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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.

Winter 2023

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 Winter Camp in 2023! Our sessions will feature a spectrum of creative and engaging daily activities for participants, tailored to their ages and interests.

$300 for 1 class. $550 for 2 classes (siblings and/or multiples)

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Class Descriptions

SATURDAYS JAN 21ST – MARCH 11TH

Juniors (6-8yrs) – Performance with Greg Alexander – 9-10:30am
In this fast-paced and engaging class, Junior actors learn simple theatre games and exercises. We’ll also do some singing, dancing, and arts & crafts!

Youth (9-12yrs) – Acting & Theatre Games with Greg Alexander & Vernon Lewis – 11-12:30pm
Young performers study acting, voice, and character development, with lots of fun theatre games thrown into the mix!

Teens (13-17yrs) – Acting & Theatre Games with Greg Alexander, Vernon Lewis & guest artists! – 1-2:30pm
Teen actors hone their performance and character development skills, while learning the basics of how to confidently present a scene.

Spring 2023

Saturdays April 1st – May 20th
$300 for 1 class. $550 for 2 classes (siblings and/or multiples)

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Summer 2023

Youth #1- Mon-Fri week 1; Mon-Sat week 2 June 19-July 1 9:00am-2:00pm
Youth #2- Mon-Fri week 1; Mon-Sat week 2 July 3-15 9:00am-2:00pm
Juniors #1 Mon-Sat July 17-22 9:00am-2:00pm
Juniors #2 Mon-Sat July 24-29 9:00am-2:00pm
Teens- Mon-Fri week 1; Mon-Sat week 2 July 31-Aug 12 10:00am-3:00pm

Juniors- $325 for one week of camp (6 days)
Youth & Teens-$625 for two weeks of camp (11 days)

If you purchase multiple, you will receive $50 off!

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Fall 2023

Saturdays September 16th – Nov 4th
$300 for 1 class. $550 for 2 classes (siblings and/or multiples)

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Our Teaching Staff

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.

Scott Gilbert- Director, actor and designer who also teaches at Cosumnes River College. Formerly the Artistic Director of The Foothill Theatre Company and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Trained for ten years in Louisiana with the Society of American Fight Directors.

Hunter Hoffman- B Street staff teaching artist, actor, musician, and stage combat instructor based in New York City. He is currently touring the country as an understudy in the Tony Award winning, Broadway National Tour of Oklahoma!

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.

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– B Street 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.

Tara Sissom- B Street Acting Company Member, teaching artist, improvisational actor in Maximum Occupancy, and most recently appeared as Julia in Proclivity for Kiting 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

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.

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