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Acting - Grades 6-8

$225

with Whitney Pak

Calendar Jan 12, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Virtual

Build your acting foundation. Over eight weeks students will:

  • Boost their imagination
  • Learn vocal, movement, and acting techniques
  • Build relationships with others
  • Expand their creativity

 

Class runs on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:30. 

Whitney Tenney Pak served for several years as head of the educational outreach circle of the C2C theater in Los Angeles. She previously worked in Montebello, California as both a Teaching Artist and director of shows for the high school.

Will run

Acting - Grades 3-5

$180

with Esther Gatica

Calendar Jan 14, 2021 at 4:45 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Virtual

Students learn how to express their emotions while focusing their energy, creativity, and physicality in a fun beginning acting class. Over eight weeks students will:

  • Boost their imagination
  • Learn vocal, movement, and acting techniques
  • Build relationships with others
  • Expand their creativity

 

Class runs on Thursdays from 4:45 to 6:00. 

 

Esther Banegas Gatica is a graduate of Teatro Prometeo Acting Conservatory in Theatre Arts at Miami Dade College. Esther is completely bi-lingual, has worked in movement theatre, devised theatre and has written and directed theatre for youth.  

 

Will run

Improv - Grades 6-8

$180

with Zach Pearson

Calendar Jan 25, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Virtual

Students will build their foundation for comedy and improv in this beginner class. Over six weeks students will: 

  • Learn basic improv games and techniques
  • Boost their quick thinking skills
  • Build relationships with others 
  • Expand their creativity

 

Class runs on Mondays from 6:00 to 8:00 for six weeks. 

 

Zach Pearson is an actor, musician and teaching artist from New York City. Zach graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in Acting. He has taught acting and improvisation workshops with Syracuse Stage, Building Company Theatre, and Irondale Ensemble (Brooklyn).

 

Full Course

Audition Prep - Grades 9-12

$225

with Beresford Bennett

Calendar Jan 27, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Virtual

Work with a professional theatre artist on crafting your best audition. Over eight weeks students will:

  • Work on monologue selection
  • Build their acting foundation
  • Refine your on camera and audition technique
  • Build relationships with others 

Class runs on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00. 

 

Beresford Bennett has worked with the Lincoln Center Institute, ArtsGenesis, the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, and travels the country with JazzReach, educating students on the history of jazz music.  Beresford’s voice can be heard in national commercials for Nike, Fed-Ex, Miller, Nick at Night, and the video games Mafia III and Grand Theft Auto V. He has narrated over 70 audiobooks including “We Were Eight Years in Power” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, “Zone One” by Colson Whitehead, “Proving Einstein Right” by S. James Gates and “The Gift of Fire” by Walter Mosley.

 

Full Course

Audition Prep - Grades 9-12

$130

with Beresford Bennett

Calendar Jan 28, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Virtual

Work with a professional theatre artist on crafting your best audition. Over eight weeks students will:

  • Work on monologue selection
  • Build their acting foundation
  • Refine your on camera and audition technique
  • Build relationships with others 

Class runs on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00. 

 

Beresford Bennett has worked with the Lincoln Center Institute, ArtsGenesis, the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, and travels the country with JazzReach, educating students on the history of jazz music.  Beresford’s voice can be heard in national commercials for Nike, Fed-Ex, Miller, Nick at Night, and the video games Mafia III and Grand Theft Auto V. He has narrated over 70 audiobooks including “We Were Eight Years in Power” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, “Zone One” by Colson Whitehead, “Proving Einstein Right” by S. James Gates and “The Gift of Fire” by Walter Mosley.

 

Acting - Grades K-2

$65

with Kate Laissle

Calendar Feb 10, 2021 at 3:45 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Virtual

A beginning acting class that gives students a chance to use their voices, bodies and imaginations to create characters and tell stories. Over four weeks students will:

  • Boost their imagination
  • Learn vocal, movement, and acting techniques
  • Build relationships with others
  • Expand their creativity

 

Class runs on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 3:45. 

 

Kate Laissle is the Associate Director of Education at Syracuse Stage. She works creating theatre for and with young people, in particular shows for very young audiences.

Acting - Grades K-2

$65

with Kate Laissle

Calendar Feb 11, 2021 at 3:45 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Virtual

A beginning acting class that gives students a chance to use their voices, bodies and imaginations to create characters and tell stories. Over four weeks students will:

  • Boost their imagination
  • Learn vocal, movement, and acting techniques
  • Build relationships with others
  • Expand their creativity

 

Class runs on Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:30. 

 

Kate Laissle is the Associate Director of Education at Syracuse Stage. She works creating theatre for and with young people, in particular shows for very young audiences.





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