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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 consult with the Knox County Health Department, CDC, and other local medical professionals. Unvaccinated attendees are asked to please wear a mask while in the theatre.

Registration is open and class sizes are strictly limited. Please see our offerings below.

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

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2021

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 week varies by class.

To reserve a spot in any class, or for more information use the online submission form at knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com. You will receive registration information, via e-mail, upon inquiry.  50% of the class fee must be received upon enrollment to guarantee admission.

AGES 4 – 5

Tiny Thespians Presents the Crayon Book of Numbers


$200

June 14-18

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Students will learn about the various dramatic elements of a play including plot, setting, and character. Students will also be introduced to a technical element of theatre, such as costume or scenic design. This class includes lots of fun exercises and games and will culminate in a showcase performance for friends and family on the final day of class. No reading ability or prior experience required.

AGES 6 – 7

Page to Stage: Under the Sea

$330

June 21-25

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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). Some experience and/or reading ability recommended.

Page to Stage: How to Catch a Dinosaur

$250

July 12-16

9:00 AM – 12:00 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.

Page to Stage: Monster Academy

$250

July 19-23

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

From “ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggety beasties/ And things that go bump in the night,” KCT’s Monster Academy puts ogres, dragons, werewolves, goblins and other scarers right under the stage lights where they belong!  The class uses fun, familiar and inventive characterizations to help students learn to focus and flesh out their imaginations!  Students will learn the basics of character acting and how to build mythical and non-human characters- just like we do in many KCT productions.

AGES 8 – 10

Introduction to Acting, Ages 8 & 9

 

$250

June 14-18

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

In this class students learn how to create distinctive characters through physical action and place those characters in improv situations that require quick thinking and a great imagination!  The class includes skill building games, scenes, and exercises that help students learn to build better characters from the feet up!

Introduction to Improv, Ages 8 & 9

$250

June 21-25

8:00 AM to 12:00 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!

 

Introduction to Acting: Life in Narnia, Ages 8 to 10

$330

July 12-16

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This class will focus on scenes and characters from the work of C.S. Lewis with an emphasis on the practical aspects of creating character and story for the stage in a fast-paced production environment.   Memorization is required.

 

Introduction to Acting, Wonderful World of Dahl, Ages 8 to 10

 

$330

July 26-30

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

In this class we’ll explore the exciting world of characters from the works of Roald Dahl. 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 8 – 10

Intro to Acting, MYTH-I am Hermes! Ages 10 & 11

 

$250

June 14-18

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

One of the great cradles of theatre was ancient Greece-it’s also the birthplace of an epic mythology that continues to capture both the heart and imagination of people everywhere.  In this class, actors will work from the graphic novel I am Hermes!  Mischief-making Messenger of the Gods to study the magical art of acting and dive into the world of re-creating the characters that instilled awe and wonder in the hearts of the ancients.

 

Intro to Acting, Ages 10 & 11

$250

June 21-25

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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.

Intro to Improv, Ages 10 & 11

 

$250

July 12-16

1:00 PM to 4:00 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!

Introduction to Acting, Into the Wardrobe, Ages 10 & 11

$330

July 26-30

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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 from the C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia.

AGES 12 & UP

Intro to Acting, Ages 12 & Up

$250

June 21-25

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This class is designed to develop the confidence and creativity of the actor. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of acting both physical and imaginative, including correct vocal projection, stage movement, character development, and objective based character. The class begins with group exercises and includes opportunities for individual development and partner work as students apply their skills to a script.  The class concludes with a brief showcase of scene work.

Intro to Acting, Ages 12 & Up, Into the Wardrobe

Knoxville Childrens Theatre

$330

July 12-16

12:45 PM to 4:45 PM

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 from the C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia.

 

Intro to Improv, Ages 12 & Up

$330

July 26 – 30

1:00 PM to 4:00 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!

 

Advanced Audition – Self Taping and Online Auditions

$230

June 28-30

June 28, 10 am – 12 pm ONLINE

June 28-30 1 pm – 5 pm AT KCT

David Brian Alley will lead this class that focuses on advanced audition preparation.  The class will address not only the selection and preparation of audition material but will also include instruction in the specifics of online auditions, and self-taping with a special focus on using phone cameras to successfully capture an audition.  The class begins with an online session.

Musical Theatre: Move, Sing, Act! 12 & Up

WATE TV: Knoxville Children's Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast

$330

July 19 – 23

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Musical Theatre is the marriage of three distinct performance skills into one powerful theatre moment.  In this class students will learn to develop and combine those skill sets through music, movement, and a strong connection to character. Through appropriate selections from the Broadway repertoire, students focus on developing expressive communication and building performance skills through voice and choreography.

TECHNICAL CLASSES

Costume Design for Animal Characters


$250

June 14 – 18

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This fundamentals class is designed with beginners and wild things in mind!  Join us as we learn how to turn actors into beasts – real and imaginary- with costumes that stand up to the rigors of active storytelling.  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, and theoretical production-based exercises, students will learn how to contribute to theatrical storytelling through costume design.

Lighting for the Stage

$240

June 28-30

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Lighting designer Jordan Vera (Clarence Brown Theatre, North Carolina Stage Company) introduces students to practical lighting design from its very beginnings in script analysis and research to the creation of specific looks for individual scenes.  Students will work with both fundamental ideas of lighting while working with the very real work of turning theory, mood, and theme into light.

Beyond Tie-Dye

$200

July 7- 9

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Beyond Tie-Dye: Get your design and craft groove on in this intensive experience students explore the world of dye techniques! We’ll consider a variety of skills, things like ice dyeing, simple shibori, rust dyeing, dyeing wool roving (and learning how to use that wool to needle felt).

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