Those wishing to pursue a career in acting or singing may choose from a variety of courses. We are currently enrolling for the 2017 FA;; SESSION of classes which begin weekend of September 9
Classes for Grades K-3
Level 1 Children’s Class Starts September 9 (9 weeks) . Saturdays 9:00-10:00am . $400
The Level 1 Children’s Acting Class meets one hour each week and is a ten week course designed for ages 5-8. It focuses on Stage Direction, Working Together, Partnering Exercises, Volume and Diction, and eventually creating scenes. Students enjoy acting and learning exercises such as “Mirror Image”, “Living Picture”, and “Dig Dig Dig!” which explores individuality and self-expression. New acting and learning exercises are added from time to time to keep the class exciting and fresh while maintaining its core-value that “Acting is living as truthfully as one can under an imaginary circumstance.”
Classes for Grades 4-6
Level 2 Children’s Class Starts September 12 (9 weeks) Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm $400
The Level 2 Children’s Class for ages 8-11 or those with more stage experience builds upon the core values of Level 1. The course involves much more self-awareness than level one yet keeps its sense of fun. Everyone learns that ‘the character is on the page, but the role is on the stage’ in this class which means that the only actor is ‘you’ and you have the freedom to portray the role according to what the playwright puts on the page with the director or instructor’s guidance.
Classes For Teens
Teen Acting Class Starts September 10 (8 weeks) Sundays 6:00-7:30pm $400
Being true to yourself is a main ingredient in the Teen Class. Students meet for 90 minutes per week for eight weeks with the option of doing scene work with a partner or a monologue. The class is broken up into time sections which also include improvisation, scene creation and study, and dialogue within the class about the work being done. The final week is an Open House in which family and friends are invited to see the work being done by the teens.
Classes For Adults
Adult Acting Class (8 weeks) Starts September 12 (8 weeks) Tuesdays 7:30-9pm $400
The class explores improvisation plus basic Meisner and Stanislavsky techniques. The new Adult Acting Class will be a fusion class for actors of all levels, assisting both beginners and those who have made acting a career. This class will be a new approach.
All Media Theatre classes follow the Sanford Meisner Technique, which is based on the premise that, as the legendary acting coach stated, “Acting is living as truthfully as one can under an imaginary circumstance.”
Prices are: $400 per semester for all above classes
New School: By Audition, Invitation, or Interview Only with Jesse Cline, Artistic Director