Throughout the year, Club directors and guests artists will be offering workshop opportunities for Thespian Club members. These workshops give students hands-on experience with different areas of the theatre - perfect for those looking to learn new skills or further develop already blossoming skills. At this time, all workshops are free of charge for Thespian Club members and run between an hour and two hours in length.
Workshops for the 2018-2019 School Year:
If students have an interest in a topic that is not currently covered in an offered workshop, they are invited to talk with Amanda or Mrs. Rude to explore the possibility of developing an additional workshop.
Students in the Thespian Club have the opportunity to attend theatre productions at other schools and theatres in the area. These opportunities give students the chance to experience different kinds of productions and discover their own ideas of what makes good theatre. These trips do require an out-of-pocket cost for tickets and food for students. Trips are offered based on the availability of appropriate productions in the area. During the 2016-2017 school year, students from the Thespian Club attended Into the Woods at Peoria Players Theatre.
Members of the Thespian Club at Peoria Players' Hairspray (Spring 2016).
2018 SPOOK TRAIL DATE:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 at Lakeland Park
Non-Scary: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Scary: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Each Fall, the Thespian Club partners with the Canton Park District to produce a haunted walk-through event for the community. This is the club's biggest fundraising event of the year. Guides lead visitors through the haunted trail, viewing terrifying, creepy creatures and scenes along the way. The Spook Trail also features a not-so-scary version at the beginning of the night for the younger haunts of Canton. As of 2015, the Spook Trail has been moved to the Nagel Playground area of Lakeland Park.
Prior to the Spook Trail, Thespian Club participants can take part in a make up workshop to learn special effects make up techniques for use on the trail. Graphic Design students at CHS also take part, designing posters for the trail's advertisement. The best design by a graphic design student (as voted on by Thespian Club officers) receives a gift card for the winning design.