Youth Acting Classes, Fall 2018

All classes begin the week of Sept 10th and conclude with a showcase for friends and family on Friday, Nov 2nd at 5:30 pm
$150 for general public; $75 for current Center Players
8 week session
Instructor: Jo Ellen Aspinwall

The Art of Play (ages 6-8)
Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm
Students stretch their imaginations and discover the power of focused play as they explore the fundamentals of acting—movement, voice, and story—through theatre based games and activities.

The Actor’s Toolkit (grades 3-6)
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Students develop and hone their acting craft through character and scene study. Using movement and vocal based exercises, students advance their understanding of an actor’s main tools—body, voice, and mind. They will delve into poetry, improvisation, and scene work as they build their own “actor toolkit.”

Acting I (grades 7-12)
Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm

Students explore age appropriate scenes and develop the skills to bring the playwrights’ characters to life. They will learn to read carefully, look for clues that determine the character’s objective, and experiment with tactics to overcome obstacles. Through this exploration, students will gain understanding of rehearsal technique and vocabulary of the stage.