SPRING 2018 YOUTH CLASSES

(Grades 2nd – 12th)

 

SESSION RUNS April 28 – May 24

ACTING, THEATRE, MUSICAL THEATRE, ON CAMERA AND MORE FOR CHICAGO & THE NORTH SHORE!

Classes designed to be repeated for mastery

Little Actors

CREATE A PLAY

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.

Thursdays | 4:30pm – 6:30pm
May 3 – May 24
$175

Grades 4th – 6th

YOUNG ACTORS WORKOUT

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.

Saturdays | 12:45pm – 2:45pm
April 28 – May 19
$175

SCENE INTO SONG

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.

Sundays | 1:30pm – 3:30pm
April 29 – May 20
$205

Grades 4th – 8th

THE ART OF THE DISNEY/NICK AUDITION

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.

Saturdays | 10:30am – 12:30pm

April 28 – May 19

$175

Grades 7th– 12th

MUSICAL THEATRE SCENE STUDY

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.

Sundays | 11am – 1pm

April 29 – May 20

$205

SKETCH COMEDY WRITING

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.

Saturdays | 12:45pm – 2:45pm 

April 28 – May 19

$175

SECRETS OF SHAKESPEARE

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.

Saturdays | 3pm – 5pm

April 28 – May 19

$175

ACCENTS & DIALECTS TOOLBOX

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.

Saturdays | 10:30am – 12:30pm

April 28 – May 19

$175

STAGE TO SCREEN CALIBRATION

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.

Sundays | 1:15pm – 3:45pm

April 29 – May 20

$215