The Playhouse Actor’s Studio is designed to mold young actors in a guided, dynamic, studio-style program that is tailored to the needs of each individual student. PAS offers an open-enrollment program in acting for students 6 – 18 years of age that encourages exploration, while creating the opportunity to see the world through the diverse lens of the performing arts. Contact Danny Mollise at 251-422-5434 to register.
Stage One (ages 6- 10) – This class concentrates on the basics of stage acting – movement, voice, and use of the imagination. Pantomime, improvisation, and a host of creative drama games and exercises give the beginning student a strong grounding in basic acting technique. 3 quarters per year, $150.00 per 10 week quarter. Class meets Mondays from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.
Intermediate Acting (ages 11 – 13) – This class begins work in written drama, studying classic works such as The Miracle Worker, The Diary of Anne Frank and literary pieces such as Little Women and Tom Sawyer. Focus is on learning to create characters using the method approach to acting – physical actions lead to emotional responses. Improvisation, monologue and scene work, as well as script analysis make-up the basic work of this class. 3 quarters per year, $150.00 per 10 week quarter. Class meets Thursdays from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.
Advanced Acting (ages 14 – 18) – building on the method approach, actors are encouraged to create characters “from the inside out” by using their own sensory and emotional experiences to create truthful, believable characters. Playwrights ranging from Shakespeare to Ibsen to Miller are read, analyzed and their works are used for monologues and scenes in class performance. For serious students only. Interview, audition required. 3 quarters per year, $150.00 per 10 week quarter. Class meets Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.
MUSIC LESSONS OFFERED AT THE PLAYHOUSE
Piano: Call Scott Jolly at 251-422-2178