Four Week Session Gr 8-12 6/18-7/13

  • Monday, Jun-18-2018
  • Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
  • $625
  • Grade: 12, Grade: 11, Grade: 10, Grade: 09, Grade: 08
Four Week Session - Serving new and returning students entering grades 8-12 in fall of 2018

Times: 8:45 am – 4:15 pm

Returning First Stage students will continue their theater training through immersion in the Core Curriculum and choose a major. In major sessions, students will form 6-12 grade ensembles devoted to delving deeper into all aspects of the subject material. Young actors will refine and develop skills specific to their areas of interest, while maintaining their fundamental acting skills.

Major areas are:
• Improvisation
• Musical Theater
• Shakespeare

Presentations for four week groups will happen on the final Thursday. Friday classes will consist of guest artists and activities.

Students should indicate their order of preference for majors on the registration form. Upon registration, if the student's first choice is not available they will be placed in their second, and then on to the third if necessary. Please check your invoice for confirmation of your major.

BEGINNING OF DAY: Each Academy day begins with a gathering to prepare, share goals, and encourage each other to do our best.
ACTING THEORY: Explore character, relationships, action and text while developing overall acting skills and confidence.
IMPROVISATION: Develop expressiveness, spontaneity, and train your brain to think quickly and with reason through improvisational character and scene work.
MUSICAL THEATER: Increase your versatility and work on new vocal and dance techniques while exploring the art of telling a story through words, music, and movement.
SHAKESPEARE: Examine dynamic language, characters, and plots in scenes and monologues from one of the most influential playwrights in history.
VOICE & MOVEMENT: Build strength, flexibility, awareness, and expression through a class devoted to the fundamentals of two of the actor’s most important tools.
END OF DAY: Each Academy day concludes with a gathering to reflect and acknowledge the hard work of fellow students.

No class on July 4th