Middle School

Shakespeare Workshop for Actors Grades 7 – 12

On Monday evenings January 22 – March 26 (excluding Feb. 5 and 16) from 7-9 pm accomplished actress and educator Julia Levo will create an exciting and positive environment in which actors will delve into a comprehensive exploration of scenes and monologues from one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, Macbeth. Students will explore this play in an intensive eight-week acting program designed exclusively for middle and high school students.

Students will develop skills in character development, vocal technique, acting craft, and text analysis. Key scenes and monologues (using non-traditional casting) will be woven together and performed for an invited audience during the last class.

This eight-week program is $250 per New Pond Farm Member and $275 per Non-member

Registration is required, space is limited. Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Rocket Building

On Saturday November 11 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. join us to build and launch a rocket that could potentially soar a hundred feet from the launch pad. Bring your smartphone and take a movie of your rocket’s flight! Retrieve your rocket and take it home.

    $20 per New Pond Farm member and $25 per non-member

Registration is required, space is limited. Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Spend a Fascinating Afternoon with a Schaghticoke Council Member

Native American lifeways, past and present, will be shared during a intriguing walk and talk with an esteemed member of the Schaghticoke Council. Darlene Kascak, Education Coordinator, from the Institute for American Indian Studies, will take us through our encampment and museum and provide new insights into CT’s indigenous people.

Recommended for 5th graders through adults.

$15 per New Pond Farm member, $20 per non-member

Registration is required. Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Historic Bus Tour in Celebration of Redding’s 250th Anniversary

Come join local author and historian, Dan Cruson, for a bus tour of Redding that highlights many historic locations that were featured in Mark Twain Library’s town-wide-read of “My Brother Sam is Dead”. Starting at the farm we will travel past the location of Meeker’s Tavern, the Anglican Church, Col. John Read’s house, Putnam Park, Gallows Hill, and more.

Recommended for 5th graders thru adults

This program is $25 per New Pond Farm member, $30 per non-member

Registration is required, space is limited.

Please visit us online or call (203) 938-2117 to register.

Rocketry

Build a rocket, launch it from the pasture and watch it soar 100’-200’ overhead and return to Earth! All materials are included.
 This program for Middle & High School students is $20 per New Pond Farm member and $25 per non-member.

Registration is required, space is limited. Please visit us online or call (203) 938-2117 to register.

Introduction to Fly Tying

Fly fisherman and veteran instructor, Tim Laughlin, will introduce you to the art of fly tying. Create your own “woolly bugger”. Equipment and materials provided.

Space is limited.
$15 per New Pond Farm member, $20 per non-member

Registration is required, please visit us online or call (203) 938-2117 to register

Winter Shakespeare

Please join accomplished actress and educator Julia Levo at New Pond Farm (101 Marchant Road) Monday evenings January 23 to March 27 (excluding February 20) from 7 to 9 pm and delve into a comprehensive exploration of scenes and monologues from some of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. From Richard the III to Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth to Othello, we will explore these in an intensive eight-week acting program designed exclusively for middle and high school students.

Students will develop skills in character development, vocal technique, acting craft, and text analysis. Key scenes and monologues (using non-traditional casting) will be woven together and performed for an invited audience during the last class.

This eight-week program for Middle and High School Actors costs $250 for New Pond Farm members and $275 for non-members.

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.