Hayden theater students ready for 24-hour workshop | SteamboatToday.com

Hayden theater students ready for 24-hour workshop

— Hopefully, Hayden High School theater students are well-rested, because they have a big night ahead of them.

Beginning Friday evening, the students will participate in The Hayden Experiment, a 24-hour theater workshop.

The school also conducted the workshop last year.

“It was awesome,” teacher Kendra DeMicco said. “It was such a great experience.”

DeMicco co-produces the workshops through the Chalkboard Theatre Project.

“Because I do these with students across the country, I wanted to do it here,” DeMicco said.

During the 24 hours, students will be placed into teams of four. There will be a director, writer and two actors tasked with creating an original, 10-minute play that will be performed for the community at 7 p.m. Saturday.

While working on their plays, the students are thrown curve balls by the production team to keep them on their toes, add creative challenges and encourage collaborative problem solving.

DeMicco said it is a unique opportunity for students to experience and participate in the whole life cycle of creating an original play. That includes conceptualizing, writing, rehearsing, staging, tech and performance.

The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council made the workshop possible with $2,200 in funding.

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