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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 2021

Hey everybody! After a year of lockdowns, shut-ins, and virtual gatherings, we are happy to announce that our Studio for Young Actors Summer Camp 2021 will return to in-person classes at the Sofia! Our Camps will feature a spectrum of creative and engaging daily activities for participants, tailored to their age and interests.

In our ongoing effort to ensure the health and safety of student, teachers, and family members alike, we will be limiting enrollment this Summer to no more than 20 daily participants.

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Class Descriptions

*SOLD OUT*JUNIORS (6-8yrs) July 12 – July 17 9am – 2pm

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!

*SOLD OUT*YOUTH Session 1 (9-12) June 28 – July 10 9am – 2pm
*SOLD OUT* YOUTH Session 2 (9-12yrs) July 19 – July 31 9am – 2pm

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!

Film & Video Production!
For the young writer/director/aspiring film maker, learn vital quick-tips to make your own short videos pop!

TEENS(13-17yrs) August 2 – August 14 10am – 3pm

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!

Film & Video Production!
For the young writer/director/aspiring film maker, learn vital quick-tips to make your own short videos pop

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.

Stephanie Altholz– B Street Acting Company Member, part of B Street’s Maximum Occupancy improv team, most recently appeared in Charlotte’s Web for the Family Series.

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.

Alissa Doyle– B Street staff teaching artist, Saturday Studio for Young Actor Teens & Adult Conservatory teacher, appeared in four B Street School Tours and New Comedies Festival(2018-2019).

Taylor Fleer– B Street staff teaching artist, Saturday Studio for Young Actor Teens teacher, most recently seen onstage in The Sword in the Stone, and Ride Sally Ride! for the Family Series.

Julianna Hess– B Street staff teaching artist, Saturday Studio for Young Actors Juniors & Youth teacher, teaching team member with Marin Shakespeare.

Vernon F. Lewis– B Street staff teaching artist, assisting with in-school curriculum development for HealthyHeARTS & Minds program and PSA classes at Encina Prep, local actor for 15+ years.

Imani Mitchell– B Street staff teaching artist, founder of I AM Studios, a film company dedicated to creating diverse, unique and compelling stories.

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.

Dave Pierini– Acting Company Member, improvisational actor in Maximum Occupancy, and most recently appeared as the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz for the Family Series.

Peter Story—Acting Company Member, B Street staff teaching artist, regular performer in B Street’s weekly Virtual programming, most recently appeared in Byhalia, Mississippi on the Main Stage.

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

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. Due to current health guidelines, attendance will be limited.

Is lunch provided?

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.

Do we need to audition?

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

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.

More questions?

Please contact Greg Alexander at galexander@bstreettheatre.org

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