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NEW! Audition Workshop (ages 6-10) - In-Person at Memorial Park

Location: Memorial Park Amphitheatre

Wednesdays, July 8-29

6:30pm-7:30pm

R/NR: $45/$55


The Footlight Players Audition Workshop is designed to introduce young and new actors to the full audition process.  Younger actors and first time students will practice how to properly introduce themselves and what material to prepare for an audition. We will work on handling audition jitters, confidence, and introduce the tools needed for a successful audition Register Today!

 


New! Advanced Audition Workshop (ages 11-18) - In-Person at Memorial Park


Location: Memorial Park Amphitheatre

Wednesday, July 8-29

7:45-8:45pm

R/NR: $45/$55


The Footlight Players Advanced Audition Workshop will help young actors gain insight on how auditions operate for both the actors and creative directors.  Students will work on refining their personal introductions, what material to prepare, and what exactly directors are looking at during an audition. We will cover ways to approach auditions and how to handle rejection.  Much like a job interview, auditioning requires stepping out of your typical comfort zone to be judged by strangers. In this workshop we will lay out all the tools necessary to find success in your audition.  Register Today!

 


New! Basic Acting and Improv in Memorial Park (ages 7-11) - In-Person at Memorial Park


Location: Memorial Park Amphitheatre

Thursdays, July 9-30

6:30-7:30pm

R/NR: $45/$55


Explore the element of play in unscripted theatre. Actors will be taught the rules of improvisation while collaborating with other actors in games and scenes. Improvisation is an excellent learning tool to enhance public speaking, listening skills, and collaboration with a group of people. Improvisation is an excellent learning tool to develop public speaking, listening skills, and collaboration with a group of people.     Register Today!

 


New! Advanced Acting and Improv in Memorial Park (ages 7-14) - In-Person at Memorial Park


Location: Memorial Park Amphitheatre

Thursdays, July 9-30

7:45-8:45pm

R/NR: $45/$55


This class is designed for experienced performers or actors that have already taken virtual Acting and Improv and are ready to use their new skills LIVE! Students will continue to explore the element of play in unscripted theatre and will practice the rules of improvisation while participating in games and scenes.  Actors will be taught the rules of improvisation while collaborating with other actors in games and scenes. This class will inspire creativity, improve confidence, enhance public speaking skills, and provide a supportive atmosphere for actors to engage in collaborative and cooperative processes.    Register Today!



How to Tell a Story (ages 4-7) - Virtual

Instructor: Cole Burdick

New actors and kids that love stories are welcome to the virtual stage in this introduction to theatre. Explore the art of performance by retelling fairytale classics. Register Now!

Session 3: Monday, July 27-Aug 17 | 3-3:30pm

Fee: $20/session


Beginner Music Theory (ages 12+) - Virtual

Instructor: Cole Burdick

We will explore the fundamentals of music theory such as reading music, key signatures, basic chord structure, etc., This course will help young actors and musicians better understand and comprehend the music they’re learning. Register Now!

Session 3: Tuesday, July 28-Aug 18

Fee: $20/session


Songwriting (ages 12+) - Virtual

Instructor: Cole Burdick

Learn what goes into writing a song and the different approaches people take when writing. Note: This course does not require the ability to play an instrument! Register Now!

Session 2: Wednesday, July 1-July 22 | 1:30-2pm
Session 3: Wednesday, July 29-Aug 19 | 1:30-2pm

Fee: $20/session


Singing for the Stage (ages 12+)

Instructor: Cole Burdick

This course will teach the basics of proper singing technique with an emphasis in how it applies to musical theatre. Register Now!

Session 2: Friday, July 10-July 31 | 1:45-2:15pm
Session 3: Friday, Aug 7-28 | 1:45-2:15pm

Fee: $20/session


Summer Stock - The Show Must Go On (Virtually) (ages 6-14)

Instructor: Cole Burdick

Tu-F, June 30-July 23  (Skip July 3)
Time: 2:30-4:30pm
Fee: $160

Study the basics of skills and acting an have fun with exercises and games that examine techniques that an actor uses to establish a character. We can effectively practice exercises that include sense memory, personalization, breath control and projection in a virtual setting. Participants will develop patience, new communication skills, self-confidence, and explore the new medium of virtual theatre. The program will end with two virtual performances. Register Now!