Story Drama Begins September 30th for Children ages 3 ½ – 6

By | September 29, 2019

This one hour program is an ideal introduction to the magical world of theatre. Each six week session at the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn explores a different set of books inspired by the selected theme, and classic stories come alive as students delve into the imaginary worlds of their favorite books. Using age-appropriate creative drama, experienced Virginia Rep teaching artists guide the participants through a fun, interactive, multi-sensory journey into a work of children’s literature.

Each Story Drama lesson presents a problem paralleling the theme from the chosen book. The teaching artists take on different character roles as the story unfolds, while encouraging the children to offer ideas and suggestions on ways to solve the presented problem, eventually discovered within the pages of the book.

Story Drama at a glance:

  • Based off of Reading Readiness best practices
  • Helps children develop early literacy skills, symbolic and critical thinking, empathy, impulse control and confidence
  • Teaches children to use their ‘Performer’s Tools’ – Body, Voice, Imagination, Focus and Cooperation


Let’s Go Adventuring!
Mondays at Willow Lawn
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Sep. 30 – Nov. 4, 2019

Fairy Tales Retold
Mondays at Willow Lawn
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Dec. 2, 2019 – Jan. 20, 2020

Trying New Things
Mondays at Willow Lawn
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Feb. 17 – Mar. 23, 2020

The World of Dr. Seuss
Mondays at Willow Lawn
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Mar. 30 – May 18, 2020

Tuition is $85 per six-week session. For a full list of course dates, please visit the Story Drama page.

Call the Box Office at (804) 282-2620 to enroll, or purchase online.

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