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.
The Black Box Theatre at 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.
Winter 2013 Session II Dates (All 8 weeks) NO CLASS APRIL 14th - 20th Mondays March 18 – May 13 Tuesdays March 19 – May 14 Wednesdays March 20 – May 15 Thursdays March 21 – May 16 Fridays March 22 – May 17 Saturdays March 23 – May 18 Sundays March 24 – May 19
Spring 2013 Session Dates (All 4 weeks) Mondays May 20 – June 17 (no class May 27) Tuesday May 28 – June 18 Wednesday May 29 – June 19 Thursdays May 30 – June 20 Fridays May 31 – June 21 Saturdays June 1 – June 22
INTRODUCTION TO DIRECTING Ages 11 - 16 | Megan Doran Tuesdays 5:30 - 7pm | $120 WINTER | $60 SPRING Students will learn the basics of directing and staging a scene. They will have the opportunity to put basic directing concepts into action while directing their own scene. The class will end in a performance of scenes for friends and family.
DRAMA 101 Ages 8 – 14 | Kate Lester Tuesdays 6 – 8pm | $198 WINTER | $99 SPRING Learn the basics of theater from the ground up! From auditioning to character-building to performance, the actors will work together to put on a real play. This class develops voice and movement skills as well as traditional acting skills. We will end this class with a performance open to friends and family.
THURSDAY THEATER CLASSES
IMPROV ALL-STARS Ages 8 & up | Kate Lester Thursdays 6 – 8pm | $198 WINTER | $99 SPRING Games, games and more games! Sharpen your theatrical prowess, playing all of your favorite theatrical games, and maybe even learn some new ones. From Park Bench to Party Quirks and everything in between, our show will be full of crazy fun and audience interaction. We will end this class with a performance open to friends and family.
SATURDAY THEATER CLASSES
STAGE COMBAT Ages 8 & up | Kate Lester Saturdays 9am – 12pm | $320 SPRING SESSION ONLY Stage combat basics from the ground up ending with a fully realized performance. Students will choose their own character and genre and perform in a stage combat spectacular! This advanced workshop will be fun for all levels.
INTRODUCTION TO PLAYWRITING Ages 12 - 18 | Megan Doran Saturdays 1 - 3pm | $198 WINTER | $99 SPRING Students will learn the basics of playwriting. They will use these concepts to write a short one-act play! The class will end in a performance of each play.