Upcoming Classes & Opportunities

Fall 2020

As a community-centered theater company, we are dedicated to supporting the health and safety of our students, teachers, and their respective families. After much consideration, we have decided that all classes in Fall 2020 will be held via Zoom and Google Classroom.

Take a look at our class selections below, and when you’re ready, sign up/make a payment here:

Fall Production: 10 Ways to Survive Life in Quarantine

Grades 3-12
Mondays & Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.
9/14-11/15 (17 Classes, 2 Performances)
Sliding Scale Fee: $100-200
Limited to 22 students

Director: Lynn Mullin
Stage Manager/Teaching Artist: Wyatt Gilbert

“If you’re spending a long time at home, it can be a challenge to keep yourself occupied. Luckily, 10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine is full of handy solutions, from putting on a musical with your dog, to becoming an announcer for a made-up sport, to falling in love with an inanimate object. Hey, we promised handy solutions – we never said they wouldn’t be strange. Whether or not you’re inspired to take up origami and squirrel observation, this flexible new play written by Don Zolidis especially for actors to perform online is sure to bring a laugh to anyone who finds themselves unexpectedly indoors.”

Thursday 11/12 at 6:30 p.m.  
Sunday, 11/15 at 2 p.m.

All students who participate in the class will have a speaking role.

Improv Incubator

A Monthly Improvisation Workshop for Adults

Adult, 18+
Third Fridays, 7-8:30 p.m.
9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18
Pay What You Can (Suggested Fee: $5-$15 per session)

Teaching Artist: Rick Horner

The improv incubator is an improv “gymnasium”, facilitated by Rick Horner. It is meant to be attended by improvisers of all kinds and all experience levels, to work out and keep their skills sharp. Or build skills.

Incubator welcomes and encourages improvisers of all experience levels, and is open to the public. Whether you’re a seasoned “pro” or an improv novice, the improv incubator is a chance to strengthen and cultivate your skills, and potentially meet your future teammates and coaches. Incubator is not necessarily a place to be taught how to improvise. We provide you with opportunities to DO your improvising, and to observe and enjoy the improvising of others. And most importantly it is a safe place to have fun and do some make-em-ups!


Storybook Theater

Teaching Artist: Reva Kazman

Grades K-2
Thursdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
9/24-10/29 (6 Classes)
Sliding Scale Fee: $35-90
Limited to 12 students

Help bring a great book to life! Through fun drama games, story, music, and crafts, each student will have the opportunity to explore what it means to be an actor. Then, in the final class, actors will share what they learned in a private Zoom performance for family and friends!

Playwriting 101

Grades 3-7
Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.
9/22-10/27 (6 Classes)
Sliding Scale Fee: $35-90
Limited to 12 students

Teaching Artist: Gabby Simpson
Teaching Assistant: Ireland Tarpey

Calling all storytellers, daydreamers, and writers!  Ever wondered how plays and stories make it onto the page? Want to learn how a character is created? In this class, we will start with creating a character and explore how those characters react in the worlds they are placed in.  Students will engage their imaginations through games and writing prompts as they work to create their very own short plays! 

Yes, and…Intro to Improv

**Special Daytime Offering for Homeschool/Virtual Classroom Students**

Grades 3-12
Tuesdays, 1-1:45 p.m.
9/22-10/27 (6 Classes)
Sliding Scale Fee: $35-90

Limited to 12 students; Possibility of splitting into two back-to-back classes with substantial registration.

Teaching Artist: Reva Kazman

Throw away that script! This class is all about being ready to respond in the moment, both on and off stage. Through a series of games, we’ll learn the core rules of improvisation and try our hand at improvised word, storytelling, and movement. This class will culminate in a short sharing for family at the end of the final class.

Preparing for the Musical Theater Audition

Grades 6-12
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
9/23-10/28 (6 Classes)
Sliding Scale Fee: $35-90
Limited to 12 students

Teaching Artist: Violet Mandic
Teaching Assistant: Ireland Tarpey

No need to fear your next audition! This supportive class is a great opportunity for both experienced and new musical theater performers to better understand the audition process. Through fun large-group activities and individualized coaching, students will work to develop the confidence and poise needed to work through those “try-out” jitters. At the end, everyone will have a chance to test out their new material in a no-pressure mock audition. No experience is necessary! 

History of Musical Theater

Grades 6-12
Fridays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
9/18-11/13 (9 Classes)
Sliding Scale Fee: $55-110
Limited to 12 students

Teaching Artist: Violet Mandic

We all know what makes musical theater great, but how did it come to be? In History of Musical Theater, students will explore the fascinating story of how musical theater developed over the years, from ancient Greece to today! Along the way, participants will develop musical theater skills through games and activities, highlighting singing technique, ear training, and acting. This class will culminate in a sharing for family and friends of songs and monologues from the musicals studied throughout the course.

Individual Voice Lessons

All Ages
Once Weekly, as arranged with Teaching Artist
Weeks of 9/13-11/8 (9 Classes)
30-minute Session Sliding Scale Fee: $130-230
60-minute Session Sliding Scale Fee: $260-400

Teaching Artist: Violet Mandic

Want to perfect that musical theater audition piece? Or strengthen your voice for the stage? Or maybe you’re just looking for a fun opportunity to build a new skill? These individual voice lessons are a great opportunity to work one-on-one with a professional music instructor to build vocal skills and technique. You can choose between a 30-minute or a 60-minute session, and classes will be scheduled on an individual basis with each student. This class will culminate in a recital for family and friends.

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