New Classes for 2023
Each class is once a week for four weeks and costs only $100 (scholarships available for those that qualify).
Our education programs are supported by grants from:
THE CORNING INCORPORATED FOUNDATION
THE UNIFOUR FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT
THE TSH CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
THE BEAVER FAMILY FOUNDATION
Beginning Actor’s class (3rd-8th grade)
WEEK 1 - Introductory class. What is a play? What is an actor’s job? Students learn the basic elements of an actor’s toolbox Voice, Imagination, and Movement.
WEEK 2 - Auditioning. Students learn the elements of auditioning and what different kinds of auditions there are, then do a practice audition session.
WEEK 3 - Rehearsing. Students learn about the rehearsal process,
proper stage terms/vocabulary, and some basic improvisation. The students also will be assigned monologues to memorize for their final class.
Week 4 - Performance. Students will have time to practice their monologues and blocking before performing them for a selected audience.
Tuesdays - January 24 - February 14, 4pm/5:30
An intermediate to advanced improvisation class (18+)
WEEK 1 - Improv review and student assessment. Review of improv warm-ups and basic games.
WEEK 2 - Improv teamwork exercises with a focus on collaboration and partnership.
WEEK 3 - Learning the Improvaggedon competitive game, practicing, and performing.
WEEK 4 - Group warm-ups, and then a full competitive game of Improvaggedon for a selected audience.
with instructor ERIC SEALE
Tuesdays - January 24 - February 14, 5pm/6:30
A beginner to an intermediate class focusing on a sampler of theatrical styles and techniques. (3rd-8th grade)
WEEK 1 - Shakespeare. Conquering the fear and learning how to perform Shakespeare correctly, then getting on your feet to perform.
WEEK 2 - Improv. An intro to improvisation, learning the basics with group warm-ups, and then a series of games and exercises.
WEEK 3 - Musical Theatre. The basics of learning an ensemble song and dance sequence.
WEEK 4 - Movement. Not all characters move the same. Learn to create unique characterizations as animals, monsters, and more.
KIDS THEATRE STUDIO
Thursdays - January 26 - February 16, 4pm/5:30
An introduction and exploration of the craft of directing with practical scene work. (16+)
WEEK 1 - Introduction to Directing. What is the role and reason for a director? History, concepts, techniques, and vocabulary.
WEEK 2 - How to break down a scene. Learn to establish what is important or crucial quickly, big-picture thinking. Basics of blocking and stage picture. The class will end with students being assigned scenes for them to direct in a future class.
WEEK 3 - Scene work and development. Students will use their previously assigned scenes, and work on crafting their own rehearsal. Then casting their scenes from performer volunteers.
WEEK 4 - Students will work with their actors on blocking and rehearsing their short scenes before presenting them to the class.