Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Civic holds classes and workshops on a variety of theatrical topics, including acting and character development, directing, light and sound design, and many more topics. Classes and workshops are offered for both children and adults. No experience is necessary, and all are welcome. Come learn more about the process!

A Civic Theatre Education Program

Writing a 10-Minute Play

This series has already started. Call 765-423-PLAY for more information.
November 3, 2018 – January 12, 2019

Adults and teens (13 and up) interested in learning the art of writing a 10-minute play will have the opportunity to apply skills, techniques, and tips to writing their very own 10-minute play. Over the course of 5 sessions (meeting every other week), participants will learn, apply, and share their writing with a group of fellow writers in a workshop format. The end goal is to have a 10-minute original work ready for festival submission. This session will be taught by local playwright Erin Dietsche...More details

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Out of the Box Theatre

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Registration Fee95$
January 16 – February 27, 2019

"Out of the Box Theatre" classes feature creative performance opportunities for students with diverse learning needs (including but not limited to autism). “Out of the Box” offers instruction in a broad range of theatre knowledge, including stage position, characterization, teambuilding, and improvisation. Peer student mentors engage participants in various games, exercises, and scene work that is structured around the group’s unique attributes and strengths, and culminates in a performance of favorite games and scenes learned at the end of the final day of class...More details

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Saturday Fun Class: Color Me Happy

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Registration Fee12$
February 2, 2019

Color Me Happy for ages 3-6.

Participants will explore the concept of lighting design by looking at lighting effects and the moods they can create. They will act out various scenes within their custom lighting designs to portray the moods and characters their light looks inspire. Students will learn about stage directions, communicating with face, body, and voice, and insight into technical aspects of lighting design.

Follow this link to register online: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CivicTheatreofGreaterLafayette?season=2...More details

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Winter Session I - Whose Line Is It, Anyway?

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Registration Fee95$
January 15 – February 26, 2019

Whose Line Is It, Anyway? Improvisation for ages 7-10

Students will learn the "rules" of improvisation and test them out through multiple games and activities that stretch their creativity and imagination.

Showcase: Students will perform their favorite games, demonstrating understanding of improv skills, structure, and strategies.

Follow this link to register online: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CivicTheatreofGreaterLafayette?season=2...More details

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Winter Session II - Behind the Scenes: All Things Tech!

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Registration Fee95$
January 17 – February 28, 2019

Behind the Scenes: All Things Tech! for ages 11 and up

Students will explore a different aspect of technical theatre each week of class, including: Directing, Set Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Costume Design and Stage Management.

Showcase: Students will create a presentation including set pieces, lighting effects, sound effects, and costume pieces to justify a scene. Their presentation will include establishing the design of that particular scene and explaining why they made the choices they made...More details

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Saturday Fun Class: Shakespeare Bits for Little Nuggets

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Registration Fee12$
April 13, 2019

Shakespeare Bits for Little Nuggets for ages 3-6.

Participants will come away with a new understanding of Shakespearean language, stories, characters, and even some memorized lines of prose. Students will learn about stage directions, communicating with face, body, and voice, and get to know “The Bard” in a fun, interactive atmosphere.

Follow this link to register online: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CivicTheatreofGreaterLafayette?season=2...More details

A Civic Theatre Education Program

Saturday Fun Class: Musical Theatre

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Registration Fee12$
May 18, 2019

Musical Theatre for ages 3-6.

Participants will get an overview of musical theatre while applying basics of stage movement and dance, singing, and musical instruments. Students will learn about stage directions, communicating with face, body, and voice, and expression of emotion through music.

Follow this link to register online: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CivicTheatreofGreaterLafayette?season=2...More details

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Spring Session I - Intro to Choreo

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Registration Fee95$
April 9 – May 21, 2019

Intro to Choreo for ages 7-10

Students will learn and experiment with different types of choreography and movement with various styles of musical theatre pieces.

Showcase: Students will present a group-choreographed piece to a song of their choice.

Follow this link to register online: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CivicTheatreofGreaterLafayette?season=2...More details

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Spring Session II - Stage Movement for the Actor

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Registration Fee95$
April 11 – May 23, 2019

Stage Movement for the Actor for ages 11 and up

A focused class for students who want to explore movement on stage in a new and interesting way. This class will include, but not be limited to movement with music. It will also dive into character movement within specific moments of scenes.

Showcase: Students will present a compilation of their favorite movement techniques combined in music and scene work.

Follow this link to register online: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CivicTheatreofGreaterLafayette?season=2...More details

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Teen Troupe

This series has already started. Call 765-423-PLAY for more information.
August 18, 2018 – August 17, 2019

Teen Troupe for ages 13-18 ...More details