|Imagine Project is now accepting registration for our 13 week Creativity Theater Workshop in Stamford, Ct.
Our training will integrate the improvisational techniques of the Imagine Project creativity programs, which have nurtured and inspired New York/New Jersey youth for the past twenty years, with the opportunity for instruction by, and exposure to the industries leading casting agents and talent managers. It is this unique professional process that we believe makes our performance workshop New York City's most creative and exciting theatre training program.
Acting Made Simple:
Acting is pretending... be it Shakespeare or nursery rhymes.
All children are born actors.
Observe the games they play.
Look at the many roles each child will play, without inhibitions.
Be aware of their naturally focused energy and concentration on an objective.
All Imagine Project Acting programs are based on the philosophy that:
All actors must, through a process of experimentation, reawaken the sense of wonder and magic that is innately ours as children. Often as actors, in our perceived need to over analyze and dissect a part, we forget the basic concept of make believe, pretend, play. After all we "play" a role in a theatre piece accurately named a "play".
All our acting programs at Imagine Project are geared, through improvisation and experimentation, toward nurturing the young actor to trust his natural instinct. It is the child's ability to act and react honestly and naturally that we must constantly reinforce. We must prevent, or if necessary, break down the facade of sophistication and unreality that often develop as the actor begins to intellectualize. "How do I look?" "Where do I stand?" "How do I sound?" "What if I make a mistake?" In our workshops and classes an actor can not "make a mistake." Each attempt, successful or otherwise, is a step toward understanding.
"I believe all children are born geniuses. As we grow, most of the wonder is taken away by the day to day realities of life. I have seen over the years that The Imagine Project has the power to bring this magic back into [children's] lives, allowing them to rediscover their own extraordinary potential. The Imagine Project is without question the most beautiful program I have ever experienced."
- Dr. Charles DeStefano
Chief Child Psychologist
Child Study Center
Staten Island, NY
"The Imagine Project is a systematic support for the creative potential in almost any youngster. Sitting in on only one session will convince anyone who cares about how children learn, and love to learn, how powerful The Imagine Project is."
- Dr. Jerome Soll, Psychologist
"I love coming here. They just let kids be kids."
- John Short (Age 7)
To ABC Eyewitness News Reporter
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