Monday, March 19, 2012
SPRING Classes at Wheelock Family Theatre
Spring 2012 Classes
Tuesday, 3/20-Tuesday, 5/22/12
For ages 6-8: 9 weekly one-hour classes. Tuition: $250 ($100 deposit due)
Creative Drama: Many Voices Inside of You – Sats., 3/24-5/19, 9-10am.
Instructor: Lisa Rowe-Beddoe. Silly and strange stories, poems and songs set the tone for the many character voices it’s possible to create. Children will have fun learning how to project their voices using their whole bodies!
Imagination: The Beginning of Improvisation – Sats., 3/24-5/19, 10-11am.
Instructor: Lisa Rowe-Beddoe. Children naturally play make-believe—the basis of improvisation. Students will have fun discovering what they can make up on the spur of the moment with whatever is at hand!
For ages 9-11: 9 weekly one-hour classes. Tuition $250 ($100 deposit due)
Young Actors: Acting With a Script – Sats., 3/24-5/19, 9-10am. Instructor: Danny Bolton. Building on Young Actors: Improvisation in the fall and Ensemble Skills in the winter, this class will focus on using improv, analysis, movement and vocal technique as ways to interpret and perform a playwright’s text.
Ensemble Acting: Teamwork in Theatre – Tues., 3/20-5/22, (no class on 4/17) 4-5pm. Instructor: Adam Sanders. In many ways, theatre is like sports: beginning with solid technique, improving with frequent practice; giving close attention to details. Collaboration is what brings great results!
For ages 12-16: 5 weekly two-hour classes. Tuition: $275 ($100 deposit due)
Sketch Comedy – Sats., 4/7-5/5, 11am-1pm. Instructor: Dana Jay Bein. Learn how to tap into the humor inherent in almost any situation, weaving comedy into a wide range of characters and stories. Uproarious laughter guaranteed!
Character Movement for Actors – Sats., 4/7-5/5, 11am-1pm. Instructor: Lisa Rowe-Beddoe. How does the beast in Beauty and the Beast move? What would the regal gestures and bearing of Queen Elizabeth look like? This class will study a wide variety of physical types to increase each actor’s movement vocabulary.
For ages 9-16: 6 weekly two-hour classes. Tuition: $350 ($150 deposit due)
Acting for Film – Mondays, 3/26-5/7, 4-6pm. Instructor: M. Lynda Robinson. Students work with film scripts, learning skills for acting in movies – including establishing shots, scenes, close-ups, working with props, continuity, and shooting out of sequence.
For Children on the Autism Spectrum:
For grades 1-3: 8 weekly 90-minute classes. Tuition: $350 ($150 deposit due)
Creating Characters– Fridays, 3/23-5/18, 4:30-6pm. No class 4/20. Instructors: Jen Buller, Lisa Rowe-Beddoe. Designed to respond to the needs of children with Asperger’s Syndrome and related challenges, this drama class follows a peer partner model. Students are asked to invite a similarly-aged friend not on the spectrum, with whom they have a positive connection, to join them for each session. Together, they will focus on building believable characters by learning how actors convince an audience that they are someone other than themselves.
For grades 4-6: 8 weekly 90-minute classes. Tuition: $350 ($150 deposit due)
Improvisation - Fridays, 3/23-5/18, 3-4:30pm. No class 4/20. Designed to respond to the needs of youngsters with Asperger’s Syndrome and related challenges, this drama class follows a peer partner model. Students are asked to invite a similarly-aged friend not on the spectrum, with whom they have a positive connection, to join them for each session. Together, they will improvise characters and scenes drawn from literature to enhance their performance and audience skills.