LEARN THE CRAFT
Adult classes and workshops 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.
Your Presence: Stage & Screen
Fridays September 9-October 21
Instructor: Will Triplett
In this class you will learn the different styles and techniques of presenting yourself on the stage and how that relates to presenting yourself on screen. Learn what directors and audiences see in the way you stand and speak. These skills will build your confidence at auditions, work presentations and everywhere in between.
Your Presence is requested: Sign up Now!
Costuming a Fairy Tale
For High School and Adult Students
Saturdays October 1-22
Instructor: Rebekah Taylor
In conjunction with the Yout Production of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon students will learn along side the costume designer as she designs this fast paced fairy tale play. Students will learn about the design process from start to the finished product. There will be creative thinking, using measurements and character style to find the appropriate costume as well as when to do minor adjustments to garments for fit and style.
Wednesdays October 26-November 16
Instructor: Britt Stone
This four week intensive will help you get back into the mind set of improvisational theatre. Whether you are looking for help with auditions, public speaking or simply love the wacky art of improv this class will build your confidence and stage presence. This shorter class schedule is the perfect opportunity to try something new and meet fun new people.
Britt Stone has taught adult acting classes at The Little Theatre since 2018. She was last seen onstage at The Little Theatre in The Plays of Ray Bradbury (Kaleidoscope). She graduated with a degree in Acting and Directing from UNC Greensboro, 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. Britt 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.
Rebekah Taylor is an award-winning costume designer who is no stranger to the theatrical stage. Her experience working with The Walt Disney Company provided her with an extraordinary eye for detail within the creative facets of visual entertainment. She is highly educated in fashion history and well-skilled in garment reconstruction and fashion/costume engineering. She has also been recognized for work in set design and set decoration and is a master prop designer. In addition to costume and set design, she is a musician and singer and has worn numerous hats during several productions. She credits music as her greatest inspiration along with sewing skills from her mother and the desire for knowledge of everything as learned from her Disney Imagineering colleagues. Costume credits include Annie, Shadow of the Mountain, Grease, Beauty and the Beast, Welcome to Virginia, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Back to the 80’s, Evita, Elvis the Musical, and several commissioned projects for film and professional cosplay. In her spare time, she enjoys antique collecting, deep-sea fishing, and sailing. But, her true passion is finding creativity and art in all areas of life.
Will Triplett is an award winning actor/writer/director/producer who has been working bi-coastally for the last two decades. Credits include LAW AND ORDER, LAW AND ORDER: SVU, ANGELS IN AMERICA, THE RETURN, INCARNATE, Off Broadway in LOVE AND MONEY, DEBUTANTE'S ANONYMOUS, and The Public Theatre's EMILY, and ION's short lived national teen drama PALMETTO POINTE. As a screenwriter he has written over 20 tv shows and films. As a director/producer he's completed multiple projects that have toured the festival circuit, and has always considered himself an "actor's director." In 2015 he began full time acting instruction teaching acting 1, 2, 3, and master classes as well as filmmaking and screenwriting. Given his past experience as a career actor he brings a different viewpoint to instruction, allowing himself to be in the student's shoes and share the business of "the business." Will lives in Winston-Salem with his wife and kids.
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 cancels an entire course, camp or workshop, or if a student withdraws more than two weeks before the session begins, the choice between a full refund of tuition or a credit towards a future class, camp, or workshop held within the next year will be offered. Registration fee is non-refundable when student withdraws. Tuition is non-refundable for withdrawals made within two weeks of the start of a class, camp, or workshop.