Studio For Young Actors
Our Studio for Young Actors offers students a fun, exciting, and creative environment from professional instructors active in the fields of theatre, improvisation, and acting instruction. Each program lasts up to two weeks and is led by a team of B Street Acting Company members & teaching artists. Young performers learn the fundamental tools needed to develop their physical, vocal, and emotional range in a way that is both fun and playful. Concepts are presented through a series of acting exercises, theatre games, improvisation, rehearsal process, and performance.
Spring 2020 Classes
Juniors (6 – 8 years old)
THEATRE GAMES & SHORT PLAY PERFORMANCE with Greg Alexander
Saturdays, Saturdays March 28 – May 16, 2020 from 9:00–10:30am Gallery A
Through theatre games and acting exercises, discover and develop new skills that add to the young actor’s tool box: the body, voice, and imagination. Designed to encourage collaboration, all participants will perform in short plays from B Street’s catalogue of original & adapted scripts.
Youth (9 -12 years old)
ACTING, VOICE, MOVEMENT & PERFORMANCE with Julianna Hess
Saturdays, Saturdays March 28 – May 16, 2020 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Gallery A
Through theatre games, acting exercises, and writing in small groups, young actors are encouraged to make bold character choices. All participants develop and discover new skills as they perform in short plays from B Street’s catalogue of original & adapted scripts, many of which are written by student playwrights.
Teens (13 – 17 years old)
ACTING TECHNIQUE, SCENE STUDY, & MONOLOGUES with Alissa Doyle
Saturdays, Saturdays March 28 – May 16, 2020 from 1:00-2:30pm Gallery A
Actors will hone their performance and character development skills while learning the basics of how to confidently present a monologue. In addition, actors work with partners to analyze, rehearse, and present a scene. Materials chosen by the instructor are intended to encourage bold choices and suit the individual young actor.
Summer 2020 Camp
Our Summer Acting Program offers students a fun, exciting, and creative environment with professional instructors active in the fields of theatre, improvisation, and acting. Every program culminates with a final Saturday showcase performance where our young actors show off everything they’ve learned. Come and join the fun!
SPACE IS LIMITED! SIGN UP EARLY SAVE
Juniors (6 – 8 years old)
Session #1: Monday-Friday June 15th-June 19th 9:00am-1:00pm
Final Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance: Saturday June 20th
Session #2: Monday-Friday August 10th-August 14th 9:00am-1:00pm
Final Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance: Saturday August 15th
$275 if you register before 5/15/20; $300 after 5/15/20
Youth (9 – 12 years old)
Session #1: Monday-Friday June 29th-July 10th 9:00am-1:00pm
Final Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance: Saturday July 11th
Session #2: Monday-Friday July 27th-August 7th 9:00am-1:00pm
Final Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance: Saturday August 8th
$450 if you register before 5/15/20; $490 after 5/15/20
SPACE IS LIMITED! SIGN UP EARLY SAVE!
Teen (13-18 years old)
Session: Monday-Friday July 13th-July 24th 10:00am-2:00pm
Final Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance: Saturday July 25th
$450 if you register before 5/13/20; $490 after 5/15/20
What is the tuition?
All classes are $260. EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: For Winter: $240 if you register before 1/1/2020. For Spring: $240 if you register before 3/1/2020 so register early and save! We also offer a 10% discount for siblings.
What day & time are the classes?
Junior classes are taught on Saturday mornings from 9:00–10:30am. Youth classes are taught on Saturday mornings from 11:00am–12:30pm. Teens classes are taught on Saturday afternoons from 1:00–2:30pm.
Where do the classes take place?
All Studio for Young Actor classes take place in the upstairs Gallery classrooms at the Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts – the new home of B Street Theatre! 2700 Capitol Avenue, downtown Sacramento.
Will there be a final performance?
Program sessions culminate with a performance for friends & family on the final day of class.
What will they learn?
Students will be exposed to a variety of theatrical training methods: skills based exercises, improvisation, scene-study, physical and vocal warm-ups, rehearsal techniques, memorization, performance in a final showcase, and much more. Participants will be encouraged to take risks and learn new skills in an environment that is safe and conducive to creativity.
Do we need to audition?
Auditions are not required for the classes. All skill levels welcome. We make an effort to pair students appropriately in regards to age and skill level.
Who will teach the classes?
Classes will be taught by B Street Theatre instructors Greg Alexander, Alissa Doyle, Taylor Fleer, Julianna Hess, & Tara Sissom. We will also have the assistance of other local professional actors & teachers, as well as guest artists.
What if I need to cancel? Is class registration non-refundable?
There is a $25.00 processing fee for all cancellations. There are NO refunds after classes begin.
For questions about the Year Round Acting Program classes or curriculum, please call the Program Director, Greg Alexander at 916-443-5391 ext. 117, or email firstname.lastname@example.org