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

Saturday Fun for 3-6 Year Olds: The Five Senses

January 20, 2018

"The Five Senses" Participants will explore how an actor uses all five senses to develop a character. From the look of stage lights, sound effects, the taste of food used in a scene, the feel of a costume, and how olfactory senses can stir up a memory, students will get a hands-on experience in developing a character using each sense on stage. Students will learn about stage directions, communicating with face, body, and voice, and insight into developing a character...More details

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Winter Session for 7-8 Year Olds: "Unscripted: Improvisation"

This series has already started. Call 765-423-PLAY for more information.
January 9 – February 20, 2018

Students ages 7-8 will develop improvisational skills such as storytelling, character creation and development, and the art of thinking on their feet. Participants will explore games and exercises that help them create brand new scenes and stories to share in a culminating performance on the final day of class.

Go to https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CivicTheatreofGreaterLafayette?season=2... to register online!More details

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Winter Session for 9-10 Year Olds: "Unscripted: Improvisation"

This series has already started. Call 765-423-PLAY for more information.
January 10 – February 21, 2018

Students ages 9-10 will develop improvisational skills such as storytelling, character creation and development, and the art of thinking on their feet. Participants will explore games and exercises that help them create brand new scenes and stories to share in a culminating performance on the final day of class.

Go to https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CivicTheatreofGreaterLafayette?season=2... to register online!More details

A Civic Theatre Education Program

Winter Session for 11 Years and up: "Unscripted: Improvisation"

This series has already started. Call 765-423-PLAY for more information.
January 11 – February 22, 2018

Students ages 11 and up will develop improvisational skills such as storytelling, character creation and development, and the art of thinking on their feet. Participants will explore games and exercises that help them create brand new scenes and stories to share in a culminating performance on the final day of class.

Go to https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CivicTheatreofGreaterLafayette?season=2... to register online!More details

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Saturday Fun for 3-6 Year Olds: Role Play

Register by calling 765-423-PLAY
Registration Fee12$
March 17, 2018

"Role Play" Participants will dive into acting out different roles, specifically focusing on jobs within our community. They will be in charge of creating a character from selecting their own costume props, talking about their job description, and demonstrating the way their character would walk, talk, and behave in a given situation. Students will learn about stage directions, communicating with face, body, and voice, and how to create a character from prior experiences...More details

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Spring Break Camp: Musical Theatre Experience

Register by calling 765-423-PLAY
Registration Fee200$
March 26 – 30, 2018

Students ages 9-13 will audition and prepare for a 30-minute performance of “Seussical the Musical, KIDS.” Students will be actively involved in designing set, props, and costumes, and will spend the week learning about what goes into preparing a musical theatre production with singing, choreography, scene work, and character development.

Final performance on Friday, March 30th beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Go to https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CivicTheatreofGreaterLafayette?season=2... to register online!More details

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Spring Session for 7-8 Year Olds: "From Page to Stage"

Register by calling 765-423-PLAY
Registration Fee95$
April 3 – May 15, 2018

7-8 year olds: Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 pm at the Monon Depot TheatreMore details

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Spring Session for 9-10 Year Olds: "From Page to Stage"

Register by calling 765-423-PLAY
Registration Fee95$
April 4 – May 16, 2018

9-10 year olds: Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm at the Monon Depot TheatreMore details

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Spring Session for 11 Years and up: "From Page to Stage"

Register by calling 765-423-PLAY
Registration Fee95$
April 5 – May 17, 2018

11 year olds and up: Thursdays 4:30-5:30 pm at the Monon Depot TheatreMore details

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Teen Troupe

This series has already started. Call 765-423-PLAY for more information.
September 9, 2017 – April 28, 2018

Teen Troupe is a free program offered to teens in the Greater Lafayette area. The purpose is to build and develop a performance group that extends our Civic reach out into the community. The group is, for the most part, student-led to determine interests and goals. Improvisational theatre is usually the core of our time spent together, but there are opportunities to expand our repertoire and experiences! You do not have to commit to attending every Saturday of troupe, though in preparation for performances, you may be asked to commit to certain days...More details

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Saturday Fun for 3-6 Year Olds: Musical Theatre

Register by calling 765-423-PLAY
Registration Fee12$
May 19, 2018

"Musical Theatre" 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.

Go to https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CivicTheatreofGreaterLafayette?season=2... to register online!More details

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Summer Camp: Creating a Character

Register by calling 765-423-PLAY
Registration Fee200$
June 4 – 8, 2018

Ages: 8-12
June 4th-8th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $200.00, Deposit: $50.00

Campers will engage in character building activities, including improvisational games and contextual character development with scripts. A monologue study will also be done throughout the week, incorporating campers in a focused study of one specific character of their choice. Campers will present a short scene and their monologue as a final performance on Friday, June 8th at 12:00 p.m...More details

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Summer Theatre Institute: An Original Play by Laurie Russell

Register by calling 765-423-PLAY
Registration Fee400$
June 4 – 22, 2018

Ages: 13-18 June 4th-22nd, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Tech Week 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Show Dates: June 22nd and 23rd at 7:00 p.m.; Rain Date: June 24th at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $400.00, Deposit: $100.00 ...More details

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Summer Camp: Living Graphic Novel

Register by calling 765-423-PLAY
Registration Fee200$
June 11 – 15, 2018

Ages: 8-12
June 11th-15th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $200.00, Deposit: $50.00

Campers will create and design their very own graphic novel storyline and graphics layout with guest artist, Craig Martin. They will apply elements of story structure to their unique tale, while designing, acting out, and shooting the images that will go into their “living graphic novel.” Students will receive a copy of the completed project, and will present a short account of their contributions and discoveries throughout the week on Friday, June 15th at 12:00 p.m...More details

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Summer Camp: Rising Stars

Register by calling 765-423-PLAY
Registration Fee100$
June 18 – 22, 2018

Ages: 5-7
June 18th-22nd, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $100.00, Deposit: $25.00

Campers will get a crash course introduction into the magical world of theatre, including improv, reading from a script (it’s ok for those just learning to read, too!), creating a character, learning choreography and music. This is perfect for those dramatic little ones who love to create, imagine, and pretend. A showcase for family and friends will be presented by campers on Friday, June 22nd at 12:00 p.m...More details

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Curtains Up Camp: Guys and Dolls, Jr.

Register by calling 765-423-PLAY
Registration Fee500$
July 2 – 27, 2018

Ages: 9-13
Dates: July 2nd-27th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (NO CAMP JULY 4TH)
At the Monon Depot Theatre
Show Dates: July 27th at 7:30 p.m., July 28th at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., July 29th at 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $500.00, Deposit: $125.00

Days will consist of classes in voice, movement, acting and rehearsing "Guys and Dolls, Jr." All camp participants will be cast in the show. The performance will be a full-scale production with lights, sound and costumes! After the last performance, all cast and crew members will strike the set. Strike will be followed by a farewell party...More details