THEATER ARTS PROFESSIONAL ACTING CLASSES for youth and adults
12/13 education guide
A student since 2008, Alex has attended over a dozen classes and camps at Orlando Shakes!
WE PLAY, WE PRACTICE, WE LEARN! Orlando Shakes Education department invites to you to come learn, play and explore the world of theater with us! We offer a full season of exciting classes and workshops for students of all ages and skill levels, from blossoming early elementary superstars to seasoned professionals.
REGISTRATION Call the Box Office at 407-447-1700 or register online at orlandoshakes.org. For further information, call the Education Department at 407-447-1700 ext. 208. Auditing: You may audit a class for a $10 fee, which will be deducted from the class fee if you wish to join.
CARLA + AMANDA JONES Pictured with their mom, Laura Garcia, the girls have been students since 2008.
CLARISSA RANG Pictured with her mom, Julia, Clarissa has been a student since 2009.
call 407-447-1700 or visit orlandoshakes.org to REGISTER today! Orlando Shakes’ Youth Classes focus on skill sets that benefit students in everyday life as well as on stage. Our classes celebrate the process of learning, experimenting, taking risks, and challenging expectations. After each class, students are given a homework sheet detailing what was learned that day and assignments for the following week, allowing you to track your child’s progress and reinforce skills taught in class. All sessions culminate in a presentation for friends and family on the last day. See what your children have learned! Join us for continental breakfast at 9:00 a.m. while the students have a final rehearsal. Presentations begin at 10:00 a.m. Photo by Simoneau Photography
SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 13, 2012 (6 WEEKS) • TIME: • FEE:
9:00 - 10:45 a.m. $150
DRESS UP! ACT UP!
AGE 4 - GRADE 1 Where would Cinderella have been without her glass slipper? Use costumes and creative movement to tell your own story.
GRADES 2 - 4 If Shakespeare were writing today, which of his characters would be Superheroes? Heroes and villians of Shakespeare have epic battles when you create your own superhero alter-ego.
GRADES 5 - 7 Students are assigned scenes and monologues from plays and movies and learn how to audition and perform.
GRADES 8 - 12 Each student prepares and performs a speech suitable for auditions. This class is excellent preparation for participation in The EnglishSpeaking Union’s Annual Shakespeare Competition. Winners from three counties compete to represent Central Florida in the national competition in New York City. www.english-speakingunion.org
SATURDAYS, JANUARY 5 - FEBRUARY 9, 2013 (6 WEEKS) • TIME: • FEE:
9:00 - 10:45 a.m. $150
PRINCE & PRINCESS SHAKESPEARE
AGE 4 - GRADE 1 Explore Shakespeare’s world and speak, sing, and dance your way through his kingdoms.
GRADES 2 - 4 Kids are introduced to basic acting skills of memorization, projection, and using your imagination to create a character.
GRADES 5 - 7 Learn to slap, fall, and throw punches safely using hand-to-hand stage combat techniques.
GRADES 8 - 12 Have your parents ever asked you where you’ve been? Couldn’t think of an excuse? Did you think of just the right thing to say twenty minutes later? Learn to think on your feet with improvisation!
call 407-447-1700 or visit orlandoshakes.org to REGISTER today!
Photo by Simoneau Photography
SATURDAYS, MARCH 9 - APRIL 13, 2013 (6 WEEKS) • TIME: • FEE:
9:00 - 10:45 a.m. $150
FRACTURED FAIRY TALES
AGE 4 - GRADE 1 Make fractured fairy tales leap off the page and come onto the stage! Dive into the classics and let your favorite princesses, kings, and goblins lead you to fairy tale lands you’ve only read about – until now.
GRADES 2 - 4 Unleash your creativity! Make your friends giggle! Learn the basics of physical comedy and create characters through mime and movement.
GRADES 5 - 7 Meet the Bard of Avon! Learn how to “speak the speech trippingly on the tongue” while practicing projection. Students will work on scenes from Shakespeare’s Comedies.
SWORDS AND COMBAT
GRADES 8 - 12 Students will execute the essential techniques of broadsword while performing famous fight scenes from Shakespeare.
ESSENTIAL ACTOR TRAINING
For the adult actor, we offer a series of classes designed to prepare actors to succeed in the profession, focusing on skills that are basic, yet essential, ongoing techniques in the actors’ toolbox. It is strongly recommended that actors take all three sessions of Essential Actor Training before enrolling in Session Four: Advanced Scene Study and Monologue Work Out, as we are seeking to build a common foundation for ongoing classes. However, admission to Session Four is by permission of the instructor, and actors with extensive theater experience/training may apply directly.
SESSION ONE: THE ACTOR l TUITION: $150 DATES: September 8 - 29, 2012 (4 weeks) TIME: Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Taste your creative spirit! We’ll play with breath, voice, body awareness, and writing from the heart. The class culminates with an original performance piece written by each actor. l l
SESSION TWO: THE CHARACTER DATES: November 10 - December 1, 2012 (4 weeks) l TUITION: $150 TIME: Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Feast on the many ways that actors create a character! We’ll play with age, time, status, and circumstances to build a character from the inside out. Students will be expected to learn a short two-minute monologue. l l
SESSION THREE: THE SCENE l TUITION: $150 DATES: January 5 - 26, 2013 (4 weeks) TIME: Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. What makes a scene really cook? This class is for students looking to explore the skills and dynamics of working with a scene partner. We will focus on active listening and playing a short scene with objectives, obstacles, and tactics. l l
SESSION FOUR: ADVANCED SCENE STUDY + MONOLOGUE WORK OUT l TUITION: $150 DATES: March 16 - April 6, 2013 (4 weeks) TIME: Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. This class for the experienced actor will include scene and monologue work chosen by the actor and instructor. Useful as a rehearsal tool and audition preparation, this class may be repeated as a part of an actor’s ongoing training. l l
ESSENTIAL SHAKESPEARE TRAINING
If you are an actor who is afraid of Shakespeare, you just haven’t met the right classes. It’s truly not intimidating once you learn the basics. With that in mind, we’ve distilled the essential techniques into three classes designed to eliminate your “Shakesfeare”. These classes need not be taken in order, however paraphrasing is the crucial first step, so we will review it at the beginning of each session. No Shakespeare experience is required. For each class, students must choose and bring a speech in verse, 12 - 20 lines in length. Suggestions are available by instructor prior to the class.
The first rehearsals of any Orlando Shakes production are devoted to paraphrasing. In this class, actors will learn how to paraphrase Shakespeare into modern speech, find an emotional connection to the lines, and translate those discoveries to Shakespeare’s text. l DATES: October 9 - 30, 2012 (4 weeks) l TUITION: $150 l TIMES: Tuesdays, 7 - 10 p.m.
Actors will explore the differing techniques of Grammatical Breath and Verse Line Breath, the benefits of each, and how to choose and use each when acting Shakespeare. l DATES: January 29 - February 19, 2013 (4 weeks) l TUITION: $150 l TIMES: Tuesdays, 7 - 10 p.m.
COMPARISON & CONTRAST
Actors will identify antithesis, key words, and word play, and learn to find in them clues to characterization, motivation, and staging. l DATES: April 16 - May 7, 2013 (4 weeks) l TUITION: $150 l TIMES: Tuesdays, 7 - 10 p.m.
LOWNDES SHAKESPEARE CENTER 812 E. ROLLINS STREET ORLANDO, FL 32803