Schedule: 2014 Fall Acting Academy


Saturdays, Sep. 27-Nov. 15 | 11:30am-1:00pm | Ages 12+ | All | $120

Explore a variety of skills for stage performance; including theater exercises, presenting monologues, and scene study. Apply techniques to help you stand out in performance as well as auditions. Perfect for beginners as well as returning students. —Christy Drogosch (Limit: 12)

ADVANCED ACTING: Cold Reads and Call Backs Teen Option

Sundays, Oct. 26-Nov. 16 | 1:00-4:00pm | Ages 13+ | Adv./YP | $150

A must for new YPs and experienced actors. Professional training combines on-your-feet acting and college-level curriculum to help you stand out and get the role. Class covers cold reads and audition techniques, as well as confidence building and fun! —Matt Zrebski (Limit: 12)


Mondays, Sep. 29-Nov. 17 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 8-11 | Beg. | $120

Perfect for the aspiring actor. Use theater exercises, scene work, and monologues to develop characters, improve focus, and gain performance and audition skills. This dynamic class will bring out the actor in you! —Nathan Cohen (Limit: 12)

BEGINNING ACTING: Foundations (A) & (B)

A: Tuesdays, Sep. 30-Nov. 18 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 7-10 | Beg. | $120
B: Saturdays, Sep. 27-Nov. 15 | 11:00am-12:30pm | Ages 7-9 | Beg. | $120

Ideal for new actors looking for a fun intro to theater. Use theater games and exercises to explore character, improv, concentration, voice, and movement. A great first acting class for building skills and confidence. — A: Jennifer Darling (Limit: 12), B: Melanie Moseley (Limit: 12)


Thursdays, Oct. 2- Nov. 20 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $120

Combine contemporary pop songs with classical Broadway numbers to create a unique musical performance (think "Glee" comes to OCT!). Solid vocal and dance skills are featured in this class; great for beginning or returning students. —Amy Aronson & Rosalind Fell (Limit: 16)


Saturdays, Sep. 27-Nov. 15 | 3:00-4:30pm | Ages 8-11 | Beg. | $120

Discover Broadway shows where kids have the leads; Oliver; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Hairspray; and more! Focus on solid vocal ensemble work as well as basic choreography. Plus, sing the songs that are designed for your age and character range. —Mark Steering (Limit: 14)

CREATIVE DRAMATICS: Harold and the Purple Crayon

Wednesdays, Oct. 1-Nov. 19 | 3:15-4:30pm | Ages 4-5 | Beg. | $100

Make your own theater adventure using just your imagination—and a purple crayon! Learn acting skills, focus, and collaboration, while discovering marvelous characters and the magical worlds they inhabit. —Kristin Hailstone (Limit: 8)


Tuesdays, Sep. 30- Nov. 18 | 10:15-11:15am | Ages 3 ½-5 | Beg. | $75

Act, play, explore, and let your imagination soar! Create characters and stories to make an original play. A lively class that teaches focus, collaboration, and storytelling, all while having fun in fall! —Amy La Rosa (Limit: 8)


Wednesdays, Oct. 1- Nov. 19 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 9-12 | Beg./Int. | $120

Enter the mystical world of Harry Potter! Build acting skills as you bring Harry and his charmed friends to life. Learn to create, write, and perform your original scenes using characters from J.K. Rowling’s landmark adventure series. —Sara Kennedy Adams (Limit: 12)

IMAGINE IT, ACT IT! Back by popular demand

Wednesdays, Oct. 1- Nov. 19 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 5-6 | Beg. | $120

Explore the possibilities of imagination as you create, rehearse, and perform an original play! This class teaches focus, character creation, physicality and the elements of story, all while having fun and making happily ever afters!. —Kristin Hailstone (Limit: 8)


Saturdays, Sep. 27-Nov. 15 | 10:00-11:30am | Ages 8-11 | Beg. | $120

Spontaneous acting! Learn to let go and act in the moment with games and exercises that develop essential performance skills: creative thinking, comedic timing, ensemble work, and on-the-spot performance. —Jay Flewelling (Limit: 12)


Saturdays, Sep. 27-Nov. 15 | 1:00-3:00pm | Ages 9-12 | Int. | $150

For the experienced actor. Explore skills that help you connect to scripts and fellow performers as you bring a scene to life on stage. Create characters, and improve focus and performance techniques, all while working together and having fun! —Christy Drogosch (Limit: 12)


Saturdays, Sep. 27-Nov. 15 | 1:00-3:00pm | Ages 12+ | Int./Adv./YP | $150

SNL collides with Broadway as you take favorite musical numbers and re-write them into a hilarious mock review—Forbidden Broadway style. Perform an original show, while building musical comedy, vocal, and performance skills. —Mark Steering (Limit: 14)

MUSIC AND MAKE BELIEVE Back by popular demand

Tuesdays, Sep. 30-Nov. 18 | 3:15-4:30pm | Ages 4-5 | Beg. | $100

Unleash your imagination as you journey through magical stories and musical moments. Explore singing, movement, and games while focusing on early musical development and performance. —Chelsie Thomas (Limit: 8)

ON CAMERA: Auditions Back by popular demand

Saturdays, Sep. 27-Nov. 15 | 11:30am-1:00pm | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $150

Get solid audition skills for television and film. Slates and interviews, cold reads, prepared pieces, ensemble work, and on camera techniques come together to help you get the job! Prerequisite: Any OCT acting class. —Jeanne Rogers (Limit: 10)

PAGE-TO-STAGE: Ivy + Bean (A) & (B) Back by popular demand

A: Mondays, Sep. 29-Nov. 17 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 5-6 | Beg. | $130
B: Tuesdays, Sep. 30-Nov. 18 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 6-7 | Beg. | $130

Explore an unlikely friendship as you perform scenes from the series Ivy + Bean. Learn basic acting skills, character creation, and the art of storytelling—with great roles for boys and girls! Includes 2 tickets to OCT's Ivy + Bean dress rehearsal on 10/24/14. —Chelsie Thomas (Limit: 8)

TEEN SCENE: Improv Teen Option Back by popular demand

Thursdays, Oct. 2- Nov. 20 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 13+ | Beg./Int. | $120

Spontaneous acting! Learn forms and games to build scenes and characters, as well as confidence. Use the strengths of your ensemble while practicing skills essential to every performer. A fun class for on-the-spot performance. —Jake Michels (Limit: 12)


Wednesdays, Oct. 1-Nov. 19 | 10:15-11:15am | Ages 3 ½-5 | Beg. | $75

Come play, laugh, and learn! Join the theatrical escapade as you discover the stage. Have a blast acting out stories and characters, learning silly songs, and playing theater games. Fill your Wednesdays with fun! —Kristin Hailstone (Limit: 8)


Saturdays, Sep. 27-Nov. 15 | 9:30-11:00am | Ages 6-7 | Beg. | $120

A weekly "workout" in acting! Develop focus, memorization, and character creation skills. Explore imagination while creating an original showcase of individual work, collaboration, and storytelling. — Jahnavi Caldwell-Green (Limit: 8)

YP INTENSIVE: The Physical Actor Teen Option

Sundays, Sep. 28- Oct. 19 | 1:00-4:00pm | Ages 13+ | YP | $150

Essential training for the Young Professional. Explore a variety of techniques including Viewpoints and Suzuki to connect body to text. Use all senses and instincts to create highly physical characters, open yourself to more roles, and connect to physical work with confidence! —Val Landrum (Limit: 12)

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All classes end with a final presentation for friends and family to attend. Schedule subject to change.

Beg. = New to this class or skill set. Int. = Had prior experience in this skill set. Adv. = Had a lot of experience in this skill set. YP = Young Professional students.
Teen Option = Options for older students
Back by popular demand = Back by popular demand

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