The Young Actor’s Workshop Program, Registration Deadline is April 3

Xenia Area Community Theater (X*ACT) is pleased to announce the development of a series of educational theatre workshops for young people.

The Young Actor’s Workshop Program begins with a pair of six-week sampler workshops for both children and teens. These workshops will run on Saturdays from April 9 to May 21, with a performance for family and friends on May 22 (no class on April 23). All workshops are taught by Lisa Howard-Welch, a local professional theatre director and actor’s coach. There is a class minimum of six and a maximum of twelve. Registration deadline is April 3, 2011.

#1~The Dramatic Adventures Workshop has been created just for young people aged 7 to 10 years of age. Based on the educator’s Theatre of Exploration technique, students will explore the basics of acting and performance through basic technique, theatre games, movement, character creation and beginning script work. Students will work with scripts created from classic tales, fables, or short books. This workshop will meet from 11:00 am to noon on workshop days. Cost is $49.

#2~The Teen Acting Workshop is an introduction to the actor’s journey for young performers of all levels. Students will be introduced to the basic ethics of Stanislavski and formal actor technique, including the three actor tools, ensemble games, improvisation, diction and articulation work. This journey will continue as we delve into character development, the world of Shakespeare and text performance through small scene work. The workshop will meet from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on workshop days. Cost is $59.

For further information or to obtain a registration form, please contact X*ACT by calling (937) 372-0516 or e-mail a request to info@xeniaact.org. Registration forms will also be available at many Greene County and Dayton Metro Libraries.

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