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Register now for fall classes!

September 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Registration is open for theatre classes for students in 1st grade through 12th grade. Spots are filling up quickly, so be sure to register today to secure your student’s spot!

CREATE A PLAY

MINI PERFORMERS

Taught by Maggie Portman

Open to students in 1st and 2nd Grade

Wednesdays 3:50 pm – 4:50 pm or Fridays 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Our little actors will be introduced to the basic skills of theatre, group collaboration, and the art of storytelling. We will put our new skills to the test by working together to create an original short play, full of exciting characters to be presented at the last class of the session.

The presentation will be open to your family friends to come and enjoy and will take place on the last day of the session.

Wednesdays
Mini Performers
3:50 pm – 4:50 pm
Grades: 1st and 2nd
11 weeks
September 4 – November 20 (no class October 9)

OR
Fridays
Mini Performers
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Grades: 1st and 2nd
11 weeks
September 6 – November 22 (no class October 11)
Location: Highwood Rec Center, 432 Green Bay Road, Highwood
Cost: $370

PLAY STUDY

YOUNG PERFORMERS LEVEL 1
Taught by Maggie Portman
Open to students in 3rd – 5th Grade
Saturdays 10 am – 11:30 am

In this class, we will build and strengthen our storytelling skills using the “actor’s toolkit” of the body/physicality, voice, and imagination. We will learn how to create a character with a physical life very different from our own by exploring the art of playing an animal on stage. We will have fun using the script from the play “The Tortoise and the Hare.” The session will end with a workshop presentation open to family and friends to enjoy on the last day of class.

Saturdays

Young Performers
10 am – 11:30 am
Grades: 3rd – 5th
11 weeks
September 7 – November 23 (no class October 12)
Location: Highwood Rec Center, 432 Green Bay Road, Highwood
Cost: $550

MUSICAL THEATRE STUDY

YOUNG PERFORMERS LEVEL 1
Taught by Maggie Portman
Open to students in 3rd – 5th Grade
Wednesdays 5 pm – 6:30 pm

In this class, actors will dive into the art of character development. They will strengthen their voice, movement, and storytelling skills using shortened highlights of scenes, songs, and dances from the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! Invite your friends and family to see their workshop presentation of these fun and iconic characters brought to life on the last day of class!

The workshop presentation will take place on the last day of the session. The presentation will be open to your family and friends to come and enjoy.

Wednesdays

Young Performers
5 pm – 6:30 pm
Grades: 3rd – 5th
11 weeks
September 4 – November 20 (no class October 9)
Location: Highwood Rec Center, 432 Green Bay Road, Highwood
Cost: $550

ACTING INTENSIVE – CREATING CHARACTER

Taught by Emily Rabinowitz
Open to students in 6th – 12th grades
Mondays 6 pm – 8 pm

Actors will explore all levels of character development, learn the basics of self-discovery (both physically and vocally), and have the opportunity to work with fellow performers through acting games, exercises, and a one-act script that will be presented at the end of the session.

One-Act to be presented is entitled Seth’s Anxiety

Plot: Seth is struggling to come to terms with the divorce of his parents, and his fears come to life in his dreams—from singing lunch ladies who serve him slop to mean girl bullies who cram him into a garbage can. Seth eventually finds a cure for his anxiety at a school bus stop where he meets Natalie, a girl his age, who has experienced his same fears and pains. The realization that his anxieties are shared by others sends him to his first day of middle school with a confident smile.

Mondays
Acting Intensive – Creating Character
6 pm – 8 pm
Grades: 6th -12th
8 weeks
September 9 – November 11 (no classes on September 30 or October 14)
Location: Highwood Rec Center, 432 Green Bay Road, Highwood
Cost: $475

WORKSHOPS

September 3rd – Audition Toolkit with Stacey Flaster and Liz Fauntleroy
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Highwood Rec Center
$90

September 17th – Improv Workshop with Joe Dempsey
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Highwood Rec Center
$90

September 24th – Audition Workshop with Andy Hite
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Highwood Rec Center
$90
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

For additional information on our performances and classes, please email [email protected] or visit www.theperformersschool.com.

Details

Date:
September 4, 2019
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
www.theperformersschool.com

Venue

The Performer’s School
432 Green Bay Rd
Highwood, IL 60040 United States
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