This winter 2016 we are offering a new classes for kids 13-16 (and select mature 12 year-olds). The class will introduce teens who are seriously exploring the world of stage and/or screen acting to well-known acting methods, major plays and the basics of acting for the screen. We will discuss and put into practice the differences between stage and screen acting. Teens will have an opportunity to work on one scene for film or television and another scene for the stage. The screen scene will be recorded for learning purposes. Classes held in Williamsburg.
Kids love to dream up the wildest things and this class gives them the space, freedom and guidance to create while strengthening listening and communications skills. In this class students will play theatre and improvisation games that will hone and stretch their ability to imagine, move and create. They will create characters they dream up themselves, build stories around these characters and then act them out. They'll also explore what happens when their character interacts with another child’s character, learning the art of collaboration and ensemble. This class will give children in this age group the confidence to not only create, but share their creations with the world. At the end of the course there will be an open rehearsal and a final presentation of the original play devised by the class. Classes held in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights.
Improvisation, imagination and movement games help kids develop more physical, mental and emotional command of their person. The art of acting and playmaking for children 8-12. Kids will learn basic acting skills as well as what it takes to tell a story on stage. Students will devise a piece of theatre from creating characters, devising a setting, to inventing dramatic twists and stage-worthy endings over the course of the semester. They will be encouraged to dream up using their imagination guided from idea to inception by their teacher. In addition to the playmaking portion of the class, kids will exercise their imagination, develop better focus and gain confidence through targeted acting exercises and improv games. At the end of the course there will be an open rehearsal and a final presentation of the original play devised by the class. Classes held in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights.