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Studio For Young Actors

About

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 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.

Summer Camp 2022

After an enthusiastic return to in-person classes at the Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts during the past year, we’re looking forward to an equally robust Summer Camp in 2022! Our sessions will feature a spectrum of creative and engaging daily activities for participants, tailored to their ages and interests.

COST: $300 for Juniors, $600 for Youth & Teens; 10% off for siblings or multiple camps.

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Class Descriptions

JUNIORS (6-8yrs)
Session #1 July 18 – July 23 9:00am – 2:00pm
SOLD OUT
Session #2 July 25 – July 30 9:00am – 2:00pm –

SOLD OUT

Arts & Crafts & Games!
Young Picassos or Frida Kahlos will explore their own creativity painting, drawing, and creating stories!

Acting & Short Play Performance!
Young actors learn & perform short plays from B Street Theatre’s extensive catalog of scripts!

Dance & Sing!
Young campers dip their toes into Broadway-style choreography, and help aspiring performers gain self-confidence!

YOUTH (9-12)
Session #1 June 13 – June 25 9:00am – 2:00pm
Session #2 July 5 – July 16 9:00am – 2:00pm SOLD OUT

Improvisation & Theatre Games!
Through games and exercises, this fun-filled class is an introduction to the fundamentals of improvisation!

Acting & Performance!
Young actors hone their performance and character development skills while learning the basics of how to confidently present a scene.

Dance & Sing!
This course will expose campers to current trends in Broadway style choreography and help aspiring performers gain self-confidence!

Stage Combat!
Performing the basics of swordplay and other theatrical stage movement with an emphasis on safety, accuracy and fun!

TEENS(13-17yrs)
August 1 – August 13 10:00am – 3:00pm

Improvisation & Theatre Games!
Through games and exercises, this fun-filled class is an introduction to the fundamentals of improvisation!

Acting & Performance!
Young actors hone their performance and character development skills while learning the basics of how to confidently present a scene.

Dance & Sing!
This course will expose campers to current trends in Broadway style choreography and help aspiring performers gain self-confidence!

Stage Combat!
Performing the basics of swordplay and other theatrical stage movement with an emphasis on safety, accuracy and fun!

Our Teaching Staff

Greg Alexander– Director of Education, B Street Acting Company Member, most recently appeared as Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz for the Family Series.

Mike DiSalvo– B Street staff teaching artist with over 20 years experience as an actor, writer, director, and teacher. Mike has performed locally for B Street and Sacramento Theatre Company. MFA in Acting from Louisiana State University.

Vernon F. Lewis– B Street staff teaching artist, Saturday Studio for Young Actor teacher, assisting with in-school curriculum development. Vernon is also local filmmaker, editor, and local actor with over 15 years of experience.

Jerald Bolden– Elly Award winning director and choreographer, performer at Sacramento Theatre Company, Sierra Repertory Theatre, dancer in the national and international tours of Sesame Street Live, Master of Arts in Theater from CSU Sacramento.

Jacob Gutierrez Montoya– Founder & Artistic Director of Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theatre, Artistic Director for the Hawkins Contemporary Jazz Company, most recently choreographed The Wizard of Oz for the Family Series.

Malik X. Williams– Visual & Media Arts Educator, Video Content Creator & Co-host of “The Gauntlet of Gaming” YouTube Channel, proud alumni of Sheldon High School’s K9 Animation Studios.

FAQs

Do we need to audition?

Auditions are not required for the Studio for Young Actors. All skill levels welcome. We make an effort to pair students appropriately in regards to age and skill level.

Does the Summer Camp provide lunch?

Each student should BRING A BAG LUNCH. We will eat around noon each day in the courtyard. We will also have a snack break in the morning. An individually packaged snack will be safely provided.

For the Summer Camp, are there class sessions on the weekend?

We’ll meet Monday-Friday, 9:00am-2:00pm for Juniors & Youth; 10:00-3:00pm for Teens. Each session will culminate with a showcase performance on the final Saturdays, where our young performers show off everything they’ve learned.

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 once classes begin.

What are your Health & Safety Protocols for classes?

Please read over our COVID policies HERE

More questions?

Please contact Greg Alexander at galexander@bstreettheatre.org