Schedule: 2014 Summer Acting Academy


ACTING FOUNDATIONS (A, B, C & D)

A: June 23-27 | 12:30-3:30pm | OCT: YP Theater | Ages 8-11 | Beg. | $140
B: July 7-11 | 12:30-3:30pm | OCT: Actors Studio | Ages 7-10 | Beg. | $140
C: July 21-25 | 12:30-3:30pm | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 7-9 | Beg. | $140
D: Aug. 18-22 | 12:30-3:30pm | OCT: Actors Studio | Ages 7-10 | Beg. | $140

Ideal for new actors! Use exercises and scene work to explore character, improvisation, theater vocabulary, voice, and movement. A great class for building performance skills and confidence. — A: Val Landrum (Limit: 20), B: Sara Kennedy Adams (Limit: 12), C: Amy Aronson (Limit: 12), D: Christy Drogosch (Limit: 12)

BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE ACTING (A, B, C & D)

A: June 23-27 | 9:00am-noon | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 12+ | Beg./Int. | $140 Teen Option
B: July 28-Aug. 8 | 12:30-3:30pm | HH: Brunish | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $275
C: Aug. 11-15 | 9:00am-noon | Hillsboro | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $140
D: Aug. 18-22 | 9:00am-noon | OCT: Actors Studio | Ages 11-15 | Beg./Int. | $140
Teen Option

Perfect for the aspiring actor. Apply theater exercises to scene work, monologues, and audition techniques. This dynamic class will bring out the actor in you! —A: Chris Harder (Limit: 12), B: Signe Larsen (Limit: 18), C: Lucy Walker (Limit: 16), D:Christy Drogosch (Limit: 12)

BROADWAY DANCE CREW (A & B)

A: June 16-20 | 9:45am-noon | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 12+ | All | $100 Teen Option
B: June 16-20 | 12:30-2:45pm | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 8-11 | All | $100

Fast, fun, and eclectic! Combine a variety of dance styles–like jazz and modern–with acting skills. Perform original choreography to Broadway favorites while using movement to express and tell a story. —Rosalind Fell (Limit: 12)

CREATIVE DRAMATICS: Pirates and Mermaids

July 28-Aug. 8 | 12:30-2:30pm | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 5-6 | Beg. | $180

Ahoy there, landlubbers: Prepare ye for an ocean adventure in acting! Play theater games that develop imagination, performance skills, and focus. Create swashbuckling characters that rule the sea! —Chelsie Thomas (Limit: 12)

FAIRY TALE THEATER (A & B)

A: July 14-18 | 10:00am-noon | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 4-5 | Beg. | $90
B: July 21-25 | 10:00am-noon | OCT: Actors Studio | Ages 4-5 | Beg. | $90

Release your inner actor as you create and perform your own fairy tale based on the classics! Learn theater games and play a variety of characters in a small class for fun, focused learning. —Kristin Hailstone (Limit: 10)

HARRY POTTER

July 7-18 | 9:00am-noon | OCT: YP Theater | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $275

Enter the mystical world of Harry Potter! Improve acting skills as you bring Harry and his friends to the stage. Learn to develop and perform original scenes using the characters from J.K. Rowling’s adventure books. —Sara Kennedy Adams (Limit: 20)

IMAGINE IT, ACT IT! (A & B)

A: June 16-27 | 9:30-11:30am | OCT: Actors Studio | Ages 5-6 | Beg. | $180
B: July 14-25 | 12:30-2:30pm | OCT: Actors Studio | Ages 5-6 | Beg. | $180

Explore the possibilities of imagination as you create and perform an original play! A lively class that teaches focus, collaboration, and storytelling, all while having fun and making happily ever afters! —Kristin Hailstone (Limit: 12)

IMPROV TROUPE (A, B & C)

A: June 23-27 | 9:00am-noon | OCT: YP Theater | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $140
B: June 23-27 | 12:30-3:30pm | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 12+ | Beg./Int. | $140 Teen Option
C: July 21-25 | 9:00am-noon | OCT: YP Theater | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $140

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 (A & C Limit: 18), (B Limit: 12)

INTERMEDIATE ACTING (A & B)

A: July 7-11 | 9:00am-noon | OCT: Actors Studio | Ages 11-15 | Int./Adv. | $140 Teen Option
B: July 28-Aug. 8 | 9:00am-noon | HH: Brunish | Ages 9-12 | Int. | $275

Strengthen auditions and enhance acting skills through scene and monologue work. Emphasis on creating believable characters physically and vocally, script analysis, improvisation, and fun ensemble exercises. —A: Matt Zrebski (Limit: 12), B: Jennifer Darling (Limit: 16)

MIX-IT-UP THEATER (A & B)

A: July 21-25 | 12:30-3:30pm | OCT: YP Theater | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $140
B: July 28-Aug. 8 | 12:30-3:30pm | OCT: YP Theater | Ages 7-9 | Beg./Int. | $275

Each class highlights a new adventure in theatre performance. 1st class: Improvisation, 2nd: Scenes, 3rd: Monologues, 4th: The Spolin Technique, 5th: Audition Skills. A great class for those who like to mix it up! —A: Melanie Moseley (Limit: 18), B: Cecily Overman (Limit: 18)

MUSIC AND MAKE BELIEVE

Aug. 4-8 | 10:00am-noon | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 4-5 | Beg. | $90

Unleash your imagination as you journey through magical stories and musical moments. Explore singing, movement, and games while focusing on early musical development and performance. — Jahnavi Caldwell-Green (Limit: 10)

MUSICAL MAGIC (A, B, C & D)

A: June 16-20 | 9:00am-noon | OCT: YP Theater | Ages 8-11 | Beg. | $140
B: July 21-25 | 9:00am-noon | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 7-9 | Beg. | $140
C: Aug. 11-15 | 9:00am-noon | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 7-9 | Beg. | $140
D: Aug. 18-22 | 9:00am-noon | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 7-10 | Beg. | $140

Discover the joy of musical theater as you explore singing skills and basic choreography. Grow as a musical performer using hits from Broadway's best-loved shows. A fantastic first class for the singer in you! —A: Jeffrey Childs (Limit: 20), B: Amy Aronson (Limit: 12), C & D: Wendy Steele (Limit: 12)

ON BROADWAY: Ramona Quimby

July 28-Aug. 8 | 12:30-3:30pm | HH: Winningstad | Ages 9-12 | Int./Adv. | $275

Perform on Broadway! (Broadway & Main, that is.) Explore the antics of Ramona, Henry, and the entire Klickitat Street clan.  Bring colorful characters to life in a staged performance for family and friends. —Jennifer Darling (Limit: 16)

ON CAMERA ACTION (A & B)

A: July 7-11 | 9:00am-noon | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 7-10 | Beg./Int. | $180
B: July 7-11 | 12:30-3:30pm | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 11-15 | Beg./Int. | $180
Teen Option

A fun, confidence-building class for film acting! Practice improvisation, cold reads, character work, and interviews. Learn industry terms that help you book the job. Local talent agents will share feedback and insight at the last class. —A & B: Suzi Smith (Limit: 12)

PAGE-TO-STAGE: Ivy and Bean (A) & (B)

A: July 14-18 | 9:00am-noon | OCT: Actors Studio | Ages 6-7 | Beg. | $140
B: July 28-Aug. 8 | 9:00am-noon | OCT: Actors Studio | Ages 6-7 | Beg. | $275

Explore an unlikely friendship as you perform scenes from the series Ivy and Bean. Learn basic acting skills, character creation, and the art of storytelling—with great roles for boys and girls! —A: Chelsie Thomas (Limit: 12), B: Amy LaRosa (Limit: 12)

ROALD'S WORLD: Kid Characters (A & B)

A: July 28-Aug. 8 | 9:00am-noon | OCT: YP Theater | Ages 7-9 | Beg. | $275
B: Aug. 11-15 | 12:30-3:30pm | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 7-9 | Beg. | $140

Explore a variety of Roald Dahl's best characters—all kids! Gain acting and comedic skills while bringing Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to life on stage. —A:Ginnie Sutfin (Limit: 18), B: Cecily Overman (Limit: 12)

SHAKE HANDS WITH SHAKESPEARE: The Comedy of Errors

July 28-Aug. 8 | 9:00am-noon | HH:Winningstad | Ages 12+ | Int./Adv./YP | $275 Teen Option

Solid training for the classical actor. Use Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy to heighten physical and vocal characterization, and to take the stage! Delve into classical language and acting styles and build your resume in an acting company approach to The Bard. —David Berkson (Limit: 20)

SING, DANCE, ACT (A & B)

A: July 28-Aug. 8 | 9:00am-noon | HH: Newmark | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $280
B: July 28-Aug. 8 | 12:30-3:30pm | HH: Newmark | Ages 12+ | Beg./Int. | $280 Teen Option

Be a triple threat! Combine vocal training, dance skills, and acting through song while performing Broadway's best. Build your resume and have a blast in a final showcase that will leave them standing! —A & B: James Sharinghousen & Wendy Steele (Limit: 20)

SKIPPY IN THE SUMMER (A & B)

A: July 14-18 | 12:30-2:30pm | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 4-5 | Beg. | $90
B: July 28-Aug. 1 | 10:00am-noon | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 4-5 | Beg. | $90

Yippee Skippy! Join Skippyjon Jones, an imaginative kitty, on an acting escapade! Learn character development, storytelling, focus and collaboration, in a fun class based on the popular book series. —A: Chelsie Thomas (Limit: 10), B: Jahnavi Caldwell-Green(Limit: 10)

SONG-TO-STAGE

July 7-18 | 12:30-3:30pm | OCT: YP Theater | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $275

Create and perform an original musical using popular Broadway numbers and your imagination! Make the most of your voice while learning story-telling skills and basic choreography in a singing showcase. —Mark Steering (Limit: 20)

STARTING OFF SHAKESPEARE: The Comedy of Errors

Aug. 11-22 | 12:30-3:30pm | OCT: YP Theater | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $275

Double trouble! Perform scenes from Shakespeare's farce about two sets of identical twins and one crazy family reunion! Use The Comedy of Errors to gain solid classical vocal and physical skills, examine text, and present a hilarious showcase. —Ginnie Sutfin (Limit: 16)

SUMMER STOCK: 13! The Musical

June 23-27* | 9:30am-4:00pm | NWA | Ages 13+ | Adv./YP | $285 Teen Option

Rock out with two staged showcases featuring exerpts from the hit musical 13—in just one week! Energetic music and relatable characters make this a fast and fun performance challenge. *Mon.-Fri. 9:30-4pm, with public showcases: Fri. 6/27 at 5pm & Sat. 6/28 at 11am. —Chanda Hall (Limit: 14)

THE BROADWAY VOICE (A & B)

A: June 16-20 | 12:30-3:30pm | OCT: YP Theater | Ages 12+ | Beg./Int. | $140 Teen Option
B: Aug. 18-22 | 12:30-3:30pm | OCT: Dance Studio | Ages 11-15 | Beg./Int. | $140 Teen Option

Perform power-house numbers from the definitive Broadway songbook. Learn songs for every vocal part and level of performer. Use ensemble and solo skills to increase confidence and build vocal technique. —A: Jeffrey Childs (Limit: 20), B: Wendy Steele (Limit: 12)

TRIPLE THREAT COMEDY (A & B)

A: Aug. 11-22 | 9:00am-noon | OCT: YP Theater | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $275
B: Aug. 11-15 | 12:30-3:30pm | Hillsboro | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $140

Flex your comedic muscles as you perform side-splitting improvisation, stand-up, and slapstick. Find your comedic voice while learning scene structure, character development, and the styles of comedy. —A: Jay Flewelling (Limit: 20), B: Lucy Walker (Limit: 16)

YOUNG ACTOR'S WORKSHOP

June 16-27 | 12:30-3:30pm | OCT: Actors Studio | Ages 6-7 | Beg. | $275

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. —Jennifer Darling (Limit: 12)

YP COMPANY: Macbeth

Aug. 11-22* | 5:00-9:00pm | OCT: YP Theater | Ages 13+ | YP | $395 Teen Option

A unique performance intensive that features classical vocal and physical training, a fast-paced rehearsal process, and an in-depth approach to Shakespeare's dark tragedy Macbeth. *Mon.-Fri. 5-9pm, with public showcases: Fri. 8/22 at 6pm & Sat. 8/23 at noon. —Tom Beckett (Limit: 14)

YP PREP INTENSIVE

July 14-18 | 9:30am-4:00pm | NWA | Ages 12+ | Int./Adv./YP | $280 Teen Option

Advanced training for dedicated students and those interested in the Young Professionals program. Delve into a professional skill each day: Devising Theater, Vocal Technique, Directing, The Business of Film Acting, and Character Mask Performance. —Award-Winning Teaching Artists (Limit: 16)

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All day combinations

CLASSES (Mon-Fri) AGES DATES LOCATION
Page-To-Stage: Ivy and Bean (A) & Mix-It-Up Theater (B) 7 7/28/14 - 8/8/14 OCT
Musical Magic (B) & Acting Foundations (C) 7 - 9 7/21/14 - 7/25/14 OCT
Musical Magic (C) & Roald's World: Kid Characters 7 - 9 8/11/14 - 8/15/14 OCT
Roald's World: Kid Characters (A) & Mix-It-Up Theater (B) 7 - 9 7/28/14 - 8/8/14 OCT
Musical Magic (D) & Acting Foundations (D) 7 - 10 8/18/14 - 8/22/14 OCT
On Camera Action (A) & Acting Foundations (B) 7 - 10 7/7/14 - 7/11/14 OCT
Musical Magic (C) & Roald's World: Kid Characters (B) 7 - 10 8/11/14 - 8/15/14 OCT
Musical Magic (A) & Broadway Dance Crew (B) 8 - 11 6/16/14 - 6/20/14 OCT
Improv Troupe (A) & Acting Foundations (A) 8 - 11 6/23/14 - 6/27/14 OCT
Harry Potter & Song-To-Stage 8 - 11 7/7/14 - 7/18/14 OCT
Improv Troupe (C) & Mix-It-Up Theater (A) 8 - 11 7/21/14 - 7/25/14 OCT
Sing Dance and Act (A) & Beginning/Intermediate Acting (B) 8 - 11 7/28/14 - 8/8/14 Hatfield Hall
Beginning/Intermediate Acting (C) & Triple Threat Comedy (B) 8 - 11 8/11/14 - 8/15/14 Hillsboro
Triple Threat Comedy (A) & Starting Off Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors 8 - 11 8/11/14 - 8/22/14 OCT
Sing Dance and Act (A) & On Broadway: Ramona Quimby 9 - 11 7/28/14 - 8/8/14 Hatfield Hall
Intermediate Acting (B) & On Broadway: Ramona Quimby 9 - 12 7/28/14 - 8/8/14 Hatfield Hall
Intermediate Acting (A) & On Camera Action (B) 11 - 15 7/7/14 - 7/11/14 OCT
Beginning/Intermediate Acting (D) & The Broadway Voice (B) 11 - 15 8/18/14 - 8/22/14 OCT
Broadway Dance Crew (A) & The Broadway Voice (A) 12 + 6/16/14 - 6/20/14 OCT
Beginning/Intermediate Acting (A) & Improv Troupe (B) 12 + 6/23/14 - 6/27/14 OCT
Shake Hands With Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors & Sing Dance and Act (B) 12 + 7/28/14 - 8/8/14 Hatfield Hall

*Full day option only for one week. See schedule for details.

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

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All classes end with a final presentation for friends and family to attend. Schedule subject to change.