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STC to offer adult theatre classes

Sudbury Living Magazine August 11, 2015 Arts No Comments on STC to offer adult theatre classes

STC Academy
The STC Academy is offering a series of theatre workshops designed to meet the needs and interests of
adults of all ages and aspirations.
These interactive and intensive sessions will address a variety of theatre-related topics such as acting,
character development, stage combat, voice, dance, and playwriting. Three of the sessions will focus on
technical theatre, including stage management, sound and lighting.
Instructors include STC Artistic Director Caleb Marshall and Playwright in Residence Matt Heiti, as well as
other highly-skilled theatre professionals such as Canadian playwright Norm Foster, choreographer
Naomi Costain, and composer/sound designer Michael Doherty.
TIMES: Saturdays: 2pm to 6pm / Sundays: 12pm to 4pm
Fall sessions:
Sunday, September 27 Intro to Stage Combat – ‘from slaps to swordplay’ (Caleb Marshall)
Saturday, October 24* Intro to Acting – ‘crafting character with confidence’ (instructor TBA)
Intro to Stage Managing – ‘promptbooks, blocking, cues and calls’ (Eamonn Reil)
Sunday, November 15 Intro to Musical Dance – ‘more than just jazz hands’ (Naomi Costain)
Sunday, November 29 Intro to Musical songs – ‘hitting the notes and keeping character’ (instructor TBA)
Winter sessions:
Sunday, January 24 Intro to Playwriting – ‘conquering the blank page’ (Matthew Heiti)
Sunday, January 31* Intro to Commedia – ‘the birth of sitcoms and the Simpsons’ (Caleb Marshall)
Intro to Lighting – ‘lights, focus, action!’ (Michael Johnson & Ben Whitman)
Sunday, March 20 Intro to Directing – ‘dreaming the impossible’ (Caleb Marshall)
Spring sessions:
Sunday, April 17 Intro to Sound Design – ‘soundtracks for the stage’ (Michael Doherty)
Sunday, April 24 Masterclass – ‘comedy characters with heart’ (Norm Foster)
Sunday, May 29 Teacher Survival kit – ‘inspiring students on stage’ (Meredith Zwicker)
*Sessions offered on the same day are offered at the same time, in two different spaces.
More details will be posted four to six weeks ahead of each session.
$40 + HST for one session | $30 + HST for each additional session booked in advance
Only $300 + HST for all 10 sessions!
Call 705 674 8381 for more information on how to register. Space is limited.mayhem and theatre magic!

 

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