THEATRE

Ages 4-18

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.

Storytelling through Theatre

Ages 4-6

Meets once per week for 45 mins

Fridays from 4:15-5:00

Utilizing educational theatre activities and acting techniques, students will be introduced to the world of building a play through storytelling. Through selected texts that focus on social emotional learning; students will be able to create and physicalize characters, employ Stanislavksi’s “Magical As If”, explore their imaginations through tableau, and work as an ensemble to bring an original piece of theatre to life.

The Play’s the Thing!

Ages 7-9

Meets once per week for 60 mins

Thursdays from 5:30-6:30

This class will utilitze the methodologies of practitioners Cecily O’Neill, Dorothy Heathcote, and Augusto Boal. Students will identify their own creative individual artistic voice through a social emotional learning lens and deep dive into building a character through educational and applied theatre techniques.

Playmaking through Improv

Ages 10-13

Meets once per week for 60 mins

Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30

Students will learn how to use aspects of the Upright Citizen’s Brigrad’s “Building a Harold” curriculum, the improv skill “Yes, And”, and how to find the “game” of the scene. Students will learn to specifically and intentionally build a structured improvised scene with multiple scene partners. Students will also build and create character, by exploring different aspects of their own physicality and vocal range and identify key social issues that speak to them with the goal of impactful collaborative theatre making.

Acting Technique for Teens

Ages 13-18

Meets once per week for 2 hours

Tuesdays from 6:45-8:45 or Thursdays from 6:45-8:45

Students will receive a scaffolded approach to the craft of acting. This class will utilize Stanislavski as a foundation for and introduction to American master teachers: Meisner, Hagen, Strasberg, and Adler. Students will be encouraged to drop down into their own humanity in order to learn an authentic, specific approach to acting. Students will learn moment-to-moment acting to inform their own unique and creative artistry. Additionally, students will have access to plays and monologues and be able to ask questions from professionals in the field regarding auditioning, acting for the camera, headshots, and more.