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Adult Classes

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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.

Join our 7-week adult acting class, or check out workshops for developing specific skills like playwriting, stage combat, or improv.
 

CLASSES

ADULT ACTING CLASS

Thursdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 

Winter: January 23 - March 5, 2020
Spring: April 2 - May 21, 2020 (no class April 16)

Instructor: Britt Stone

Location: 419 N. Spruce St, 2nd Floor

Through the foundations of acting and improvisation, students will learn and practice a variety of disciplines that will help them with their performance endeavors and auditioning skills, as well as skills in their day-to-day lives. This class will improve students' confidence on- and off-stage through improvisational techniques in dramatic and comedic forms. The goal of this class is to build the world of acting through various styles of performance, and to have tons of fun in the process! No acting experience is necessary. If attended a previous session of this class, there will be more opportunities to build on what you've already learned.

STAGE COMBAT

Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 

January 15 - February 26, 2020

Instructor: Michael Kamtman
Location:
419 N. Spruce St

This seven week class will introduce actors to the principles and some of the techniques of the art of stage combat. Our specific focus will be on hand-to-hand combat and basic sword work. Our goal will be to learn techniques and apply them in short pieces of fight choreography. Each class will start with a physical warm-up. We will work slowly and carefully in what will be a very active, hands-on class, paying special attention to safety and accuracy. Previous experience in stage combat is not necessary.

HOW TO WRITE A PLAY

Thursdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm

March 5-26, 2020

Instructor: Grace Ellis

Location: 419 N. Spruce St

This 4-session introduction to playwriting will be led by local playwright Grace Ellis.

 

The class will cover these topics:

How a play is different from a novel, and from a film

Standard rules for a well-made play

Breaking the rules

Short plays and devised plays

 

At the end of the class there will be an opportunity for an informal reading of work generated during the course.

WORKSHOPS
The first Saturday of every month, learn a new skill or improve your craft with The Little Theatre. Workshops are $60 each, or $200 for all four. 

ON THE SPOT: FOUNDATIONS OF IMPROV COMEDY

Saturday, February 1, 2020
10:00am - 2:00pm

Instructor: Britt Stone

Location: 419 N. Spruce St

Learn the basics of improv comedy performance, and how to create an improvised scene. Participants will learn theatrical tools to create characters, develop on-stage relationships, build trust with a partner on stage, pantomime and movement, and much more. Open to ages 14 & up.

INTRO TO PUPPETRY

Saturday, March 7, 2020
10:00am - 2:00pm

Instructor: John Bowhers
Location: 419 N. Spruce St

Learn about the many styles of puppetry that have carried on in storytelling throughout history. Participants will get hands-on in manipulation and fabrication technique. Performers and artists of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Open to ages 14 & up.

THE ART OF CLOWNING

Saturday, April 4, 2020
10:00am - 2:00pm

Instructor: Mark Donnell
Location: 419 N. Spruce St

In this workshop we will explore a brief history of humor and clowning, learn easy-to-perform circus skills, find the true clown within each of us, develop a unique clown look through makeup and costumes, and learn about business opportunities in clowning. Open to ages 14 & up.

THE LIKABILITY FACTOR: AUDITION SKILLS

Saturday, May 2, 2020
10:00am - 2:00pm

 

Instructor: Kate Carson-Groner

Location: 419 N. Spruce St

Be the person they want to have in the room (where it happens)! In this audition workshop, learn how to bring the best aspects of your real personality forward in the audition room. 

In this workshop, we will utilize humor, improvisation, and relaxation & warm-up techniques to make sure you bring your best self to every audition. You may bring a prepared 1-minute monologue and 32-bar song selection, or use sides & monologues provided. Open to ages 14 & up. 

INSTRUCTORS
Britt Stone

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Grace Ellis

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Michael Kamtman

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John Bowhers

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Kate Carson-Groner

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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.

Mailing Address: 419 N. Spruce St

Winston-Salem, NC  27101

Business Office: 336-748-0857

info@ltofws.org

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BOX OFFICE

Hours: Mon/Weds/Fri: 12:00-4:00pm

During Shows: Mon - Friday 12:00-4:00pm

Box Office: 336-725-4001

britt@ltofws.org

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