Introduction to Theatre and Acting: Enter Stage Right

Weathervane Playhouse, Akron - Weathervane Playhouse

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Saturday, November 22, 2014
Weathervane Playhouse 1301 Weathervane Lane AkronOH  44313-5186
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Saturday, November 22, 2014
Weathervane Playhouse 1301 Weathervane Lane AkronOH  44313-5186

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What's Included

To be or not to be, here is the question Are you ready to tackle comedy and tragedy? Take a turn as Hamlet's ghost or poor tormented Juliet. Try your hand at Who's on First? Can you build the laughs like Abbott and Costello? Get ready to Enter Stage Right and learn to take dramatic risks within each scene by working with a character's inner monologue. These methods for developing and connecting to a stage character makes the funny funnier and drama even more dramatic! INSTRUCTOR: Dane Leasure, M.F.A.

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Youth Education
Weathervane Playhouse’s Core Classes

Weathervane Playhouse’s core class curriculum provides every student with exceptional, consistent, dramatic training. In addition to the core curriculum, each age appropriate class provides additional skills to enrich our strong foundation. All classes have been developed to meet the State academic benchmarks within the applied Fine Art.

Core class content will include:

The study of theatre as an art form, and how it compares with other methods of telling a story (television, film, books, etc…)

The roles and responsibilities of actors, directors, designers and technicians.

Stage movement skills including: facing the audience, “cheating out,” using the upstage hand and using body language to communicate thoughts and feelings of a character.

Vocal projection and diction techniques for speaking loudly and clearly.

Stage directions and theatre vocabulary.

Methods for working in an ensemble and working as a group to present a performance at the end of each session.

Memorization techniques.

Dramatic exploration and creative expression through improvisation games and/or script work.

Theater history and/or historical, cultural and social contexts of a specific time period.

Character study through comparisons of story situations and their relationships to real life experiences.

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  • Weathervane Playhouse, Akron

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