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2024 Spring Classes

Spring Break Camp

DATES: March 25 - 29

Seussical Movement and Readers Theatre 

Oh, the plays you will play! Oh, the fun that's in store! When you walk through our theatre class door! With games and pretending we'll trot out the day, as we giggle and laugh in the most Seussical way. We'll be cats in hats, Things One and Two, as we act out stories imagined by YOU! We'll bring tales alive with costumes and props, using voices that boom, voices that pop! Improvising lines as we go scene to scene, our stage full of little actors so confident and keen. So come join the wild ruckus, you'll have such a ball! Sign up quick, spaces fill up, don't stall! When the final curtain calls with a roar of applause, you’ll be ready to show off, it couldn’t be more true, because oh the places you'll go with theatre, wahoo!

WHEN: Mondays: 4:30 - 5:30pm 

WHERE: Civic Theatre

DATES: April 8 - May 13 with a special showing for parents on May 13th at 5pm.

INSTRUCTORS: Benji Braswell and Anna Graham

AGE RANGE: 6-9

COST: $150

Playwriting and Design

Visionaries wanted! Have you ever had a great idea for a play or a story that needed to be told? Now is your chance! Unleash your inner playwright and production designer in our unique teen theater workshop. Transform your ideas, passion projects, and social commentary into riveting live stage productions. Learn professional play formatting, character development, plot pacing and discover writing tips that will help worldbuilding take shape. Take the time to workshop your own piece of writing with other young adults who are interested in bringing stories off the page and into life. Let’s find the voices of the characters you create and start to design the world of your play!

WHEN: Tuesdays: 5:00 - 6:30pm
WHERE: Jefferson High School Small Theatre (Door 16)
DATES: April 9 - May 7
INSTRUCTORS: Caleb Immel and Kyle Brown 

AGE RANGE: 12-18 

COST: $175

Beat Poetry Workshop

Spit Rhymes and Drop Beats! Calling all budding wordsmiths and lyricists - unlock your creativity in our high-energy Beat Poetry Workshop for teenagers. Tap into your emotions, experiences, and imagination as you craft compelling poems and verses over original instrumentals. Learn the art of rhythm, flow, meter, imagery and wordplay from cool, collaborative instructors. Support one another’s word-slam skills in a dope, no-judgement atmosphere. By the final open mic night, you’ll have the confidence, techniques, and peer crew to spit, rap, and recite your work. All levels welcome – sign up, sync in, and let your truth be heard! Get ready to grab a latte, perfect your snap and support your local poetic geniuses.


WHEN: Thursdays: 4:00 - 6:00pm
WHERE: Jefferson High School Small Theatre (Door 16)
DATES: April 11- May 9 with a special invited showing on May 9 at 5pm
INSTRUCTORS: Benji Braswell, Caleb Immel 
AGE RANGE: 12-18 

COST: $200

Sunday Self-Care and Social Change Through Movement

Everyone deserves a couple hours to themselves on a Sunday to breathe, stretch and recuperate from the week. Quiet racing thoughts as we use therapeutic movement to empower and restore. Incorporating yoga, meditation, and creative expression, we will devise collaborative performances reflecting our lived experiences – mindfully shaping stories that illuminate social issues important to our community with potential spur positive change. Our tranquil oasis offers a judgment-free space to restore, reconnect, and engage issues larger than ourselves with the simple tools of breath, bodies in motion and the power of lived narrative. You’ll leave energized by community, centered from within to create waves without. All bodies and abilities welcomed.


WHEN: Sundays: 3 - 5pm
WHERE: Small Theatre Jefferson High School (Door 16)
DATES: April 14- May 12 with special matinee showing on May 12
INSTRUCTOR: Benji Braswell 
AGE RANGE: 18 and up. 

COST: $200

Storytelling

Step into the enchanting world of storytelling in this captivating class that unveils the art of narrative mastery. Immerse yourself in the magic of words as you explore the intricacies of plot development, character creation, and the rhythmic dance of language. Guided by seasoned storytellers, you’ll embark on a journey that transcends the boundaries of reality, learning to weave tales that captivate hearts and linger in the minds of your audience. Whether you’re a budding wordsmith or a seasoned raconteur, this class promises to unlock the secrets of storytelling, empowering you to craft narratives that resonate and endure. Unleash your creativity and embark on your literary adventure as you discover the power of storytelling in this inspiring and transformative class. 


WHEN: Mondays: 6 - 8pm with special showing on April 29th at 7pm.
WHERE: Jefferson High School Small Theatre (Door 16)
DATES: April 8-29
AGE RANGE: 12-18
INSTRUCTORS: Anthony James Sirk and Benji Braswell 

COST: $200

Improv and Stand-Up Comedy Spectacular!

Tired of comedy that is all SCRIPT and no SCHTICK? Then saddle up, funny friend for our JAM-packed improv and stand-up crash course! Comedy connoisseurs Liam Kelly and Jon Pointer join Benji Braswell to transform you from Zilch to Zinger.  Through joke-jousting and battles of wit, you’ll concoct knee-slapping stand-up sure to slay even the salty-est crows. And for all you quick-witted characters, our smash hit improv games, and guest appearances from our friends the Jefferson Horseplayers and OneSize Fits All will have you YES-AND-ing unscripted scenes into side-splitting hilarity. By our final showing, you’ll be ready to work that crowd from snore to uproar in no time. Comedy awaits!


WHEN: Wednesdays: 4:30 - 6:00pm
WHERE: Civic Theatre
DATES: April 10-May 8
INSTRUCTORS: Benji Braswell, Liam Kelley, and Jon Pointer
AGE RANGE: 12-18

COST: $125 

Saturday Fun Day:

FAIRY TALE THEATRE

Young actors will have the opportunity to discover characters and lessons within classic fairy tales, all while getting familiar with the stage and basics of performance. Students will gain experience and confidence working on stage, as well as apply morals of applied stories to their own world. Creativity, play, and discovery are all at the heart of this class offered by Rachel Wallace, Kennedy Houser and Jacelyn Villinski. 


WHEN: Saturdays: 10:00am - 10:45am
WHERE: Trinity Church
DATES: April 13 - May 4 
INSTRUCTORS: Rachel Wallace, Kennedy Houser and Jacelyn Villinski.
AGE RANGE: 4-7 

COST: $75

TECHIES - The Real Heroes

Whether your heart thrums for lightboards at 85 bpm or you dream in perfectly synced cues and patches, you already speak our language. We’ll decode all the insider tricks to running a smooth show - from safety and stagecraft to scene changes and electrical. Scope out backstage as we teach you to command sound, lighting, and effects with style. Can’t choose just one element? We’ll expose you to every wicked technical aspect so you can discover your true passion and step behind that spotlight with confidence. So raise those lights, hype that sound system and let’s bring the literal magic of theater to vivid reality! The show can’t start without us!
 

WHEN: Tuesdays: 5:00 - 6:30pm
WHERE: Civic Theatre 
DATES: April 9-May 7
INSTRUCTORS: Bai Rosa and Alex Schmierer  
AGE RANGE: 10-18

COST: $150

Intermediate Elementary Scenework:

The Jungle Book

Buckle up for a wild theatrical adventure in our "Jungle Boogie" theatre class! This swinging 4-week workshop will have your young Mowgli or Baloo jumping in excitement to creatively bring the colorful Jungle Book to life on stage. Through paw-some games, roaring improvisations, and spirited scene studies, little cubs aged 7-12 will unearth their inner animal as they craft this beloved tale in their own unique way. Students will strut their stuff developing character voices, movement styles, confidence and all the skills the best story-tellers have in their repertoire. Our safe, supportive wolf pack empowers risk-taking, and by final curtain call on show day, your little cub will be ready to entertain audiences with spirit and pride. So sign up quick before registration slithers away! 


WHEN: Thursdays: 4:00 - 6:00pm
WHERE: Civic Theatre
DATES: April 11- May 9 with a special invited showing on May 9 at 5:30
INSTRUCTORS: Jacelyn Villinski and Rachel Wallace
AGE RANGE: 7-12 

COST: $200

Saturday Fun Day: ADVANCED FAIRY TALE THEATRE

Young actors will have the opportunity to dig deeper and discover characters and lessons within classic fairy tales, all while increasing their experience performing on stage. Students will gain experience and confidence working on stage, making big acting choices, and embodying characters as well as apply morals of applied stories to their own world. Creativity, critical thinking and discovery are all at the heart of this class offered by Rachel Wallace and Kennedy Houser. 
 

WHEN: Saturdays: 11:00am - 11:45am
WHERE: Trinity Church
DATES: April 13 - May 4 
INSTRUCTORS: Rachel Wallace, Kennedy Houser 
AGE RANGE: 7-10 

COST: $75

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