Classes for Summer 2020 ~ Classes begin Monday, July 6
Instructor: Tammy Harper
Monday & Wednesday 10:00-11:30
On the deck at the theatre.
Fee $120 per 2-week session
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. Social distancing will be observed and masks must be worn at all times Please read the In-Person Class Guidelines and Class Protocols on the top of the Kids Classes page.
Instructor: Tammy Harper
Wednesday & Friday 12:00-1:30
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 Comedy Improv.
This class will take place in the garden at the Theatre. We will be socially distanced and everyone must wear a mask at all times.
ACTING AT A DISTANCE: IMPROV AND ENSEMBLE
Instructor: Jenn Pina
Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-11:30 AM
Fee: $160 for two-week session
In this small-group, in-person class, we’ll use basic acting and improv exercises to hone our chops as actors and explore how to create ensemble at a distance.
Class will be held at the Theatre, outside in the garden. Each student will work in their own designated space, at least 6 feet apart from each other. In the case of a bit of rain or a scorching hot day, we will work under the awning on the deck. Class will be cancelled at the Theatre’s discretion only for severely inclement weather: lightening, high winds, torrential downpours. A little rain won’t stop us! In case of cancellation due to severely inclement weather, students will be notified via email by 8:30 the morning of the class, and issued a pro-rated credit to be used for future classes.
Safety will be our first priority, and all students must wear masks and follow the theatre’s safety protocols.
Instructor: Matt Kohler
Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30-11:30am
Fee: $265 per 2-week session
Explore the elements of set, sound and lighting design, stage craft and set construction. In this class you will be building the set for our On-line Play Reading Class. 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. There will be a final performance by the Play Reading class on-line at the end of the session with your set design as the back drop.
Online Youth Theatre Classes
MUSICAL STORY TIME
Grades Pre-K to K
Instructor: Hannah McLaughlin
Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-2:30 PM
Fee: $30 for two-week session
Join together on a musical adventure full of songs, movement, and a new story every week. This class is perfect for the little ones who love to sing and dance. Musical Story Time with Miss Hannah is a great beginner course where students work on basic music skills such as rhythm, and tempo through classic childhood songs. Every week students will also have the chance to listen to a story and act out parts of the read aloud. This class helps strengthen fine and gross motor skills, phonemic awareness through rhyming, comprehension and listening skills.
Instructor: Samantha Walker
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-10am
Fee: $60 per 2-week session
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. Though we can’t be together in person, we can be together on Zoom.
Instructor: Grace Fernandes
Fee: $60 per 4-week session
New adventures await each week with the Story Explorers! Using favorite literature for young people and our imaginations we will make characters, environments and ideas come alive. New themes are explored each week and there are crafts to accompany stories made with materials you will be able to find at your homes.
ACTING THROUGH TIME & SPACE
Instructor: Nina Schuessler
Mondays & Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm
Fee: $60 per 2-week session
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.
Instructor: Jim Byrne
Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30-11:00am
Fee: $135 per 2-week session
Each 2-week session will include study and performance of 1 or 2 classic plays. Plays that will be considered are A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, Medea by Sophocles, The House of Bernarda Alba by Lorca, The Madwoman of Chaillot by Giraudoux, The Bald Soprano by Ionesco, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, Ah Wilderness by Eugene O’Neill, A Raisin in The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Twilight 92 by Anna Deavere Smith. There will be script analysis, discussion of character and historical situation, improvisation exercises and scene work. As you are rehearsing the play, our Technical Theatre class will be building a “set” for your virtual performance at the end of the class.
Online Youth Dance Classes
ELEMENTARY MODERN/ JAZZ
Instructor: Suzette Hutchinson
Fee: $66 per 4-week session
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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