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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 6 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, with the exception of Stage Management 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.


Intro to Costume Design, Ages 12 & up, $180

Tuesdays on 1/26, 2/02, 2/09, (Skip Week), 2/23, 03/02, 3/09 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

This fundamentals class is designed with beginners in mind—whether students have a specific interest in costuming or simply want to dig deeper into their overall storytelling skills, this class offers something for a variety of students. Through exploration of visual media, theoretical production-based exercises, and weekly presentations, students will learn how to contribute to theatrical storytelling through costume design.


Intro to Stage Management,  Ages 12 & up, $150

Thursday on 1/28, 2/04, 2/11, (Skip Week), 2/25, 3/04, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Learn 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 cues for technical elements, and the basics of running a live show.

Home School

HOMESCHOOL: Charlotte’s Web, Ages 8 – 14, $180

Wednesdays on 1/27, 2/03, 2/10, (Skip week), 2/24, 3/03, 3/10

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 

In this session students will bring literature to life.   Through both scene work and/or 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 Monster   

Ages 6 & 7, $180

Wednesdays on 1/27, 2/03, 2/10, (Skip Week), 2/24, 3/03, 3/10

4:30 PM – 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, Ages 8 & 9, $180

Mondays on 1/25, 2/01, 2/08, (Skip Week), 2/22, 3/01, 3/08,

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

In this class students learn how to create distinctive characters 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.


Character Acting 1, Ages 8 & 9, $180

Saturdays on 1/23, 1/30, 2/06, (skip week) 2/20, 2/27, 3/06

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 

Creating Animal Characters: This Advanced Acting I class introduces students to an important skill for many KCT productions: the fundamentals of how to create common animal characters.  The class focuses on two of the actor’s most important tools: the voice and the body. Perfect for students who have taken a beginning acting class at KCT and still fall into the Acting I age group, the course will use theatre games, acting exercises, and text from the classic play, “Charlotte’s Web” to teach students.

AGES 10 – 11

Introduction to Acting, Ages 10 & 11, $180

Saturday on 1/23, 1/30, 2/06, (skip week) 2/20, 2/27, 3/06

10:00 AM 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 development. Little to no theatre experience is required for students who are interested in exploring the art of acting.


Intro to Improv, Ages 10 & 11 $180

Mondays on 1/25, 2/01, 2/08, (Skip Week), 2/22, 3/01, 3/08,

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Intro to Improv is for students with an innate imagination and love of storytelling. And improv is good for you!  It’s known to build confidence, public speaking skills, and quick thinking. The goal of this course is to develop a strong sense of character choices, emotional needs, status within a scene, physicality, and creating the elements of a strong story. The class will focus on a combination of improvised games and scene work and will culminate in an improvised showcase. All you need to bring is your imagination!

AGES 12 & Up

Intro to Acting, Ages 12 & Up, $180

Tuesdays on 1/26, 2/02, 2/09, (Skip Week), 2/23, 03/02, 3/09

4:30 PM 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.

Audition Workshop, Ages 12 to Up, $180

Thursday on 1/28, 2/04, 2/11, (Skip Week), 2/25, 3/04, 3/11

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.

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