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Adult Classes
at The Little
Theatre

MUSIC IMPROV BEGINNER JAM

Adults

Two Sundays a Month May 26 - July 21, 2024
6 - 8 PM

Director: Kate Carson-Gronner
Music Director: Trevor Gabriel

Gain confidence, have fun, and learn new skills in a casual and supportive environment with the Musical Improv Society, led by veteran improvisor/actor/director Kate Carson-Groner. Each week, we'll tackle a new skill or game, conquer a fear, and break stereotypes about improv (did you know introverts can make excellent improvisers?) With the help of musician/improvisor Trevor Gabriel, we'll also delve into the exciting world of musical improv, and learn how music can help us tell stories, create environments, and set the perfect tone!

$20 for One Session $60 for Four Sessions

Gain confidence, have fun, and learn new skills in a casual and supportive environment with the Musical Improv Society, led by veteran improvisor/actor/director Kate Carson-Groner. Each week, we'll tackle a new skill or game, conquer a fear, and break stereotypes about improv (did you know introverts can make excellent improvisers?) With the help of musician/improvisor Trevor Gabriel, we'll also delve into the exciting world of musical improv, and learn how music can help us tell stories, create environments, and set the perfect tone!

$20 for One Session $60 for Four Sessions

VOICING YOUR CHARACTER

Adult

August 5-August 8, 2024
6 - 8 PM

Director: Britt Cannino

During this exploratory intensive campers will develop there own unique characters while learning the important parts of character development. Explore how emotions, movement and backstory affect you characters and how to bring these techniques to your next performance.

$180

During this exploratory intensive campers will develop there own unique characters while learning the important parts of character development. Explore how emotions, movement and backstory affect you characters and how to bring these techniques to your next performance.

$180

INTENSIVE IMPROVISATION

Adult

July 8-July 12, 2024
6 - 8 PM

Director: Britt Cannino

Have some summer fun with this Improv intensive. In this camp students will go through the each of the steps for being a great improv performer. From creating your character to thinking on your feet this intensive will improve your acting skills along with familiarizing you with improv techniques.

$180

Have some summer fun with this Improv intensive. In this camp students will go through the each of the steps for being a great improv performer. From creating your character to thinking on your feet this intensive will improve your acting skills along with familiarizing you with improv techniques.

$180

Instructors

Britt Cannino Instructor Headshot

Britt Cannino

Britt Cannino has taught adult acting classes at the Little Theatre since 2018. She was last seen on stage as Sylvia the dog in ‘Sylvia’ as well as the “Kaleidoscope: the plays of Ray Bradbury” at the Little Theatre. She graduated with a degree in Acting and Directing from UNC Greensboro, where she created the first improv troupe and has performed with touring troupes such as the Second City and Upright Citizen’s Brigade. Britt has been studying, teaching, coaching and performing 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.

Kate Carson-Groner Headshot

Kate Carson-Groner

Kate Carson-Groner is a graduate of the prestigious Second City Improv Conservatory, Second City Music Improv Conservatory, and iO Training Center. She performed professionally with Baby Wants Candy, a group that created completely improvised musicals every show, the Second City Music Improv House Ensemble: Infinite Sundaes, and Storytown Improv. She also performed with the iO Harold Teams Berserker and June Boy, and with the Del Tones.  She has appeared at multiple improv festivals with her independent team Eleanor, and has coached and taught improv in Chicago and Winston-Salem. She is also a director/actor, and has performed at A.R.T., Steppenwolf, Olney Theatre Center, and Actors Theatre of Louisville, and most recently directed Spirit Gum Theatre's production of Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl. Learn more at KateCarsonGroner.com

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Trevor Gabriel

Trevor Gabriel is a self-taught musician, native to New York City. Trevor serves Winston-Salem NC and surrounding areas as a music instructor-mentor, director-producer and musician. Since the age of 5, Trevor has expressed a deep love for creating and performing music; sharing that same passion on stage with music artists such as Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer, Artimus Pyle of "Lynyrd Skynyrd," Women Songwriters Hall-of-Famer, Dorothy Norwood and Dominique 'Doe' Jones of "Forever Jones" gospel group. After receiving opportunities to host music workshops within communities throughout the NC Triad area (from 2013-2017), Trevor has since developed a passion for teaching and mentoring individuals in the performing arts; inspiring young and old. Trevor currently serves as the Instrumental Music teacher at Summit School and director at AIM Enrichment Center, a performing arts mentoring program in downtown Winston-Salem, NC.

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 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.

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