Theater Academy

The nation's largest high-impact theater training program for young people.

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First Stage Theater Academy fosters life skills through stage skills through classes emphasizing Creative Drama, Stage Movement, Voice and Speech and Scene Study. Summer and School Year sessions are held at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center and the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield. Contact us at (414) 267-2970 or e-mail academy@firststage.org.

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Featured Class

8th-9th GRADE ONE WEEK SESSION: August 3rd-August 7th, 8:45am-4:00pm

DATES: August 3rd-August 7th TIME: 8:45am-4:00pm (students should bring their own lunch) GRADES: 8th-9th (as of Fall 2020; age range of class may change upon student attendance) PRICE: $290 ($275 if registered before April 1st, 2020) *Note: students can be dropped off starting at 8:30am. Extended Care is available after class until 5:30pm for $50/week. If students are not picked up by 4:15pm and are not previous enrolled in Extended Care, a $15/day charge will be applied to the family account. 8th-9th GRADE ONE-WEEK SESSION Students will rotate through a Core Curriculum that introduces the fundamental elements of actor training: Acting Theory, Improvisation, Musical Theater, Shakespeare and Voice & Movement. -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: Crack the code of Shakespeare’s use of language and perform some of the greatest stories ever written for the theater. -Movement: Build strength, flexibility, awareness, and expression through a class devoted to the fundamentals of one of the actor’s most important tools; our body. -Voice & Speech: Strengthen the actor’s tool of voice by building skills in projection, articulation, and confident speaking.

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