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

Into the Enchanted Forest

Ages 5-9

June 15-19, 2020
one-week 

During Into the Enchanted Forest, 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 all three weeks of the 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: 

Week 1 “Into the Enchanted Forest” | June 15-19 (M-F) from 11:15am-12:15pm

Under the Sea

Ages 5-9

June 22-26, 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 22-26 (M-F) from 10-11am  

 

Theatre Jungle Jam

Ages 5-9

June 15-19, 2020
one-week and three-week options are available.

In the Theatre Jungle Jam, 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 one week or all three weeks of the 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: 

“Jungle Jam” | June 29-July 3 (M-F) from 10-11am 

Full Children’s Theatre Package

Ages 5-9

June 15-19, 2020
Three-week workshop

In the Children’s Theatre Package, 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. 

Students will build on the lessons from the prior week and will grow as they journey, “Into the Enchanted Forest”, “Under the Sea”, and through a “Jungle Jam”.

Package Tuition (All 3 weeks): $270
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: 

Week 1 “Into the Woods” | June 15-19 (M-F) from 10-11am 

Week 2 “Under the Sea” | June 22-26 (M-F) from 10-11am  

Week 3 “Jungle Jam” | June 29-July 3 (M-F) from 10-11am 

Quarantined in the Castle

Ages 5-9

June 22-26, 2020
One-week session

In this class, children will learn the fundamentals of acting, pantomime, voice work, character study and imaginative storytelling. Our themes will center around famous fairy tale characters who all spent time quarantined in castles and towers, relatable to today’s youth. Together we will act, dance, tell stories and have a wonderful time learning about the magic of theatre. 

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

Class Schedule:

June 22-26 (M-F), from 2-3pm 

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
  • Clothes for costumes  – children are encouraged to dress up in play-clothes, or costumes they already have in their closet. Every day of class will have a different homework assignment, one of which is to creatively costume a character from items you already have.
  • Space to move freely

Ages 10-13

Into the Enchanted Forest

Ages 10-13

June 15-19, 2020
one-week 

During Into the Enchanted Forest, 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 one week or all three; “Jungle Jam”, “Into the Woods” and “Under the Sea”.

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: 

Week 1 “Into the Enchanted Forest” | June 15-19 (M-F) from 11:15am-12:15pm

Under the Sea

Ages 10-13

June 22-26, 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 22-26 (M-F) from 11:15am-12:15pm

 

Theatre Jungle Jam

Ages 10-13

June 15-19, 2020
One-week workshop

In the Theatre Jungle Jam, 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 one week or all three weeks of the 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: 

“Jungle Jam” | June 29-July 3 (M-F) from 11:15am-12:15pm 

Full Children’s Theatre Package

Ages 10-13

June 15-19, 2020
Three-week workshop

In the Junior Artist Theatre Package, 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. 

Students will build on the lessons from the prior week and will grow as they journey, “Into the Enchanted Forest”, “Under the Sea”, and through a “Jungle Jam”.

Package Tuition (All 3 weeks): $270
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: 

Week 1 “Into the Enchanted Forest” | June 15-19 (M-F) from 11:15am-12:15am 

Week 2 “Under the Sea” | June 22-26 (M-F) from 11:15am-12:15am 

Week 3 “Jungle Jam” | June 29-July 3 (M-F) from 11:15am-12:15am 

Quarantined in the Castle

Ages 10-13

June 15-19, 2020
One-week session

In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of acting, pantomime, voice work, character study and imaginative storytelling. Our themes will center around famous fairy tale characters who all spent time quarantined in castles and towers, relatable to today’s youth. Together we will act, dance, tell stories and have a wonderful time learning about the magic of theatre. 

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

Class Schedule:

June 15-19 (M-F), from 3:15-4:15pm 

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
  • Clothes for costumes  – children are encouraged to dress up in play-clothes, or costumes they already have in their closet. Every day of class will have a different homework assignment, one of which is to creatively costume a character from items you already have.
  • Space to move freely

Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Scenes, & Soliloquies

Ages 10-13

June 29 – July 11, 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: $20
Enrollment limited to 20 students.
Faculty: Johanna McKay & Billy Rugh

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
  • Comfortable clothes to rehearse in.
  • Device to record yourself with (cellphone, laptop, Ipad)
  • Paper and pencils.
  • Phone filming app such as TikTok
  • Printer

Ages 14-18

Two-Headed Monster Collaboration | Write & Perform

Ages 14-18

June 29-July 10, 2020
Two-week session

Come together to perform a reading of a brand new, original play, written from scratch by… You! Write the characters; be the characters. Led by Idyllwild Arts Academy faculty Abbie Bosworth and Rendon Ramsey this course leads students on the journey of story development, from inception to production.

Abbie will set you simple but surprising writing prompts to create the world of our play, then she will guide you through the process of structuring our messy monster of a concept into a sleek and maximally dramatic script. Rendon will help you delve into the depths of your unconscious minds to build original characters with full back-stories and well-developed emotional lives. He will train you in vocal production and to adopt organic physical behavior that is appropriate for each character, so that you may transform into these original roles. 

By the end of the workshop, online campers will present a reading of their play in full character, and in costume. (Time to raid those closets, and repurpose household objects!) Family and friends will be invited to join you for a culminating  performance on Zoom.


Tuition:
$1,200
Lab fee: $20
Enrollment limited to 20 students.
Faculty: Abbie Bosworth and Rendon Ramsey, Co-Chairs

Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Scenes and Soliloquies!

Ages 14–18

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

Audition Prep Bootcamp

Ages 16–18

June 28–July 11, 2020 

Two-week session

Audition Prep Bootcamp is designed for students entering the 11th or 12th grade who are planning on auditioning for college, conservatory, or professional training programs in theatre. This class provides the structure and support to develop your audition package, practice your interview skills, and develop the confidence to enter the competitive arena of college and conservatory programs. 

Intensive work with faculty in online studios, mock auditions, resume building, and social media considerations prepare aspiring artists to present their “best self” in the audition room. Course discussion topics include application materials, program consideration, auditions etiquette, writing a resume, preparing your website, and much more. These new skills will leave you feeling confident and prepared to conquer the audition room.

Tuition: $1,200
Lab fee: N/A
Enrollment limited to 12 students.
Faculty: Bonnie Carpenter, Erin Crites

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