Acting and Theatre Offerings

New Semesters Begin in September and January

Imaginative Play (Grades K-1)
A class for young thespians to express themselves in a structured and supportive environment.  Using games, props and theatre techniques, characters and short stories are brought to life.  Children learn to use their imaginations to explore stories, express their feelings and activate pretend play.  Audience etiquette is introduced. 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Jannatha Coffin
Times: Saturdays 10 AM - 11 AM
Dates: Jan 18 – May 9 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $375
 
Folk & Fairytale (Grades 2-3)
New stories are explored each semester. 
Children explore characters, relationships and plot by telling stories from a variety of cultures and genres.  Movement, expression and speech are developed as storytelling tools.  Students practice listening and responding in character and begin to identify specific details of a performance. 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Jannatha Coffin
Times: Saturdays 11 AM - 12 PM
Dates: Jan 18 – May 9 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $375
 
Creative Drama I (Grades 4-7)
Beginning and intermediate actors explore games and age-appropriate acting techniques.  Characters and scene work (scripted or improvised) will be explored while students work in pairs and ensemble.  Stage presence and vocal acting skills like diction, projection and inflection are taught and theatre terminology is introduced.  No singing is required.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Sharon Hart/Andrew Shoro
Times:
Mondays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM OR
Thursdays 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM OR
Thursdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Dates: Jan 13, 15 or 16 – May 4, 6 or 7 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $375

Creative Drama II (Grades 6-8)
Prerequisite: 1-2 years of Creative Drama I or permission from instructor.
Intermediate actors execute games and age-appropriate acting techniques while building their artistic abilities.  Character dimension is developed and scene work is used to advance a student’s experience, responsibility and commitment.  Theatre terminology is expanded.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Sharon Hart/Andrew Shoro
Times: Mondays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM OR
Thursdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dates: Jan 13 or 16 – May 4 or 7 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $375
 
Beginner’s Improv (Grades 4-7)
Students are on their feet from day one exploring laugh-filled exercises and skill-driven games.  Structured, simple play guides each improviser to experience individual success, discover the joy of ensemble support and build the foundation for successful improvisation.  Learn the power of collaboration and commitment!
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Andrew Shoro
Times: Thursdays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Dates: Jan 16 – May 7 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $375

Beginner’s Improv II (Grades 6-8)
Prerequisite: 1-2 years of Beginner’s Improv I or permission from instructor.
Students who have completed Beginner’s Improv I continue to build upon the foundations of improvisation by learning tactics to spark creativity in the moment and tools to aid in preparedness.  Explore key concepts such as “yes, and,” commitment, communication, relationship building and truth in comedy.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Sharon Hart
Times: Thursdays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Dates: Jan 16 – May 7 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $375
 
Acting I (Grades 9-12)
Teen actors explore drama through improvisation, monologues and scene work.  Students learn to build characters through choices, actions and emotions.  Solo and ensemble work are explored.  Students learn to respond to coaching, feedback and constructive criticism.
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: MaryBeth DeKara
Times: Tuesdays 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Dates: Jan 14 – May 5 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $475

Acting: Performance (Grades 9-12)
Prerequisite: Acting I.
After completing a semester of Acting I, students use their study to prepare a collection of monologues.  An informal presentation takes place at the end of the semester.  Offered in the winter-spring semester only.  Students are encouraged to take this class each spring for a performance opportunity.
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week 
Instructor: MaryBeth DeKara/Sharon Hart
Times: Tuesdays 7 PM – 8:30 PM OR
Thursdays 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Dates: January 14 or 16 – May 5 or 7 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $475
 
Teen Improv (Grades 9-12)
Teens advance their improvisational skills by building a toolbox of techniques to successfully create rich characters, heighten relationships, tackle group scenes and explore the environment and given circumstances.  Students build trust through collaboration and commitment while gaining confidence in scene entrances and their ability to stay in the moment.
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: MaryBeth DeKara
Times: Thursdays 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Dates: Jan 16 – May 7 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $475