Shakespeare class

ACADEMY

Summer 2017

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Summer Term at KCT’s Creative Dramatics Academy consists of 5 days of intensive sessions. Most classes will culminate in a “showcase” presentation for family and friends at the end of the term. The cost for the term is $240 per student for 3 hour camps, $300 for 4 hour camps, and $150 for Tiny Thespians (a one hour class). Advanced Day Camps are $100 per session

To reserve a seat in any class, or for more information: use the online submission form at knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com , or e-mail Academy Director Dennis Perkins dennis@childrenstheatreknoxville.com.
Please include your child’s name, age, previous experience in theatre, 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 enrollment.

Ages 4 -5

Performing Princes and Princesses (Ages 4-5), $150 [Summer]
July 17 – 21
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Calling all Princes and Princesses! Spend a week learning about the basics of performing in a play, with an emphasis on the foundation of character creation. Through exercises, games, songs, and crafts, students will learn about setting, plot, and character, in addition to learning the fundamentals of creating a royal character. The week culminates in a showcase for family and friends. No prior experience or reading ability required.

Ages 6-7

Page to Stage Ages 6 -7, presents PINOCCHIO $240 [Summer]
June 19-23
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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 a classic fairytale.

Adventures on the High Seas of Acting (Ages 6-7), $300 [Summer]
June 5 – 9
8:30 – 12:30
Ahoy Matey! Climb aboard the S.S KCT and see if you have what it takes to be a pirate! Through high-energy theatre games, exercises, songs, a daily craft, and the introduction of technical elements (set, costumes, props, and sound), students will receive an introduction to the process of taking a play from page (the first read-thru) to the stage (final performance). The week will culminate in a final showcase for family and friends of pirate songs and a scripted version of the book How I Became a Pirate. Some experience and/or reading ability recommended.

Ages 8-9

Beginning Acting – Ages 8-9, presents The Gingerbread Kid, $240 [Summer]
July 24-28
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
KCT staff members have designed this class to channel the incredible energy of this age group into different characters and theatrical creations. Each class will begin with an introductory concept or skill of the theatre and acting for the stage. Students will practice through group acting games, performance activities, and beginning scene study and character development. This class is designed for students with little to no theatre experience who are interested in exploring the art of acting.

Superheroes on the Stage (Ages 8-9), $300 [Summer]
June 12 – 16
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Just like superheroes, every actor needs a certain set of skills. This camp will focus on teaching actors about strengthening the main parts of their actor’s toolbox–the body, voice, and brain–all with fun superhero tie-ins. The class will feature exercises, theatre games, an introduction to technical elements, and a preview of what the rehearsal process looks like from a first read-thru, all the way to the final performance. The week culminates in a showcase for family and friends.

Ages 10-11

Beginning Acting – Ages 10-11, $240 [Summer]
July 24-28
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
KCT staff members have designed this class to channel the incredible energy of this age group into different characters and theatrical creations. Each class will begin with an introductory concept or skill of the theatre and acting for the stage. Students will practice through group acting games, performance activities, and beginning scene study and character development. This class is designed for students with little to no theatre experience who are interested in exploring the art of acting.

Acting 1: Into the Wardrobe (Ages 10-11), $300 [Summer]
June 19 – 23
12:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
In this fantasy-based class, students will learn the basics of character acting and how to build mythical and non-human characters, as they are often called upon to do at KCT. The class will feature exercises, theatre games, an introduction to technical elements, and the opportunity to do scene work with such KCT favorites as The Hobbit, Wind in the Willows, and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

Ages 12 & up

Introduction to Acting Ages 12-14, $240 [Summer]
June 12-16
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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 concludes with a brief showcase of scene work.

Acting 2: Into The Wardrobe, Ages 12 & up, $300 [Summer]
July 17 – 21
12:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
In this fantasy-based class, students will learn the basics of character acting and how to build mythical and non-human characters, as they are often called upon to do at KCT. The class will feature exercises, theatre games, an introduction technical elements, and the opportunity to do scene work with such KCT favorites as The Hobbit, Wind in the Willows, and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

Advanced Day Camps
Acting III: Building a Character, $100 [Summer]
Monday, June, 26
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This is an advanced performance-centered, scene study workshop for actors with some experience and/or prior training. In this single day session, we will study the art of transformation, the nuance of body language and unspoken communication and race against the clock to build a complete character for placement in a scene – concentrating on a marked vocal and physical differentiation between character and actor.

Stage Management Essentials, $100 [Summer]
Tuesday June 27
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This day camp will cover the technique and practice of stage management including organizational requirements, methods for rehearsal documentation, composition of a professional prompt book, and more. The class includes practical exercises for the recording of blocking, the creation and execution of shift plots, recording and running cues for technical elements, and running clean cue to cue rehearsals.