SPRING 2018 YOUTH CLASSES
(Grades 2nd – 12th)
Classes designed to be repeated for mastery
This action-packed workshop teaches and refines important acting skills through physical expression and character work. Working together as an ensemble, the group will work towards creating a play for friends and family on the last day of class.
This class is carefully designed to boost confidence and creativity through diverse acting techniques. Students become stronger actors when they commit to choices that encourage sincere and honest performances.
Discover Broadway songs and the scenes that set them up. Learn about what motivates the character’s actions and seamlessly moves them through drama and movement to song.
It takes skill to let go of your inhibitions and find the right balance of energy to perform over-the-top comedy. This class will help you find the life inside the characters of Disney and Nickelodeon.
Students will focus on scenes from great musicals that move into song as if they were given that role in the play. Spend four weeks mastering this critical musical theatre skill.
This 4-week workshop introduces students to the art of creating sketch comedy in the style of shows like Saturday Night Live, Inside Amy Schumer, and Key & Peele. Students will cover good writing habits and the various structures of sketch comedy to methods of generating material and how to pitch those ideas to a group. Students will share their work with classmates, friends and family on the last day of class.
This workshop boils down and explores the heightened language, reality and metaphors that many actors fear when approaching Shakespeare. Enjoy finding clues in the text that help build character and strong relationships.
Often character descriptions call for a specific accent. Saying you can do a particular accent or dialect when you can’t is never a good idea! This class offers students a clear approach to understanding and delivering accents or dialects with confidence in order to achieve honest and authentic characters from around the world.
Students will prepare the same scenes for both stage and screen, learning to calibrate their performance for each medium while deepening their work by finding their character’s actions, objectives, and relationship to the arc of the scene.