2023 Spring Session
Fridays March 10-May 19 (Off April 7) $200/$220 if paying with charter.
2:05-3:30 ~ Ancient History Improv for ages 8+
Comedy Improv! 3:35-5pm ages 6-10; 5:05-6:30pm ages 11+
Improvisation is an enjoyable and safe environment for an individual to experience self-growth. Plus it is SUPER FUN! Through interactive activities and exercise, our students get the chance to experience growth on a physical, emotional and physical level. This program teaches acting techniques AND improves confidence, has social benefits and promotes communication skills. Commedia dell’arte is an Italian style of theatre that was popular in Europe in the 16th century and most of the comedy and stock characters we see today originated from this art form.
ANCIENT HISTORY IMPROV
Each week we will learn about a new event or person in history. From the First Olympics to the Maccabean Revolt. Pericles, Pyramids, Romans, mummification rituals and more. Lessons will be taught in collaboration with the students and fun facts they bring in each week. We then bring in a theatrical spin to what we’ve learned and act out these historical figures and moments with improvisation games and character exploration living it on our feet and sometimes rewriting history in the process. Our students need no previous experience in theatre or history to enjoy this program. We take all levels. It should be noted that history does have some mature content and while we will be very sensitive to this, our suggested age range for the class should be taken into consideration. Please let us know if you have questions, concerns or need to discuss.
Swords and Epic Battles
2:05-3:30pm For Ages 8+
$220 ($240 if paying with Charter)
Session I: Sept 9, 2022 – Nov 18, 2022
Session II: Dec 2-Feb 24, 2023
Classes do not meet: Dec 23 & 30
What was the Battle of Troy really all about and why were those guys inside that horse? Where does the word “marathon” come from? Did a battalion of 300 Greek soldiers really defeat 150,000 Persian soldiers? Let’s find out as we travel back into the past and explore the battles and politics of history. In this program, students will learn all about the history in Battle and War of the past while exploring stage combat with a combination of in-depth hand-to-hand and sword. Students will be invited to learn at home and bring in fun facts about the era or the assigned battle/war of that week. This program provides a safe, fun and supportive atmosphere where students will be encouraged to make bold and creative acting choices, while also developing new levels of personal confidence and ensemble skills. Emphasis will be placed on safety, physical fitness and teamwork. Students will get a healthy workout while incorporating history and acting into safe, fun combat lessons! Homework: Bringing in fun facts!
Shakespeare Production Programs
$475 ($500 if paying with Charter)
Sept 9, 2022 – March 4, 2023
Classes do not meet: Nov 25, Dec 23 & 30
Added class on Wednesday March 1; same time/location.
Performances March 4 at the Rubicon
3:35-5pm Ages 6-10
5:05-6:30 Ages 11-17
In these fun, active and engaging classes we teach and direct scenes or an edited Shakespeare play by using many of the following techniques ~ acting, improv, ensemble, history, text analysis, speech/voice technique, singing, period dance and sword fighting. The program ends with a performance for friends and family:
Performance day/location TBA but expect an added tech/dress rehearsal and keep March 3-9 open.