Participants are invited to bring along their favorite songs, or choose from one of those provided, the lyrics of which will be used as a springboard to devise an original piece of theatre. Working in small groups, they will explore ways in which they can combine the elements of drama (conflicts, setting, characters, and dialogue) into a 5-10 minute play. At the end of an exciting journey of discovery and creative collaboration, the plays will to be presented at an end of week showcase presentation. INSTRUCTOR HEATHER SANDERSON studied classical theatre at RADA in London and prior to moving to Alexandria acted extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area. As "Miss Heather", she is known locally for instilling a love of theatre - in particular Shakespeare - into the hearts of children. Her youth Shakespeare troupes have performed in D.C. and in the U.K. and her privately coached monologue students have performed at the Shakespeare Theatre, the Ford's Theatre and numerous community and children's theatres in the area. Heather may be familiar to fans of British television programs through her Tea with Heather segments on Maryland Public Television's Afternoon Tea.