Stage Struck is an after-school online musical theater class for ages 8-11 facilitated by Ars Nova teaching artists Michelle J. Rodriguez and Ellen Winter. Over the course of the semester, we will facilitate new ways to create and practice musical theater together in a virtual space through theater games, physical and vocal warm-ups, writing exercises, songwriting, and singing. Together, we will learn about traditional, contemporary and experimental musical theater, while discovering what it means to make a musical of our very own.
Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and musical theater composer MichelleJ. Rodriguez makes music that “span[s] laid-back southern soul and Latin pop flare” (NPR) and features “flourishes of bolero, bossa nova and even jazz” (Chicago Tribune). In 2018, she was a finalist
Ellen Winter is Brooklyn-based performer, songwriter and theater-maker from the woods of Northern Virginia. In 2017, she co-wrote/directed/composed 36 Questions with Chris Littler, a musical podcast starring Jonathan Groff and Jessie Shelton. She’s explored new work with NYTW, The Public,