McGRATHPR.com – The Academy of the Company Theatre (A.C.T.) announces a new teen and adult Fall Performing Arts Workshops series, now open to the general public for registration. All programs are held at The Company Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell.
A.C.T. Fall Performing Arts Workshops
You’ve Got The Part — Now What?
Sunday, September 23, 10 am to 1 pm
(Teens and Adults) Actor and Director Danny Bolton, member of the Actor’s Equity Association (AEA) teaches students about effective methods to approach roles through the rehearsal process. What are the tools that will enhance the actor’s performance? What questions should the actor be asking of the directorial team? How can an actor break bad habits? How can the actor make the most out of rehearsal time and individual work? Under the perspective and guidance of a working actor/director theatre artist, students have a unique glimpse into what skills and approaches the actor can contribute to the rehearsal room, so that the performance is dynamic and rich.
Sunday, October 21, 11 am to 12:30 pm
(For ages 14+) A predominantly lecture-style class which aims to instill in actors the notion that they are responsible for being their own safety advocate out in the professional world. This class introduces critical skills and concepts that are not generally covered in college theatre education. Learn basic methods to safety-check stage combat weapons, the importance of knowing personal limits, how and when to ask appropriate questions related to safety, the importance of self-advocating in the face of a safety-related issue, and what the chain of command to address your safety concerns. While useful at all ages, this class is particularly important for students heading to collegiate theatre programs, and young theatre practitioners entering the professional arena.
Choreography Workshop with Jocelyn
Sunday, November 18, 11 am to 1 pm
(For ages 12-18) Students learn to utilize dance as a vehicle for storytelling and expressing themes. The class collectively brainstorms ideas, choosing one to develop as a short piece, performed with music by the workshop’s end.
Registration is now open for these fall workshops and space is limited. To register, or for complete A.C.T program details, class schedules and more, visit companytheatre.com/academy, or call 339-469-1776.
Founded in 1987, the Academy of the Company Theatre (A.C.T.) builds creativity and self-confidence in students through the performing and visual arts in a challenging, fun, and supportive environment. A.C.T. provides education in the performing arts through productions, classes and workshops, including four elaborate youth and teen musicals and one teen play annually, featuring gorgeous costumes, grand sets, and live orchestras. A.C.T.’s educational classes (formerly known as Studio One) enrich the lives of both children and adults year-round. A faculty of established teacher/artists educate, nurture and encourage proper technical development in voice, acting, movement and music, leading students to empowered, positive experiences.
About The Company Theatre
Established in 1979, the award-winning Company Theatre is the South Shore region’s year-round professional theatre. The Company Theatre is also home to The Academy of the Company Theatre (A.C.T.), the theatre’s popular performing arts academy, and an annual concert and special events series.
For the latest information on The Company Theatre’s programs and performances, visit companytheatre.com, call the box office at 781-871-2787, or follow The Company Theatre Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.