Workshops

Act One – $90.00

In Act One, the student will be introduced to my approach to acting which I fondly call “The Kitchen Sink” method. They will focus on the “six senses” of developing a character: sight, sound, taste, touch, smell and spirit. They will endeavor to strengthen their emotional recall through these six senses. They will learn the basics of theatre like blocking and stage terminology, as well as pantomime, voice control and dialect. Students will receive weekly homework assignments, just like a real drama classroom, which must be completed by their next week’s lesson. During the course of the workshop, they will take 2 observational field trips: one to the Battlefield Mall to study human behavior and one to the Dickerson Park Zoo to study animal behavior. At the close of the semester, the students will be asked to perform individual monologues, of their own choice, during the FREE gala showcase for their family and friends.

Grades 6th – 12th

Dickerson Park Zoo: Price of admission not included in this package.

*discounts are granted to families with more than one child

Classes begin on Tuesday, August 22nd

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Act Two – $125.00

In the Act Two, the student will plunge deeper into “The Kitchen Sink Method”, honing their sensory skills of characterization while learning the concepts of teamwork and critical thinking. Improvisation will be stressed a lot in this class. They will learn about the importance of timing through rhythm, tempo and pauses. There will also be a unit on costumes and the application of basic and old-age stage make-up. Students will receive occasional homework assignments, which must be completed by their next week’s lesson. During the 15 week workshop, they will take a field trip to a local theatre where they will be asked to write an essay on the performance; a critique, if you will. At the end of the semester, they will perform a one act play with their fellow students for their family and friends. Tickets will be $5 per person, children under 12 are free. Students will receive two complimentary tickets.

*Act One is a mandatory prerequisite for this class.

Grades 6th – 12th

Local Theatre: Ticket price not included in this package.

*discounts are granted to families with more than one child

NEXT WORKSHOP AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2018

 


 

Act Three – $100.00

In Act Three, the student will learn the basics of directing and stage design. They will discuss importance of script selection and analysis, as well as the do’s and don’ts of blocking. There will be lessons on the audition process, lighting design, sound and scenery construction.  They will choose a duet scene and then direct two of their fellow students in said scene, as well as star in a least one of the other student’s duet scenes. Students will receive weekly homework assignments , throughout the 13 week workshop, which must be completed by their next week’s class. They will also take a field trip to tour a local theatre. They will have two main assignments. Their first assignment will be to develop a Facebook event page and design a poster for their duet scene. Their second assignment will be to design, build and finish their own flat or scenic backdrop to be used in their duet scene. Student’s will receive a material list, and be expected to provide their own materials (i.e. muslin, paint, brushes, sponges, etc.). Tools, wood, nails, water and glue will be provided by the Sink. There will be a showcase at the end of the semester where the duet scenes will be performed and the directors will have a chance to field questions from the audience about their scenes.

*Act One is a mandatory prerequisite for this class.

Grades 6th – 12th

*discounts are granted to families with more than one child

Classes begin on Thursday, August 24th

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Act Four – TBA

Act Four is the final workshop at the Kitchen Sink, and it’s not really a “class”. Think of it as a practicum, putting everything that they’ve learned into practice. The students will audition for roles in a musical or full length play. Some plays may have limited roles available. If it’s a musical, students must be willing to learn a few dance routines. Attendance will be mandatory for every rehearsal. Tickets will be sold at a high than usual price for the Kitchen Sink. Tuition will pay for the scripts, music and license fees. It’ll additionally pay for any costumes rentals, equipment rentals and scenery construction. Students and parents will be expected to assist with set construction, as they are available.

*Act One and either Act Two or Act Three are mandatory prerequisites for this class.

Grades 6th – 12th

*discounts are granted to families with more than one child

NEXT WORKSHOP AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2018

 


 

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