1626 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 | (719) 465-6321
Now Celebrating Our 17th Season!
Creating new theatre for the Pikes Peak region

Workshops
Grades 1 – 2

GRADES 1 & 2

Young performers learn how to use their actor’s tools (body, voice, mind, and imagination) to create characters and animate stories.  Students build a deeper understanding of story and character as they learn the power of bold choices, active listening and creative risk-taking.


YES AND… / Friday Oct 9, 16, 23, 30 & Nov 6 ~ 3:30 to 5:30 pm ~ $95 (5 weeks)

Have fun as you learn to say “yes” to your imagination through the tools of improvisation.  You’ll learn how to bring never-before-told stories to life, embody amazing characters, and travel to whole new worlds.  The class will culminate with a student improv show  presented live through a virtual platform. Instructor: Birgitta De Pree

UNDER THE LITTLE BIG TOP / Saturday Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 & Nov 7 ~ 9:30 to 11:30 am ~ $95 (5 weeks)

Enter the world of the circus!  Through acrobatics, aerial arts, clown, object manipulation, and theatrics, young performers are introduced to the musicality, creativity, and joy in movement, while developing social skills, physical dexterity and creative confidence.  Hands on Art activities provide opportunities to create the props, sets and costumes for the final sharing.  This class culminates in a sharing of fun on the final day (live or virtual tbd). Instructor: Hannah Sheehan

AESOPS FABLES  / Friday Nov 6, 13, 20, (no class Nov 27) Dec 4, 11  ~ 3:30 to 5:30 pm ~ $95 (5 weeks)

Join a troupe of players as we put together an original adaptation of Aesop’s most amazing stories.  You’ll help build the set, create the costumes and play the characters in this one-of-a-kind and very silly play full of mirth, morals and magical mayhem. The class will culminate with a presentation of the play. (live or virtual tbd) Instructor: Birgitta De Pree

WHY WE BELIEVE IN PLAY

Creative play is critical for the physical, emotional, and mental health of children.  For almost twenty years the Millibo has offered programming that inspires youth to grow as artists and innovators.  Our experiences running camps this summer confirm our belief in the importance of creative engagements for kids, and our ability to provide safe environments where this can happen.  This Fall the Millibo is poised to support your child’s learning through re-imagined theatre classes, camps and workshops that offer safe and exciting environments where kids can explore and grow through the performing arts.

Small class sizes, multiple outdoor learning experiences, the most talented faculty of teaching artists in the region and over twenty years of experience working with young creatives ensures a high-quality arts experiences for ages 4 to 18.

Adapting to the virtual and on-site schedules of our public schools, Millibo will offer daytime and after-school workshops at the theatre as well as weekend intensives and small group field trips.   We are also available to work with your group to craft individualized small group experiences – home-school groups, friend pods etc…

SAFETY AT THE CORE

SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE: The safety and health of your child(ren) remains our first priority, and as Coronavirus guidance continues to evolve, we will follow all guidelines and updates provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Colorado Department for Public Health and Environment for Child Care.

The safety measures in place Include:

  • Screen campers for symptoms and close-contact exposures at daily drop off and pick up
  • Stagger drop-off and pickup times to avoid large groups and allow for screening.
  • Keep campers in stable groups of 10 and fewer for all indoor and outdoor activities
  • Limited building access.  Only campers, teachers and staff have building access.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet during eating and recreation.
  • Secure same staff and counselors to work with small groups for the entire week
  • Require hand-washing upon arrival, before eating, and at regular intervals throughout the day.
  • Require masks or face coverings whenever possible.
  • Ensure sufficient cleaning and disinfecting of commonly touched surfaces, equipment, and vehicles throughout the camp.

REGISTRATION BY PHONE 719 465 6321 or ONLINE NOW

Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday / Noon to 4pm.

REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS:  Requests for refunds must be made two weeks before the start of a workshop. If these processes are followed, the tuition will be refunded less a $20 administration fee. There are NO REFUNDS or TRANSFERS issued after this two week period. Your full payment will be refunded if a camp or class is cancelled.


Responses from parents Summer 2020:

Thank you for having such attentive and creative leaders.

We appreciated your clear communication and safety measures around covid.

You all did AMAZING in regards to COVID response. My child had a fabulous time, and I felt confident as a parent that she was safe.

I was really happy with the way you all dealt with safety measures in camp this summer.

When we engage with the performing arts we build:

SELF-CONFIDENCE: Taking risks in class and performing for an audience teaches students to trust their ideas and abilities.

IMAGINATION: Theatre provides an outlet for making creative choices, thinking new ideas and interpreting material in expressive ways.

EMPATHY & TOLERANCE: Acting roles from different situations, time periods, and cultures promotes compassion, understanding and tolerance.

COOPERATION & COLLABORATION: Theatre invites students to creatively share and develop their creative ideas and abilities with others.

CONCENTRATION: Playing, practicing, and performing develop a sustained focus of mind, body, and voice.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Drama enhances verbal and nonverbal expression of ideas.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Creative explorations foster adaptability. quick-thinking and comfort with new ideas and approaches.

JOY: Theatre brings play, humor, and laughter to learning reducing stress and inspiring motivation.

TRUST: The social interaction and risk taking in drama develops trust in self, others, and the process.

MEMORY: Rehearsing and performing the words, movements, and cues strengthen a participants memory facility.

SOCIAL AWARENESS: Legends, myths, poems, stories, and plays build a student’s awareness of social issues from all over the world.

Author: Jim Jackson