilled teaching artists. Check out the classes below. Technology and additional materials may be provided for the duration of the class if needed.

ONE WEEK OFFERINGS

102: MUSIC PRODUCTION

Instructor: Anthony Warner

We will explore the world of music and beat production in a fun, creative and engaging way. This class is for those that appreciate hip hop especially or even just music in general, yet haven’t known how to go about exploring how to actually create it. This class will also be about hip hop culture, and the birth and development of an American musical art form by youth that changed the world. Students will be provided an MPC drum machine for the duration of the class. 

105: CREATING GREAT CHARACTERS

In partnership with SIFF

Learn how to develop an interesting dramatic character, raid your closet for costumes that define your character, and explore improvisation with your Zoom teammates under the guidance of a master film educator. During the week, students will also experience filming and editing with your character(s) leading up to a final live stream presentation of student work at the end of the week. Beginning and Intermediate levels.

Students will be provided IPADS for the duration of the class, if needed.

106: MAKING MUSIC VIDEOS

In partnership with SIFF

Students will work to visually represent a song or poem of their choosing, considering what images parallel the music/words while other images may deepen the interpretation. Create a storyboard, workshop your creative ideas, and learn to use accessible apps with your Zoom teammates under the guidance of a master film educator. During the week, students will experience filming and editing their own short music videos leading up to a final live stream presentation of student work at the end of the week. Beginning and Intermediate levels. Students will be provided with IPADS for the duration of the class, if needed.

107: DOCUMENTING THE WORLD

In partnership with SIFF

Learn how to craft stories based on real world sources, especially at this time where Citizen Journalism is at the forefront of our society. Students will explore skills like researching, interviewing, and film editing using accessible apps with their Zoom teammates under the guidance of a master film educator. During the week, students will also experience filming content and editing their own short documentary that will be presented during a final live stream presentation of student work at the end of the week. Students will be provided IPADS for the duration of the class, if needed.

TWO WEEK OFFERINGS

208: BRIDGING WISDOM THROUGH POETRY

Instructors: Laura Silver, Carlynn Newhouse, Dr. Donald Felder

Starting as a two week pilot, poet Carlynn Newhouse, will facilitate an intergenerational poetry experience for youth and community elders building on the yearlong Bridging Wisdom program. Elders and youth will creatively collaborate, build relationships and offer each other a space to share and support during these turbulent times.

If interest and schedules allow, this course will be renewed for an additional four weeks.

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THREE WEEK OFFERINGS

309: EXPRESSIONS OF JUSTICE VIA DANCE

Instructor: TiQuida Spellman

Using various forms of dance, students will learn to express themselves with dance and create art thru the topic of social justice. Students will be provided IPADS for the duration of the class, if needed.

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312: SCREENWRITING ADVENTURES

Instructor: Donte Felder

Students will have a fun and engaging time turning their ideas into the next blockbuster movie. This class will combine the craft of writing with the art of theater. Students will be provided computer and screenwriting software for the duration of the class, if needed.

315: POETRY AND PURPOSE

Instructor: Carlynn Newhouse


Poetry, in its multitude of forms is rooted in more than pretty words alone, it has a purpose. Various communities across the globe utilize poetry as a vehicle for self expression, education, protest, cultural retention, and creative voice. In this course, young people will utilize written and spoken word to navigate their identities, analyze the world around them, as well as process their emotions in a therapeutic way. The course will explore various writing and performance techniques, concluding with participants taking their work from the page to the "stage" in a virtual poetry showcase. In a time where it is needed most, Poetry and Purpose will provide a space to create authentically, uplift youth voices, and cultivate community.

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SIX WEEK OFFERINGS

613: MUSICAL ANALYSIS THROUGH KARAOKE

Instructor: Lindsay Kujawa

Have you ever wanted to learn how to stand onstage and not just sing the right notes, but totally wow your audience with your ability to tell a story? Come learn how to be a storyteller through music… and spend the summer digging into some of your favorite songs! Students will be provided with a computer and/or camera if needed.

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614: DECONSTRUCTION OF HAMILTON: THE MUSICAL

Instructor: Lindsay Kujawa

Students will explore how this rebellious moment in American History and the fiercely driven characters featured in Hamilton collided to create one of the biggest pop-culture sensations and forever changed the course of musical theatre. Students will be provided with one month Disney+ subscription and Hamilton the Revolution for the duration of the class, if needed.

RACIAL EQUITY SERIES

Outcome: To gain common vocabulary and norms as a foundation for future growth in equity work. To identify groups with cultural power, acknowledge groups without cultural power, AND to use our power to recognize and call out oppression. We will ultimately use this foundation to explore how we talk to kids about race. Students will be provided learning packets and the book Stamped: A Remix by Jason Reynolds, for the duration of the class.

816: YOUR CONNECTION TO RACE

Instructor: Tanisha Brandon-Felder

818: TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT RACE

Instructor: Tanisha Brandon-Felder

815: BUILDING YOUR RACIAL LITERACY

Instructor: Tanisha Brandon-Felder

817: HISTORY OF RACE IN AMERICA

Instructor: Tanisha Brandon-Felder

South End Stories is funded by Best Starts for Kids, an initiative of The King County Department of Community and Human Services.

 In 2020, SES joined the Intiman Theatre family of education programs, where it continues to operate with its own director and staff.


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