Looking for new and challenging performance opportunities? Love being in a fully staged production? New to theatre and interested? Stages Saturday classes and production classes as well as the Artists in Residence mentorship program offer a wide variety of opportunities for teens in Bloomington and surrounding counties. Add a class to your schedule, meet new friends, and work with an impressive staff of theatre professionals, coaches, instructors, and directors.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
This unique mentorship program provides two semesters of training, connections and opportunities for high school juniors, seniors, and college freshmen from Bloomington and surrounding counties. Includes performance options, honorarium, work with experts and an acting coach, dinner, free trips to theatre performances, and more! No other theatre company in the area offers a program like it! Learn more.
Free. Admission by audition.
2020-21 Artist Auditions, April/May, 2020.
Residency, August, 2020 through May, 2021.
MAC Backstage Tour / Shu-chuan Chiu
SATURDAY THEATRE CLASSES
Open to: grades 7,8,9,10,11,12
Act! Dance! Sing! Stretch your muscles, your vocal chords, and your acting range with experienced performance instructors. Students are grouped by age and rotate through three 45-minute sections. Skills learned can be applied in any performance or audition situation. Classes are offered fall and spring each year and are worth repeating. New instructors or a new focus makes each class unique.
Take the stage! With Stages, you are not just in a show, you are in a fully staged production which is also a class taught by experienced theatre professionals (link to instructors page)- directors, instructors, performers - who have a talent for creating good theatre as well as coaching and mentoring young actors. Shows involve four our more performances and are promoted and open to the public.
In collaboration with The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington, this world premiere celebrates what makes us special.
Open to high school students and middle school students
Performances, December 2019
TEEN SUMMER ACTING STUDIO
Open to teens entering grades 7-12 or college in the Fall, 2019
Meets: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6-8pm. June 2-25, 2020
In this popular evenings-only program actors are invited to join a month long intensive scene study that meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings in June. The workshop is designed for teens interested in developing acting techniques to enhance auditions and roles in high school, college and community theatre. Participants work with professional acting and vocal coaches. The workshop focuses on character analysis, scene and monologue preparation, as well as honing song interpretation skills - learning to sell the song. Students must be committed to reading 1-2 plays each week and plan to attend all workshop sessions. Material includes modern and classical scripts as well as Broadway musical repertoire.
The program ends with a free public showcase in the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium.
Pat Gleeson, director and acting coach
Deanna Demes, professional singer and music and voice instructor
Stages Classrooms and Rehearsal Studio at Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street in Bloomington (map)
Opens in February.
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