Zeal for the Debut

Take part in the exciting process of theatre production while developing crucial skills and knowledge necessary to excel in theatre performance.

Ages 5-9

Under the Sea

Ages 5-9

June 29 – July 3, 2020
one-week workshop

During Under the Sea, kids will explore acting styles, physical theatre, voice acting, scene work, dancing for musicals, puppetry, behind the scenes magic, basics of scenic and lighting design, theatre make-up and costume design! Every day rotates through a series of hands-on and lecture based activities for an action packed session of education and fun. 

You can register for this one-week program or the three-week Full Children’s Theatre Package.

Tuition for one week: $115
Lab fee: N/A
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Faculty: Dimyana Pelev Dysart

What You Will Need:

  • Good internet connection 
  • Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.) 
  • Make sure your device is charged before class begins
  • Space to sing and dance
  • Notebook
  • Pen Pencil
  • Every day has a small homework assignment. Some assignments require simple items frequently found in a household.

Class Schedule: 

“Under the Sea” | June 29 – July 3 (M-F) from 10-11am  

 

Puppeteering from Stage to Screen

Ages 5-10

July 13-24, 2020
Two-week session

Create your own puppets and bring them to life to tell your own engaging stories in front of a virtual audience. 

You will learn Character Creation, Puppet Manipulation and Storytelling. You will explore stories from Greek mythology, then choose characters from the myths to inspire your puppets and your own story.

And you can do it all from home, using cardboard, rods, colored pencils, markers, fabric and loads of imagination! Once you have your puppets, you will  learn how to manipulate their characters, making them come alive, walk and talk on the virtual puppet stage. 

At the end of the workshop, you will have all the tools and inspiration to create more puppets and characters, and tell their stories for friends and family.

Tuition: $1,200
Lab fee: N/A
Enrollment limited to 8 students.
Faculty:  Yulie Archontaki

Yulie Archontaki is a physical theatre performer, choreographer, musician, architect and educator from Greece. She holds an MFA in Ensemble-based Physical Theatre, a BA and post-graduate diploma in Architecture, an IDB1 Flamenco & Spanish Dance teaching degree and years of experience on stage. 

As a puppeteer, Yulie has been trained in Bali Indonesia as part of the Dell’Arte International Abroad program. As a puppeteer and educator, Yulie has collaborated with The Rogue Artists Ensemble and Unbound Productions, both of which have won multiple LA Stage Alliance Ovation Honor Awards for puppet design. 

Yulie is the founder and artistic director of the Hellenic Academy’s Theatre Department, the first program in LA designed to provide the tools necessary for second- and third-generation Greek American students to learn the Greek language through theatre. Teaching credits include: Theatre of Hearts – Youth First, Pacific Resident Theatre Youth Conservatory, Mayfield Senior School Conservatory, Chandler School of Music and Idyllwild Arts.

www.yiouliarchontaki.com

 

What You Will Need:

  • Good internet connection 
  • Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.) 
  • Make sure your device is charged before class begins
  • Crayola bulk construction paper
  • 5 pencils
  • A pair of kids scissors
  • Strong tape
  • Paper fasteners
  • Hole puncher
  • Glue
  • Washable paints and markers (optional)
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Desk space or workspace

If you have never used Zoom, here is a quick tutorial: Zoom tutorial video link.

You will be required to bring additional materials to your workshop.

Ages 10-13

Under the Sea

Ages 10-13

June 29 – July 3, 2020
one-week workshop

During Under the Sea, students will explore acting styles, physical theatre, voice acting, scene work, dancing for musicals, puppetry, behind the scenes magic, basics of scenic and lighting design, theatre make-up and costume design! Every day rotates through a series of hands-on and lecture based activities for an action packed session of education and fun. 

You can register for this one-week program or the three-week Junior Artist Theatre Package.

Tuition for one week: $115
Lab fee: N/A
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Faculty: Dimyana Pelev Dysart

What You Will Need:

  • Good internet connection 
  • Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.) 
  • Make sure your device is charged before class begins
  • Space to sing and dance
  • Notebook
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Every day has a small homework assignment. Some assignments require simple items frequently found in a household.

Class Schedule: 

“Under the Sea” | June 29 – July 3 (M-F) from 11:15am-12:15pm

 

Ages 13-18

Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Scenes and Soliloquies!

Ages 12–18

July 13–25, 2020
Two-week session

“Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Scenes, & Soliloquies” is an exciting 2-week online performance workshop culminating in the release of a virtual theatre piece featuring students acting, singing, & dancing in an extravaganza of Shakespeare!   

Johanna McKay coaches actors with passion and humor to bring out the power, talent, and full potential of each individual student through group Zoom classes as well as one-on-one private “virtual” coaching sessions.

Adding music & dance based on Shakespeare’s sweeping themes; choreographers Billy & Mishka engage students through fun interactive online dance classes, daily TikTok assignments, and choreography sessions that increase flexibility, technique, and confidence. 

Young actors will write & perform sonnets, be cast as characters from a selection of Shakespeare’s plays, work with other actors online in scenes, be individually coached to perform monologues & soliloquies, and engage in dynamic stage movement leading to deeper character development!   

Students will complete the course feeling better prepared for auditions and performances.  Each young actor will receive a “mini-reel” of themselves performing their complete monologues and scenes (which can be sent to casting agents, performance arts schools, or added to their acting reel) in addition to being featured in an online montage of scenes, soliloquies, songs, sonnets, & dances!

Tuition: $1,200
Lab fee: $75
Enrollment limited to 20 students.
Faculty: Johanna McKay, Billy Rugh

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