Acting & Theatre Offerings

Imaginative Play  (Grades K-3)
A class for little thespians to express themselves in a structured and supportive environment. Using puppets, props and other theater techniques, themes, characters and short stories will be brought to life. Children will learn to use their imaginations to explore, solve problems, and positively express their feelings.
Instructor: Alecia Thomas
Time: Saturdays 10 AM -11 AM
Dates: January 14 – May 6
Tuition: $375


 

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.
Instructor: Elisabeth Hughes
Times: Mondays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dates: January 9 – May 1
Tuition: $375


 

Beginner’s Improv (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. Discover key concepts such as “Yes, And,” collaboration, commitment, communication, relationship building and truth in comedy.
Instructor: Sharon Hart
Times: Thursdays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Dates: January 12 – May 4
Tuition: $375


 

Acting I (Grades 8-12)
Young actors explore drama with improvisation, monologues, and scene work. Students learn to build characters through choices, actions and emotions. Solo and ensemble work is explored. No singing required.
Instructor: Edward Wierzbicki
Times: Tuesdays 6 PM – 7 PM
Dates: January 10 – May 2
Tuition: $375


 

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.
Instructor: Sharon Hart
Times: Thursdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Dates: January 12 – May 4
Tuition: $375


 

Playing Shakespeare (Grades 8-12)
Learn how to approach the language, poetry, and physicality of Shakespeare and transform the text to action. This fun and rigorous class explores the specifics and demands of working on classical text through physical acting exercises, voice and speech work, and text analysis.
Instructor: Dennis Trainor
Times: Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Dates: January 11 – May 3
Tuition: $375


 

Acting the Song (Grades 8-12)
This class is all about making a song come alive through your acting choices. Actors are storytellers. It’s not just about having a fabulous voice, you must convey a story when performing a song in an audition. Develop the skills to act the song as a monologue or scene. Students will create an acting journey in a musical theatre song with analysis of the text, music and character intentions. Each student should bring sheet music of a vocally prepared piece. An accompanist will be provided during specific classes in order to put these acting techniques to use.
Instructor: Edward Wierzbicki
Times: Tuesdays 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Dates: January 10 – May 2
Tuition: $375


 

Adult Improv (Ages 18+)
Explore laugh-filled exercises and skill-driven games in a mature setting. Structured, simple play guides each improviser to experience individual success, discover the joy of ensemble support, and build the foundation for successful improvisation. Discover key concepts such as “Yes, And,” collaboration, commitment, communication, relationship building and truth in comedy.
Instructor: Sharon Hart
Times: Thursday 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Dates: January 12 – May 4
Tuition: $375


 

Acting Out (Homeschool Grades 8-12)
An acting class specifically scheduled for homeschooled students. Explore the art of acting, improvisation and scene work with other area teens in a professional setting.
Instructor: Edward Wierzbicki
Times: Fridays 10 AM – 11 AM
Dates: January 13 – May 5
Tuition: $375

 

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.
Instructor: Dennis Trainor
Times: Wednesdays 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Dates: January 11 – May 3
Tuition: $375


 

Intro to Viewpoints (Grades 8-12)
Viewpoints is a physical approach to performance/theatre-creation which fosters high responsiveness in the moment. Originally developed by choreographer Mary Overlie, The Viewpoints theory was adapted for stage acting by directors Anne Bogart and Tina Landau. Viewpoints relating to Time (Tempo, Duration, Kinesthetic Response, and Repetition) and those relating to Space (Shape, Gesture, Architecture, Spatial Relationship and Topography) will be introduced. Students will discover and utilize these alternative approaches to performance in order to become more active, listening, and contributory scene partners and artists.
Instructor: Dennis Trainor
Times: Wednesdays 7 PM – 8 PM
Dates: January 11 – May 3
Tuition: $375


 

History of Theatre (Teens & Adults)
An in-depth study of the art and history of theatre, a variety of theatrical topics are covered in-detail and hands-on exercises are used to demonstrate theatre through the ages.
Instructor: Elisabeth Hughes
Times: Mondays 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Dates: January 9 – May 1
Tuition: $375


 

Adult Acting (Ages 18+)
A course allowing adult theatre enthusiasts to explore acting exercises as well as comedic and dramatic scene work. You’re never too old to step into the spotlight!
Instructor: Edward Wierzbicki
Times: Fridays 11 AM – 12 PM
Dates: January 13 – May 5
Tuition: $375