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2022 Fall Classes

The Joy of Acting!

This is an acting class designed specifically for the kid who just wants to BE ON STAGE!  Any role, any show, just “PUT ME IN!!!”  Students will explore multiple characters in multiple shows through both comedic and dramatic scenes. Ages 8-12.

WHEN: Mondays, 5-6p

September 12- October 31

WHERE: First United Methodist Church

INSTRUCTOR: Rachel Wallace

COST: $175

Creation Theatre!

This class is a super fun way to let your little one explore their creativity through deriving their own characters, settings, and story lines through theatre games and exercises.  By the last day of class, they will have created their very own original play(s) to share with you in a small performance! Ages 7-10.

WHEN: Wednesdays 5:00-6:00p

September 14 - November 2

WHERE: First United Methodist Church

INSTRUCTOR: Kristie Schuh

COST: $175

Playwriting for Teens

This course is designed to teach script form, story development, character creation, and a chance to harbor creativity through writing. By the end of the course, each student will have written a 5-10 minute script for a play that will be workshopped alongside their peers in the class. Ages 13-18.

WHEN: Saturdays 11:30a - 12:30p

October 8 - 29

WHERE: MatchBox Co-Working Studio

INSTRUCTOR: Kyle Brown

COST: $75

Acting for the Camera

Learn to act in front of the camera! Work on a monologue, a scene, and a commercial from television or film. Students will also learn how to edit and create an acting ‘reel’ they will keep when finished. Ages 12+

WHEN: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-6p

September 13 - November 3

WHERE: MatchBox Co-Working Studio

INSTRUCTOR: Kristie Schuh

COST: $250

Stand Up Comedy

Discover your funniest self in this crash course designed to facilitate YOUR best experience writing and delivering comedy.  Play around with different styles and techniques on stage, and receive helpful feedback to develop your material into comedy gold. Ages 13+

WHEN: Saturdays 11a-12p

WHERE: Civic Theatre

INSTRUCTOR: Julie Baumann

COST: $75

Musical Theatre Workshop:  Aladdin

Come join in the fun of the pick-pocketing diamond-in-the-rough-turned-prince in this magical musical adventure through the fictional streets of Agrabah!  Participants will be able to portray multiple roles while learning the basics of singing, acting, and dancing for a musical!  Our workshop will end with performances for moviegoers on the first weekend of November at the Fowler Theatre! Ages 8-12.

WHEN: Thursdays 6-7p

September 15 - November 3

WHERE: The Fowler Theatre

INSTRUCTOR: Julie Baumann

COST: $175

Musical Theatre Workshop: Beauty and the Beast

 Immerse yourself in one of the most beloved musicals of all time!  Participants will be able to portray multiple roles while learning the basics of singing, acting, and dancing for a musical!  Our workshop will end with a small performance of what we have learned! Ages 8-12.

WHEN: Wednesdays 1-2p OR 5-6p

September 14 - November 2

WHERE: Civic Theatre

INSTRUCTOR: Julie Baumann

COST: $175 (Homeschool: $100)

Fairy Tale Magic

Students will be divided into small groups where they will have the opportunity to choose a fairy tale and turn it into a short play. Groups will be of mixed ages, and fairytales will be assigned to the group. Students will perform their creations on the last day of the class. Ages 5-7

WHEN: Saturdays 10-11a

October 15 - November 5

WHERE: Civic Theatre

INSTRUCTOR: Kristie Schuh

COST: $75

Private Coaching

Year round. Ages 8 - Adult.

Questions?
Contact julie@lafayettecivic.org

Teaching Artists

Rachel Wallace

Rachel Wallace (she/her) has been involved with theater throughout her life both on and off stage. She has been performing at Civic since 2016 and volunteering with Civic Youth Theater since 2018. Her efforts at Civic Youth include helping with educational classes, directing youth shows (Flora and Ulysses, Walk Two Moons, and A.D. on Frozen Jr. as well as Still Life With Iris) and volunteering during shows. Outside of Civic, Rachel is a Registered Behavioral Technician at Cornerstone Autism Center. In addition to providing ABA therapy to kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder for the past 4 years, she has also worked as a preschool teacher, a nanny, and worked in varying roles in multiple classrooms for the past 10+ years. Rachel is currently completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and ABA at Purdue University Global, with the intention of pursuing a Master’s Degree in a related ABA or educational field afterwards. She is a strong advocate for inclusivity both in and out of educational settings, and believes deeply that theater should be a safe place for all folks. Rachel lives in West Lafayette and shares her life with her teenager, her dog, her person, and her circle of supportive family and friends.  

Kyle Brown

Kyle Brown is a Registered Behavior Technician for LittleStar ABA working with kids from ages 3-22 who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He has been at Civic in multiple capacities that include: Acting, directing, assistant directing, backstage managing, and even behind the bar for any show he isn’t directly involved in. He wants to help with being a male presence at Civic Theater of Greater Lafayette to encourage younger male identifying actors prosper in any role they gravitate toward in theater.