Theatre Workshops for Girl Scouts

The Human Race Theatre is proud to partner with Girl Scouts of Western Ohio to feature Girl Scout Theatre Workshops for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes!

Our Theatre Workshops for Girl Scouts are specially designed by Education Director Marilyn Klaben and Instructor Jene Rebbin Shaw to fulfill the requirements for earning theatre merit badges and to provide a ton of fun to girl scouts and their leaders. Individual Girl Scouts as well as Girl Scout Troops are welcomed at these workshops. Workshops fill rapidly and leaders are encouraged to register early!

Workshops are held in The Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center, 116 North Jefferson Street in downtown Dayton.

Here’s what troop leaders are saying are saying about our workshops:

  • “You exceeded our expectations…We loved the creative role playing!”

  • “The girls were actively engaged…smiling, laughing!”

  • “The instructor was friendly and patient with the girls, and was able to get them to work together to step out of their comfort zones.”

Download the Girl Scout Troop registration form.

2017 – 2018 Girl Scout Workshops

Portrait Gallery Comes Alive: Famous Women of the Past A Theatre Workshop for Junior Girl Scouts

  • Saturday, November 11, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $12.00 per girl

Participation in this two-hour workshop enables Junior Girl Scouts in grades 4 and 5 to earn their Playing the Past Badge.

There are so many remarkable women who lived before us. Select from a list of women we provide to you and decide which person interests you. Will you become Annie Oakley, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart or a fictitious character from The Wizard of Oz?

Write a monologue about a day in the life of the famous woman you have chosen. If there is something she felt strongly about, be her speech writer and write a passionate plea for what she stands for. Select a costume and some accessories and props that are appropriate for your character and dress up.

Then perform your monologue or speech in front of an audience of troop leaders and parents. Discuss together the time period and places that each of the women lived in and what life was like in the past.

Let’s Perform Together A Theatre Workshop for Brownie Girl Scouts

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $12.00 per girl

Participation in this interactive two–hour workshop enables girls in grades 2 and 3 to work towards the fulfillment of the Take Action/Tell a Story Award portion of A World of Girls Journey.

Would you enjoy putting on a show with other Brownie Girl Scouts like yourselves? Your troop can decide to create your own original scene or you may take an established story and give it a new ending, or try your luck at creating a live movie trailer!

Rehearse your scene utilizing blocking (staging techniques), character voice and movement then perform it during the last 20 minutes of the workshop to an audience of troop leaders and parents. Break a Leg!

Reach Out and Role Play A Theatre Workshop for Junior Girl Scouts

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • or
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $12.00 per girl

Participation in this interactive two-hour workshop enables girls in grades 4 and 5 to work towards fulfillment of the Discover/Reach Out Award portion of the aMUSE Journey.

Using theatre skills that include projecting your voice, speaking clearly with vocal variety, using facial expressions and gesturing, girls learn to tell stories with confidence and poise. They learn how to engage an audience.

You, as young women, play various roles in life: you are a daughter, and possibly a sister, a painter, a soccer player and a student. What future roles will you play in life? What famous women’s stories can you tell? With the use of props and costumes, girl scouts use their creative resources to play exciting roles and practice telling stories well.

Stage Presence: Finding your Inner Performer A Theatre Workshop for Cadette Girl Scouts

Saturday, January 20, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $12.00 per girl

Participation in this two-hour workshop enables Cadette Girl Scouts in grades 6, 7 and 8 to earn their Public Speaking Badge.

Words are only part of a performance. It is HOW you deliver your speech or monologue that will capture the audiences’ attention or lose it completely. In this workshop, learn the basic skills of speaking loudly and clearly with inflection and confidence. Using effective body movement and having a focal point help make your speech or monologue successful and engaging to an audience.

Select a speech or monologue from our collection at the theatre, practice it with a partner and perform it during the last 20 minutes of the workshop in front of troop leaders and parents.

Move to the Beat: A Dance Workshop A Theatre Workshop for Brownie Girl Scouts

  • Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $12.00 per girl

Participation in this lively two-hour theatre/dance workshop enables girls in grades 2 and 3 to earn their Dancer Badge.

Listen to a variety of music styles as you warm up your body from your head to your toes. Learn some dance steps and rehearse them together with other Brownie Girl Scouts. Put all the steps together to create a short routine.

Interpretive dance can be used to tell a story. Choreograph your own short dance to illustrate a story that you want to tell and perform it for the others. Then discover if you have revealed your story through dance by listening to the feedback of audience members.