Acting and theatre offerings

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Imaginative Play (Grades K-1)

A class for little thespians to express themselves in a structured and supportive environment. Using games, props and theater techniques, characters and short stories will be brought to life. Children will learn to use their imaginations to explore stories, express their feelings and activate pretend play. Audience etiquette will be introduced.
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Adaire Robinson
Time: Saturdays 10 AM – 11 AM
Dates: September 8 – December 15 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375

Folk and Fairytale (Grades 2-3)

Children explore characters, relationships, and plot by telling stories from a variety of cultures and genres. Movement, expression, and speech are developed as storytelling tools. Students practice listening and responding in character and begin to identify specific details of a performance.
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Adaire Robinson
Time: Saturdays 11 AM – 12 PM
Dates: September 8 – December 15 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375

Beginners Improv I (Grades 4-7)
 
Students are on their feet from day one exploring laugh-filled exercises and skill-driven games. Structured, simple play guides each improviser to experience individual success, discover the joy of ensemble support and build the foundation for successful improvisation. Learn the power of collaboration and commitment! 
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: Andrew Shoro
Times: Thursdays 4 PM – 5 PM
Dates: September 13 – December 20 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375

Beginners Improv II (Grades 6-8)
Prerequisite: 1-2 years of Beginner’s Improv I OR permission from instructor

Students who have completed Beginner’s Improv I continue to build upon the foundations of improvisation by learning tactics to spark creativity in the moment and tools to aid in preparedness. Explore key concepts such as “Yes, And,” commitment, communication, relationship building and truth in comedy. 
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week (15 Weeks)
Instructor: Andrew Shoro
Times: Thursdays 5 PM – 6 PM
Dates: September 13 – December 20 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375

Creative Drama I (Grades 4-7)
 
Beginning and Intermediate actors explore games and age-appropriate acting techniques. Characters and scene work (scripted or improvised) will be explored while students work in partners or ensemble. Stage presence and vocal acting skills like diction, projection and inflection are taught and theatre terminology is introduced. No singing required.
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: Sharon Hart
Times: Mondays 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Dates: September 10 – December 17 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375

Creative Drama II (Grades 6-8)
Prerequisite: 1-2 years of Creative Drama I OR permission from instructor

Intermediate actors execute games and age-appropriate acting techniques while building their artistic ability. Character dimension is developed and scene work is used to advance a student’s experience, responsibility and commitment. Theatre terminology is expanded.
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: Sharon Hart
Times: Mondays 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Dates: September 10 – December 17 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375

Stage Combat (Grades 6-12)
 
Learn how to slap, punch or fall on stage without hurting yourself or others in the process. Students will be introduced to the design, practice and performance of staged fighting. The class will focus on unarmed, or hand-to-hand stage combat. Students will explore the techniques used to create the illusion of danger and the means by which we use violence to tell stories on stage and screen. Emphasis will be placed on safety, partnering and physicality.

Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: Adaire Robinson
Times: Saturdays 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Dates: September 8 – December 15 (15 Weeks) 
Tuition: $375
Acting I (Grades 9-12)
 
Teen actors explore drama through improvisation, monologues, and scene work. Students learn to build characters through choices, actions and emotions. Solo and ensemble work is explored. Students learn to respond to coaching, feedback and constructive criticism. 
 
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week 
Instructor: Dennis Trainor, Jr.
Times: Tuesdays 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Dates: September 11 – December 18 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $475

Acting II (Grades 9-12)
Prerequisite: Acting I 
 
After exploring the “self” in the process of the actor as Acting I students, intermediate actors use Acting II to concentrate on how actors share and communicate through truthfulness. Acting II also delves much further into the script, with scene work and further monologue work from great plays. Actors learn text analysis as well as how to break down and prepare a scene.  
 
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week 
Instructor: Dennis Trainor, Jr.
Times: Tuesdays 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Dates: September 11 – December 18 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $475

Teen Improv (Grades 9-12)
 
Teens advance their improvisational skills by building a toolbox of techniques to successfully create rich characters, heighten relationships, tackle group scenes and explore the environment and given circumstances. Students build trust through collaboration and commitment while gaining confidence in scene entrances and their ability to stay in the moment. 
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: Sharon Hart
Times: Thursdays 6 PM – 7 PM
Dates: September 13 – December 20 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375
 
Playing Shakespeare (Teens and Adults)
 
Have you ever been interested in Shakespeare, but thought it was too hard, too old or too boring? Do you need to prepare a Shakespearean monologue for auditions? This is the class for you! Full of high intensity games and fun physical activities, this class takes Shakespeare's language out of the musty classroom and puts it onto its feet. Students engage physically, vocally, and imaginatively with the text, kicking Shakespeare off his pedestal! Emphasis will be placed on language, physicality and fun, leaving the boring stuff at the door. 
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: Sharon Hart
Times: Mondays 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Dates: September 10 – December 17 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375

College Audition Monologue Prep (Grades 11-12)
 
Every actor should be equipped with a few audition-ready monologues in his or her back pocket! Learn how to pick the right monologues and showcase your widest range. Understand the distinctions among “classical,” “modern” and “contemporary” selections. Gain the tools to break a monologue down via essential questions about given circumstances, relationships, motivation, stakes, arcs and tactics. Investigate the choices that make an audition professional and memorable. This class arms you with the techniques you need to create compelling, quality, successful work.
 
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week 
Instructor: TBD
Times: Fridays 3:30 PM – 5 PM
Dates: September 14 – December 21 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $475