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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.

Late Summer Term at KCT’s Creative Dramatics Academy runs for a length of 6 weeks.  Most classes will culminate in a showcase presentation for family and friends at the end of the term.

To reserve a spot in any class, or for more information use the online submission form. You will receive registration information via email. A 50% deposit of the class fee is required to guarantee admission. 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.

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2021

AGES 6-7

AGES 8 – 10

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 10-11

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

LATE SUMMER 2021

AGES 6-7

Page to Stage: IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE

 

$180

Wednesdays 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, SKIP WEEK, 9/22, 9/29

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

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 this story.

AGES 8-10

Introduction to Acting: Ages 8 to 10

$180

Mondays 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, SKIP WEEK, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

4:30pm to 6:00pm 

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.

 

Introduction to Improv: Ages 8-10

$180

Mondays 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, SKIP WEEK, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

4:30 PM – 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 10-11

Introduction to Acting: Ages 10-11

$180

Saturdays 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, SKIP WEEK, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

In this class, students learn to develop their acting skills through physical expression and also are introduced to elements of modern realistic acting by way of character analysis based on a character’s objective, or goal, in a scene.  Actors are also introduced to the language and fundamental elements of rehearsal and staging. Each class includes warm-up exercises and games to help develop physical and vocal skill and foster imagination and confidence, and each session includes rehearsal time dedicated to preparing a group scene for the final showcase. 

Audition Workshop: Ages 10-11

$180

Thursdays on 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9, SKIP WEEK, 9/23, 9/30

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

This class is an introduction the general audition. 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 12-14

Movement and Character: Ages 12-14

 

$180

Wednesdays 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, SKIP WEEK, 9/22, 9/29

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

In this class we help students combine their strong imaginative work with physical skills for a whole-body character experience.  Using an easy to grasp version of Laban movement technique, students learn to express their imagined emotional state through physical action.  With the fundamentals of projection and enunciation, the class will leave students with a solid movement vocabulary and the ability to create  various emotions and character types through body expression. The class concludes with a brief showcase.   

Intro to Acting: Ages 12-14

$180

Tuesdays on 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, SKIP WEEK, 9/21, 9/28

4:30 PM – 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

Multiple Ages

Homeschool Presents: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: Ages 8-14

 

$180

Wednesdays on 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, SKIP WEEK, 9/22, 9/29

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

This special edition of our Home School class will focus on scenes and characters from the work of C.S. Lewis.  The class will focus on the practical aspects of creating character and story for the stage in a fast-paced production environment.   Memorization is required.

Voice and Diction: Ages 10-17

Michelle Fratus 

$180

Tuesdays 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, SKIP WEEK, 9/21, 9/28

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Young actors are hindered by two major vocal skills: correct stage projection and vocal variation (the ability to sound older, younger, dialects, emotional…etc). The voice and diction class is an opportunity to strengthen and explore the range of your unique voice.  Starting with the fundamentals of projection and enunciation, the class will build up to developing a pleasing quality and the ability to produce different tones for various emotions and character types. 

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