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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


Spring 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.

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.

Home School

HOMESCHOOL: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,

Ages 8 – 14, $180

Wednesdays on 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19

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:  The Green Umbrella

Ages 6 & 7, $180

Wednesdays on 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19

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 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17

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.


Audition Workshop

Ages 8 to 10, $180

Thursdays on 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/19

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 10 – 11

Introduction to Acting

Ages 10 & 11, $180

Saturdays on 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/08, 5/15

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 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17

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 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18

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.


How to be in a Play:  ROBIN HOOD

Ages 12-14, $180

Saturdays on 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/08, 5/15

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Learn the basics of rehearsal technique & character building! In this class students learn about what happens in a rehearsal and are introduced to basic techniques to help them feel confident and prepared.  Students will learn what it means to take blocking, make character choices, and how to do character research.  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.


Advanced Acting 302

Ages 14 -18, $180

Thursdays on 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/19

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

This class is for students with stage experience who already have a grasp of the fundamentals of realistic acting technique.  The course is based on Uta Hagen’s “Respect for Acting” and focuses on what Hagen calls particularization as it relates to 3 of her central ideas: Endowment, Immediacy, and Physical Destination.  Actors will be challenged to create work that is consistently fresh and new (Immediacy), combined with realistic and convincing interaction with props and other stage objects (Endowment) and a truthful motivation for movement (Physical Destination).

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