THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES


FALL CLASSES BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 for our 9 week sessions.


REGISTRATION  WILL OPEN ON AUGUST 1.


Acting 101 : ages 13-17  Instructor Caren Hearne,  Mondays 6:00-7:30pm

By working on scene study skills, building relationships with their fellow actors, and channeling their imagination, teen actors build confidence and gain the tools they need to make a script their own. This class will provide the student with the context for developing acting skills and techniques. Through improv, games and scene work, students will understand the importance of self discipline and regular practice and rehearsal. They will begin to develop their own interpretative skills so that they can perform a role using a personal and unique artistic style. Classes will take place every Monday evening from 6:00-7:30pm, beginning April 9 through June 4, 2018. Tuition: $160


 

Creative Dramatics: ages 3-5  Instructor Alisa Mehlo Tuesdays 5:30pm to 6:15pm

Allow children ages 3-5 to enjoy the feeling of trying something new and making new friends! Students will be introduced to theatrical concepts by exploring various theatre games, art projects and songs in this fun and exciting class. The class will end with a showcase in one of our classrooms, so family and friends can see all of the fun and hard work that was put in throughout the semester. Classes will take place every Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm beginning April 10 through June 5, 2018.Tuition: $115


 

The World's My Stage: ages 6-8 Instructor Alisa Mehlo Tuesdays 6:30pm to 7:15pm

This exciting class is for younger actors ages 6-8 who are ready to start their training. Students learn to create characters, build ensemble, and use their voice to project and articulate while having a lot of fun. The class will end with a showcase in one of our classrooms, so family and friends can see all of the fun and hard work that was put in throughout the semester. Classes will run every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm beginning April 10 through June 5, 2018.Tuition $115


 

Beginning Acting : ages 9-12 Instructor Caren Hearne, Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

This fun course teaches the basics of acting to ages 9-12, utilizing vocal/physical training, theatre games and improvisation. Students acquire improved communication skills and self-confidence for performance. The class will end with a showcase in one of our classrooms, so family and friends can see all of the fun and hard work that was put in throughout the semester. Classes take place every Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:00pm beginning April 11 through June 6, 2018.Tuition: $130


 

Punches and Slaps and Falls OH MY!!!: ages 9-13 Instructor Jonathan Beckas  Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm


Punches and Slaps and Falls OH MY! is a series of classes teaching children from ages 9-13 the basics of stage combat punches, slaps, and falls.  Your children will be taught the proper and safe way to fall to the ground and give and receive a punch or slaps in a theatre setting.  This is not a martial arts class and the objective of the class is to teach proper technique in a fight scene. The art of Stage Combat is a portrayal of fights within a play or musical.  This will be a fun and educational class that will teach your kids a part of theatre that is often time over looked. Classes take place every Thursday from 5:30-7:00pm starting April 12 through June 7, 2018.Tuition: $160






 



Classes, Workshops, and Camps

Join us  for an exciting summer theatre adventure! Our camps provide a fun and safe environment for children to explore theatre arts. Mariposa Theatre for Young Audiences Summer 2018 camps are available for ages 7 through 18, with options of one or two-week sessions, full or half day. Imagination and creativity are essential components to our learning environment. Led by highly experienced professionals and teaching artists participants will explore character development, improvisation, stage presence, auditioning and more, through educational games & activities. Each camp culminates in a Showcase Performance for family and friends. Whatever the theatrical aspirations may be, Mariposa has a camp for you!

Taking theatre classes, children are learning a huge host of skills.


Many other important skills that they’re learning that can be used in their everyday lives, no matter what profession they decide to pursue in the future, such as…..


  • Reading and reciting from scripts, which increases their verbal and literacy skills.
  • Working with a director/musical director/choreographer, which increases their listening skills.
  • Many theatre companies offer volunteer opportunities, such as being a stage manager, technical operator, or usher, which gives actual job skills training that can be used towards careers behind the scenes or in the business side of theatre.
  • When they’re practicing for an audition, they’re learning research and preparation skills, and learning how to take steps into achieving a goal.
  • When they perform in front of their peers or an audience, they’re learning self-confidence and bravery.
  • When they get cast in a plum role, they’re learning how to accept their achievements with grace.
  • When they don’t get the part they want (or get cast in the show at all), they’re learning to deal with disappointment.
  • When they’re practicing their lines and rehearsing their choreography at home, they’re learning about the importance of giving your best effort and not letting down your teammates.
  • When they’re learning dances and stage combat, they’re practicing hand/eye coordination.
  • When they’re cast in a show with kids they don’t know or don’t like, they’re learning how to deal with others.
  • When they realize that they have a project due in class the day before off-book day, they’re learning about time management.
  • When something goes wrong onstage (which it inevitably does in the theatre!), they’re learning how to deal with the unexpected, how to stay cool in an emergency, how to roll with the punches and keep the show going on!

School is almost over for this year.  The endless summer looms.  How can you continue to keep structure in your child's life during the summer months?!


Bring them to Mariposa for theatre classes of course!! We will be offering full and half day camps and workshops for ages 7 and up. Registration and class descriptions are posted.  Click on the Summer Camp tab above for full descriptions of all our offerings.