At TJP, multi-national children use English as a common communication tool to think ”outside of the box”
Brainstorming & Creative thinkingFor us, as much as the outcome of the final performance, it’s the process of creating a play that really counts. We push our children to spit out their wildest ideas, direct them to think through the situation in which their characters are facing. Through this process, they gradually form their own ”relationship” with one another in the play. So, in the end, they’re not actually “acting” on stage, but just being themselves, reacting to one another as the character in a natural way.
Building those Critical Thinking muscles!We’re not intertesed in any type of template, or ready-made format when working with our children. Template lesson plans are just an easy way out for “teachers” and franchise owners. At TJP, no child is expected to search for a given “correct answer”. Why? Simply because there is no such thing as “correct answers” when you are steering your own imagination! Any imagination would do! We push them to write, draw, sing, dance – just run wild in their own ideas, and have wild fun within it. We are just there to help and tidy up their thoughts, when ideas start to fly all over the place.
Tokyo Junior Playhouse (TJP) is an all-English community drama group for and by kids in Tokyo, Japan. TJP’s unique style is to take a traditional Japanese story and make it into a kids-friendly English script. TJP aims to plant a seed of Japanese culture in every child’s heart so that they will be able to take a piece of Japan with them all around the world, throughout their journey of life.
TJP opened their doors in 2012, marking their first public performance at the Setagaya ward’s “International Friendship Meeting” last November. TJP kicked 2013 off with a new series of drama workshops, which led to a dinner-style show for family and friends to enjoy.
Saturday afternoon drama meetings are held weekly in the Shibuya and Setagaya areas. For more information, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Tokyo Junior Playhouse creatively enriches the lives of youth by offering education in the art and craft of theatre written for youth, performed by youth and presented to the public.
Self-Confidence: We enhance students’ life-long ability to express themselves with clarity and conviction.
Friendship: We provide a safe environment where students interact and form lasting relationships.
Responsibility: We promote a team environment in which students rely on each other and themselves to fulfill their goals.
Creativity: We foster individuality and unique ideas expressed on stage and beyond.
Inclusiveness: We make programs and performances accessible to all.
Fun: We believe that theatre arts should be enjoyable and that FUN is essential to our quality of life.
☆☆☆NPO Tokyo Junior Playhouse
2-6-1 Miyasaka Setagaya-ku Tokyo Japan