Actor's Craft, LLC 
On-Camera Acting Technique

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Mail:  P.O. Box 456, Kenosha, WI 53141-0456

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2018 Summer Camps and Classes - Adults, Teens, Kids 6+
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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.

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS

Teen Acting Intensive, Ages 12+
June 18-22, Mon - Fri 9:30-3:30, 
Tuition $500
(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  
Tuition $200
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.
Tuition $150
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 - $220, 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. This camp is a longtime favorite.  Each family will get two tickets to the performance.   
Friday production of Bringing Fairy Tales to Life is open to Public. $5


Ami Bouterse has collaborated with Maureen Cashin Bolog of Actors' Craft to offer Singing for the Actor with programs for Adults, Teens and Children.  

Ms. Bouterse has performed soprano favorites in opera, oratorio and musical theater with such venues as Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Skylight Opera Theatre, Waukesha Choral Union, Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, New York Japan Society, Operafestival di Roma, Dorian Opera Theater, and symphony orchestras in Kenosha, Racine and Waukesha. At the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Ms. Bouterse is an Assistant Professor of Music where she teaches private voice and other related courses, including directing the Opera Workshop. 

She received voice and opera theater performance degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Carnegie Mellon University respectively. In addition, Ms. Bouterse earned Level III Certification in Jeanne LoVetri's Somatic Voicework, which featured contemporary commercial music vocal pedagogical technique at Shenandoah University.

Ms. Bouterse enjoys working with singers of any age and type. Her students have received numerous opportunities including prestigious college scholarships, performances in young artist programs, workshops with Broadway casting directors, professional rock band tours, and leads in musical and opera productions.

Singing for the Actor - Programs for Kids, Teens and Adults

ADULT SUMMER CLASSES

Every Monday Night - 7 - 10 p.m.
Monday Night Scene Study Featuring The Chubbuck Technique
CALL to Reserve Your Spot
$40 per class or $150/4 classses

Developed by world renown Acting Coach, Ivana Chubbuck, these 12 acting tools create a solid foundation that will keep actors present and inspire a raw, profound, dynamic and powerful performance. The Chubbuck Technique builds upon those techniques used in the past and teaches actors how to use their emotions not as an end result, but as a way to empower a goal. It teaches actors how to win. 


​Adult Acting Intensive
June 25-29, Mon - Fri 9:30-3:30, $500
(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.  


16 Bars and What d'ya Get:  Nailing your Musical Theater Audition - 
Performance Class - Dates TBA

Learn professional vocal techniques as you connect voice and body for dynamic performance. Course is co-taught with Maureen Cashin Bolog and Ami Bouterse. Limited space.

The Dynamic Executive for Adultsi
Private Coaching for individuals
Corporate Rates available for your staff
Children ages 6-15 can join this Acting Camp which ends in a staged performance 
What tale will this spinning wheel spin?  A pricked finger?  Straw turned to gold?

June 18 - 22           9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Teen Acting Intensive, Ages 12+           
June 25 - 29           9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Adult Acting Intensive, Ages       
July 9 - 13              9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Improvisation for the Actor, Ages 6-15   
July 16 - 20            9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Talent Incubator, Ages 6-15                   
July 23 - 27            9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Bringing Fairy Tales to Life, Ages 6-15  
July 30 - Aug 3       9:30 a.m. - Noon         Singing for the Actor, Ages 6-11            
July 30 - Aug 3     12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.    On-Camera for Kids, Ages 6-11