2018-2019 Theater Classes & Workshops

Please pre-register! Registration deadline for all classes is 3 business days prior to the first class. After that, there will be a $20 late administration fee added to the cost of the class. 

Please note that some classes are run by third party vendors who do their own registration. Details are provided next to the class information. Any material fees are to be paid to the teacher on the first day of class.

Staging Silverstein

Ages 6-11

Instructor: Mariangela Saavedra

This class is about working with alternative texts, like poems, songs and popular stories to present them in a theatrical way while still conveying the prime message or intent of the original text. We will start by working with readings, using different voices and characterizations. We will use several  poems by Shel Silverstein and some popular song lyrics as our scripts. Then Students will work on blocking, division of text and characterizations for presentation in a showcase at the end of the 8 week class session. This class will exercise staging skills, acting skills, script interpretation skills and overall performance skills, while being fun and challenging for young performers.

Mondays 4:30 - 5:30pm
Cost: $80 for 8 sessions

Fall Semester: September 24 - November 12
Showcase on November 19

Winter Semester: January 7 - February 25
Showcase on March 4

Spring Semester: March 25 - May 13
Showcase on May 20

Improv & Scene Study

Ages 10-17

Instructor: Mariangela Saavedra

Learn the basic structure and “rules” of Improv and Scene Study. Games like "What are you doing?", "Three Entrances" and "Party Quirks" are just a few of the Games we will explore and play.  Then we will move onto more difficult Improv scenes, and complex Improv Games. Fun and engaging, these improv exercises will encourage creativity, as we use the skills developed through these games to work on scenes with scripted text for performance at the end of the session. Students will develop strong acting and stage presence skills, playing to the strengths of each individual participant. The session will end with a showcase for families and friends, that will include demonstrations of our favorite games, and performances of our best scenes worked on during the session.

Mondays 6:00 - 7:00pm
Cost: $80 for 8 sessions

Fall Semester: September 24 - November 12
Showcase on November 19

Winter Semester: January 7 - February 25
Showcase on March 4

Spring Semester: March 25 - May 13
Showcase on May 20

Let Us Entertain You!

10 yrs and up

Saturday March 9, 2019
11:00am- 4:00pm
Performance at 4:00pm

Everyone is the star when they write and create their own show from scratch! Using improv games and storyboards students will write, create, stage and perform their very own one of a kind show all in one day! The may include music elements, dance elements, audience participation, drama, comedy, costumes, props and anything else their imaginations can come up with that we can procure rehearse in 5 hours! A light snack will be provided in the afternoon, but students are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch to eat during the day. Create a new show all in one day!

Performance for family and friends will be at 4:00pm in the Allens Lane Theater!

Deadline to sign up for this class is Monday, March 4, 2019
$80 per child