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WINTER TERM 2019

Winter Term at KCT’s Creative Dramatics Academy runs for a length of six weeks.  Most classes will culminate in a showcase or open class presentation for family and friends at the end of the term.  The cost for the term varies per class.

Upon completion of class, each student will receive 2 complimentary tickets to an upcoming KCT performance.

To reserve a seat in any class, or for more information: use the online submission form at knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com/education.  You will receive registration info, via e-mail, upon inquiry. Enrollment is only guaranteed upon receipt of deposit-typically 50% of tuition. (Except for Master Classes which must be paid in full to secure enrollment).

Please include your child’s name, age, a telephone number, and which class you are interested in.



Browse WINTER 2019 Classes

HOME SCHOOL 

Introduction to Acting, for ages 10 – 12, $180

Wednesdays on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6 

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Instructor: Laura Beth Wells

This class is designed to develop the confidence and creativity of the actor. Students will study correct vocal projection, stage movement, character development, and objective based acting. The class begins with group exercises and will also include opportunities for individual development and partner work.  The instructor will draw material from classic plays for scene and text study.


MULTIPLE AGES

Voice and Diction, for ages 10 to 14, $180

Tuesdays on 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26

 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Instructor: Michelle Fratus

Voice & Diction for middle and high school students addresses the major issues confronting young actors and anyone who wants to improve their public speaking skills: effective interpretation of text and the ability to express emotion with vocal variation, clear and audible articulation, and freedom from problems like acute laryngitis due to poor technique and overuse. The class features physical exercises, a brief study of the International Phonetic Alphabet, poetry and short monologue study, and is based on the work of respected vocal coaches Cicely Berry and Barbara Houseman, as well as the instructor’s own practical experience and training as a singer and actor.


AGES 4 -5

Tiny Thespians presents CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM,  for ages 4 & 5, $150

Thursdays on 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7 

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Instructor: Julia Stark

Students will learn about the various dramatic elements of a play, including plot, setting, and character. Students will also be introduced to a technical element of theatre, such as costume or scenic design, through weekly crafts. This class includes lots of fun exercises and games, and will culminate in a showcase performance for friends and family on the final day of class. No reading ability or prior experience required.


Ages 6-7

Page To Stage presents CLICK CLACK MOO COWS THAT TYPE, for ages 6 to 7, $180

Wednesdays on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6 

4:30 PM to 6 PM

Instructor: Julia Stark

This class draws on the high-energy and creativity of this age group in order to introduce young thespians to the basic concepts of theatre. Students will learn about the theatrical elements of plot, setting, theme, movement, and character through the medium of storytelling. Each day students will focus on a particular element through show and tell, a craft, group story time, and beginning theatre games. The class will culminate in a group retelling of this story.


AGES 8-9

Introduction to Acting presents The FANTASTIC MR. FOX, for ages 8 and 9, $180

Mondays on 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4

4:30 PM to 6 PM

A perfect course for aspiring actors, this class provides students with the basic tools needed to create a fully developed character for the stage.  Blending acting exercises with the experience of a rehearsal process, it’s ideal for beginners as well as returning students looking to sharpen their skills.  Students will build confidence being on stage and learn how to incorporate their bodies and voices into a character through theatre games and exercises.  The final showcase will include a mini production in which students will incorporate the characters they’ve created in class.


AGES 10-11

Acting 102 – Scene Study and Rehearsal Preparation, for ages 10 to 11, $180

Saturdays on 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Instructor:  Jennifer Cunic

In this class, students learn to develop their acting skills through physical expression and also are introduced to elements of modern realistic acting by way of character analysis based on a character’s objective, or goal, in a scene.  Actors are also introduced to the language and fundamental elements of rehearsal and staging. Each class includes warm-up exercises and games to help develop physical and vocal skill and foster imagination and confidence.

Character Through Improv, for ages 10 to 11, $180

Saturdays: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Instructor:  Emily Helton

Using the fundamental tools of improvisational theatre, this class will help students free their imaginations and learn to develop fresh and inventive characterization.  Through classic and innovative improve game and exercises, students will learn to think creatively, positively, and decidedly out of the box- all while honing important acting skills: presence, projection, and physical transformation.  Suitable for beginners and students with experience.


AGES 12 & UP

Introduction to Acting Ages 12-13, $180

Tuesdays on 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5

4:30 PM to 6 PM

Instructor:  Emily Helton

This class is designed to develop the confidence and creativity of the actor. Students will study correct vocal projection, stage movement, character development, and objective based acting. The class begins with group exercises and will also include opportunities for individual development and partner work.  The class concludes with a brief showcase of scene work.


Musical Theatre: Advanced Song Styling, $350

Wednesdays on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 

4:30 PM to 6 PM

Instructors: Laura Beth Wells & Casey Maxwell

This advanced class will offer intensive work on the art of acting through song.  Students will receive coaching on vocal technique, working with an accompanist, developing character and creating a compelling interpretation style.

NOTE: This is a 7 session class.  Strictly limited to 6 students.


Audition Workshop, Ages 13-15, $180

Thursdays on 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7 

4:30 PM to 6 PM

Instructor: Laura Beth Wells

This class is an introduction the general audition, and students will leave the class with at least one suitable monologue that they will learn to present in a professional manner.  The class concentrates on the monologue-form of audition but also includes instruction in cold reading and the interactive or working audition.  The class focuses on individual work and may be repeated. 


TECHNICAL 

Shape, Light & Volume – Designing For The Stage, Ages 11 – 18, $120

Saturdays on 1/19, 1/26, 2/02, 2/09

10 AM – 11:30 AM

Instructor: JP Schuffman

How do you make a miniature world out of a blank stage? How do you take your inspirations and merge them with a director’s vision? How do you present your ideas to a production team? In this class we will discuss the fundamentals of scenic design, and give new designers the practical skills needed to make their ideas a reality on stage. This class will culminate in a presentation of design concepts for a one act play.  Recommended for all students interested in applying for a KCT design position (all KCT set, costume, and light designs are created by students).


STAGE COMBAT

Introduction to Stage Combat, $200

Note: This is a 2 hour workshop

Saturdays on 1/19, 1/26, 2/09, 2/16, 2/23

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM*

Instructor: Carolyn Corley

Taught by certified fight choreographer Carolyn Corley, this introductory level is also an essential brush up for advanced actors. The class will introduce actors to very practical techniques for stage combat and other common combat-related movement including safe falling techniques (front fall, sit fall, stumbling fall, etc.), unarmed grappling, non-contact slaps and punches, fighter (character) development technique as well as practical scene work + choreography. *Actors called for KCT shows at noon will be able to enroll in this class. 

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