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2024 Winter Classes

Reader's Theatre

An extension of the Intro to Acting class, this winter session will focus on putting together a fairytale reader’s theatre-type short play. Students will focus on telling a story while extending their knowledge of stage directions, voice, movement, and character development. Their learning will culminate in a final performance of the reader’s theatre on the last day of class. Participation in the fall session of Intro to Acting is not required to enroll.


AGES: 7-10 yrs

WHEN: Mondays, 5-6p

January 8 - February 26

WHERE: Civic Theatre's Monon Depot Theatre

INSTRUCTORS: Jacob Brown and Cordell Ford

COST: $200

Adult Playwriting Class

Learn to write for the stage. This class will develop the fundamentals of playwriting through script analysis and the crafting of characters and dialogue. Participants will begin by writing character-driven monologues and move to the creation of a short, ten-minute play. No experience necessary, just a desire to tell stories for the stage. 


AGES: 16yrs - Adult

WHEN: Saturdays 10-11:30a

January 13 - February 17

WHERE: Civic Theatre Offices

313 N. 5th St.

INSTRUCTOR: Brian Tyrell

COST: $225

The Start of Stage Makeup

Learn the basics of stage makeup! Students will learn how to do basic, old age, gore, zombie, and fantasy designs. Make-up kit cost is $80.00 and must be paid separately.

AGES: 6th - 12th Grade

WHEN: Wednesdays 4:00-6:00p

January 24 - February 21

WHERE: Civic Theatre's Monon

Depot Theatre

INSTRUCTOR: Micah Davis 

COST: $250

Dance Through the Decades

In this class, students will learn choreography from Broadway shows throughout history. Dancers of all backgrounds are welcome to join.


AGES: 13-18yrs

WHEN: Saturdays 1:00p - 2:30p

January 13 - February 10

WHERE: Trinity United Methodist Church 509 North St. (basement)

INSTRUCTOR: Daniel Condreay

COST: $200

Intro to Character Acting

This class will be used to help young actors build characters for the stage. Teaching how to speak, walk, create facial expressions and vocal inflections, and how to make choices for a character. The class will use six weeks to encourage the students to make bold choices and stand out when creating a character. Students will come up with a unique character by the end of the class and show them off to the group in the final week.


AGES: 11-18yrs

WHEN: Thursdays, 5-6:00p 

January 18-February 15

WHERE: Trinity United Methodist Church, 509 North St (basement)


COST: $125

Components of a Show

A deep dive into the core elements of what goes into putting together a theater production. Each week, a new component of putting on a show is explored in a hands-on manner, giving the learner a brief but complete grasp of all that goes into putting on a show! 


AGES: 10-14yrs

WHEN: Sundays 4:00p - 5:00p

January 7 - February 4

WHERE: Civic Theatre's Monon Depot Theatre


COST: $125

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