WINTER & SPRING CLASSES 2020

Surprise Yourself With What You Can Do!

With practice, anyone can gain the presentation skills and confidence to act, sing, or dance onstage. The key is finding a nurturing environment where you can hone your craft — a place that encourages you to try new things without fear, and lets you explore your talents and creativity in a fun, encouraging setting. That’s who we are, and that’s what we do.

Whether it’s singing, dancing, acting, or learning how to connect with an audience, with help and instruction, you won’t believe what you can do!

Acting 102

Ages 7-14

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Participants will learn how to cold read scripts, do scene work, learn improvisation skills, and play theater brain games to improve acting skills. Class culminates with a “show off” on the final day of class.

INSTRUCTORS:
Lisa-Marie French

DURATION: Mar 30 - May 25

SCHEDULE:
Mondays 4:00-5:00PM

COST: $150

LOCATION: 111 Main Street Studio

Acting with Your Whole Being:

Yoga Tools & Strategies to Take Your Performance to the Next Level

Ages 15-Adult (or with instructor permission)

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This workshop will combine yogic practices and acting techniques to assist actors to better access their whole body and mind for character-development with improved self-awareness. Participants will work with two experienced teachers to hone acting skills focusing on body, breath and movement. Find new ways to mine your abilities to build fascinating, multi-dimensional characters through observation of your own strengths and challenges as a person on the physical, mental and energetic levels.  

INSTRUCTORS:
Anne Ondrey & Madelon Horvath

DURATION: Feb 3-24

SCHEDULE:
Mondays 6:30-8:00PM

COST: $20 per session or $50 for all four classes

LOCATION: 111 Main Street

Overthrow Your Student Government

A One Act Play

Ages 12-18 (or with instructor permission)

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Hone your acting skills while preparing this hilarious one-act. You will audition for a part, learn how to do a cold reading, and work to build a believable character using both the script and your own personality traits. Work will include theater games, improvisation, and script analysis to find the essence of a character that shines.  

Performance: March 18

INSTRUCTOR:
Madelon Horvath

DURATION: Jan 7- Mar 18

SCHEDULE:
Tuesdays 6:00-7:30PM

COST: $100

LOCATION: Arts Center

The Homeschooler's Guide to The Wonderful World of Theater

Ages 7-14

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Students will learn vocabulary & stage directions, how to perform a monologue, how to read a script, how to perform scenes, how to sing karaoke, how to perform choreography. There will also be educational games and exercises to strengthen performance skills

The 10 week, 20 hour adventure culminates with a "Show & Tell" night for students to showcase what they have learned for family and friends. 

Students are recommended to dress comfortably for movement, bring a water bottle, a small snack and a pencil to each class. Students will be provided with the materials needed to complete this course on the first day of class.

INSTRUCTOR:
Lisa Marie French

DURATION: Jan 27- Apr 6

SCHEDULE:
Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM

COST: $100

LOCATION: 111 Main Street

Backstage Crew Workshop

Ages 10-Adult

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Come learn how to work as a backstage crew member during live theater performances. Get familiar with curtain operations, spiking a stage scene changes with set and props pieces and spotlight operations. Once completed, participants will be able to volunteer to be part of a crew for a real show on the Geauga Theater stage.

INSTRUCTOR:
Lisa Marie French

DURATION: Jan 6-27

SCHEDULE:
Mondays 4:30-5:30PM

COST: $50

LOCATION: Geauga Theater

The Elves & The Shoemaker

Ages 5-7

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Learn theater basics through a Brothers Grimm Fairytale brought to the stage.

An honest cobbler is helped to make ends meet by a pair of hard-working elves.

DURATION: Feb 29-Mar 28

SCHEDULE:
Saturdays 2:00-3:30PM

COST: $65

LOCATION: Arts Center

Play with Your Pizza

Ages: Adult

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What better way to end the work week than to gather with like-minded adults for some great discussion and stimulating conversation through cutting edge theatrical scripts. We’ll take the edge off with pizza and soft drinks, read some interesting scripts together and use acting techniques to find meaning and plumb the depths of the work. We will consider scripted reading/ readers’ theater style performances at a later date.

INSTRUCTORS:
Madelon Horvath

DURATION: First Friday of month,  Starting Jan 3

SCHEDULE:
6:30-8:00PM

COST: $15 per session includes pizza - pay in advance or at the door

LOCATION: Arts Center