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KCT is taking the impact of Covid-19 very seriously.  We put our children at the center of every decision we make, their health, safety, and well-being is our top priority.

In order to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students and families, we are in constant consultation with the Knox County Health Department, CDC, and other local medical professionals in regards to the opening of our Academy and Theatre.

Due to the small size of our classes, we are offering our Academy classes with guidance from the above-mentioned health organizations.

Registration is open and please note class sizes will be strictly limited and attendees will be distanced and will be required to wear masks. Please see our revised offerings below.

    • All students and staff undergo daily screening and temperature checks
    • Masks are required
    • Mandatory hand-washing/sanitizing breaks
    • Classrooms and the theater are sanitized between each activity


Fall Term at KCT’s Creative Dramatics Academy runs for a length 5 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 $150.

To reserve a spot 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 upon enrollment in order to guarantee your spot.  Classes do sell out, so please make your deposit as soon as you are able.


Basics of Hand Sewing 1, $100 – Limited to 6 Students

Saturday December 5 & Saturday December 12  

10 AM – 11:30 AM 

In this 2-part workshop, students will learn the basic skills of hand sewing – essential maneuvers and techniques that will lead them all the way from threading a needle to the completion of an introductory level, creative project.  This class is taught by Ellis Greer who appeared in KCT’s first production (“Velveteen Rabbit”) and designed costumes for several early KCT productions (Wind in the Willows, Charlotte’s Web, Alice in Wonderland).  She recently completed an MFA in Costume Technology from the University of Indiana.


HOMESCHOOL:  THE HOBBIT, Ages 8 – 14, $150 

Wednesdays on 10/21, 10/28, 11/04, 11/11, 11/18

10:00 – 11:30 AM 

In this session students will bring literature to life.   Through both scene work and solo pieces, students will find and develop the theatrical elements in literature for stage presentation and will be introduced to the ways that actors realize the rich characterization of fantasy.  Memorization is required.


AGES 6 – 7

Page to Stage:  How to Catch a Dinosaur, $150

Wednesdays on 10/21, 10/28, 11/04, 11/11, 11/18

4:30 – 6:00 PM

This class draws on the high- energy and creativity of this age group 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 an 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, $150

Mondays on 10/19, 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16

4:30 to 6:00 PM

In this class 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 them build better characters from the feet up! The week culminates in a showcase for family and friends. 

AGES 10 – 11

Introduction to Acting, $150

Saturdays on 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21,

10:00 to 11:30 AM

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 little to no theatre experience who are interested in exploring the art of acting.

AGES 8 – 10

Audition Workshop, Ages 8 to 10, $150

Thursday on 10/22, 10/29, 11/05, 11/12, 11/19

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

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. The class focuses on individual work and may be repeated.

AGES 12 & Up

Intro to Acting, for ages 12 & Up, $150

Tuesdays on 10/20, 10/27, 11/03, 11/10, 11/17

4:30 to 6:00 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 concludes with a brief showcase of scenes.

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