In the Fall and Spring of each year Theatre Jacksonville offers after-school classes in our Young Actors Theatre and weekend classes in our Adult Training Program. This year we're so excited to be diversifying our offerings so scroll down and take a look!
Young Actors Theatre - 10 Weeks
Theatre helps build important life skills, self esteem, and confidence, all while providing students with fun, enjoyment, and a sense of accomplishment! We strive to provide a safe, comfortable environment where kids can express themselves freely, develop their imaginations, and expand their social skills by interacting with others their age. Through improv exercises, poetry study, monologue and scene work our students will enhance their stage presence and gain the skills for proper stage performance.
Split into 2 age groups that meet on different days, this class will help our young actors connect the notes they're singing to the meaning of the words they're saying. We then combine that skill with choreography and they'll be closer to becoming a well-rounded musical theatre performer!
Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Frolic in the world of Dr. Seuss as we bring his silly stories and poetry to life on stage. We'll use his text to learn the basics of being on stage and working together to tell a story. Creativity is key as we explore all the thinks we can think as we think about Seuss!
Getting The Part: Audition Technique
This class is perfect for any young actor looking to sharpen their auditioning skills. Whether you're auditioning for a play in the community, one of the local magnet programs, or want to polish a piece for the district Thespian Competition, this is the class for you. Choose from a selection of monologues on the first day, or bring something you've been working, and over the 10 weeks we'll work together to get it audition-ready!
Lights Up!: Stage Lighting
Basic hands on-lighting course for theatrical production with an emphasis on the technical aspects of lighting. Students will learn from Theatre Jacksonville's Technical Director, how to use a light board, basic electricity, and how to hang and focus lighting instruments, including LED lights. The students will have an actual production to which they will contribute to the design.
As Scene On TV!
Using telescripts from classic and contemporary TV shows, we'll explore working together on stage. Students will rehearse and perform various scenes ranging from comedy to drama, grounded in reality to large and over-the-top.
High School students engage in the full theatrical experience; taking a production from auditions, through rehearsal, costumes and tech, to performance on the Theatre Jacksonville mainstage. Title and date TBA. Please check our website.
All classes are $200 per 10-week session
EXCEPT Musical Showstoppers which is $250
Adult Training Program
Through the use of creative improvisation, scene work, and theatre games, we'll explore subtext, believability, and the importance of being in the moment. While our initial class covers the basics of acting for beginniners, the others will include advanced concepts.
A class for those new to the theatre, covering the basics of acting and feeling comfortable on stage. Theatre games, exercises and monologues will be used to teach students the fundamentals of performance. All skill and experience levels are welcome.
Sundays 4-5:30pm, September 27-November 15 | $180 per 8-week session
Having trouble nailing that audition? Are nerves preventing you from showing your full potential? Then this is the class for you. Auditioning can be the most uncomfortable part of the acting experience but it doesn't have to be. This class will focus on giving students the skills they need to audition strongly. Students will learn to build confidence, improve cold-reading skills and work on material they can use for future auditions.
Sundays 5:30-7pm, September 27-October 18 | $100 per 4-week session
Voice, Speech, & Breath
Through relaxation and resonance techniques developed by Kristin Linklater, participants in this class will learn to develop a relationship with their own breath and voice. The class will focus on vibration and freeing the natural voice to allow for the greatest volume with the least tension. Coupled with the speech techniques of Edith Skinner students will learn how to speak with greater clarity on stage, screen and radio. Basic microphone technique will also be covered.
Sundays 5:30-7pm, October 25-November 15 | $100 per 4-week session
For additional information call 904.396,4425 ext. 16, or e-mail email@example.com
For each one of our mainstage productions, we offer local middle, high school, and college students the opportunity to attend the show's final dress rehearsal for the cost of $2.00 per student. Each area Drama and English teacher is sent a flyer for the upcoming student night performance and is told the seating availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. This arrangement benefits the students and the performers, by providing a low cost opportunity for a much needed "sneak preview" audience.
The theatre offers area students $10.00 student "rush tickets" of our mainstage productions. These tickets are available at the box office the day of the show, five minutes prior to the opening curtain based upon availability.
Our Educational Outreach department publishes a student study guide to correspond with each of our mainstage productions. These study guides summarize the script, provide a glossary, include background research, and offer interpretive questions helpful in bringing about class discussion and a better understanding of the script. These guides are offered, free of charge, to local middle and high schools. Guides are usually prepared a week before a show opens and can be downloaded from that show's webpage.
The Theatre Jacksonville Training Center is North Florida's premiere learning facility for actors of all ages. With a staff of highly trained, working professionals, we strive to educate the individual in a welcome and challenging theatrical environment. No matter your age, level of experience, or area of interest, there are classes for you here at the Southeast's oldest continually-producing community theatre. Our program consists of classes for both children and adults ranging from weekly acting and vocal classes, to special workshops and master classes taught by regional performers and educators. The goal is create and foster a love for the theatre arts in members of the community and to train them in the major performance disciplines.
At theatre Jacksonville, we strive to nurture the creativity of young minds through out Young Actors program. Our mission is to provide a safe, comfortable environment where kids can express themselves freely, develop their imaginations, and expand their social skills by interacting with others their age. Theatre helps build important life skills, self esteem, and confidence, all while providing students with fun, enjoyment, and a sense of accomplishment! All young actors theatre classes conclude with a showcase performance.
Through the use of theatre games, creative improvisation, and scene work, we'll explore subtext, believability, and the importance of being in the moment. While one class covers the basics of acting for beginners, the other will include advanced concepts of creating relationships and playing an objective. Text used will be provided by the instructor. Come prepared to have fun and try something new or strengthen the acting tools you've already acquired!.