Z ADVANCED LEVEL “Studio B Ensemble” for Grades 8 & Up

Only for pre-approved students who have tested and auditioned for the class. This class runs Sept-May–no new students are admitted for the Winter/Spring semester.

Due to the reduced tuition cost, Studio B Ensemble members will be required to assist with a lower-level class during the semester, so check the Week-At-A-Glance sheet for classes that will fit your schedule and email me ASAP—first come, first served—ie if you wait someone else will get the class you want—I will only schedule double assistants if the class enrollment # is high.

Prerequisite = a summer-long entrance process, only those pre-approved may register for this year-long class

Y INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL “Studio A Ensemble” for 6th-12th with Traysie Amick & Betsy Bisson

Multi-age classes for students who are ready and willing to work in an environment where everyone will be expected to share the responsibility for the end-of-session performance. Classes are based on a curriculum that builds a sense of purpose in theatre work, creates a realistic outlook when approaching performance, and provides a challenge for students with experience in front of an audience. Material is designed to evolve with the ensemble as students master specific facets of theatre training. Before enrolling for a Studio Class, the student should have been enrolled in Production or Intermediate classes for at least two years or have the equivalent class experience elsewhere—for questions, please email [email protected]

Due to the reduced tuition cost, Studio A Ensemble members will be required to assist with a lower-level class during the semester, so check the Week-At-A-Glance sheet for classes that will fit your schedule and email me ASAP—first come, first served—ie if you wait someone else will get the class you want—I will only schedule double assistants if the class enrollment # is high and I rarely schedule assistants for classes that have 2 teachers.

Prerequisite = minimum of two years of theatre classes and an entrance exam

3rd Stage Mentors/Tech Crew for Grades 5-12

Please contact Traysie Amick [email protected] if you are interested in assisting this class each week all the way through the performances. Mentors come 30 minutes prior to the actual class time (so 4:30 on either Tues or Wed) to help prepare material for the class start at 5pm. You will act as a mentor to the younger students during the rehearsal process (help with writing down blocking, developing character, rehearsing lines, etc) and become the full run crew for the tech rehearsals and performances. There is no cost for this learning experience, but YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO COMMIT TO THE WHOLE SEMESTER with minimal expected absences (none allowed during tech/performances). (Studio B students — mentoring covers your class assisting AND tech hours requirements.)

3rd Stage Production Test Drive AUDITION Dates & Times
Tues, August 27 please arrive by 5pm for paperwork—bring your calendar!—the audition will be from 5:30-6:30pm

Wed, August 28 please arrive by 5pm for paperwork—bring your calendar!—the audition will be from 5:30-6:30pm

 

Classes will meet

Sept 10 or 11

Sept 17 or 18

Sept 24 or 25

Oct 1 or 2

Oct 8 or 9

Oct 15 or 16

SKIP WEEK   Oct 22 and 23

Oct 29 or 30

Nov 5 or 6

Nov 12 or 13

Nov 19 or 20

Combined class on Tues, Nov 26 (in order to skip Wednesday for Thanksgiving break)

Dec 3 or 4

Dec 10 or 11

SKIP MID DECEMBER-EARLY JANUARY

Brush up rehearsals for both casts will be Sun, Jan 5th – mid-afternoon/early evening

Tech rehearsals for both casts, (Mon-Thur) Jan 6, 7, 8, 9 from 4:30-6:30pm

Performances Fri, Jan 10th at 5pm and Sat, Jan 11th at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

t 3RD STAGE PRODUCTION – Class for K4-5th Fall 2019 Semester

This class is by audition only!

There will be MANDATORY Parent Meetings on either Tues, August 20 or Wed, August 21 from 5‐6:30pm for anyone who is not a veteran parent of 3rd Stage.  This is a chance to determine if 3rd Stage is really right for your child and to explain the commitment, expectations and goals of the class. The instructor will also review what the audition will consist of and hand‐out the paperwork that needs to be filled out for the audition. It does not matter which day you choose to attend. The audition form you fill out will allow you to indicate your child’s preferred class day. Auditions EITHER Tues, August 27 or Wed, August 28 from 5‐6:30pm.

The class will meet on either Tuesday or Wednesday (pending casting) from 5‐6:30pm each week, starting September 10 or 11 thru performances the weekend of JANUARY 10th-11th 2020 (we will skip all classes from Dec 11-Jan 5)

 3rd Stage Production Test Drive AUDITION Dates & Times
Tues, August 27 please arrive by 5pm for paperwork—bring your calendar!—the audition will be from 5:30-6:30pm

OR (it doesn’t matter which day you choose)

Wed, August 28 please arrive by 5pm for paperwork—bring your calendar!—the audition will be from 5:30-6:30pm

Audition Info

The audition will consist of a 1-hour test drive class in which students will be guided through introductory acting exercises that will include following directions, stage areas, vocal projection and characterization. No reading is involved for this audition.  All auditionees will need to bring a current authorization / release form and a non-returnable photo, and fill out an audition form with schedule conflicts noted – just like a regular MainStage audition.

We assume you will audition on the day of week that suits your schedule (Tues or Wed)—if either day would work for you, please include this on your audition form.  Yes, paperwork matters—it is essential to help the students AND the parents understand what goes into doing a real show.

Cast List will be announced Fri, Aug 30th.

Tuition is $250– payable after casting

This is an opportunity for experienced younger actors to realize the hard work that goes into being “up there.” Stories are adapted for a fully produced weekend run. The age range allows elementary aged students to tackle character roles while younger actors create an ensemble experience.

Students participate in a Test Drive Audition before regular session classes begin. This less stressful way of auditioning gives the director and crew a better understanding of how actors work together and take direction. Actors will then be invited via email to take the class as a pre-cast participant. If a student is not invited into the class, they will still be able to enroll in one of our regular semester classes.

Students embark on the rehearsal process creating characters and making acting choices guided by the directors and mentors. In addition, they will see young artists take on backstage and production roles, discover techniques and activities that are useful during “down-time” at rehearsal, and build a group of kindred partners with one objective: tell a great story!

Parents also have the opportunity to see how a child handles a heavier schedule. They become familiar with new theatre jargon and get an inside look at the demands and expectations of “tech rehearsals.” Everybody learns!

We ask that students have completed at least 3 classes of theatre instruction. At least one of these needs to be Exploration or Process Acting from SCCT. Students who are cast will need to attend class consistently—absences and tardies are strongly discouraged!

Classes will meet

Sept 10 or 11

Sept 17 or 18

Sept 24 or 25

Oct 1 or 2

Oct 8 or 9

Oct 15 or 16

SKIP WEEK   Oct 22 and 23

Oct 29 or 30

Nov 5 or 6

Nov 12 or 13

Nov 19 or 20

Combined class on Tues, Nov 26 (in order to skip Wednesday for Thanksgiving break)

Dec 3 or 4

Dec 10 or 11

SKIP MID-DECEMBER THROUGH EARLY JANUARY

Brush up rehearsals for both casts will be Sun, Jan 5th – mid-afternoon/early evening

Tech rehearsals for both casts, (Mon-Thur) Jan 6, 7, 8, 9 from 4:30-6:30pm

Performances Fri, Jan 10th at 5pm and Sat, Jan 11th at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

 

 

3rd Stage Mentors/Tech Crew for Grades 5-12 – please contact Traysie Amick [email protected]  if you are interested in assisting this class each week all the way through the performances. Mentors come 30 minutes prior to the actual class time (so 4:30 on either Tues or Wed) to help prepare material for the class start at 5pm. You will act as a mentor to the younger students during the rehearsal process (help with writing down blocking, developing character, rehearsing lines, etc) and become the full run crew for the tech rehearsals and performances. There is no cost for this learning experience, but YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO COMMIT TO THE WHOLE SEMESTER with minimal expected absences (none allowed during tech/performances).

b EXPLORATION CLASSES for K3-K5

Channel your child’s endless creative energy into directed dramatic play! Games, stories, music and poetry inspire character exploration, teamwork and imagination. This low-pressure environment will ease a child into comfortably being in front of people and expressing ideas to a group. Parents will be invited to observe portions of two classes during the course of the session.

All students must be able to use the bathroom as needed.  SCCT Teachers/Assistants will not change diapers. If your child is still in diapers, a parent/guardian must remain in the waiting area during class times.

Some theatre exercises & activities are used each session, but teachers are sensitive to the needs of returning students, so these classes are appropriate to take several times to further hone developing skills.

g PROCESS ACTING CLASSES for Grades 1st -5th

Get a taste of stardom and explore the process of theatre training through high-energy theatre games, improvisation and activities with very limited memorization required.  Create characters, explore dramatic interpretation of classic stories, learn lingo and challenge your imagination and expression.  Every class will include a variety of dramatic activities and training styles. Since there’s no play to rehearse, every class is fresh and exciting.

These classes are especially good for students

  • who have limited acting class experience  (rehearsing a final showcase doesn’t allow much time for improving the basics of acting)
  • who are most interested in honing acting skills
  • who may have many after-school activities to balance and don’t have time for a lot of at-home memorization
  • who become bored with repetition
  • whose parents are very busy people with limited at-home time to drill lines for performance or time to create a costume for the final showcase

Parents will be invited to observe the final portion of the final class.

Please note: progression through acting classes is not like progressing through grade levels of school.  Many children simply enjoy the kinesthetic learning and team building aspects of drama class. Your child should be enthusiastic about their participation and should only move to a higher-level class when they have mastered core components and are seeking further challenge. In general we suggest a minimum of two full semesters of Process level classes before moving to Intermediate level classes.  Students should be able to: name the parts of the stage, use abbreviations for stage directions, be able to define basic theatrical terms, understand CROoWw, be familiar with Lessac energies and Laban qualities as well as wanting to be given more responsibilities/homework and be willing to repeat material weekly for rehearsal. Your current SCCT teacher is always the best reference for whether your child is ready to move up and you should email to them or talk to them at the final day sharing regarding your child’s progression if you have questions.

c SING! for K5-3rd

Group musical theatre training for performance—you don’t have to read music, but should enjoy singing and moving.  The class will focus on ensemble musical theatre material.  Parents will be invited to observe the final portion of the final class.

All students must be able to use the bathroom as needed.  SCCT Teachers/Assistants will not change diapers. If your child is still in diapers, a parent/guardian must remain in the waiting area during class times.

The MONDAY CLASS will focus on favorite songs from Disney movies.

The TUESDAY CLASS will focus on familiar songs from Musicals. Don’t worry if your child doesn’t already know songs from musicals, we’ll teach them and they get to learn something new! ANNIE, OLIVER and other kid friendly musicals will be our inspiration!

g PROCESS ACTING CLASSES for Grades 6th-12th

Get a taste of stardom and explore the process of theatre training through high-energy theatre games, improvisation and activities with very limited memorization required.  Create characters, explore dramatic interpretation of classic stories, learn lingo and challenge your imagination and expression.  Every class will include a variety of dramatic activities and training styles. Since there’s no play to rehearse, every class is fresh and exciting.

These classes are especially good for students

  • who have limited acting class experience  (rehearsing a final showcase doesn’t allow much time for improving the basics of acting)
  • who are most interested in honing acting skills
  • who may have many after-school activities to balance and don’t have time for a lot of at-home memorization
  • who become bored with repetition
  • whose parents are very busy people with limited at-home time to drill lines for performance or time to create a costume for the final showcase

Parents will be invited to observe the final portion of the final class.

If you have a 5th grader with at least a year’s previous acting class experience, you may contact Jill Wolf    [email protected]    regarding the ages of the other students enrolled in the class.  If the majority of the class is in the 6th-8th grade range, she will let you know and you may register for this class.

Please note: progression through acting classes is not like progressing through grade levels of school.  Many children simply enjoy the kinesthetic learning and team building aspects of drama class. Your child should be enthusiastic about their participation and should only move to a higher-level class when they have mastered core components and are seeking further challenge. In general we suggest a minimum of two full semesters of Process level classes before moving to the Production level or Pre-Intermediate level classes.  Students should be able to: name the parts of the stage, use abbreviations for areas of the stage, be able to define basic theatrical terms, understand CROoWw, be familiar with Lessac energies and Laban qualities as well as wanting to be given more responsibilities/homework and be willing to repeat material weekly for rehearsal. Your current SCCT teacher is always the best reference for whether your child is ready to move up and you should email to them or talk to them at the final day sharing regarding your child’s progression if you have questions.

x ADLIBeration – SCCT’s Teen Improv Troupe! For Grades 6th-12th

SCCT ADLIBeration will be made up of strong teen improv performers who will be cast after an audition. Performers who are accepted will be accepted into a Junior Varsity or Varsity team based on assessments they will receive from their audition.

Both Varsity and Junior Varsity troupes will meet on Monday evenings from 6:45-8:15 pm starting Sept 10th.

Junior Varsity will be featured in an SCCT showcase in December that is hosted by the Varsity team.  They will also participate in a spring SCCT showcase with the Varsity players.

Varsity players will host and aid in developing the December SCCT showcase, perform with the Junior Varsity in the spring SCCT showcase, and represent SCCT in public performances in the community.  All travel will need to be arranged via parents of ADLIBeration members, SCCT will not provide transportation to performances.

There is a participation fee of $60 for the school year – payable AFTER auditions and acceptance into the Troupe. As the group can only improve when team members attendance is consistent, 3 unexcused absences or 5 total absences would result in elimination from the semester’s performance lineup and there will be no refund of the participation fee after payment.

AUDITIONS: Will be Mon, Sept 9th from 6:45-8:30pm at SCCT Temporary Headquarters 1200 Pendleton Street!

This troupe is ongoing into the Spring semester—there will be no audition for new members in Spring 2020.

e VOICE-OVER ACTING – Improve Reading & Expression for 3rd- 7th

Every cartoon or animated feature you’ve ever seen and almost every commercial has a voice-over performer!  And reading out loud is a skill every child needs to hone for book reports and class presentations.  Fear of public speaking is the number one phobia for adults.  Let’s fix that now! A great class to improve verbal expression and reading skills overall, but your child will have fun while doing it and no lines to memorize! Parents will be invited to observe the final portion of the final class.