CHILDREN & TEENS
Ages 16+ can participate in Adult Classes
Held at Actor's Craft Seventh Avenue Theater, Kenosha
Register for Classes on this website by clicking link on upper right corner of this page.
Teen Acting Intensive, Ages 12+
June 18-22, Mon - Fri 9:30-3:30,
(Recommended Book: The Chubbuck Technique by Ivana Chubbuck)
Accommodations are available within walking distance overlooking Lake Michigan at Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside, 5125 Sixth Avenue, Kenosha or at our AirBnB upstairs.
Learn the Academy Award winning Chubbuck Technique used by A-List actors. This week offers a well rounded approach to on-camera and stage acting that includes physical and vocal techniques, script analysis, the Phrase Technique for auditions developed by Margie Haber, and character development that brings YOU to the role.
Dynamic Presentations for High School & College,
By Appointment, inquire with your interest
Whether you enter Forensics Tournaments, want to do better in class presentations or need to nail your public speaking style for professional pursuits, this class will give you techniques to present yourself and your ideas better. This class combines strategies used by Fortune 500 Companies with techniques used by Academy Award winning actors to create relationship-driven presentations. This is the Dynamic Executive Program shared with Business Professionals and Corporations. If you have material you need to work on, bring it.
Singing for the Actor, Ages 6-11
July 30 - Aug 3, 9:30 - Noon
Learn professional vocal technique as you connect voice and body for dynamic performance. Students will work on their 16 bar song that can be used for auditions for Musical Theater. Performance for family and friends on last day! Course is co-taught with Maureen Cashin Bolog and Ami Bouterse. Limited space.
On-Camera Acting Technique, Ages 6-11
July 30 - Aug 3, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Learn how to analyze your script and stay in the moment with authentic, relationship-driven behavior. Identify and hone your unique qualities and learn to bring yourself to your acting work to create rich characters with vibrant relationship. Actors will learn audition techniques, working on-camera using a variety of scripted material. Actors’ Craft students have landed roles in film, stage, and television productions using these tried and true techniques. These same techniques will help students deliver effective school presentations.
ON-STAGE SUMMER CAMPS, AGES 6-15
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m, Bring Lunch
Performance for Friends and Family on Fridays at 2:30
1 week - $200, 2 weeks - $420, 3 weeks - $600
July 9-13 - Week 1 - Improvisation for Actors. - Directors love actors who can improvise! Whether on camera or on stage, live in the moment. Using Viola Spolin’s theater games and improvisation techniques, actors will learn active listening, focus and spontaneity as they learn to be physically dynamic and project their voices with vocal variety. In the afternoon, we will incorporate scene work using these techniques. It is good to have a variety of acting tools at your disposal.
July 16-20 - Week 2 - The Talent Incubator! Does your child like to Act? Direct? Write Scripts? Design Sets? Costumes? Posters? Actor’s Craft has a 50-seat theater and students will learn to make the magic happen as they bring fables to the stage.
July 23-27 Bring Fairy Tales to Life! Focus is on freeing the body and voice as young actors collaborate to create a staged production of a public domain fairy tale TBD! We incorporate Transformational Theater so actors get to play several roles and lead roles can be shared by several actors. Based on Paul Sills’ Story Theater.
Friday performance open to Public. $5