Academy of Theatre Arts

Through the Academy of Theatre Arts, STUDENTS AGE 3 AND UP THROUGH ADULTS can participate, learn more about theatre, develop their acting craft, create with people that have a similar passion for theatre, and so much more!

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<center> SUMMER 2018: Ages 6-8: ACTING TOGETHER <br> MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 9AM-11AM
SUMMER 2018: Ages 6-8: ACTING TOGETHER
MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 9AM-11AM
Acting is not usually solo work—students will learn to listen and react to each other in this acting fundamentals course.
Ages 6-8: Acting Together-- MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 9AM-11AM


<center> SUMMER 2018: Ages 6-8: WIGGLE ROOM <br> MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 11:45AM-1:45PM
SUMMER 2018: Ages 6-8: WIGGLE ROOM
MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 11:45AM-1:45PM
Get the wiggles out and gain skills in whole body creative movement, understand how the human body moves, and connect movement to emotion.
Ages 6-8: Wiggle Room-- MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18– 11:45AM-1:45PM


<center> SUMMER 2018: Ages 6-8: WONDERFUL WOODS <br> MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 2PM-4PM
SUMMER 2018: Ages 6-8: WONDERFUL WOODS
MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 2PM-4PM
Animals roam, the wind whirls, and adventure awaits all in the wonderful woods! Through inspiration from stories that take place in the Hundred Acre Wood among others, students will learn to create environments and live truthfully in them through the magic of pretending!
Ages 6-8: Wonderful Woods-- MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 2PM-4PM


<center> SUMMER 2018: Ages 9-11: STARTING STAGE COMBAT <br> MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 9AM-11AM
SUMMER 2018: Ages 9-11: STARTING STAGE COMBAT
MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 9AM-11AM
Safety and technique first! Students will learn the basics of the art of stage combat—from simple moves to choreographing an unarmed fight. No prior experience necessary.
Ages 9-11: Starting Stage Combat-- MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 9AM-11AM


<center> SUMMER 2018: Ages 9-11: WINNING WORDS <br> MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 11:45AM-1:45PM
SUMMER 2018: Ages 9-11: WINNING WORDS
MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 11:45AM-1:45PM
Who will reign supreme in this epic exploration of words and writing? Learn how to create dialogue and ways to get your thoughts out into words on the page.
Ages 9-11: Winning Words -- MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18– 11:45AM-1:45PM


<center> SUMMER 2018: Ages 9-11: PUT IT TOGETHER <br> MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 2PM-4PM
SUMMER 2018: Ages 9-11: PUT IT TOGETHER
MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 2PM-4PM
Once you know who your character is….then what? In this character development class, students will learn how to take a character and get ready for performance from start to finish!
Ages 9-11: Put It Together-- MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 2PM-4PM


<center> SUMMER 2018: Ages 12-15: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED <br> MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 9AM-11AM
SUMMER 2018: Ages 12-15: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 9AM-11AM
Sometimes the character seems so unreal that it is difficult to get a grasp on where they are coming from.
Ages 12-15: Challenge Accepted-- MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 9AM-11AM


<center> SUMMER 2018: Ages 12-15: FLIP THE SCRIPT <br> MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 11:45AM-1:45PM
SUMMER 2018: Ages 12-15: FLIP THE SCRIPT
MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 11:45AM-1:45PM
Is there a role that you have always wanted to play but it is too old/young/tall/short/not human, etc. for you? Well, in this class there are no limits to the characters we can play—you choose and we will explore non-traditional, non-conforming casting in action.
Ages 12-15: Flip the Script -- MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18– 11:45AM-1:45PM


<center> SUMMER 2018: Ages 12-15: GEEK OUT: STAGE COMBAT <br> MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 2PM-4PM
SUMMER 2018: Ages 12-15: GEEK OUT: STAGE COMBAT
MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 2PM-4PM
Safety and technique first! Students will learn the basics of the art of stage combat—from simple moves to choreographing an unarmed fight. No prior experience necessary.
Ages 12-15: Geek Out: Stage Combat-- MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 2PM-4PM


<center> SUMMER 2018: Ages 6-8: MASKS & TIE DYE <br> MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 9AM-11AM
SUMMER 2018: Ages 6-8: MASKS & TIE DYE
MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 9AM-11AM
center> Learn to use paint, fabric, feathers, beads, and sequins to create a character! Then learn how to make patterns, shapes, and designs on fabric with different methods of tie dye.
Ages 6-8: Masks & Tie Dye-- MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 9AM-11AM


<center> SUMMER 2018: Ages 9-18: SEW THERE! SECTION 1 <br> MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 11:45AM-1:45PM
SUMMER 2018: Ages 9-18: SEW THERE! SECTION 1
MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 11:45AM-1:45PM
Learn to sew in our own professional costume shop! Students will work directly with the Civic staff to create a project, learning the basics of sewing as they go.
Ages 9-18: Sew There! SECTION 1 -- MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18– 11:45AM-1:45PM


<center> SUMMER 2018: Ages 9-18: SEW THERE! SECTION 2 <br> MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 2PM-4PM
SUMMER 2018: Ages 9-18: SEW THERE! SECTION 2
MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18 – 2PM-4PM
Learn to sew in our own professional costume shop! Students will work directly with the Civic staff to create a project, learning the basics of sewing as they go.
Ages 9-18: Sew There! SECTION 2 -- MONDAY - FRIDAY -- 7/23/18 - 07/27/18– 2PM-4PM


<center> SUMMER 2018: Ages 16+: SEASON PREP: MUSICALS	 <br> TUESDAY -- 7/24/18 – 6PM-7:30PM
SUMMER 2018: Ages 16+: SEASON PREP: MUSICALS
TUESDAY -- 7/24/18 – 6PM-7:30PM
From the big auditorium to the more intimate Parish Theatre musicals, find out what the style of music and dance will be for each production as the roles that will be available.
Ages 16+: Season Prep: Musicals -- TUESDAY -- 7/24/18 – 6PM-7:30PM


<center> SUMMER 2018: Ages 16+: SEASON PREP: TECHNIQUE <br> TUESDAY -- 7/31/18 – 6PM-7:30PM
SUMMER 2018: Ages 16+: SEASON PREP: TECHNIQUE
TUESDAY -- 7/31/18 – 6PM-7:30PM
Learn how to prepare a script and what makes a strong audition in this acting technique workshop so you are ready for next season’s auditions!
Ages 16+: Season Prep: Technique -- TUESDAY -- 7/31/18 – 6PM-7:30PM


<center> SUMMER 2018: Ages 16+: SEASON PREP: TAKING DIRECTION <br> TUESDAY – 8/7/18 – 6PM-7:30PM
SUMMER 2018: Ages 16+: SEASON PREP: TAKING DIRECTION
TUESDAY – 8/7/18 – 6PM-7:30PM
A director looks at the big picture and helps shape the story through the actors. Learn how to take direction and apply it to scene work and auditions.
Ages 16+: Season Prep: Taking Direction -- TUESDAY – 8/7/18 – 6PM-7:30PM


<center> 2018 SUMMER DAY CAMPS (Ages 9 - 18)
2018 SUMMER DAY CAMPS (Ages 9 - 18)
Camps perform in the Civic Auditorium on the Saturday after camp at 2:00 PM! There will be a supervised lunch daily so have your camper bring a sack lunch to camp each day. Acting Campers will work with a director and two assistant directors to learn the process of acting and putting on a show. Musical Theatre Campers will work with a director, music director, choreographer, and two assistants to learn the process of putting on a musical revue. For both camps, each camper will have a featured moment, be it a solo moment or in a smaller group. The focus is gaining theatre performance skills, life skills, and working together as a team to have fun and support each other on and off stage!
ACTING DAY CAMP (Ages 9-18): Actors' Lab
MON-FRI -- 07/30 - 08/03 -- 9AM - 4PM
MUSICAL THEATRE DAY CAMP (Ages 9-18): The Magnificent Mega Musical Revue
MON-FRI -- 08/06/18 - 08/17/18 -- 9AM - 4PM


<center> SUMMER 2018: EARLY DROP-OFF & LATE PICK-UP – AGES 6-18
SUMMER 2018: EARLY DROP-OFF & LATE PICK-UP – AGES 6-18
To make the Civic experience easier than ever, we are pleased to offer our Early Drop-Off and Late Pick-Up for all weeks of classes and camps this summer! You now have the option to arrive up to an hour before your 9:00 AM class or have your child stay after 4:00 PM until 5:15 PM at the latest if needed. While your child is here they will be able to participate in free play and some organized activities with the Academy of Theatre Arts’ education staff.
EARLY DROP-OFF WEEK #3 – 7/23/18 – 7/27/18
LATE PICK-UP WEEK #3 – 7/23/18 – 7/27/18
EARLY DROP-OFF WEEK #4 – 7/30/18 – 8/3/18
LATE PICK-UP WEEK #4 – 7/30/18 – 8/3/18
EARLY DROP-OFF WEEK #5 – 8/6/18 – 8/10/18
LATE PICK-UP WEEK #5 – 8/6/18 – 8/10/18
EARLY DROP-OFF WEEK #6 – 8/13/18 – 8/17/18
LATE PICK-UP WEEK #6 – 8/13/18 – 8/17/18



Trivia Night!
90th Season Celebration
Up to 15 teams of 4 can compete for prizes (and recognition).
Tickets are also available for those that just want to observe and be part of the fun.
You can brush up on your Civic trivia by following our social media over the summer!
Sat 9/29/18 7:30PM Trivia Night!
90th Season Celebration