Register for our 2022-2023 Season
Children's Arts Theatre School is so excited to welcome yo to the Fall Term of 2022! Whether a new or returning student, there is so much creativity waiting! Our terms begin with a few weeks of introductory games and exercises to teach our students the basics of using space, working with dialogue improvisation, and using big emotion onstage. Soon enough it's time to start rehearsals! This term we will be giving our students the chance to play their favorite hero onstage in a hilarious spoof of superhero stories in SUPERSPOOF for the intermediate and advanced classes and a very cute and fun play for our junior classes called ONE SUPER DAY. We can't wait to explore the work of super strength and supervillains, running faster than a speeding bullet and leaping over the tallest buildings - and sometimes falling. This Fall - you will believe in heroes!
The focus of the Junior Program is to encourage cooperation and group awareness. The “good” group feeling generated by physical movement and energetic drama activities promotes trust in and sensitivity to others required for social growth. The Junior Drama program is designed to introduce storytelling, pantomime, improvisation, dance, drama and voice. The program culminates in a final performance.
The intermediate Program is designed to introduce actors to specific techniques in order to develop their mind, voice and body for a confident and honest performance. Improvisation and scripted scene study provide fluency in acting fundamentals like conflict, action and given circumstances. As collaboration is essential to the creation of theatre, students will develop the social skills required to find creative solutions as a member of a team, to confidently give voice to original ideas, and grow respect towards the ideas of their peers. The drama curriculum introduces improvisation, script-writing, comedy, contemporary dance, role playing, mask, mime, voice, dance and physical theatre. The program culminates in a final performance.
The Advanced Program builds on the fundamentals taught in the Intermediate Program to become bold and daring actors. Improvisation plays a strong role in the Advanced Program, allowing actors to follow their instincts and impulses. Character work is introduced, as well as drawing on the life experiences of the actor to share an honest and organic performance. The advanced drama program covers improvisation, script-writing, comedy, classical theatre training techniques, stage combat and musical theatre. The program culminates in a final performance.
Children's Arts Theatre School could not be more excited to resume in-person classes this September! We are so excited for our (Term 1) Show, which will be introduced at the end of the term. We will be preparing for our June Show, which will be introduced and workshopped in the Winter Term.