East West Players Creative Play program for children 10 – 14

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East West Players, the nation’s premier Asian American theater, opens its doors once again to young growing artists. The Creative Play program offers children ages 10 – 14 an opportunity to develop strong teamwork skills, build self-confidence and help stretch their imagination.

“There are so many children who need a safe environment to allow them to express themselves freely and creatively,” says Arts Education Director Marilyn Tokuda. “By participating in group exercises and interacting with other children, they develop team building skills and confidence. Creative Play is the perfect playground to allow them to not only learn but to have fun. It’s been really rewarding seeing several of our students grow not only creatively but on a personal level.”

The classes, taught by working professional artists, Marilyn Tokuda & Kerry Carnahan, will focus on improvisation, movement and basic singing skills.

The Creative Play program will be held August 10 – 14, 2009 with classes Monday – Friday from 10 am – 2 pm at East West Players’ David Henry Hwang Theater located at 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, in the Little Tokyo District of Downtown Los Angeles. After four days of workshops, the week culminates into a live demonstration for friends & family during the final hour of class on the fifth day. The program fee is $300 per student. Special discounts are available for siblings who enroll together. For more information about Creative Play, contact Arts Education Director Marilyn Tokuda at mtokuda@eastwestplayers.org or (213) 625-7000 x15.

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