Our Winter 2014 Workshops will begin at the end of January. Dates will be posted and registration opens on November 22nd.
PERFORMERS – PRE-K/K AGES 4, & 5
This class is a wonderful introduction to the world of acting and role playing. The children will bring a classic or beloved story book to life through creative play, improvisation and movement exercises. The class will require a small amount of memorization and culminates in a day of sharing for their friends and family in the studio. Your kids should be ready to have lots of silly fun.
January 13 – April 7 (no class 1/20 or 2/17)
January 14 – April 1 (no class 2/18)
CREATORS – Ages 6, 7 & 8
The Creators class is a must for any young performer looking for an after school outlet for creative expression. In this class students will work with their director to create an original short play featuring a character of their own imagination. The emphasis of this class is on each kid’s personal character creation and ensemble contribution to story conception. Elements of acting and performance will be introduced and students will be asked to fully memorize lines. Family and friends will be invited for a workshop performance at the end of the semester.
Mondays (4:00-5:30pm) – Ages 7 & 8
February 3 – May 12 (no class 2/17, 4/14 or 4/21)
Tuesdays (4:00-5:30pm) – Ages 6, 7 & 8
February 4 – May 13 (no class 2/18, 4/15 or 4/22)
PERFORMANCE & PLAYWRITING – Ages 9, 10 & 11
Atlantic’s Performance and Playwriting class is a wonderful opportunity for after-school fun. This class will include fundamental acting exercises and an introduction to playwriting in either a Short Play or Sketch option. The class will bring together the elements of storytelling and performance with a final “open rehearsal” performance written, directed by and starring this young group. Students will be responsible for memorization and should come to class prepared to create, write, act and have fun.
Wednesdays SHORT PLAY (4:00-5:30pm)
February 5 – May 7 (no class 2/19 or 4/16)
In the SHORT PLAY section, students will develop an original short play with their director, selecting the style and genre for their piece and contribute to story structure, key plot elements, character and dialogue. The major focus of this class is for students to develop their play and explore an actor’s creative workshop rehearsal process. Students will perform their original work in an “open rehearsal” format for family and friends.
Thursdays SKETCH GROUP (4:00-5:30pm)
February 6 – May 8 (no class 2/20 or 4/17)
In the SKETCH section, students will work on unique short sketches with their teacher. They will incorporate comedic elements as they develop a monologue and short form scene dialogue writing. The major focus of this class is for students to develop their sketch and explore an actor’s creative workshop rehearsal process. Students will perform their original work in an “open rehearsal” format for family and friends.
YOUNG ACTORS – Ages 11 – 14
Monologues Along with improvised games and structured movement exercises, students will begin work on monologues using the Practical Aesthetics technique, created by David Mamet and William H. Macy. This class is perfect for the young actor who wants to dive into monologue work or prepare for an upcoming school audition. Students will work on developing their performance with guidance and direction from their teacher. The class will require memorization.
January 29 – April 30 (no class 2/19 or 4/16)
Scene Study & Technique This class is a wonderful introduction to acting for youngsters who really want to “give it a try!” The course will cover the basics of the Practical Aesthetics Acting Technique, created by David Mamet and William H. Macy, along with improvised games and structured movement exercises. The students will begin exploring the world of acting through storytelling and short scenes using the Practical Aesthetics technique. The class will require memorization.
January 29 – April 30 (no class 2/19 or 4/16)
January 30 – May 1 (no class 2/20 or 4/17)
On-Camera Workshop Perfect for the student who is looking to gain experience in front of the camera, this class is a wonderful introduction to on-camera work. The students will begin exploring the nuances of performance as they work on commercial copy and a full page scene from a movie. The class will require memorization.
January 17 – March 28 (no class 2/21)
SATURDAY YOUTH PROGRAM – Ages 7 – 10
This weekend morning workshop combines theater games, improv, costume play and character creation with music and theater related art projects. Students form their own “theater company” for the semester, write a short play with their director, learn a song and are introduced to different styles of theater through engaging games.
January 11 – April 5 (no class 2/15 or 2/22)