LEARN THE CRAFT
Adult classes at The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem build professional skills, spark creativity, inspire confidence, and foster new friendships!
Whether you are new to the stage or a veteran performer looking to hone your craft, you will find something to challenge and inspire you.
THE COMEDY OF
June 22 - July 15, 2021
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30pm
Instructor: Britt Stone
Carol Burnett is one of the most memorable and innovative female comedians of the 20th century. In this class, participants will work with real comedy sketches from the famous Carol Burnett Show and have the opportunity to perform a showcase with classmates. Participants will explore the art of acting, character work, comedic styles, beginner improv, and go through a basic rehearsal process with the sketches. The class will culminate in a showcase performance. Join us and learn the art of sketch comedy and the craft of comedic acting with the classic writings of The Carol Burnett Show!
Everyone is welcome; no previous acting experience is required.
June 28 - July 2, 2021
Intro to Sewing 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Intro to Costume Design 1:15 - 4:15 pm
Location: LTWS Workshop (2900 Indiana Ave)
Instructors: RoseLynne Bowman & Tara Raczenski
This one-week sewing and design camp is split into two portions. Intro to Sewing will teach basic sewing skills, including hand and machine sewing, taking students from the preparation of sewing through completion of a finished project. Hand-sewing techniques will include selection of threads and needles, how to sew on buttons/snaps, and how to sew simple hem stitches. For machine sewing, participants will learn the parts of the machine and how to thread one, as well as how to use straight stitch, reverse, and zigzag stitches. Whether they choose to create a garment or a crafty gift, each student will have a finished product by Friday!
Intro to Costume Design, an optional afternoon component, will give participants hands-on training and experience in costume designing for the theatre, with over 10,000 costumes, fabrics, and accessories to utilize. Class time will consist of a brief overview of theatrical costume design basics and the history of clothing, timed team and individual "challenges", and a culminating costume parade at the end of the week.
Intro to Sewing: $125
Intro to Costume Design: $75 add-on
Britt Stone was last seen onstage at The Little Theatre in The Plays of Ray Bradbury (Kaleidoscope). Britt graduated with a degree in Acting and Directing from UNC-G, where she created the first on-campus improv comedy troupe, and performed with touring troupes such as The Second City and The Upright Citizens’ Brigade. She continues to perform improv in Winston-Salem and Greensboro while running the local troupe, Bunker Dogs, with her husband Alex Stone. She has been studying, teaching, and coaching improv for many years, and hopes to involve others, no matter their skill level, in the magical world of on-the-spot thinking and performance.
RoseLynne Bowman has sewn since she was 5 years old. She began by making doll clothes, and by 4th grade she was wearing her own homemade clothes. By high school, RoseLynne discovered theatre. She loved becoming someone else through performing, but loved even more the accolades she received from other actors and crew members for costuming! RoseLynne was active in theatre throughout college and in Charlotte with the Little Theatre of Charlotte and Spirit Square. RoseLynne’s career has been as a teacher for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students. Teaching is RoseLynne’s life’s work; teaching sewing is both her passion and dream.
Tara Raczenski, The Little Theatre's Costume Shop Manager, got hooked on costumes with LTWS five years ago while working on Sense & Sensibility. Since that time she has designed ten shows for LTWS and other organizations around the Triad, including an all-female version of 1776 for which she won best Costume Design, and RhinoLeap's Equity production of To Kill a Mockingbird. Tara also enjoys utilizing her degree in performance onstage when she gets the chance, and adapting classic literature for the stage. Her version of Treasure Island was selected as winner of the 2018 Forsyth County New Play Initiative. Tara is also a five-year member of The Jane Austen Society of North America.
ATTENDANCE & REFUND POLICIES
Attendance and Cancellation Policy: Regular attendance and participation are strongly encouraged. No make-up classes or reductions in fees will be provided for students who miss class. The Little Theatre's class sessions follow the WS/FCS public school calendar. If school is closed due to inclement weather, acting classes will be canceled and an extra class will be added at the end of the session. If The Little Theatre cancels a class for any other reason, caregivers/attendees will be alerted via email, and a make-up class will be added to the end of the session.
Refund policy: In the event that The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem cancels a session, a full refund of tuition will be made. If a student withdraws from a class before the session begins or within the first week, a full credit can be applied to any class or camp occurring within the next year. Otherwise, partial refunds (less a $50 administrative fee) can be given if written or email notice of withdrawal is received prior to the first class of a session. Once the session begins, tuition is non-refundable.