Year Round Acting Classes for Kids

B Street’s Year Round Acting Classes

B Street Theatre announces our Winter & Spring Acting Program for 2017, a series of workshops for kids of all ages and skill levels. These Acting Programs offer students a fun, exciting, and creative environment to develop their skills with professional instructors active in the fields of theatre, improvisation, and acting instruction. Each program lasts 8 weeks and is led by B Street veteran Greg Alexander. 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. Every program concludes with a final showcase performance where our young actors show off everything they’ve learned. Come and join the fun!

Beginning in Winter 2018 all Studio for Young Actors classes will take place in the upstairs classroom facilities at our BRAND NEW THEATRE! The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts, the New Home of the B Street Theatre!
2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento

Winter Acting & Spring Program 2018
Year Round Classes FAQ


 

Spring 2018 Studio for Young Actors schedule

Juniors (6-8 yrs)

Spring 2018

Saturdays, March 17 – May 5, from 9:00 to 10:15 am Gallery A
THEATRE GAMES & SHORT PLAY PERFORMANCE with Greg Alexander
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.
$225 if you register before 3/10/2018; $240 after

Saturdays, March 17 – May 5, from 9:00 to 10:15 am Gallery A
FUN WITH FABLES: JUNIORS BUILD A PLAY with Kurt Johnson
Using Aesop’s Fables as a template, young actors improvise, develop, and perform their own original story. What is a myth? What is a legend? What is the moral of the story? Find out in this fun, interactive, and creative performance class!
$225 if you register before 3/10/2018; $240 after

Youth (9-12 yrs)

Spring 2018

Saturdays, March 17 – May 5, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Gallery C
YOUTH BUILD A PLAY with Tara SISSOM
Learn the basics of story telling, create a story outline for a play, create characters & improvise scenarios. If you’re an aspiring young actor, improviser, or writer – or if you have little or no experience — you are welcome. Our goal: devise a short play as a class, and perform our world premiere play!
$225 if you register before 3/10/2018; $240 after

Saturdays, March 17 – May 5, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Gallery A
ACTING, VOICE, MOVEMENT & PERFORMANCE with Greg Alexander
Through theatre games, acting exercises, and writing in small groups, young actor’s are encouraged to make bold character choices. All participants develop and discover new skills as they perform in short plays from B Street’s catalog of original & adapted scripts, many of which are written by student playwrights.
$225 if you register before 3/10/2018; $240 after

Teen (13+ yrs)

Spring 2018

Saturdays, March 17 – May 5, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm Gallery A
ACTING TECHNIQUE, SCENE STUDY, & MONOLOGUES with Alissa Doyle
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.
$225 if you register before 3/10/2018; $240 after

Mondays, March 19 – May 7, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm Gallery A
THEATRE GAMES, IMPROVISATION, & STAGE COMBAT with Anastasia Tammen, Greg Alexander, Kurt Johnson, Tara Sissom, & Sydney Schwindt

This class has something for everyone, as young actors learn from an array of B Street Theatre’s teaching artists! Fun, challenging, and collaborative exercises & activities provide the young actor with an opportunity to develop & discover new skills.
$225 if you register before 3/10/2018; $240 after

Spring 2018 Classes will be held at:
The (NEW) B Street Theatre
2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento

Space is limited! Call the Box Office at 916-443-5300 for questions about registration.

For questions about the Fall Acting Program classes or curriculum, please call the Program Director, Greg Alexander at 916-396-4358, or email galexander@bstreettheatre.org




Year Round Acting Classes FAQ

What is tuition?

All Spring 2018 classes are $240.
EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: $225 if you register before 3/10/2018, so register early and save!
We also offer a 10% discount for siblings.

What day & time are the classes?

Junior & Youth classes are taught on Saturday mornings, from 9:00 – 10:15 am; and from 10:30 – 12:00 noon.
Teens classes are taught on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:30, & Monday afternoons from 4:30 – 6:00.

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 regulars Greg Alexander, Kurt Johnson & Tara Sissom. Depending on class size, we will have the assistance of other local, professional actors & teachers.

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 September 1st.

More Questions?

For questions about the Year Round Acting Program classes or curriculum, please call the Program Director, Greg Alexander at 916-396-4358, or email galexander@bstreettheatre.org