Winter 2017


Winter Term at KCT’s Creative Dramatics Academy runs for a length of six weeks. Most classes will culminate in a “showcase” presentation for family and friends at the end of the term. The cost for the term is $180 per student, except for Tiny Thespians (a one hour class) $150.

Upon completion of class, each student will receive 2 complimentary tickets to an upcoming KCT performance.

To reserve a seat in any class, or for more information: use the online submission form at Please include your child’s name, age, a telephone number, and which class you are interested in. You will receive registration info, via e-mail, upon inquiry. 50% of the class fee must be received in order to guarantee.

Voice and Diction, for ages 10 to 17
Tuesdays on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Instructor: Michelle Fratus
Young actors are hindered by two major vocal skills: correct stage projection and vocal variation (the ability to sound older, younger, dialects, emotional…etc). The voice and diction class is an opportunity to strengthen and explore the range of your unique voice. Starting with the fundamentals of projection and enunciation, the class will build up to developing a pleasing quality and the ability to produce different tones for various emotions and character types.

Audition Workshop
Thursdays on 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8
4:30 PM to 6 PM
Instructor: Laura Beth Wells
This class is an introduction the general audition, and students will leave the class with at least one suitable monologue that they will learn to present in a professional manner. The class concentrates on the monologue-form of audition but also includes instruction in cold reading and the interactive or working audition. This class is primarily focused on individual work, so it is open to actors aged 10 & up: the class may be repeated.

Ages 10 and Up
Advanced Acting: Physical Transformation, for ages 10 to 17
Saturdays on 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
One of the most important and interesting elements of good acting is physical transformation: it helps the audience lose sight of the actor and, instead, see the character in a multi-dimensional and immersive way.  This class will focus on an acting/movement technique called Effort Shapes, created by Rudolph Laban. Students will explore the elements of time, weight, and focus and will learn to use how they move their physical bodies in space to create a 3-dimensional character for the stage. Through this work, students will create movement-based characters and learn to apply the techniques to improvisations and scripted scene work.

Ages 4 -5
Tiny Thespians presents GOODNIGHT MOON
Thursdays on 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Students will learn about the various dramatic elements of a play, including plot, setting, and character. Students will also be introduced to a technical element of theatre, such as costume or scenic design, through weekly crafts. This class includes lots of fun exercises and games, and will culminate in a showcase performance for friends and family on the final day of class. No reading ability or prior experience required.

Ages 6-7
Page To Stage presents THE GRUFFALO
Ages 6 to 7
Wednesdays on 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7 4:30 PM 4:30 PM to 6 PM
This class draws on the high-energy and creativity of this age group in order to introduce our youngest thespians to the basic concepts of theatre. Students will learn about the theatrical elements of plot, setting, theme, and character through the medium of storytelling. Each day students will focus on a particular element through show and tell, a craft, group story time, and beginning theatre games. The class will culminate in a group retelling of this story.

Ages 8-9
Introduction to Acting presents ROBIN HOOD
Ages 8 and 9
Mondays on 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5 PM 4:30 PM to 6 PM
A perfect course for aspiring actors, this class provides students with the basic tools needed to create a fully developed character for the stage. Blending acting exercises with the experience of a rehearsal process, it’s ideal for beginners as well as returning students looking to sharpen their skills. Students will build confidence being on stage and learn how to incorporate their bodies and voices into a character through theatre games and exercises. The final showcase will include a mini production of Rapunzel in which students will incorporate the characters they’ve created in class.

Ages 10-11
Introduction to Acting, for ages 10 to 11
Saturdays on 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
In this class, students learn to develop their acting skills through physical expression and also are introduced to elements of modern realistic acting by way of character analysis based on a character’s objective, or goal, in a scene. Actors are also introduced to the language and fundamental elements of rehearsal and staging. Each class includes warm-up exercises and games to help develop physical and vocal skill and foster imagination and confidence, and each session includes rehearsal time dedicated to preparing a group scene for the final showcase.

Ages 12 & up
Introduction to Acting Ages 12-13
Tuesdays on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6
4:30 PM 4:30 PM to 6 PM
This class is designed to develop the confidence and creativity of the actor. Students will study correct vocal projection, stage movement, character development, and objective based acting. The class begins with group exercises and will also include opportunities for individual development and partner work. The class