• SPRING THEATER CLASSES
    Saturdays: April 7 – June 16
    (No class April 14 and May 26)
    Mondays: April 9 – June 18
    (No class April 16 and May 28)
    Wednesdays: April 11 – June 20
    (No class April 18 and May 9)
    [ Spring Sessions: Registration Form]
  • SUMMER THEATER CLASSES
    Elementary and Middle School
    Session A: Weekdays 7/25 – 7/6
    ( No class July 4)
    Session B: Weekdays 7/9 – 7/20
    Session C: Weekdays 7/23 – 8/3
    High School
    Session 1: 7/2 – 7/13
    Session 2: 7/16 – 7/27
    [Brochure and Reg Form]
  • JAZZ DANCE BOOT CAMP
    Summer 2012 Sessions
    Session 1: July 30 - August 3, 2012
    Session 2: August 6 - August 10, 2012

    [Registration Form]
  • Improvisation Classes 2012
    INTRO TO IMPROV
    4/29 - 7/1
    [Improv Registration Form]
  • IMPROV WORKSHOP WITH
    RICH HOLLMAN

    January 23, 2012
  • Private Acting Coaching
    By request, contact the Playhouse at 860-523-5900 Ext. 10 if interested

PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP

Playwriting Workshop with Michael Bradford
This 6-class workshop is the ideal opportunity for novice and experienced writers to explore the creative process of penning a work for the stage. Students will build an understanding of genre, style, rhythm, and structure. Work will be heard in an open forum of constructive critiques and non-judgmental conversation. For ages 18 +.

Mondays, 6:00pm - 8:30pm , beginning June 25, 2012
Cost of workshop: $150

 

IMPROV CLASSES WITH CLAIRE ZICK

INTRODUCTION TO IMPROV
[Registration Form]

Learn how to improvise! Discover how to actively listen, think on your feet, use your own life to create stories, and to avoid common thoughts and communication patterns. The class will focus on the fundamental principles of improvisation with emphasis on agreement, listening, spontaneity, scene building, and having fun. If you've ever
wanted to learn how to improvise or to be more comfortable speaking up in every day situations, this class is for you.

Maximum 12 students
Sundays, 7:00pm - 10:00pm , April 29 - July 1 (no class on 5/27 and 6/3)
Cost of semester: $200


Instructor: Claire Zick  [bio]



THEATER CLASSES FOR KIDS
- SUMMER 2012 SESSIONS

Elementary and Middle School Programs (High school see below)

Schedule and cost for elementary and middle school programs:
Session A (Weekdays June 25 – July 6, No class July 4, $180)
Session B (Weekdays July 9 – 20, $200)
Session C (Weekdays July 23 – August 3, $200)
Location: Wolcott Elementary School, West Hartford

Instructor: Dawn Loveland [bio]

CREATIVE KIDS: Kindergarten through Grade 2
Children will be introduced to theatre through creative play. Exercises and games will focus on acting, improvisation, story telling, puppetry, music, and basic movement / dance. A story or craft will often be included.  By the end of the class, students should feel comfortable working as a group, and they should be using their bodies and voices to start to create characters.Though the emphasis of the class will on developing skills and not on a final performance, family and friends are invited to the last class to see students present scenes based on well-known fairy tales.  Class size limited. 

9 – 11 am (CREATIVE KIDS, Entering grades K – 2)

YOUNG ACTORS: Grade 3 through Grade 5
Students will participate in games, exercises, and scenes to allow them to gain comfort and technique in portraying a character onstage.  Topics will include basic scene and monologue work, improvisation, story telling, puppetry, music, and movement.  Though the emphasis of the class will be on developing skills and not on a final performance, family and friends are invited to the last class to see students present scenes or monologues.  Class size limited. 

12:45 – 2:45 pm (YOUNG ACTORS, Entering grades 3 – 5)

ACTORS ONSTAGE: Grade 6 through Grade 8
Students will focus on developing their acting technique through using their voices and bodies to portray characters onstage.  This class will include acting and storytelling games, improvisation exercises, monologue and scene work, movement for actors, and voice for actors.  Though the emphasis of the class will be on developing skills and not on a final performance, family and friends are invited to the last class to see students present scenes or monologues.  Class size limited.

3 – 5 pm (ACTORS ONSTAGE, Entering grades 6 – 8)


[Brochure and Reg Form]

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM (Entering Grade 9 – Grade 12)

This is an intensive training program for high school actors. The purpose of the program is for high school students to practice skills they will need to succeed in auditions for college programs, as well as in their high
school theatre activities. This class will include monologue and scene study where each actor will work on at least three monologues: one contemporary comedic, one contemporary dramatic, and one classical.  Students will also participate in exercises focused on improving vocal technique, and movement for actors. Though the emphasis of this class will be on developing acting skills and not on a final performance, family and friends will be invited to the last class to see students present scenes and / or monologues.

Session 1: Weekdays July 2 – 13 (no class July 4) $315.
Session 2: Weekdays July 16 - 27  $350.
Class size limited to 14 students.

Time: 12:30 – 5 pm
Location: TBD
Interview may be required for acceptance into session.

Instructor: Sean Harris [bio]
Requirements: Prospective students must submit a resume. Please include your contact information, and indicate whether you are interested in Session 1, 2, or both. Select applicants will be asked to interview.

Resume Deadline: Rolling until full.
Mail Resumes to
Summer High School Classes
c/o Playhouse on Park,
244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119

[ Summer Sessions: Brochure and Reg Form]


 

THEATRE CLASSES FOR KIDS - SPRING 2012 SESSIONS

[Registration Form] [Instructor Bio page]

Those wishing to register after the start of a session should contact the office for information regarding pro-rated sessions and tuition.

CREATIVE KIDS: Kindergarten through Grade 2
Children will be introduced to theatre through creative play. Exercises and games will focus on acting, improvisation, story telling, puppetry, music, and basic movement / dance. A story or craft will often be included.  By the end of the class, students should feel comfortable working as a group, and they should be using their bodies and voices to start to create characters.Though the emphasis of the class will on developing skills and not on a final performance, family and friends are invited to the last class to see students present scenes based on well-known fairy tales.  Class size limited. 

Time: Mondays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. or Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.   Instructor: Dawn Loveland [bio] Cost: $120

YOUNG ACTORS: Grade 3 through Grade 5
Students will participate in games, exercises, and scenes to allow them to gain comfort and technique in portraying a character onstage.  Topics will include basic scene and monologue work, improvisation, story telling, puppetry, music, and movement.  Though the emphasis of the class will be on developing skills and not on a final performance, family and friends are invited to the last class to see students present scenes or monologues.  Class size limited. 

Time: Mondays, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. or Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.    Instructor: Dawn Loveland [bio] Cost: $120

ACTORS ONSTAGE: Grade 6 through Grade 8
Students will focus on developing their acting technique through using their voices and bodies to portray characters onstage.  This class will include acting and storytelling games, improvisation exercises, monologue and scene work, movement for actors, and voice for actors.  Though the emphasis of the class will be on developing skills and not on a final performance, family and friends are invited to the last class to see students present scenes or monologues.  Class size limited.

Time: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon.     Instructor: Dawn Loveland [bio] Cost: $200

There are 9 classes in each session.
Location: Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road, West Hartford

SCHEDULE:
Saturdays: April 7 – June 16 (No class April 14 and May 26)
Mondays: April 9 – June 18 (No class April 16 and May 28)
Wednesdays: April 11 – June 20 (No class April 18 and May 9)

- If you register your child at least 10 days in advance of the first class of the session, you will also receive a voucher for one free student ticket to an upcoming show.
- Sibling discount: Pay full price for the first child. Save $10 on the tuition for additional children.

[ Spring Sessions: Registration Form]


IMPROV WORKSHOP WITH ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE RICH HOLLMAN
Rich can be seen in Playhouse on Park's upcoming production of The Mystery of Irma Vep
January 18th through 29th

Monday, January 23, 2012
5:30pm - 7:30pm - High School Age Students
8:00pm - 10:00pm - Adults


These workshop will focus on the fundamentals of long form improvisation. During the two hours, students will do warm-ups, exercises and scene work that emphasize an external focus, a sense of play, getting out necessary information at the top of scenes and quickly identifying the emotional dynamic. But most of all, we will have fun!  Students must have some improvisation and/or acting experience.   Class size is limited to 16 students per class.

$45 per student
Advanced registration required
[Registration Form]



PRIVATE ACTING COACHING
Playhouse on Park is now offering private acting coaching.  Individual sessions allow students to improve their acting technique, gain confidence onstage, and perfect audition monologues.  If you are interested in scheduling any private lessons, please call the Playhouse on Park box office at (860) 523-5900 ext. 10.  
Each session is one hour long.
Fee: $45 per session 
Instructor: Sean Harris