Theatre Day Classes

Acting Acting introduces scene study and monologue study as an adult actor. While learning how to break down a scene and explore character, students will work with teaching artists specializing in voice and movement for the actor. Improvisation techniques will also be studied.

Intermediate Acting Intermediate Acting takes a closer look at text. From the Greeks to Shakespeare, students read plays and learn about the historical evolution of this art form and engage in scene study. Focus is given to Shakespeare and the actor's use of verse and prose.

Advanced Acting Advanced Acting emphasizes the creation of theatre. Students study principles of directing and create their own pieces. Students also study the creative process through a variety of ensemble-bases methods in addition to the interpretation of a given text.

Honors Acting For the serious student of theatre, this class provides an intensive opportunity to explore acting at the college level. Students will be responsible for selecting and working on monologues and scenes to integrate all of their skills into the craft of theatre.

Stagecraft This course introduces students to the tools and techniques of stage production. Students will learn proper safety procedures for working in a scene shop. After passing a qualifying test that ensures knowledge of these procedures, students will build scenery for upcoming productions. They will also gain practical knowledge of sound and light design and will support current productions with this technology as well. This is a hands-on class where individuals and small groups will be given projects that support the very active performance season at CCA.

Musical theatre production: This course is designed to give students a better appreciation and understanding of the American art form of musical theater. Areas of study include the history of music theater, important composers, lyricists, and directors, audition techniques, songs as monologues, blocking and choreography for musical numbers, musical theater theory, the realities of producing on Broadway, and other areas based on student interest. All students will be expected to participate heavily in the singing and dancing portion of the class.

Advanced Musical theatre production: This course is designed to give students a advanced and practical understanding of the American art form of musical theater. Students will receive advanced training in audition techniques, directing, and writing musical theatre, and musical theatre theory. Students will further their skills in vocal and movement techniques and will work together to produce a full, original piece of musical theatre. Upon completing this class, students will have the skills to enter a career in professional music theatre.

All students will be expected to participate heavily in the singing and dancing portion of the class, and will be called upond to direct beginning level students. STUDENTS MUST TAKE MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION PRIOR TO THIS CLASS.

The purpose of Advance Musical Theatre Production is to further develop the skills of an advanced muscial theatre student. Focus will be on mastery of vocal techniques, the ability to effectively block and choreograph a scene / song, and the understanding of the structure of a musical. Students will learn to create, produce and marketing original piece of musical theatre.

This is NOT a beginning level class.

Theatre Conservatory

Theatre Conservatory exposes a small company of self-motivated, mature student artists to a broad range of theatrical skills, genres, and experiences. Students participate in workshops, classes, and performances led by professional teaching artists. Students explore a variety of theatrical areas of study, including movement and voice for the actor, design, acting theories, audition technique, and ensemble process. The Theatre Conservatory aims to graduate theatre artists with a broad understanding of theater, a variety of skills, and an ability to articulate their own creative process. Ensemble work and professionalism are core values of this program that are referenced and re-visited throughout the course of a student’s time in the program