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Mr. Kyle’s passion for working with children and ability to ‘become’ one of them is exceptional... the impact of inviting their imagination into a full-blown character role-play is remarkable!
— Svetla Morrison
 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

 
 
 
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Theatre is play. Children constantly use their imaginations to create something out of nothing - a concept adults should embrace. Their lives are ones of theatricality and experimentation, discovering their world and themselves through play.

Using a play-based approach, Wandering Aesthetics works with students of all ages to develop their voices, their bodies and their imaginations in order to become more dynamic performers. Exercises are tailored toward each unique group of students, with the goal of creating a strong bond between participants while exposing them to an alternative form of theatre.

Storytellers at heart, Wandering Aesthetics’ classes are often framed as research into the art of theatre as storytelling. Students learn to craft their own stories as they dive deep into the tales of time.

–Mr. Kyle
Director of Education
 
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Summer Camps

Summer CAMP: Under The Big Top
180.00

Summer CAMP:
Under The Big Top: The Greatest Show
June 17th - 28th (Ages 5 - 14)

Entire Session: $180

“No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.”
– P.T. Barnum

For the first time since 2016, Wandering Aesthetics’ Summer CAMP returns to The Center in Akron’s West Hill Neighborhood.

Join Wandering Aesthetics’ Director of Education Kyle Jozsa as he, along with the young performers, explore the world of P.T. Barnum. Using theatrical concepts, including imagination, character creation and teamwork, students will dive into the wildly inventive world under the big top, culminating in the development of their very own dynamic performance.

This two-week long summer camp will build on the students' theatrical experience, furthering their knowledge of the concepts of live performance. Each morning, in his engaging style, Jozsa will reinforce theatrical fundamentals and introduce the students to more advanced techniques of theatre. Each afternoon, students will collaborate on each and every theatrical aspect to craft their tale in an atmosphere of cooperation and playfulness, culminating in a final performance for friends and family.

Students should bring a water bottle and a brown bag lunch.

June 17th - 28th (Ages 5 - 14)

Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


This class will be held at:
The Center
118 W. Market St. • Akron, OH 44303

Quantity:
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Summer CAMP: The Jungle Book
135.00

Summer CAMP: The Jungle Book
July 8th - 12th (Ages 5 - 9)
OR
July 15th - 19th (Ages 9 - 14)
Location:
First Christian Church in Cuyahoga Falls
Entire Session: $135

“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” 
― Rudyard Kipling

The highly popular Summer CAMP returns to Cuyahoga Falls as Wandering Aesthetics and the First Christian Church collaborate for another year of theatrical education.

Join Wandering Aesthetics’ Director of Education Kyle Jozsa as he and the young performers venture deep into the heart of the jungle. Using theatrical concepts, including imagination, character creation and teamwork, students will explore the world of Mowgli and The Jungle Book, culminating in the development of their very own performance.

This week long summer camp will introduce students to the concepts of live performance. Each morning, in his engaging style, Jozsa will teach students the fundamentals, (Stage picture, blocking, memorization, cues, etc.), and some more advanced techniques, (Proper use of body & voice, awareness, character creation, etc.), of theatre. Each afternoon, students will collaborate to craft their own version of ‘The Jungle Book’ in an atmosphere of cooperation and playfulness, culminating in a final performance for friends and family.

Students should bring a water bottle & brown bag lunch.

Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This CAMP will be held at:
First Christian Church
2253 3rd St. • Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Session:
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For more information regarding upcoming classes or available scholarships, please email info@watheatre.com

 

Fall Classes

 
 

Mr. Kyle

 
 
 
Kyle Jozsa Bio
Named the 2016 Akron Arts Alive! Award Winner for Outstanding Artist in Theater, Kyle Jozsa is the lead actor, primary Storyteller and Director of Education with Wandering Aesthetics. He began his teaching career in 2010 with Weathervane Playhouse. Since that time, Jozsa has worked full-time as a preschool teacher, developed curriculum for traditional and non-traditional classes alike, and led workshops for students of all age groups throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond– working with organizations such as City Sprouts, Countryside Conservancy, Crown Point, the Dike School of the Arts, Firestone High School, The Goddard School, Junior Leadership of Akron, TACA, TransOhio and many more. Primarily focused on the sustained growth of Wandering Aesthetics, Kyle works part-time as the Skill Builders Instructor for Project RISE and as a Teaching Artist for The Artful Living Program out of Stark County. Jozsa, a member of the Falls Downtown Fridays Committee, continues to spread his play-based enrichment programs throughout the Akron area.

Read more about Kyle on the Akronist's website.
 
 
 

SCHOLARSHIPS

 
 
 
Wandering Aesthetics is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Wandering Aesthetics must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
 
 
 
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