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Technical Theatre

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Spring 2021 Classes Begin April 6

Summer 2021 Classes Begin July 5

If you are taking an in-person class but cannot make it for any reason, we will be happy to send you a Zoom link so that you can participate from home. Email Tammy to coordinate this at [email protected]

April Vacation Week RATATOUILLE!

Grades 1-4
APRIL VACATION WEEK RATATOUILLE!

Tuesday-Friday April 20-23
In-person at the theatre from 10am-12pm
Instructors: Matt Kohler & Tammy Harper

Hungry Anyone? We are cooking up a ridiculously enjoyable vacation week with Remy, Gusteau, Colette, Django and the RATATOUILLE gang! We will be practicing scenes, creating costumes and sets and putting it all together in a recipe for fun! So if you are small and hairy and have BIG DREAMS, or even if you just have big dreams…join us this April.

April Vacation Week Workshop will meet on Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. This class is limited to 10 students.

Harwich Junior Theatre Hip Hop class for kids

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Grades 5-8
APRIL VACATION WEEK RATATOUILLE!

Tuesday-Friday April 20-23
In-person at the theatre from 1pm-3pm
Instructors: Matt Kohler & Tammy Harper

Hungry Anyone? We are cooking up a ridiculously enjoyable vacation week with Remy, Gusteau, Colette, Django and the RATATOUILLE gang! We will be practicing scenes, creating costumes and sets and putting it all together in a recipe for fun! So if you are small and hairy and have BIG DREAMS, or even if you just have big dreams…join us this April.

April Vacation Week Workshop will meet on Tuesday – Friday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. This class is limited to 10 students.

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In-Person at the Theatre Classes

CREATIVE DRAMA 1

Grades 1-3
Instructor: Samantha Walker
Saturday 10:30-12:00

This class begins the exciting journey of the budding actor. Children experience developmentally appropriate theatre games and dramatizations of stories that build the skills, spark the imagination, nurture creativity, and inspire empathy. The class also focuses on enhancing students’ communication skills and self-confidence.

A Picture of Broadway Kids Class

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HIP-HOP WORKSHOP

Grades 3-6
Instructor: Keelia O’Donnel
4-week workshop: February 12, 26 and March 5, 12
Fridays 3:00-4:30

A holistic approach to learning Hip Hop movement and dance through utilizing the authentic elements of the traditional style.

A Picture of Broadway Kids Class

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CREATIVE DRAMA 2

Grades 4-6
Instructor: Tammy Harper
Saturday 9:30 -11:00

Enhance theatre skills through carefully crafted exercises and dramatizing stories and plays. Students focus on character development using improvisation and script work to hone their craft. Actors are encouraged to repeat Creative Drama workshops within their age range as each class increases understanding while using new material.

A Picture of Broadway Kids Class

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ELEMENTARY MODERN / JAZZ

Grades 5-8
Instructor: Suzette Hutchinson
Thursday 5:15-6:15

Elementary Modern/Jazz will introduce students to the fundamentals of Modern and Jazz techniques. Classes will include warm-ups, stretching, movement through space and short choreographed dance combinations.

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TAP 2

Grades 4-7
Instructor: Terry Norgeot
Wednesday 4:00-5:00

This class continues to focus on the fundamentals of Tap. Students put beginning technique to work, learning new steps, rhythms, patterns and combinations. It also focuses on the development of coordination, concentration, listening skills, and self-confidence. This is a performance class.

A Picture of Broadway Kids Class

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TAP 4

Grades 5-8
Instructor: Terry Norgeot
Tuesday 4:00-5:00

2-3 years of prior tap experience. Includes an introduction to proper barre warm-ups and stretches for the body, combined with across the floor progressions and mini combinations. The class will concentrate on building confidence through mastering more difficult patterns and steps. This is a performance class.

A Picture of Broadway Kids Class

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ACTING & IMPROV

Grades 5-8
Instructor: Tammy Harper
Friday 4:00-5:30

Everyday life is an improvisation! There is a set of circumstances that we have to respond to in every minute of every day. We have to learn to “read” people’s energy, understand their intonation and then react. We also have to listen.
Improvisation is fun and SO funny and it is also an incredible skill builder. Learn to think on your feet, practice active listening and say “yes” to Acting & Improv.

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TECHNICAL THEATRE & PRODUCTION

Grades 7-12
Instructor: Matt Kohler
Thursdays 4:00-6:00

Explore the elements of set, sound, and lighting designs, set construction and more! Students will learn the basics in stagecraft and theatre design and then put those skills into practice from page to stage! Students will design sets, sound, lighting, and props for an in-class theatrical production culminating in a final stage reading performance where students’ designs will be implemented onstage! All materials are provided including a personal tool kit for each student. Safety protocols must be adhered to, including wearing a face covering at all times.

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TAP 5

Grades 7-Adult
Instructor: Terry Norgeot
Tuesday 5:15-6:15

This advanced class includes proper warm-ups and stretches for the body, combined with across-the-floor progressions. This technique class will focus on faster and more intricate footwork. Students at this level will develop speed, clarity, dynamics, and the ability to execute complex rhythmic combinations. This is a performance class.

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INTERMEDIATE ADULT / TEEN TAP

Grades 7-Adult
Instructor: Terry Norgeot
Wednesday 5:15-6:15

This class is for intermediate tap students with 1-3 years prior experience. Come join us for a fun time while developing technique, learning new steps, rhythms, patterns, and combinations. This is a performance class or not. You make the choice.

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CREATIVE DRAMA FOR HOME SCHOOL PODS

Dates and times are flexible
An hour-long session is $15 per student
For more information or to register please email [email protected]

In January 2021 we are offering the opportunity for Home School Pods to come to the Theatre. We will design a class specifically for your school age students. Days and times are flexible. In this workshop children experience developmentally appropriate theatre games and dramatizations of stories that build the skills and discipline, spark the imagination, nurture creativity, and inspire empathy. The class also focuses on enhancing students’ communication skills and self-confidence. Mask wearing is mandatory for students and CCTC / HJT teaching artists.

Online Classes

ACTING THROUGH TIME & SPACE

Grades 5-8
Instructor: Nina Schuessler
Thursday 4:15-5:15

Zoom in and Get down with a fun and innovative acting workshop from the comfort of home. Explore the depths of Acting with energizing warm ups; imaginative games and prompts; discover and explore centered movement and delve into the layers of characters from plays across time and space.

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Enroll Now for Summer 2021 Classes

Summer classes begin the week of July 5

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Pre-K / K
Instructor: Emily Murray
Monday-Thursday 9:00-10:30

Fun is the goal. A delightful class to encourage the youngest children to explore the environment through guided play and the use of the imagination. Children learn to value self-expression through rhythm, games to develop coordination, sequencing exercises, pantomime, visual art, storybooks, songs, and dances. This class takes place at The Arts Center, 265 Sisson Rd. in Harwich Center.

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CREATIVE DRAMA 1

Grades 1-4
Instructor: Samantha Walker
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:15-10:45

This class begins the exciting journey of the budding actor. Children experience developmentally appropriate theatre games and dramatizations of stories that build the skills, spark the imagination, nurture creativity, and inspire empathy. The class also focuses on enhancing students’ communication skills and self-confidence.

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CREATIVE DRAMA 2

Grades 5-6
Instructor: TBD
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:30-11:00

This class begins the exciting journey of the budding actor. Children experience developmentally appropriate theatre games and dramatizations of stories that build the skills, spark the imagination, nurture creativity, and inspire empathy. The class also focuses on enhancing students’ communication skills and self-confidence.

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IMAGINATION STAGE

Grades 1-4
Instructor: Tess O’Leary
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:15 AM -12:45 PM

Let’s use our imaginations and see what we can create! This class will build on a bi-weekly theme. Costumes and props from our 3rd floor will enhance the story and add to the fun! This is a great add-on to Creative Drama 1.

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BROADWAY KIDS

Grades 5-8
Instructors: Bob Wilder & Suzette Hutchinson
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Sing, dance, act! Learn how to sell a song, follow and count choreography and act a part all at the same time. In the theatre we call it a “triple threat.” Expand your talents and performance opportunities! Final demonstration of course work. Great add on to Creative Drama 2.

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CREATE A SCENE!

Grades 5-8
Instructor: Jim Byrne
Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

In this fun scene study class, you will learn how to approach the written text, analyze plot and character motivations and create scenes together. We will be working on scenes from productions of Dear Evan Hansen, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and Shrek the Musical. This is a great add-on the Acting & Improv.

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TEEN ACTING

Grades 8-12
Instructor: Jenn Pina
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Jenn is known for her experimental mindset, her ability to create a fun and safe space for her students to push bounds, and her rigorous coaching eye. In this small-group, in-person class, we’ll use some of Jenn’s favorite modes of actor-training, ensemble-building, and improvisation to hone our chops as actors. Bring clothes to move in, and a water bottle.

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JUNIOR PLAYERS TROUPE

Grades 7-12
Instructor: Jim Byrne
8 week class held Monday through Friday 9:00-11:00

Performance Class! This ensemble of actors performs plays for young and family audiences on Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the summer. This class will be in residence for classes and performances at the Cape Cod Theatre Company / Harwich Junior Theatre on the outdoor stage! Auditions are Saturday, June 26 at 10:00 at The Arts Center, 265 Sisson Rd. in Harwich Center. Please call Tammy at 508-432-2002 ext 17 to schedule your audition. As an alternative, you may send an audition tape to [email protected] Auditions are for new students only. Returning Junior Players please register on-line.

The cost of this class is subsidized by a grant from the Fred J. Brotherton Foundation

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COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE

Grades 8-12
Instructor: Jim Byrne
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Create comedy with this improv based theatrical form. Explore classis comedy characters using scenes from The Emperor’s New Clothes, Androcles and the Lion and Sleeping Beauty.

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ACTING & IMPROV

Grades 5-8
Instructor: Tammy Harper
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-11:00

Tickle your own funny bone with timing, rhythm and saying yes! Create characters and stories on the spot. Explore the world of comedy using improvisation, schtick and comic timing. Students will focus on character development using improvisation and script work to hone their craft!

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TECHNICAL THEATRE

Grades 7-12
Instructor: Matt Kohler
Tuesday/Thursday 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM

Explore the elements of set, sound and lighting design, stage craft and set construction. All materials are provided including a personal tool kit for each student. Safety protocols must be adhered to, including wearing a face covering at all times.

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SPONGEBOB WORKSHOP

Grades 1-4
Instructor: Tess O’Leary
Tuesday/Thursday 9:15 AM – 12:45 PM

We are going to have the “Best Day Ever” with SpongeBob, Sandy, Patrick and the whole Bikini Bottom gang! Actually, we are going to have the best WEEKS ever this July at CCTC/ HJT. Will pirates spoil the fun? NO! Will a super sea star save the day? Find out, when you join us for a “Bikini Bottom Boogie” workshop.

There is a break between morning and afternoon sessions so students can have lunch. Please pack your food and drink and bring it labeled. We do not provide refrigeration.

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SHREK WORKSHOP

Grades 1-4
Instructor: Tess O’Leary
Tuesday/Thursday 9:15 AM – 12:45 PM

We will have Ogre-sized weeks of fun this July at CCTC/ HJT. With fairy tale creatures, animals, birds, a donkey and princess among others. This will be a fantastical time in the “Big, Bright, Beautiful World” of the Theatre. “Make a Move” and sign up today!

There is a break between morning and afternoon sessions so students can have lunch. Please pack your food and drink and bring it labeled. We do not provide refrigeration.

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“WICKED” AWESOME WORKSHOP

Grades 1-4
Instructor: Tess O’Leary
Tuesday/Thursday 9:15 AM – 12:45 PM

Spend some time in the wonderful world of Wicked! Students will explore the characters of Wicked through scene work, sets & songs. Wizards and witches and humans from 6-9 will enjoy a fun exploration of the good and the “Wicked”.

There is a break between morning and afternoon sessions so students can have lunch. Please pack your food and drink and bring it labeled. We do not provide refrigeration.

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Weds-Thurs 12-2pm
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