Play, Move, Create (ages K-1st Grade) January 11th - March 14th, $150/10 week session Saturdays, 1:00pm - 1:45pm Bring stories to life through musical theatre. We will use our bodies, voices, and imagination to create a musical story.
Youth Acting January 11th - March 15th, $150/10 week session Tweens: Saturdays, 2:00pm - 2:45pm | Teens: 3pm - 3:45pm Performance: Sunday, March 15 at 2pm Learn the different techniques used to embody emotions, master improv, and ace your next audition!
Musical Theatre (Tweens, ages 8-12) January 5th - March 8th, $150/10 week session Tweens: Sundays, 11:00am - 11:45pm | Teens:Sundays, 12:00pm - 12:45pm Performance: Sunday, March 15 at 2pm We'll bring stories to life through musical theatre and use our bodies, voices, and imagination to create a musical story.
Musical Theatre Dance (Tweens, ages 8-12) January 5th - March 8th, $150/10 week session Tweens: Sundays, 1:00pm - 1:45pm | Teens:Sundays, 2:00pm - 2:45pm Explore the fundamentals of movement and choreography on stage through creating and learning choreography to popular musicals.
Scene Study (Tweens, ages 8-12) January 5th - March 8th, $150/10 week session Tweens: Sundays, 3:00pm - 3:45pm | Teens:Sundays, 4:00pm - 4:45pm With scenes from published plays as our framework, we'll spend the term developing and strengthening acting techniques while bringing a story to life on stage. Jumping in with a hands-on approach, students will explore their characters and the context that surrounds them through skill-building activities and performance.
Meet The Instructors
Jacob Alexander, Scene Study Jacob is an actor and educator in the Portland area. He currently works as a Teaching Artist at Northwest Children's Theater and School (NWCT), where he also assists in many other departments, including box office, front of house and outreach. Before perusing theatre full-time, Jacob worked in environmental education as an Environmental Education Director at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. He has performed with a variety of theatre companies in the Portland area, including NWCT, Joy and Wonder Theatre, PDX Playwrights, Original Practice Shakespeare Festival (OPS Fest), and with Beaverton Civic Theatre in The Diary of Anne Frank (as Peter Van Daan) and Beauty and the Beast: Concert Edition (as Bookseller/Ensemble). Beyond studying for his Associate of Arts degree at Portland Community College, Jacob is a graduate of NWCT's Interns NW advanced training program and is current apprentice with OPS Fest for their Summer 2019 season of shows.
Jenny Cyphers, Play, Move, Create! & Musical Theatre Dance Jenny Cyphers is the technical director for Beaverton Civic Theatre. Jenny earned a BA in dance, studied technical theatre, and taught dance classes for years. Theater combines many things she loves, art, making things, costumes, historical trivia, and social commentary. She gets to do all of these things while working with talented volunteers that make up the BCT "family".
Daniel Rhovan, Youth Acting Daniel Rhovan is a professional voice, film, and stage actor who has been teaching drama for three years. He grew up in the tiny town of Triangle Lake, where he fell in love with the power of storytelling. He graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Eastern Oregon University, where he was trained in stage combat, music theater, Shakespeare, dance, script analysis, and the Meisner technique. Among his favorite accomplishments in the Portland area include writing and starring in a Western puppet show, being featured in a D&D webseries, and learning how to clap with one hand.
Erin Zelazny, Musical Theatre Erin studied English, psychology, and musical theater at Eastern Oregon University before graduating in 2010. For over a decade, she has studied vocal pedagogy and that, along with her degree in English discourse and own experience with anxiety and stage fright, has fostered a passion for helping others eliminate the stress and fear surrounding auditioning. Erin believes that by creating safe and inclusive spaces, anyone can learn to sing, nail an audition, and build confidence both on and off stage.
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