INTRODUCTION TO PLAYWRITING Rhiannon Annin Tuesdays 5:30-7 | Ages 9-13| $150 Each class, students will learn about a different genre of theatre, such as a musical, farce, or comedy, and write short scripts individually. The students will get to hear their writing read aloud by classmates, who will also respond to the piece. Each class will also cover one or more attributes of plays, such as characters, setting, and props, and students will be challenged to utilize them in unique ways in their writing. The course will conclude with each student selecting one of his or her short scripts and expanding it into a 10-minute play to be performed for friends and family on the final class day.
CREATING & COLLABORATING Rhiannon Annin Wednesdays 5:30 – 7pm | Ages 9-13 | $150 Students will form groups of varying sizes and combinations each week to create a performance from scratch—no script! There will be a different theme or spark of inspiration every class. They will learn to use their varying skills while emphasizing minimalism and efficiency. Students’ final performance for family and friends will be as one group, presenting a play they created entirely!
PROMOTE YOURSELF Nick Albanese Wednesdays 6 – 9pm | Ages Teen - Adult | $180 Learn how to promote yourself and network with others in the industry while building your skills in acting, scene study and character development from actor, writer & producer Nick Albanese. Learn in 8 weeks, the lessons and information Nick has acquired over the past 20 years!
ADVANCED PLAYWRITING Rhiannon Annin Thursday 5:30-7pm | Ages Teen-Adult | $150 Seek inspiration from unique sources and learn how to write your own one act play!
YOUTH IMPROV & SKETCH COMEDY Jessica Chace Thursday 5:30-7pm | Ages 7-13 | $150 So you think you're funny? Then this is the class for YOU! Learn to think quickly on your feet and flex your writing muscles in this fun, engaging, and nurturing class. *Winter II Only
TEEN IMPROV & SKETCH COMEDY Jessica Chace Thursday 7:15-8:45pm | Ages 14-18 | $150 Jump in, be bold, laugh, and learn the basics of acting through the wild, wonderful world of improvisation and sketch comedy! No experience required. *Winter II Only
TINY TOTS THEATER Lauren Annicelli Saturdays 9:30 – 10:30am | Ages 5 - 7 | $105 Have a little one at home who loves to put on their own shows? Introduce them to performance theatre in Tiny Tots Theater class! Learn the basics of theater, play and dance along with the music and we will take what we learn, using our beginner reading skills, to bring our favorite storybook characters to life!
FRACTURED FAIRY TALES Lauren Annicelli Saturdays 11 – 12:30pm | Ages 7 -10 | $150 Travel into the woods and through the magical, mysterious lands of your wildest imagination! Students will create, write, and perform their own interactive fairy tale, using inspiration from childhood favorites.
Artists' Exchange offers classes for the beginning, intermediate and advanced actor that focus on "the method," which strives to make each actor understand the most honest and truthful way to create and perform their role.
Classes are available for children, teens and adults. Each class culminates in a performance, to which friends and family are invited.
Artists' Exchange produces four main stage productions per year. Students who participate in our acting classes are encouraged to audition for our productions to test their progress in an actual play.
A Note on Theater Classes Theater classes are structured in a cumulative manner, meaning students are encouraged to repeat classes and continue to learn. The instruction is student-focused and is based on objectives identified for each learner. While students are grouped by age, they learn based on what they know and how they can continue to grow.
50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI | Phone: 401.490.9475 | Fax: 401.490.9477 Artists' Exchange is proudly operated by Gateways to Change, Inc.