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Taking the Stage: Ancient Theater

Ages 13-18. Acting class with rotating topics for teens of all levels.

  • Ended
  • 205 US dollars
  • Purcellville Baptist Church: 601 Yaxley Dr, Purcellville, VA 20132

Course Description

Ages 13*-18. Open to all experience levels. Students are encouraged to take this course more than once, as the curriculum will rotate. Taking the Stage is JTC’s in-depth course for teens. The course is designed to incorporate new students** through review of core concepts at the beginning of each class, but will devote the majority of each class to in-depth, challenging work around each semester’s Topic Focus. The Topic Focus will rotate semester by semester to continually challenge returning students with new material. Students will learn through exercises and demonstrations; they will also study scenes from classic playwrights and prepare monologues for performance, with an emphasis on understanding and communicating the text effectively through individual delivery and physicality choices, as well as teamwork with scene partners. Students should expect take-home work and will participate in an end-of-semester showcase, open to friends and family, to be held the last day of class. Core concepts for review will include physicality, voice, tablework, characterization, stakes, status, staging, and theatrical imagination. The Fall 2022 Topic Focus (Ancient Theater) will include studying and staging excerpts from classical Greek comedies and tragedies and exploring the unities, mask, verse, and the role of the Chorus. * 13-year-olds are welcome in either our Youth Acting courses or our more advanced Taking the Stage course for teens, depending on the maturity and experience of the individual student. We encourage 13-year-olds brand new to theater to take our Youth Acting course, and students with more exposure to classic texts and on stage experience to level up into our Taking the Stage course, but we are flexible based on the needs of the student. If you are not sure which class is best for your student, please contact us to determine the best student placement. ** Students completely new to theater are very much welcome! We will send brand new students resources to do some study on their own ahead of class. Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM Sept 13 - Nov 15, 2022

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Tuition is due in full upon the first day of class. We are unable to refund missed class time. Registrations may be cancelled with a full refund up until the start of the first class meeting. Registrations cancelled after the first class, but prior to the third class may receive a 50% refund. After the third class meeting, tuition is non-refundable. If a student is dismissed due to violating JTC’s behavior policy, tuition will not be refunded.

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