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Summer Workshops!

May 18, 2015

Summer 2015Due to popular demand (we love saying that!) NBYT is adding summer workshops in addition to its summer musical production. The workshops are like drama classes held in the spring and fall, but they run only five weeks are a little more focused on one skill or project. Here are the offerings:

Ages 8 – 12 (or with NBYT permission)

Movement and Ensemble Workshops
Build acting skills by focusing on movement and ensemble work! Stage movement and participation in an ensemble are the foundations of advanced scene building, musical theater, and even improv. These workshops will focus on movement, and also will introduce musical theater pieces as accompaniment and some basic concepts of improv. The workshops will conclude with a simply staged share performance. Comfortable clothing that allows children to move freely is recommended.
Offered: Wednesdays, July 1 – 29 (6:00 – 7:30 pm)
Instructor: Nicki LaPorte
Cost: $75

Ages 13 – 19 (or with NBYT permission)

Musical Theater Workshops
Explore musical theater history, composers, and themes—with the goal of planning a musical revue for a Teen Company production in the 2015-16 season. Some songs chosen for the revue will also be rehearsed for a short, simply-staged performance on the final meeting date. (Participation in these workshops is not required to audition for the revue in the fall.)
Offered: Mondays, June 29 – July 27 (6:00 – 7:30 pm)
Instructor: Angela Klimaytis
Cost: $50 (may be applied to participation in the musical revue)

Teen and Family Improv
Teens, bring your parents! Parents, join your teens! Basic concepts will be reviewed, and new short form games will be introduced each week. Some improv experience (even as an audience member) is helpful, but not required. Parent participation is encouraged, but not required. Participation will be open to younger siblings for one or two weeks too!
Offered: Tuesdays, June 30 – July 28 (6:00 – 7:30 pm)
Instructors: Carmine Lavieri and Krysten Drachenberg
Cost: $50 (teen alone) / $75 (family participation)

ZAP, A Staged Reading — POSTPONED TO FALL
ZAP is a hilarious comedy recently written for teen actors that includes (and introduces actors to) multiple dramatic writers, genres, and styles including Shakespeare, Russian dramas, English mysteries, New York comedies, Southern dramas, avant-garde works, and performance art. Original models for each style (Shakespeare, Chekov, Agatha Christie, Neil Simon, Tennessee Williams, and Samuel Beckett) will be discussed, and various accents and acting styles will be explored. Participants who’d like to direct a scene will also be given the opportunity. A staged reading of the play will be presented for an audience on August 6.
Offered: Thursdays, July 2 – 30 (6:00 – 7:30 pm)
Instructor: Darren Farrington
Cost: $25

A Registration Form to download and print is online. You’re also welcome to email classes@nbyt.org or call us at 860-515-8115 with any questions.

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