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Auditioning, Character Development and Basic Movement 4pm-6pm 20 10

February 2021

Auditioning, Character Development and Basic Movement

This month’s workshop will focus on the art of auditioning. Learn skills that will take your auditioning to the next level. We will discuss how to use your body, face and voice to create any character. Build your confidence in yourself and the skills that are within you as we journey together to become better participants in the theatre. Some of the course work we will be doing are as follows:

  • Scene work
  • Hat characters
  • Lebon movement
  • Monologue work
  • Peer Critique
  • and many other skill building exercises.

At the end of the course month we will be holding a small showing for the public of those skills learned. Join us as we dive into where it all starts - The audition!

Meeting dates: February 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, and 24

Costume Design and construction 4pm-6pm 20 11

April 2021

Costume Design and Construction

This month’s workshop will focus on designing and creating a costume. Have you ever wanted to be that certain character that you love so much for Halloween, but can’t find it in the store or in your size. Are yo interested in building your own armor for cosplay? This month we will teach you how you can create that costume with your own hands. Never sewed? No problem! We will learn to sketch, cut, sew, repurpose, and create your very own costume. This will be an adventure you will not want to miss out on. Make sure to come with ideas and thoughts of what you want to make. At the end of the course month we will have a fashion show open to the public so that you can showcase all of your hard work. Come learn to imagine and then CREATE!!

Meeting dates:

April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, & 28

Intro to Classic Theatre and Stage Fighting 4pm-6pm 20 19

May 2021

Intro to Classic Theatre, Shakespeare, Stage Fighting

This month we go old school, back to where it all began. Intro to classic theatre. Explore the beginnings of theatre, taste words that you never had before. Read some of the greatest plays written. Test your skill at stage combat and learn greek mask making. Join us as we look back, as well as looking forward to, our first big production as MAT Youth in conjunction with MAT. We will have the opportunity at the end of this course month to audition for MAT’s outside production of, A Midsummers Night's Dream, that will take place in June. We will also be showcasing our newly learned skills with a small showing for the public at the close of this month.

Meeting dates:

May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, and 27

One acts: Writing, Development and Performances 4pm-6pm 20 20

September 2021

One acts: Writing, Development and Performances

This month we jump into script writing and play development. This will be a great opportunity for you to stretch your creative ideas, learn how to put them on the page and bring them to the stage. Let your theatre skills blossom as you brainstorm and storyboard, as you discuss and listen, as well act and react. We will be working in small groups as we find our stories and bring them to life in short one act plays. Where will your ideas take us? Who are the characters you would like us to meet? Let’s find out! At the end of this course month we will be showcasing each of these masterpieces in the rough in a public showing. Don’t forget to bring your creative thinking cap!

Meeting dates:

September 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, & 29

Lights and Sound 4pm-6pm 20 20

October 2021

Lights and Sound

This month’s workshop will literally be focusing on lights and the tech side of theatre. With all new lights and sound in our theatre, we will be learning all about them and how to creatively use them. Join us as we explore the possibilities and get some exciting insight into the art of making a show come alive through lights and sound. Learn to plot, hang, focus, and program for a show. Gain skills in sound and how to add that extra something with sound effect creation. Running a spotlight can be just as fun as being in one. Students will have the opportunity to use those skills the following month as we set the stage for Our next production, A Christmas Carol (with puppets)

Meeting dates:

October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, & 26

Intro to Puppetry 4pm-6pm 20 20

November 2021

Introduction to Puppetry

Puppets!!!! Need we say more?! This month we will design, assemble and learn to operate our very own puppets. What does your puppet persona look like? What do/does they/he/she sound like? Foam and fabric will help us bring these fantastical creatures to life. Come with us as we delve into the world of puppetry. A world where only your imagination is your limit. As we do we will be preparing our MAT Youth for their up and coming next show, Christmas Carol featuring puppets that will be created by our students. We will build small sets that will show off our new friends and help us tell stories as we put on short puppet shows for the public at the end of the course month.

Prosthetics and Makeup 4pm-6pm 20 20

January 2022

Prosthetics and Makeup

This month’s workshop may leave you unrecognizable! Maybe a new nose, maybe you will age 30 years, maybe you will become a whole new species, let’s get together and find out. Makeup and prosthetics can change anyone into an unrecognizable character. Theatre would not be able to suspend disbelief as well as it does without this amazing art form. This month we will learn all about techniques and processes of applying makeup and facial prosthetics, We will also learn casting, molding, sculpting and painting, so that you can create your own prosthetics. Thus creating skills that you can take home and continue to hone as you become a master of disguise. At the close of this course month we will have a disguise line up for the public to behold and vote on who is the most unrecognizable.

Meeting dates:

January 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, & 26