After school classes
Doug Cole currently teaches afterschool classes at
a number of public and private schools in Oakland,
Moraga, and Orinda.. He teaches classes for both
younger and older elementary aged children, and
has special classes for kindergarten and 1st
graders that include drama, storytelling, and music.
Classes for 2nd-5th graders can be production
based or can have more of a focus on theater
games, creative drama, improv, video and
Classes for younger students
Doug has designed classes specifically for
kindergarten, or kindergarten and 1st grade.
These include work on a production, theater
games, creative drama, music and storytelling.
Some recent productions for this age group
include "The 3 Little Pigs", "The Elves and the
Shoemakers", "The Little Red Hen" as well as
some folktales from around the world. These plays
have all been written by Doug Cole and usually
include music, movement, and lot of silliness.
CLASSES FOR OLDER STUDENTS
PRODUCTION BASED CLASSES
Classses for older students can take several forms.The class can be
production based, which culminates in a full length play which is presented at
the end of the session. These are all plays written by Doug Cole and include
such recent productions as "Thor's Lost Hammer", a comedy based on a
popular Norse myth; "Stinky Lake", a comedy based on a Indian folk tale; "The
Emperor's Nightingale", from the famous story by Hans Christian Andersen
and "Premsaland", an original fairy tale. These productions run about one
hour. Classes run from 10-12 weeks, and generally are 90 minutes to two
hours per week.
CREATIVE DRAMA, IMPROV, VIDEO AND STORYTELLING
Doug also offers classes that are more focused on theater games, creative
drama, video, skits and storytelling. These do not culminate in a production
and are more workshop based. These classes are fun, creative, low stress
and have proven to be very popular. Often a school will choose to do one
semester of this type of class and the next semester do a production oriented