Spring 2013 Classes
At Columbia Children's Theatre, we know how important the arts are for a child's development, and we know how to have fun! Participation in the arts encourages the development of creativity, critical thinking, motor, teamwork, math, language arts, and leadership skills that students can use throughout their lives. We offer age-specific classes taught by certified master teachers of theatre and/or professional working actors trained in theatre pedagogy.
For more information contact Artistic Director Jerry Stevenson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-691-4548.
The Actor's Toolbox
for ages 8 - 13
Every profession requires its tools. Just as the painter needs good brushes, and the carpenter needs his hammer and nails so must the actor develop the tools necessary in creating believable characters on stage. The Actor's Toolbox helps beginning and experienced actors hone their tools (the voice and the body) through proven techniques and methods used by professional actors. Taught by veteran CCT actor and teaching artist Paul Lindley II The Actor's Toolbox will explore the use of vocal and physical characterization, improvisation and sense memory to build a character and perfect performance skills.
You Oughta Be in Pictures Film Class
for ages 6 - 18
Experience life "on the set" in this exciting class where we will create our own short film! All aspects of the class will be documented, including meeting and greeting the upcoming stars, behind the scenes interviews, auditions, rehearsals and of course, the short film itself, all of which will be edited onto a keepsake DVD for each student. Students will not only star in the film, but also work as film crew members. Veteran actor, talent agent rep and educator, Jane Brutto, will instruct and "direct" this class. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity as spaces are limited!