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

6 week program for ages 10-13
Saturdays 10:45am - 11:55 pm
November 3 - 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), to the hit show, School of Rock, 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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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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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 Two)

6 week program for ages 11-17
Saturdays 9:00am - 10:40am
November 3 - 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: $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!