Our Educational Wing



 

2004 - 05 Syllabus

The Roadside Theater is happy to announce the foundation of its Educational Wing. The goal of the Educational Wing is to offer community members an opportunity to learn, develop and hone skills in all areas of the theatrical arts including:

· Acting

· Directing

· Script Analysis

· Comedy Styles

· Musical Theater Styles

· Technical Theater

Workshops and classes will be taught by professional staff and guest artists from Europe and the U.S. and will be held at the Roadside Theater.   Classes and workshops are open with no or limited requirements or experience. The Educational Wing is a growing program with classes added throughout the year.

(please check here occassionally for changes and updates)


TUITION

Adults & Teen - $15 per class (enrollment in full session provides one class free).   $15 per workshop.

Youth - $84 per class session.

REGISTRATION

Registration can only be made by calling the Roadside Theater or coming to the theater during business hours. Registration is accepted up to 24 hours before the first class/session.

Youth class sizes: maximum 15 students per class/workshop

Adult class sizes: maximum 25 students per class/workshop


ADULT (16 yrs +) CLASSES

ACTING I: Introduction to the Art

Sept. 11, 18 & 25 and Oct. 2, 16, 23 & 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This 8-week course covers the basics of acting (motivation, subtext and intention) through scene work. This is an excellent introduction to acting. Students, with a scene partner from the class, will select an acting scene and work on it for presentation.

ACTING II:  Introduction to the Craft

Session 1: Sept. 11, 18. & 25 and Oct. 2, 16, 23 & 30, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Session 2: Mar 19 & 26 and Apr. 2 & 30 and May 7, 14, 21 & 28 and June 11, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

This 8-week course continues the study begun in Acting I – Introduction to the Craft. The course will cover more acting techniques through the use of monologues. Students select and work on a monologue, in the process learning acting techniques and gaining confidence. Students must have taken Acting I.

COMEDY STYLES

Jan 8, 15, 22 & 29 and Feb. 5, 12 & 19 and Mar. 5 at 1:30-4:30 p.m.

A more specialized 8-week course focusing on comedy styles and presentation for the actor. The course will address both period and contemporary comedies. Each student will find and develop a comic scene with a partner and a monologue, one period and one contemporary. Acting I & II required with possible exceptions granted.

ACTING STYLES

Mar 19 & 26 and Apr. 2 & 30 and May 7, 14, 21 & 28 and June 11, 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A specialized 8-week course focusing on the various periods of theater and acting styles. The emphasis will be on the performance style of each period, and will include a bit of theater history to illuminate the study. Students and scene partners will choose and develop a scene from a specific period. Acting I & II require for enrollment. Acting I & II required for enrollment.

DIRECTING I

Jan 8, 15, 22 & 29 and Feb. 5, 12 & 19 and Mar. 5 at 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

An 8-week course focusing on the art of directing from preparation to production. This course is highly recommended for students of acting as well as directors, both new and experienced. Artistic styles, directing choices, logistics and methods will be covered. No previous experience or training required.


YOUTH AND TEEN CLASSES

YOUNG ACTORS CLASS I

Session 1: Sept. 15, 22 & 29 and Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27 and Nov. 3, 5-6:30 p.m. Showcase on Nov. 6th at 1 p.m.

Session 2: Jan 19 & 26 and Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23 and Mar. 2 & 9, 5-6:30. Showcase on Mar 12 at 1 p.m.

Session 3: Mar. 30 and April 6, 20 & 27 and May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 5:6:30 p.m.. Showcase on May 28th at 1 p.m.

An 8-week introductory course for grade levels 6-9. The course will introduce acting to young performers using story telling to create an original theater piece. Students will be introduced to methods of acting and styles of presentation. This course will culminate in a showcase presentation of the student-developed script. No previous experience required.  You must attend all sessions.

YOUNG ACTORS CLASS II

Session 1: Sept. 14, 21 & 28 and Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 and Nov. 2, 5-6:30 p.m. Showcase on Nov. 6th at 1 p.m.

Session 2: Jan 18 & 25 and Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22 and Mar. 1 & 8, 5-6:30. Showcase on Mar 12 at 1 p.m.

Session 3: Mar. 29 and April 5, 19 & 26 and May 3, 10, 17 & 24, 5:6:30 p.m.. Showcase on May 28th at 1 p.m.

An 8-week course for students who have already taken YOUNG ACTORS CLASS I. The same story-telling method will be used as in Class I, but Young Actors Class II will focus learning acting techniques and script development. YOUNG ACTORS CLASS I required. You must attend all sessions.

TEEN ACTING CLASS

Session 1: Sept. 16, 23 & 30 and Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28 and Nov. 4. Showcase on Nov. 6th at 1 p.m.

Session 2: Jan 20 & 27 and Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24 and Mar. 3 & 10, 5-6:30. Showcase on Mar 12 at 1 p.m.

Session 3: Mar. 31 and April 7, 21 & 28 and May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 5:6:30 p.m.. Showcase on May 28th at 1 p.m.

An 8 week course for grade levels 10-12. This class for older students will focus on acting techniques, personal development and socialization through scene work. An excellent course for beginners and more experienced performers. No experience required.


SPECIALTY WORKSHOPS

STAGE MANAGING

Sept. 16 & 23, 7-10 p.m.

A 2-week workshop on the roles of the Stage Manager and the Assistant to the Director. The course will focus on the responsibilities, duties and differences of the 2 positions. This is a good workshop for those also interested in directing. No experience required. (16 yrs +)

STAGE MAKE-UP

Oct. 28 & Nov 4, 7-10 p.m.

A 2-week practical workshop on the theories and application of stage make-up. The focus will be on basic, corrective and aging techniques. This is an excellent introduction to stage makeup and to develop a further understanding of the craft. Personal make-up kits or supplies are suggested. Additional $20 charge if provided makeup. (16 yrs +)

SCRIPT ANALYSIS

(Dates & Times to be announced)

This 2-week course addresses approaching an acting role through the analysis of the script. Focus will be on how to read a script to gain understanding of the characters and the story. A previous acting class is recommended. (16 yrs +)

MUSICAL THEATER

Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 7-10 p.m.

This 4-week practical workshop focuses on Musical Theater from the ground up. An excellent course for beginners and experienced performers. Students will learn how to audition, rehearse and perform in musicals. A previous acting class is required. (16 yrs +)