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A Very Starkid Musical


with Eliza Vedar

Calendar Jan 8, 2024 at 4:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Grades 7-12

Dive into the world of musical parody and explore the vast musical catalog of YouTube sensation Starkid Productions! Sing songs from viral hits like A Very Potter Musical, Holy Musical Batman, Firebringer and many more. Further your performance skills in this class focusing on intermediate and advanced vocal techniques. This study of Starkid Productions gives students a glimpse into the new horizons of musical theatre and pushes creativity to new heights.

Please note that this class will not meet on 1/15 or 2/19.

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Homeschool: Page to Stage


with Gina Barba

Calendar Jan 9, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

Ages 8-12

Transform a poem into a unique story for the stage! In collaboration with your peers and teaching artist, create a one-of-a-kind play based on the texts of beloved poets like William Shakespeare, Shel Silverstein, Emily Dickinson and others. Learn the basics of script writing and dip your toes in the world of devised theatre. Take on the role of a playwright, director and actor to create a completely original performance to share on the final day of class.

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Acting and Directing


with Sarah Siegel

Calendar Jan 9, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Grades 7-12

Learn how to think like a director and increase your odds of landing the role! Delve into the creative process by examining and staging your very own piece. Bring your directorial visions to life and sharpen acting skills by performing in peer-directed scenes. Whether you're drawn to the spotlight, the director's chair, or both, this course empowers you to express your creativity and make a lasting impact on the stage.

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Playreading Lab


with Shawn Foote

Calendar Jan 11, 2024 at 4:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Grades 7-12

Whether you're an experienced performer looking for new material or a budding playwright hoping to learn from the greats, this class offers you the opportunity to explore the world of plays and discover what makes a successful script. Discover the basics of textual analysis and the power of a readthrough as you read and perform scenes from a variety of plays.

Pickin' It Up


with Marc Caro-Willcox

Calendar Jan 13, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

Grades 7-12

What’s the best way to learn how to better pick up choreography in a rehearsal or an audition? Practice, practice, practice! Performers of all skill levels will refine technique and build confidence by learning fast-paced musical theatre choreography each week. You’ll be acing your dance calls in no time!

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The Play's the Thing


with Julia Giolzetti

Calendar Jan 13, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

Grades 7-12

Hone your understanding of Shakespearean drama through textual analysis, characterization and physicalization. Through engaging exercises and insightful discussions, we'll dissect the rich language and themes of Shakespeare's timeless works. Step into the shoes of iconic characters, delving into their motivations and desires, and master the art of embodying them on stage.

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Teen Tap Technique


with Leasa Thernes

Calendar Jan 14, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 10 weeks

Grades 7-12

Tap your way to the top in this technique-building introductory class. Learn to combine basic tap movements into creative and fast-paced combinations. Enhance coordination and strength while working on quick footwork and nuanced rhythms. Hone your skills and discover the true potential of your rhythmic talents!

*Students are not required to have tap shoes to participate in this class, but are encouraged to bring their own if they have them.

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