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THEATRE

The Theatre Program aims to be an innovative, “safer” space for students to take risks and discover the power of their own voice and deep humanity in relation to others and the world around them. Combining the craft of acting and the artistry of theatre-making within an educational and applied theatre framework, the Theatre Program utilizes both conservatory style training and educational theatre pedagogy.

 

Practitioners and methodologies explored include, but are not limited to: Augusto Boal, Cecily O’Neill, Dorothy Heathcote, Paulo Freire and moment work. Acting and performance methods include, but are not limited to: Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, Lee Strasberg, Stanislavski, and various improvisation and voice and speech technique.

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YOUTH CLASSES

Storytelling through Theatre

 

Ages 4-6 (without a caregiver)

Mondays, 4:15-5:00pm

Students will journey into the world of playmaking through storytelling and educational theatre activities.  Using engaging children's literature and other playful writings as inspiration, classes will focus on social emotional learning to develop skills such as empathy, communication, and collaboration. Several acting techniques and exercises will be introduced, including Stanislavksi’s “Magic If”, creating a tableau, and working as an ensemble to bring an original piece of theatre to life.

The Play’s the Thing!

Ages 8-12

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:05pm

In this class, students will discover both their individual artistic voice and the joy of collaborative theatre making by devising an original play. Working as an ensemble, students will learn improvisation, character development, and various acting techniques, including those of groundbreaking practitioners Cecily O'Neil, Dorothy Heathcote, and Augusto Boal.

 ARTS DISCOVERY BUNDLE 

 Pair this class with another class for 

 ages 8-12 to receive 25% off BOTH classes! 

Playmaking through Improv

Ages 8-12

Wednesdays, 4:15-5:05pm

Using various acting, improv, and theatre making techniques, students will work in small groups to build structured improvised scenes. By exploring different aspects of their own physicality and vocal capacity, students will learn how to create characters and find “the game of the scene” using aspects of Upright Citizen Brigade's method for improvisation and building a "Harold".

 ARTS DISCOVERY BUNDLE 

 Pair this class with another class for 

 ages 8-12 to receive 25% off BOTH classes! 

ADULT CLASSES 

TEEN MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM

 Teens - sign up for more than one class to receive a 25% discount on all classes! 
(one class=$20/wk, two classes=$30/wk, three classes=$45/wk) 

Musical Theatre Dance

For Teens, Ages 13-19 

Mondays, 7:05-8:05pm

This class immediately follows Songs for the Stage. 

Dance is an essential art form for every aspiring musical theatre performer. In this class, students will explore dances from a variety of Broadway shows and hit movie musicals as they develop skills as dancers and performers. Embracing the collaborative nature of musical theatre, equal focus is placed on supporting both individual growth and ensemble work, making this class the perfect fit for students of all levels and abilities with an interest in theatre and dance.

This class is geared to the beginner, but all levels are welcomed.

Acting the Song

Ages 13-19

Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm

Musicals are stories, songs are stories - the role of a musical theater performer is to tell the story! In this class, students will learn a range of tools and techniques to enhance their musical theater performance skills. Students will be given a method for basic song preparation, tips for choosing material, and receive guidance on integrating body and voice. Students will learn how to interpret music, lyrics, and song structure in order to find a specific, connected interpretation of their own. Each student will work on a song of their choosing from the musical theater repertoire, receive one-on-one coaching in a group setting, and leave with a song that is ready to share with an audience! Open to all levels.

Acting Technique for Teens

Ages 13-19

Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm

An introductory course in acting designed for all who are interested in the performing arts. This course provides a basic orientation to the dynamics of acting within a supportive environment. The class will focus on performance exploration, stage presence and movement, and leave space to explore the work through scene study, monologue, and audition technique.

Scene Study for Adult Actors

Ages 18+

Tuesdays, 6:15-8:15pm

Intended for both beginning and experienced actors, students will be assigned scenes from published plays and work with a scene partner throughout the duration of the course. Through numerous acting methodologies, (including Stanislavski, Meisner, Hagen, and Strasberg), students will learn how to approach a scene and build a character. This class is intended to serve as an ongoing course of study that students can cycle through and benefit from new scenes and scene partners each semester. This class culminates in a performance for an invited audience. 

Intro to Playwriting for Adults

Ages 18+

Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm

An introduction to the dynamics of playwrighting in a safe and supportive environment, all levels of experience are welcome! Students will be given the opportunity to collaborate with actors from our Adult Acting class to workshop their writing. Final pieces will be shared for an invited audience at the end of the semester.

Musical Theatre
YOUTH THEATRE
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