Schedule: 2015 Fall Acting Academy

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All classes end with a final presentation for friends and family to attend!

ACTOR'S STUDIO

Saturdays, Sep. 26-Nov. 14 | 11:30am-1:00pm | Ages 12+ | All | $120 Teen Option

Explore a variety of skills for stage performance; including theater exercises, presenting monologues, and scene study. Apply techniques to help you stand out in performance as well as auditions. Perfect for beginners as well as returning students. — Francisco Garcia (Limit: 12)

ADVANCED ACTING: Character Development

Sundays, Sep. 27-Oct. 18 | 1:00-4:00pm | Ages 14+ | Adv./YP | $140 Teen Option

Focus on developing dynamic characters through a variety of techniques such as Commedia, Viewpoints, Meisner, and Hagen. Learn to honestly craft and engage character's gestures, senses, voice, and imagination through scene work and text analysis. — Val Landrum (Limit: 12)

BEGINNING ACTING: Focus

Mondays, Sep. 28-Nov. 16 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 8-11 | Beg. | $120

Perfect for the aspiring actor. Use theater exercises, scene work, and monologues to develop characters, improve focus, and gain performance and audition skills. This dynamic class will bring out the actor in you! — Nena Salazar (Limit: 12)

BEGINNING ACTING: Foundations (A & B)

A: Thursdays, Oct. 1-Nov. 19 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 7-10 | Beg. | $120
B: Saturdays, Sep. 26-Nov. 14 | 11:30am-1:00pm | Ages 7-9 | Beg. | $120

Ideal for new actors looking for a fun intro to theater! Use theater games and exercises to explore character, improv, concentration, voice, and movement. A great first acting class for building skills and confidence. —A: Lucas Welsh, B: Chelsie Thomas (Limit: 12)

BEGINNING MUSICAL THEATER: Showstoppers

Saturdays, Sep. 26-Oct. 31 *six week class | 1:00-3:00pm | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $120

Perform showstoppers from Broadway's biggest hits. These songs are designed to energize the audience. Ensemble vocal skills and basic choreography are featured in a final showcase that is sure to leave them standing. (2 hour class, 6 weeks). —Jeffrey Childs (Limit: 12)

BEGINNING MUSICAL THEATER: The Lion King

Tuesdays, Sep. 29-Nov. 17 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 8-11 | Beg. | $120

Hakuna Matata! Perform catchy songs from the hit musical The Lion King. Learn acting and vocal skills, along with basic choreography in a musical adventure from the animal kingdom. —Mark Steering (Limit: 12)

CELEBRATE SINGING

Thursdays, Oct. 1-Nov. 19 | 9:30-10:15am | Ages 3-5 | Beg. | $65

Join Portland's own Mr. Hoo from The Alphabeticians as you sing dynamic songs and learn musical skills. Explore singing, movement, and games in this class that focuses on early musical development and performance. —Jeff Inlay (Limit: 10)

CREATIVE DRAMATICS: Imagination Station (A & B)

A: Mondays, Sep. 28-Nov. 16 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 5-6 | Beg. | $120
B: Thursdays, Oct. 1-Nov. 19 | 3:15-4:30pm | Ages 4-5 | Beg. | $100

Choo-choose your own adventure! Let the classroom become your imagination station as you create characters and stories to make an original play. Develop ensemble and performance skills, and focus. —A: Kristin Hailstone, B: Lucas Welsh (Limit: 8)

FALL INTO FUN

Mondays, Sep. 28-Nov. 16 | 10:15-11:15am | Ages 3 1/2-5 | Beg. | $80

Act, play, explore, and let your imagination soar! Create characters and stories to make an original play. An energetic class that teaches focus, collaboration, and storytelling, all while having fun in fall! —Amy La Rosa (Limit: 8)

HARRY POTTER

Wednesdays, Sep. 30-Nov. 18 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 9-12 | Beg./Int. | $120

Enter the magical world of Harry Potter! Build acting skills as you bring Harry and his charmed friends to life. Learn to create, write, and perform your original scenes using characters from J.K. Rowling’s landmark adventure series. —Sara Kennedy Adams (Limit: 16)

HOMESCHOOL: Musical Theater

Tuesdays, Sep. 29-Nov. 17 | 1:00-4:00pm | Ages 7-12 | Beg./Int. | $200

Just for Home School students! An exciting introduction to musical theater. Make the most of your voice as you rehearse and perform ensemble numbers from Broadway's biggest hits. A great class for teamwork, building performance skills and confidence, as well as having fun! —Mark Steering (Limit: 14)

IMPROV TROUPE

Saturdays, Sep. 26-Nov. 14 | 10:00-11:30am | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $120

Spontaneous acting! Learn to let go and act in the moment with games and exercises that develop essential performance skills: creative thinking, comedic timing, ensemble work, and on-the-spot performance. —Jay Flewelling (Limit: 12)

INTERMEDIATE ACTING

Saturdays, Sep. 26-Nov. 14 | 3:00-4:30pm | Ages 9-12 | Int. | $120

Strengthen auditions and enhance acting skills through scene and monologue work. Emphasis on creating characters both physically and vocally, using imagination, improvisation, ensemble exercises, and theater games. —Jennifer Darling (Limit: 12)

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATER: 42nd Street

Saturdays, Sep. 26-Oct. 31 *six week class | 3:00-5:00pm | Ages 12+ | Int./Adv. | $120 Teen Option

"In the heart of little old New York…42nd Street!" Advance solo and ensemble skills while performing selections from the classic musical currently performing in Ashland and on Broadway! (2 hour class, 6 weeks) —Jeffrey Childs (Limit: 14)

KIDS CONCERT SERIES: Mr. Hoo

Thursdays, Sep. 10- Dec. 17 (no concert 11/26) | 10:30-11:30am | All Ages & Levels | $6 per family
* Families welcome! No registration needed, pay at the door.

Entertainment + education! Mister Hoo of The Alphabeticians combines humor and fun with upbeat, original music. His stage shows have interactive elements and are guaranteed to entertain kids and adults alike. Come dance and play! Concerts every Thursday. —Jeff Inlay

LADYBUG, SPIDER, FLY, OH MY!

Mondays, Sep. 28-Nov. 16 | 3:15-4:30pm | Ages 4-5 | Beg. | $100

Imagine life from a bug's perspective! Spend time with lovely ladybugs, silly spiders, frenzied flies, and other entertaining insects. Act out stories using your body, voice, and imagination to create adventures from nature. —Kristin Hailstone (Limit: 8)

ON CAMERA ACTION (A & B)

A: Saturdays, Sep. 26-Nov. 14 | 11:30am-1:00pm | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $150
B: Saturdays, Sep. 26-Nov. 14 | 1:00-3:00pm | Ages 12+ | Beg./Int. | $175 Teen Option

Portland's film industry is booming! Get the skills you need to acting in film and television. Develop confidence in auditions, interviews, and commercials while working with real television and film scripts. Prerequisite: Any OCT acting class. —A & B: Jeanne Rogers (Limit: 10)

PAGE-TO-STAGE: Junie B. Jones (A & B)

A: Tuesdays, Sep. 29-Nov. 17 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 6-7 | Beg. | $120
B: Thursdays, Oct. 1-Nov. 19 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 5-6 | Beg. | $120

Explore the hilarious antics of Junie B. Jones as you perform scenes from the hit book series. Learn basic acting skills, character creation, and the art of storytelling—with great roles for boys and girls! Includes 2 tickets to OCT's Junie B. Jones dress rehearsal on 10/23/15. —A: Chelsie Thomas, B: Amy La Rosa (Limit: 8)

TAKE THE STAGE TUESDAYS

Tuesdays, Sep. 29-Nov. 17 | 10:15-11:15am | Ages 3 1/2-5 | Beg. | $80

Come play, laugh, and learn! Join the theatrical adventure as you discover the stage. Have a blast acting out stories and characters, learning silly songs, and playing theater games. Fill your Tuesdays with fun! —Amy La Rosa (Limit: 8)

TEEN SCENE: Improv Comedy

Wednesdays, Sep. 30-Nov. 18 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 13+ | Beg./Int. | $120 Teen Option

Spontaneous acting! Learn to let go and act in the moment with games and exercises that develop essential performance skills: creative thinking, comedic timing, ensemble work, and on-the-spot performance. —Jay Flewelling (Limit: 12)

YOUNG ACTOR'S WORKSHOP

Saturdays, Sep. 26-Nov. 14 | 10:00-11:30am | Ages 6-7 | Beg. | $120

A daily "workout" in acting! Develop focus, memorization, and character creation skills. Explore imagination while creating an original showcase of individual work, collaboration, and storytelling. —Chelsie Thomas (Limit: 8)

YP INTENSIVE: Devising Theater

Sunday, Oct. 25 | 11:00am-5:00pm | Ages 14+ | YP | $65 Teen Option

Create a performance in one day! Learn the art of devising theater in a fast-paced, ensemble-driven intensive. The class will culminate in the performance of an original piece. —Chris Harder (Limit: 12)

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Beg.
= New to this class or skill set. Int. = Had prior experience in this skill set. Adv. = Had a lot of experience in this skill set. YP = Young Professional students.
Teen Option = Options for older students