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Our year-round classes give aspiring actors of all ages from 5 to 18 years old, the opportunity to work with professional Teaching Artists and Company Members. Check back later for Adult class offerings.

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Storytellers (5-7 years)

Explore the basics of how to tell a story on stage through listening, voice projection and introductory acting.

Saturdays, 11:15am-12:45pm
Spring 2018: March 31st-May 19th

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Aspiring Actors (8-10 years)

Explore the five elements of story: characters, setting, plot, conflict and resolution. Then build each story element using improvisation techniques to create an original play.

Saturdays, 9:00am-11:00am
Spring 2018: March 31st-May 19th

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Theatre-makers (11-13 years)

Develop your acting technique. In this section you will cultivate physical and vocal technique as well as intermediate improvisation skills. This will culminate in an original performance.

Saturdays, 9:15am-11:15am
Spring 2018: March 31st-May 19th

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Risk-takers (14-18 years)

In addition to building on acting technique, this section focuses on ensemble work, character development, staging and direction. Teens will collaborate to create an original piece to be performed at the end of the 8 weeks.

Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm
Spring 2018: March 31st-May 19th

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SummerBLAST 2018

Improvise, write a play, perform with friends, and have a BLAST at People’s Light this summer! Our summer programs run Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. Before/After care is available.

Littles: Ages 7-9

Be a hero! Defeat the villain! Save the Day! Let’s fracture fairytales through music, movement and improvisation and create a new play you will perform for family and friends.

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Youth: Ages 10-13

Build your own city. Create your own nickname. Be a legend! Students in this program will enhance skills in acting, improvisation, and storytelling. The two weeks will culminate in an original play inspired by Jerry Spinelli’s Newbery Award winning book, Maniac Magee.

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Teen: Ages 14-18

This four-week program for teens will focus on vocal & physical skills, improvisation, playwriting, rehearsal and performance. Each week is designed as a stand-alone experience, so sign up for any combination of weeks or all four! All four weeks will be inspired by the many legends of vampires, from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Twilight. Explore themes of good versus evil, love & hate, and immortality. 

Week 1: Voice and Movement

Develop your vocal and physical skills so you are ready to take the stage. This week will focus on vocal placement and projection, stage craft and stage combat.

Week 2: Improvisation

Build strong listening skills to help create compelling dialogue, truthful characters, and high stakes dynamic situations on stage.

Week 3: Playwriting

Explore the connection between character and story to devise an original short play that will be performed on stage in week four.

Week 4: Rehearsal and Performance

Design, rehearse and perform a vampire story that scares everyone you know! As an ensemble you will stage the play created in week three.

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Winter Teaching Artists
Theatre-makers and Risk-takers
Storytellers and Aspiring Actors
Advanced Acting