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Atlantic Kids

The After School program is a great introduction to storytelling, writing, acting and improvisation. The Atlantic philosophy of ensemble and our commitment to creating your own work is deeply rooted in the creative acting experience for all age groups. The younger children create characters and stories through creative play and improvisational exercises while older children are introduced to the Atlantic Technique as they approach their first scene work and monologues. All classes culminate in a workshop performance at the end of each semester.

**The next session of classes begins September 2014. Registration information will be available starting June 2014. For more information, please contact Heather Baird at hbaird@atlantictheater.org.**


IMPROV FOR YOUNG ACTORS (AGES 11 – 15)

Improv for Young Actors is designed to free students to develop their creative impulses and strengthen their ability to create a story in the moment. Students will learn the basics of good story telling and repeatable skills that they can apply to both a long or short improvisational show. The class will culminate in a studio workshop performance that includes a demonstration of improv exercises and a long form scene improvised.

Saturdays 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
April 5 – June 14 (no class April 19 and May 31)
Tuition: $395

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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.

Mondays 4:00 – 5:15 PM
Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:15 PM
Tuition: $450


CREATORS (AGES 6 – 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 – 5:30 PM (Ages 7 – 8)
Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:30 PM (Ages 6 – 8)
Tuition: $475


PERFORMANCE & PLAYWRITING (AGES 9 – 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.

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.

SHORT PLAY Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Tuition: $475

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.

SKETCH GROUP Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Tuition: $475


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.

Wednesdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
Tuition: $475

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.

Wednesdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
Tuition: $475

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.

Fridays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
Tuition: $550


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.

Saturdays 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Tuition: $495