ACADEMY SUMMER 2018

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SUMMER TERM 2018

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 [email protected]

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 Term 2018]
June 25 – 29
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: A Pirate’s Life For Me (Ages 6-7), $300 [Summer Term 2018]
June 18-22
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.

Page to Stage (Ages 6 -7), presents Aesop’s Adventures $240 [Summer Term 2018]
June 25-29
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.

Page to Stage (Ages 6 -7), presents Under the Sea $240 [Summer Term 2018]
July 23-27
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Under and over the waves lies a lot of adventure! Sound fishy? You bet it is! 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. Some experience and/or reading ability recommended.

AGES 8-9

Beginning Acting – (Ages 8-9), presents, Finding a Character: Movement and Improv, $240 [Summer Term 2018]
June 18 – 22
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
In this camp students learn how to create distinctive character through their physical action and then to place the characters in improv situations that require quick thinking and a great imagination. The class includes skill building games, scenes, and exercises to help students build better characters from the feet up! The week culminates in a showcase for family and friends.

Beginning Acting – (Ages 8-9), presents, The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl
$240 [Summer Term 2018]
July 16-20
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
We’ll explore the exciting world of characters from the works of Roald Dahl, author of such classics as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mathilda, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG. 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.

AGES 10-11

Acting 1: Life in Narnia (Ages 10-11), $300 [Summer Term 2018]
June 18 – 22
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.

Beginning Acting – (Ages 10-11), $240 [Summer Term 2018]
June 25-29
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.

AGES 12 & up

Introduction to Acting (Ages 12-14), $240 [Summer Term 2018]
June 18-22
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 Term 2018]
June 25-29
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 Term 2018]
Thursday June 14
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 Term 2018]
Tuesday, June 12
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.