TAS+SD IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE AN ENTIRELY NEW ARRAY OF CLASSES THIS FALL!
Classes are project based, incorporating multiple facets of the theatre arts, and include performances at the end of each session.  
Advanced devised theatre projects will be submitted to emerging artist festivals and playwriting contests.
There are no cookie cutter theatre classes here - each project is specifically designed for our program and its theatre artists.
Class sizes are limited, so we may ensure a safe, nurturing creative space for theatre artists.

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LIBERTY STREET
Sketch Comedy + Improv + Puppetry (Session One)
7 week program for ages 6-10
September 4 - October 16, 2018  / Tuesdays 4:00pm - 5:10pm
Studio Showcase Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 6:30pm and 7:15 pm (two performances)
Instructor: Courtney Corey
Studio Fee: $180

CLASS CLOSED

 

Theatre Artists build their very own creature puppet (which they take home at the end of the session), as they learn bunraku puppetry techniques. Mix in some fun improv + giggles + creativity and the artists will create their very own sketch comedy show, entitled, “Liberty Street!”

EXPLORE:  Watch Sesame Street puppeteers bring our favorite characters to life!


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ME AND MY ROBOT
Devised Theatre + Puppetry (Session Two)
7 week program for ages 6-10
October 30 - December 18, 2018  / Tuesdays 4:00pm - 5:10pm (no class 11/20)
Studio Showcase Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:30pm and 7:15 pm (two performances) 
Instructor: Courtney Corey
Studio Fee: $180

Theatre Artists build their very own found object puppet (which they take home at the end of the session), as they learn table-top puppetry techniques. Mix in some beginning playwriting + team spirit + creativity and the artists will create a mini-play entitled, “Me and My Robot.”

EXPLORE:  Take a look behind-the-scenes at Handspring Puppet Company's production of Ouroboros!


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BROADWAY BY THE NUMBERS
Musical Theatre Songs + Scenes (Session One)

7 week program for ages 7-10
September 4 - October 16, 2018 / Tuesdays 5:15pm - 6:25pm
Studio Showcase Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 6:30pm and 7:15 pm (two performances)
Instructor: Courtney Corey
Studio Fee: $180

Learn your “5-6-7-8’s” as you step into the shoes of Broadway finest performers. Theatre Artists will explore scenes (scripted and devised) that lead into musical numbers as they develop skills to connect acting with singing. We will explore three exciting shows: Mary Poppins + Matilda + School of Rock.

EXPLORE: Watch these highlights from the Broadway production of Mary Poppins!


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BROADWAY BY THE NUMBERS
Musical Theatre Songs + Scenes (Session Two)
7 week program for ages 7-10
October 30 - December 18, 2018 / Tuesdays 5:15pm - 6:25pm (no class 11/20)
Studio Showcase Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:30pm and 7:15 pm (two performances)
Instructor: Courtney Corey
Studio Fee: $180

Learn your “5-6-7-8’s” as you step into the shoes of Broadway finest performers. Theatre Artists will explore scenes  (scripted and devised) that lead into musical numbers as they develop skills to connect acting with singing. We will explore three exciting shows: Wicked + Newsies + Finding Neverland.

EXPLORE:  Learn how Gregory Maguire's brilliant story of Wicked was developed for the Broadway stage!


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JASON ROBERT BROWN ON BROADWAY
Musical Theatre Songs + Character Development (Session One)

6 week program for ages 10-13
Saturdays 10:45am - 11:55am
September 15 - October 20, 2018
Studio Showcase Saturday, October 20 at 7:00pm and 8:00pm (two performances)
Instructor: Kati Dulaney
Studio Fee: $180

Theatre Artists will explore songs composed by Broadway’s Jason Robert Brown that focus the journey of growing up, taking unexpected paths, and discovering new perspectives: 13, The Musical + Songs For A New World.

Through solo and small group work, Theatre Artists will develop vocal technique skills such as breath support, muscle control, placement, and resonance as they develop characters who tell their musical story with authenticity and honesty.

EXPLORE:  Take a sneak peek at the recording session for 13th the Musical on Broadway!


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ROCK 'N ROLL ON BROADWAY
Musical Theatre Songs + Staging (Session Two)

6 week program for ages 10-13
Saturdays 10:45am - 11:55am
October 27 - December 15, 2018 (no class Thanksgiving Week)
Studio Showcase Saturday, December 15 at 7:00pm and 8:00pm (two performances)

Instructor: Kati Dulaney
Studio Fee: $180

Theatre Artists will explore Broadway songs that span the decades of rock and roll from the 1960s to the present. From the peace-loving “Let the Sunshine In” (Hair) to the rebellious “We’re Not Gonna Take It” (Rock of Ages), artists will have a blast rockin’ out to these hit shows!

Through solo and small group work, Theatre Artists will develop vocal technique skills such as breath support, muscle control, placement, and resonance as they learn how physicality, movement, and staging methods can enhance their performance.

EXPLORE:  Here's a great interview with cast members from School of Rock on Broadway!


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OFF THE MAP
Devised Theatre + Acting (Session One)

6 week program for ages 11-16
Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:10pm
September 12 - October 17, 2018
Studio Showcase Friday, October 19 at 6:30pm and 7:30 pm (two performances)

Instructor: Courtney Corey
Studio Fee: $190

Imagine yourself living about 2,000 miles from Australia, in a geographically rich country comprised of a cluster of distinctive islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Now, imagine that your country has been left off the map! Every map! In the world! Every map maker has forgotten about you. Will the rest of the world forget you exist as well?  

Theatre Artists will be inspired by the real life effort of New Zealand to put their country back on maps across the globe, as they create a devised play entitled, “Off The Map.” They will utilize acting techniques in the process, building a foundation for their craft from the work of Stella Adler + Michael Chekov + Uta Hagen + Sanford Meisner + Viola Spolin + Lee Strasburg + Constantin Stanislavsky.

EXPLORE:  Find out more about the New Zealand conspiracy here! 

*The collaborative script will be submitted to emerging artist playwriting festivals, including the California Young Playwright’s Contest.


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THE ISLAND
Devised Theatre + Acting (Session Two)

6 week program for ages 11-16
Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:10pm
November 7 - December 19, 2018 (no class 11/21)
Studio Showcase Thursday, December 20 at 6:30pm and 7:30pm (two performances)

Instructor: Courtney Corey
Studio Fee: $190

Imagine yourself floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on a plastic debris island, created by humans over the course of your lifetime. Now imagine, you are tasked with finding a place to recycle your island, but no one wants it. What do you do? Where do you go?

Theatre Artists will research the effects of single use plastics on our oceans, and the conundrums of the recycling industry as they create a devised play entitled, “The Island.”  They will utilize acting techniques in the process, building a foundation for their craft from the work of Stella Adler + Michael Chekov + Uta Hagen + Sanford Meisner + Viola Spolin + Lee Strasburg + Constantin Stanislavsky.

EXPLORE:  Check out this National Geographic article about the effects of single use plastics on our oceans.

*The collaborative script will be submitted to emerging artist playwriting festivals, including the California Young Playwright’s Contest.


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SHAKESPEARE ON BROADWAY
Musical Theatre Songs + Character Development (Session One)

6 week program for ages 11-16
Wednesdays 5:15pm - 6:25pm
September 12, 2018 - October 17, 2018
Studio Showcase Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30pm and 7:30pm (two performances)

Instructor: Courtney Corey
Studio Fee: $180

Sing your heart out to the scores of three hit Broadway musicals and learn how each was inspired by Shakespeare’s famous characters: Something Rotten + West Side Story + All Shook Up.

Through solo and small group work, Theatre Artists will develop vocal technique skills such as breath support, muscle control, placement, and resonance as they explore characters that connect today’s Broadway with the classic theatre.

“If music be the food of love, play on!” - William Shakespeare, TWELFTH NIGHT

EXPLORE:  Learn more about the characters of Something Rotten!


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FOSSE ON BROADWAY
Musical Theatre Songs + Staging (Session Two)

6 week program for ages 11-16
Wednesdays 5:15pm - 6:25pm
November 7 - December 19, 2018 (no class Thanksgiving Week)
Studio Showcase Wednesday, December 19 at 6:30pm and 7:30pm (two performances)

Instructor: Courtney Corey
Studio Fee: $180

Explore iconic Broadway numbers originally created by Bob Fosse for Pippin + Sweet Charity + The Pajama Game. Through solo and small group work, Theatre Artists will develop vocal technique skills such as breath support, muscle control, placement, and resonance as they explore movement and staging techniques synonymous with the Fosse style.

“There are a scant few people as synonymous with modern Broadway dance as Bob Fosse. His movement style is more individual than any of the other choreographers...if you’ve ever seen someone doing a sideways shuffle while rolling their wrists or shoulders and wearing a bowler hat, you know what Fosse was all about. Fosse turned what he saw as his “flaws” into a style; his movement hinged on angles and subtlety.” - Logan Culwell-Block, PLAYBILL

EXPLORE:  Check out the original cast of Fosse on IBDB! Many Broadway performers and choreographers have a solid foundation in the Fosse style!


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ONE-ACT FEST
Acting + Producing (Session One)

6 week program for ages 11-17
Saturdays 9:30am - 10:40am
September 15 - October 20, 2018
Studio Showcase Saturday, October 20 at 7:00pm and 8:00pm (two performances)

Instructor: Kati Dulaney
Studio Fee: $190

Theatre Artists will act in the role of artistic director as they join together to select a published one-act play they feel is relevant not only to the cast, but to their audience. They will assume roles within the piece and develop the production with their director, Kati Dulaney. Theatre Artists will also take part in other producing aspects, including: marketing, press relations, and house management.

EXPLORE:  We love this Tedx presentation about the possibilities of theatre!


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ONE-ACT FEST
Acting + Producing (Session Two)

6 week program for ages 11-17
Saturdays 9:30am - 10:40am
October 27 - December 15, 2018 (no class 11/24)
Studio Showcase Saturday, December 15 at 7:00pm and 8:00pm (two performances)

Instructor: Kati Dulaney
Studio Fee: $190

Theatre Artists will act in the role of artistic director as they join together to select a published one-act play they feel is relevant not only to the cast, but to their audience. They will assume roles within the piece and develop the production with their director, Kati Dulaney. Theatre Artists will also take part in other producing aspects, including: marketing, press relations, and house management.

EXPLORE:  Find out how theatre can save the world!


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ADVANCED PLAYWRITING + DIRECTING + ACTING (Session One)
8 week program for ages 12-17
Thursdays 4:45pm - 6:45pm
September 20, 2018 - November 8, 2018
Studio Showcase Friday, November 9 at at 6:30pm and 7:30pm (two performances)

Instructor: Courtney Corey with Guest Instructors (TBA)
Studio Fee: $250

Theatre Artists will use their collective voice and passion to create several original one act plays that seek to inspire empathy and connection with an audience. Directors and actors will be chosen from the group for each short play. They will explore methods of communication and vision-sharing between the creative team (playwrights and director) and the actors. They will utilize acting techniques in the process, building a foundation for their craft from the work of Stella Adler + Michael Chekov + Uta Hagen + Sanford Meisner + Viola Spolin + Lee Strasburg + Constantin Stanislavsky.

EXPLORE:  See the work of teen playwrights from California on the stage at The Old Globe!

*The collaborative scripts will be submitted to emerging artist playwriting festivals, including the California Young Playwright’s Contest as well as the San Diego International Fringe Festival.

 CLASS CLOSED