Schedule: 2015 Spring Acting Academy


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

ACTING WITH CHARACTER

Mondays, Mar. 30-May 18 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 11-14 | Beg./Int. | $120 Teen Option

Learn what it takes to truly bring a character to life. Use movement and voice techniques to create imaginative and truthful characters. A perfect class to prepare for audition season! —Val Landrum (Limit: 12)

ACTOR'S STUDIO

Saturdays, Apr. 4-May 16 | 1:00-3:00pm | Ages 12+ | All | $135 Teen Option

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 MUSICAL THEATER: Runaways

Wednesdays, Apr. 1- May 20 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 13+ | Adv./YP | $120 Teen Option

Tell a powerful, edgy, and relevant story through monologues and songs from the Tony nominated musical Runaways. This class emphasizes character study, musical scene development, and applying acting, singing and dancing techniques. — Jeffrey Childs & Zoë Rudman (Limit: 14)

BEGINNING ACTING: Focus

Thursdays, Apr. 2-May 21 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $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! —Jennifer Darling (Limit: 12)

BEGINNING ACTING: Foundations

Saturdays, Apr. 4-May 16 | 11:00am-1:00pm | Ages 7-9 | Beg. | $135

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. —Noah Dunham (Limit: 12)

BEGINNING MUSICAL THEATER: Annie

Saturdays, Apr. 4-May 16 | 1:00-3:00pm | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $135

"It’s a hard knock life!" Gain musical theater skills by performing songs from the hit musical Annie. Act out charismatic orphans while you sing lively music, learn basic choreography, and put together an impressive musical showcase. Back by popular demand! —Chanda Hall (Limit: 12)

BEGINNING MUSICAL THEATER: Beyond the Sea

Saturdays, Apr. 4-May 16 | 3:00-4:30pm | Ages 7-9 | Beg. | $105

Dive in to become cool characters like pirates, sailors, and mermaids. Perform lively songs from shows such as Peter Pan, Finding Nemo, and The Little Mermaid. Learn acting, vocal skills, and basic choreography in a musical adventure from the seas! —Wendy Steele (Limit: 12)

BEGINNING MUSICAL THEATER: Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Tuesdays, Mar. 31-May 19 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 7-10 | Beg. | $120

Gain vocal performance skills with great songs and character work from the TV show and musical. Learn the musical numbers, plus meet and sing with a member of OCT's Schoolhouse Rock Live cast! —Wendy Steele (Limit: 12)

CELEBRATE SINGING

Fridays, Apr. 3-May 22 | 9:30-10:15am | Ages 3-5 | Beg. | $65

Join Portland's own Mr. Hoo from The Alphabeticians as you sing lively songs and learn musical skills. Explore singing, movement, and games in this class that focuses on early musical development and performance. —Jeff Inlay (Limit: 10)

COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE

Saturdays, Apr. 4-May 16 | 3:00-5:00pm | Ages 12+ | Adv./YP/By Approval | $135 Teen Option

Experience character-based comedy through the world of Commedia Dell’Arte! Learn mask performance, improvise scenes, and heighten physical work. Prepare for commedia-influenced roles in the comedies of Moliere, Shakespeare, and more. An engaging and active class for anyone interested in comedy, musical theater, or character work. —Tony Fuemmeler (Limit: 12)

CREATIVE DRAMATICS: Animal Tales (A) & (B)

A: Tuesdays, Mar. 31-May 19 | 3:15-4:30pm | Ages 4-5 | Beg. | $100
B: Wednesdays, Apr. 1- May 20 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 5-6 | Beg. | $120

Act out your favorite animals in this lively class! Learn basic performance skills, imagination, character creation, song, and creative movement. Join the fun in this playful introduction to acting. — A: Lily Lowell, B: Jahnavi Caldwell-Green (Limit: 8)

DANCE FOR STAGE

Sundays, Mar. 29-May 3 | 12:00-2:00pm | Ages 12+ | All | $120 Teen Option

Modern, Jazz, Broadway, Contemporary, and more! Discover and perform a variety of dance styles and choreography for musical theater. Improve rhythm and character development through movement. All levels of experience welcome. (6 week class.) —Clara Hillier (Limit: 12)

FABLES WITH FRIENDS

Thursdays, Apr. 2-May 21 | 3:15-4:30pm | Ages 4-5 | Beg. | $100

Unleash your creativity while acting out animals and characters from fables from around the world. Make friends as you recreate wonderful stories that focus on the value of friendship and fun. —Lily Lowell (Limit: 8)

HARRY POTTER

Wednesdays, Apr. 1- May 20 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 8-11 | 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 Rowling’s amazing adventure series. —Sara Kennedy Adams (Limit: 12)

HOMESCHOOL: Make a Musical 

Tuesdays, Apr. 14-June 9 | 1:00-4:00pm | Ages 7-10 | Beg./Int. | $275

Create and perform an original musical based on homeschool curriculum using popular Broadway numbers and your imagination! Learn acting, singing and dancing skills and gain confidence while working as an ensemble and having fun. —Mark Steering (Limit: 12)

IMPROV TROUPE

Saturdays, Apr. 4-May 16 | 9:30-11:00am | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $105

Spontaneous acting! Team up to create scenes and characters from audience suggestions. Practice forms and techniques to let go and act in the moment. A laughter-filled class that focuses on skills essential to every performer. —Jay Flewelling (Limit: 12)

MAGICAL MONDAYS

Mondays, Mar. 30-May 18 | 10:15-11:15am | Ages 3 1/2-5 | Beg. | $80

Act, play, explore, and let your imagination soar. Create characters and stories in this lively class that teaches focus, collaboration, and storytelling, all while having a magically good time! —Chelsie Thomas (Limit: 8)

PAGE-TO-STAGE: Super Seuss (A) & (B)

A: Mondays, Mar. 30-May 18 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 5-6 | Beg. | $120
B: Tuesdays, Mar. 31-May 19 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 5-6 | Beg. | $120

"Oh the places you'll go!" Act out the colorful characters and rhythmical rhymes of Dr. Seuss. Theater games, character creation, and movement skills are featured in this fun-filled class for beginners. — A: Chelsie Thomas, B: Amy La Rosa (Limit: 8)

PASSPORT PERFORMANCE

Tuesdays, Mar. 31-May 19 | 10:15-11:15am | Ages 3 1/2-5 | Beg. | $80

Pack your imagination and set off to explore stories from around the world. Play theater games, gain focus, and build voice and movement skills. Get your passport punched in an acting adventure! —Amy La Rosa (Limit: 8)

SCENE STUDY: Henry & Ramona

Saturdays, Apr. 4-May 16 | 11:00am-1:00pm | Ages 9-12 | Beg./Int. | $135

Join the antics of Ramona, Henry, and the entire Klickitat street gang! Learn to make bold choices, and add believability to characters in a staged performance for family and friends. —Ginnie Sutfin (Limit: 12)

SECRET AGENTS & SUPER SLEUTHS

Thursdays, Apr. 2-May 21 | 4:30-6:00pm | Ages 6-7 | Beg. | $120

Uncover clues, solve the crime, and be the hero! Join the acting adventure as you become daring detectives and super smart spies. Learn theater games and beginning acting skills while creating your own characters and acting out mysteries. —Lucas Welsh (Limit: 8)

STORIES ON STAGE

Mondays, Mar. 30-May 18 | 3:15-4:30pm | Ages 4-5 | Beg. | $100

Release your inner actor as you create and perform your own play based on beloved stories and fairy tales! Learn theater games, play a variety of characters, and gain acting skills in this fun-filled class. —Chelsie Thomas (Limit: 8)

TEEN SCENE: Triple Threat Comedy

Saturdays, Apr. 4-May 16 | 11:00am-1:00pm | Ages 13+ | Beg./Int. | $135 Teen Option

Flex your comedic muscles as you perform improvisation, stand-up, and sketch comedy. Find your comedic voice while learning scene structure, character development, and the styles of comedy. —Jay Flewelling (Limit: 12)

YOUNG ACTOR'S WORKSHOP

Saturdays, Apr. 4-May 16 | 9:30-11:00am | Ages 6-7 | Beg. | $105

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. — Chelsie Thomas (Limit: 8)

YP INTENSIVE: The Director

Sundays, Mar. 29-Apr. 19 | 1:00-4:00pm | Ages 13+ | YP Only (call to sign up) | $130 Teen Option

A class designed for the emerging director. Students will explore multiple aspects of the art form: the power of spatial relationships, musicality of language, text analysis, and tools for guiding an audience through story in thrilling ways. —Matt Zrebski (Limit: 12)

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Spring Break Classes

IMPROV: Say Yes! (A) & (B)

A: Monday-Friday, Mar. 23- 27 | 9:00am-12:00pm| Ages 12+ | Beg./Int. | $140 Teen Option
B: Monday-Friday, Mar. 23- 27 | 12:30-3:30pm | Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $140

Spontaneous acting! Team-up to create scenes and characters on your feet. Practice forms and play games to let go and act in the moment. A laughter-filled class that focuses on skills essential to every performer. —A & B: Jake Michels (Limit: 12)

MUSICAL THEATER: Foundations (A) & (B)

A: Monday-Friday, Mar. 23- 27 | 9:00am-12:00pm| Ages 8-11 | Beg./Int. | $140
B: Monday-Friday, Mar. 23- 27 | 12:30-3:30pm | Ages 12+| Beg./Int. | $140
Teen Option

Love to sing? Then this is the class for you! Discover how exciting musical theater can be as you learn how to make the most of your voice. Rehearse and perform an ensemble musical review, featuring songs from Broadway's biggest hits. —A & B: Mark Steering (Limit: 12)

PAGE-T0-STAGE: Shel in the Spring (A) & (B)

A: Monday-Friday, Mar. 23- 27 | 9:30-11:30am| Ages 6-7| Beginning | $95
B: Monday-Friday, Mar. 23- 27 | 12:30-2:30pm| Ages 6-7| Beginning | $95

"If you're a dreamer, come in!" Develop and perform your own show based on Shel Silverstein's hilarious poetry and classic tale of The Giving Tree. Acting games and engaging imagination combine for fun, focused learning. —A & B: Chelsie Thomas (Limit: 8)

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