Acting for Young People
Performance at the Summer Recital
Classes held Saturday mornings: 11am to 12noon
Registration: June 17, 2017
14 Weeks for $120
This course is designed for first timers, aged 5 – 9. The goal of the course is to acclimate young actors to performing in front of an audience. To accomplish this, we study the art of the hand puppet. The Playhouse boasts over 100 different hand puppets and an eight person puppet stage. Primarily, we work at stretching the young actor’s ability to focus over an extended period of time. Pantomime plays a significant part in this. We also stress creative dramatics, poetry, and vocal technique. All of it coming under the heading of FUN. The class meets for 14 Saturdays for a modest fee of $120. The class always culminates with a live performance during our Summer Recital 2017 (Dates: September 9 and 10, 2017) in the Rebeca Sosa Theater. We can accommodate children younger than five, but they must be accompanied by a parent during class.
Acting for the Stage Class
Performance in the Summer Recital
Saturday Afternoons: Between the hours of 1pm – 4pm
Registration: June 17, 2017 @ 1pm
14 week session for $120
Have something you’ve always wanted to do on stage? Now’s your chance! This course is an actor’s workshop for experienced players and novices alike. We start with the basics, work on vocal technique, stage presence, and improvisation. Once the actors are settled in, we begin working on material the actor chooses. Scenes, monologues, poetry, film, television, song, dance, anything goes. It is also a wonderful time for parents and children to share the stage together. The class meets for 14 Saturdays for a modest fee of $120 and culminates with two performances: a Saturday night and Sunday matinee for the Summer Recital 2017 (Dates: September 9 and 10, 2017).
Our playhouse is unique in that we hold classes instead of auditions for our productions and summer recital. We are a teaching theater and invite everyone to participate, no matter their background in acting. On rare occasions we will select a play and “cast” accordingly, but the majority of our productions are performed from our Acting for the Stage Class.