When children learn the craft of acting they cultivate self-expression, creativity, and joy! They gain lasting friendships, confidence in their new-found skills and the ability to make a positive impact in our world.
Middle School Ensemble
Our middle school ensemble works on complex material and relishes a challenge. From Greek Myths to Shakespearean Histories to classics of American Theater, we love a great play. Students inspire each other and do work that is brave, specific and nuanced.
Self-expression and artistry are the name of the game in our Mini Musical program.
Kids work in-depth on a specific show and use it’s plot as a springboard for their own mini-plays. Through improvisation and creative movement they flex their imaginative muscles.
We then layer on theater technique: Students learn the basics of vocal warm-ups, character development, singing and choreography from our expert teachers.
The unique blend of play and performance is realized in a final “sharing” for friends and family, or in a virtual movie montage. Students get to showcase their abilities as young storytellers, singers and dancers!
Improvisation and theater games help stoke creativity, create an ensemble and develop the spirit of play as students rehearse a complete piece of theater in the semester. A great session for kids to increase confidence, craft, and their ability to work as part of an ensemble.
Kids learn how to create a character from a place of instinct and play. They also amass skills in singing, dance, speech, and improvisation taught by master teachers and performers at the top of their field.
Students are empowered to move, sing and act their way through classic and contemporary children’s literature and create their own adventures. They are led by expert theater artists with early childhood education experience who are skilled at centering kids’ imaginative adventures.
Young people become confident with Shakespeare’s world, language and characters as they learn how to interpret a role with technique and courage. Classically trained professional actors assist the players in their physical, vocal and emotional transformations.
All Shakespeare Players teaching artists are classically trained professional actors and have performed Shakespeare both on and off Broadway and in regional theaters across the country.
In addition to core teaching staff, in Shakespeare Ensemble we introduce a roster of exciting guest teachers who will use their specific expertise (Text, Comedia dell Arte, Stage Combat) to enrich our rehearsals.