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Acting and theatre offerings

Imaginative Play  (Grades K-3)
A class for little thespians to express themselves in a structured and supportive environment.  Themes, characters and short stories will be brought to life using puppets, props and other theater techniques.  Children will learn to use their imaginations to explore, solve problems and positively express their feelings.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Sharon Hart
Time: Saturdays 10 AM -11 AM
Dates: September 16 – December 23 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375


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Creative Drama I (Grades 4-7)
Beginning and Intermediate actors explore games and age-appropriate acting techniques.  Characters and scene work will be explored.  No singing required. 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: Risher Reddick
Times: Mondays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Dates: September 11 – December 18 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375

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Creative Drama II (Grades 4-7)
Intermediate actors execute games and age-appropriate acting techniques.  Character work is developed and scene work is used to advance a student’s experience. No singing required.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: Risher Reddick
Times: Mondays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Dates: September 11 – December 18 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375

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Beginner’s 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: Sharon Hart
Times: Thursdays 5 PM – 6 PM
Dates: September 14 – December 21 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375

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Beginner’s Improv II (Grades 4-7)
Students who’ve 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  
Instructor: Sharon Hart
Times: Thursdays 6 PM – 7 PM
Dates: September 14 – December 21 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $37
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Playmaking (Grades 4-7)
Through the use of improvisation, ensemble work and universal themes, participants will learn to create their own play.  In this community building class, students will use critical thinking skills, movement, writing and acting to guide their way to a completed piece by the end of the semester.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: 
Sharon Hart
Times: Mondays 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Dates: September 11 – December 18 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375


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Stage Combat (Grades 4-7)
Have you ever wanted to learn how to slap someone, deliver a punch to the stomach or fall without hurting yourself in the process?  If so, this is the class for you. Students will be introduced to the design, practice and performance of theatrical violence.  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: TBA
Times: Thursdays 4 PM – 5 PM
Dates: September 14 – December 21 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375


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Acting I (Grades 8-12)
Young 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. No singing required.
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: Edward Wierzbicki
Times: Tuesdays 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Dates: September 12 – December 19 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $450


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Acting II (Grades 8-12)
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 really prepare a scene.
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor:
 Edward Wierzbicki
Times: Tuesdays 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Dates: September 12 – December 19 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $450


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College Audition Prep (Grades 9-11)
Every actor should be equipped with a few audition-ready monologues in their 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: 
Edward Wierzbicki
Times: Thursdays 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Dates: September 14 – December 21 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $450


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Movement for the Actor (Grades 8-12)
Do you find yourself wondering what to do with your body when you act?  Discover the many ways to be responsive and physical in the moment.  Connect to your body through an exploration of tried and true physical approaches including Viewpoints, Suzuki and Grotowski techniques.  This a great pre-college course for dedicated student actors.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Dennis Trainor
Times: Thursdays 6 PM – 7 PM
Dates: September 14 – December 21 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375


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Playing Shakespeare (Grades 8-12)
Have you ever been interested in Shakespeare, but thought it was too hard, too old or too boring?  This may be 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 will 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: Risher Reddick
Times: Thursdays 6 PM – 7 PM
Dates: September 14 – December 21 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375


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Playwriting I (Grades 8-12)
Work closely with an instructor on the conception and writing of a one-act play.  Learn a variety of tools designed to offer a strong sense of story.  Assignments will cover dialogue, action, conflict, motivation, plot, structure, subtext, direct address and story.  Optional public readings will be offered at the end of the class.  Laptop or tablet required.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: 
Dennis Trainor
Times: Thursdays 5 PM – 6 PM
Dates: September 14 – December 21 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375


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Stage Combat (Grades 8-12)
Have you ever wanted to learn how to slap someone, deliver a punch to the stomach, or fall without hurting yourself in the process?  If so, this is the class for you. Students will be introduced to the design, practice and performance of theatrical violence.  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: T
BA
Times: Thursdays 5 PM – 6 PM
Dates: September 14 – December 21 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375


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Teen Improv (Grades 8-12)
Students with prior experience in improvisation work on building a toolbox of techniques to successfully create rich characters, heighten relationships, tackle group scenes and explore the environment and given circumstances.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: 
Sharon Hart
Times: Mondays 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dates: September 11 – December 18 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375


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