Theater


Theater For Kids

Budding A.M. Actors

MINI-CAMP

Ages: 5-8

Dates & Time: July 5-8 (Tuesday through Friday)

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Final Demonstration: July 8, 10:30 a.m., Landini Center for the Performing and Fine Arts, Recital Hall

Maximum Enrollment: 14

Fee: Non-member/$75, member/$65

Fee: Both A.M. & P.M. Actors classes: Non-member/$135, member/$115

Location: Landini Center for the Performing and Fine Arts, Recital Hall, 300 N. 7th Street

Instructor: Ashlee Vitz, Megan Casas and Korri Martin

Students delve into theater games and warm-up practices during four days of fun-filled training in the theatrical arts. In an atmosphere of excitement, students learn voice projection and body movement by focusing on pantomime and improvisation. Morning and afternoon classes cover different aspects of theater; students may enroll in one or both to heighten the learning experience. If enrolled in both sessions, students can bring a brown-bag lunch and spend a free, supervised lunch-break with the teachers and CSA staff. The camp culminates with a staged showcase at the end of the week.

 

Budding P.M. Actors

MINI-CAMP

Ages: 5-8

Dates & Time: July 5-8 (Tuesday through Friday)

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Final Demonstration: July 8, 1:30 p.m.

Maximum Enrollment: 14

Fee: Non-member/$75, member/$65

Fee: Both A.M. & P.M. Actors classes: Non-member/$135, member/$115

Location: Landini Center for the Performing and Fine Arts, Recital Hall, 300 N. 7th Street

Instructor: Ashlee Vitz, Megan Casas and Korri Martin

This class explores character development through enjoyable and low-pressure monologues.
Students gain an understanding about what it means to be an actor while learning age-appropriate scripts, written by Tommy Jammerson, an ISU theater alumni. Classes also cover blocking, taking direction, and “owning” characters. Morning and afternoon classes cover different aspects of theater; students may enroll in one or both to heighten the learning experience. If enrolled in both sessions, students can bring a brown-bag lunch and spend a free, supervised lunch-break with the teachers and CSA staff. The camp culminates with a staged showcase at the end of the week.

 

Stage Craft

2-WEEK CLASS 

Ages: 7-12

Dates & Time: July 25-29 & August 1-5 (Monday through Friday)

1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Final Performance: August 5, 5:00 p.m., Dreiser Theater

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Fee: Non-member/$250, member/$225

Location: Dreiser Theater, 221 North 6th Street

Instructors: Ashlee Vitz and Sarah Cole

Students will learn about acting and build their environments, too!  An age appropriate play, written by ISU theater alumni, Tommy Jammerson, will enable students to thrive on a college stage, learning aspects of theater including directing and acting. Students will spend part of the afternoon designing and building props, creating an environment specific to the play. Students will spend the rest of the afternoon participating in specialized exercises that teach them how to project their voices, develop a character, and most importantly, to acquire the confidence to act on a stage in front of an audience. The class will culminate with a performance for family and friends. Students should bring one or two snacks each day, and wear comfortable, old clothes. Things may get messy during the construction of props!