Master Class at MS 258 led by Life Stories Students


Three high school students from the Life Stories program visited MS 258’s after school theater program this week to lead a master class.  They performed a scene they have been working on from “Ordinary People” followed by a Q&A session about the scene and their process as actors.  The students from 258 were led through a series of theater exercises and games to help build the ensemble’s skills for vocal volume, focus and responding to your fellow actors.  The students from MS 258 also staged a reading of an original play they have been working on with UAP teaching artist Brendan Boland about the events of the Salem witch trials.  It was an exciting session for everyone, and we look forward to more master classes led by Life Stories students in the near future.

Students’ responses to the master class:

“I thought it was really awesome.  Today changed my mind about acting and made me want to do more.  Everything was helpful for us for play we are working on.” – Anayess (MS 258)

“It was fun.  I liked the energy they brought and when we talked about character intentions.” – Qsavan (MS 258)

“I really liked everything.  My favorite part was when they did their scene.  It showed how good acting can be.” – Christian (MS 258)

“I thought it was really fun.  It was great to see how advanced we are as actors to be able to teach others.” – Anthony (Life Stories)

“I’m thankful for the experience and I learned a lot from being able to teach kids younger than me.” – Isaiah (Life Stories)