Feel Like A Kid

Professor Robin Aronson,
Dr Jennifer Shank
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Feel like A Kid is an interactive workshop that will help you build a
musical theatre camp from the ground up. The arts are a link to our cultural and social worlds. Offering opportunities for students that might otherwise not have a chance to participate in a play or make music. These activities are crucial to developing well rounded, culturally and socially aware members of society. Theatre and music offer far more than just a creative outlet. Participation in the arts enhances reading ability, artistic literacy, the ability to express ones self and communication skills just to name a few. A musical theatre camp givs participants an opportunity to explore and create in a unique situation that is not always available in the classroom setting or during the school year. This is also an effective way to connect community with University Theatre Departments and to allow students to explore creative expression through drama and music.

Keywords: Practice Focus
Stream: Art in Communities, Arts Education
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation in English
Paper: Feel Like A Kid

Professor Robin Aronson

Assistant Professor, Voice and Acting, University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Theatre and Dance
Hattiesburg, MS, USA

Robin Aronson

Robin Aronson is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Acting at the University of Southern Mississippi in the Department of Theatre and Dance. A member of Actor’s Equity, Robin has performed such roles as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, the Fool in King Lear, and Ouisa in Six Degrees of Separation. Robin received her MFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut and a Shakespeare Acting Certificate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Robin is the co-founder of a Midsummer Musical Theatre Experience, a children’s musical theatre camp held on the campus of USM. This past summer MMTE produced How to Eat like a Child and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up. She has also directed Coyote on A Fence Picasso at the Lapin Agile, And The World Goes Round, and Cabaret for the Department of Theatre and Dance. Other directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing, WASP, and The Insanity of Marty Girard. Currently, Robin is working towards her Lessac Vocal Certification.

Dr Jennifer Shank

School of Music, University of Southern Mississippi

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