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Education @ Hartford Stage announces online Fall Youth and Adult programs

Free Youth Classes for Hartford Residents

Hartford, CT – After a successful launch of online education classes this summer for both youth and adult students, Education @ Hartford Stage has announced a Fall line-up of 7 youth classes and 5 adult classes.

“We were delighted to have 75 students join us this summer for our first online classes.” said Jennifer Roberts, Director of Education @ Hartford Stage. “Working in a virtual space still allowed students to form bonds, but also created some unique opportunities to collectively explore the craft of theatre. We look forward to challenging our students and teaching artists to find new avenues of creativity this fall.”

With the launch of our Fall programs, Hartford Stage is unveiling a new community initiative to provide free youth classes for Hartford residents. With additional funding provided the Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts, Education @ Hartford Stage is able to expand our existing scholarship program and provide access to our youth classes for Hartford students.

For more information or to register for Youth or Adult classes, please visit https://www.hartfordstage.org.

YOUTH CLASS SCHEDULE
Musical Theatre Dance
Ages 5-8
October 8 – December 3, 2020 • Thursdays: 4:30 – 5:30pm
All classes will take place via Zoom
$100

Come join us for a fun hour of movement and dance exploring fun-filled musical theatre tunes. No experience necessary!

Creative Dramatics
Ages 5-8
September 30 – November 18, 2020 • Wednesdays: 4:30 – 5:30pm
All classes will take place via Zoom
$100

In this class, students will use theatre skills such as improvisation, movement and teamwork to foster communication and explore social-emotional learning.

Playwriting
Ages 9+
October 8 – December 3, 2020 • Thursdays: 4:00 – 5:00pm
All classes will take place via Zoom
$100

Students will learn techniques to create their own piece of theatre. Work will be developed through writing prompts, research and free writing.

Comedy Improv
Ages 9+
October 6 – November 24, 2020 • Tuesdays: 4:00 – 5:00pm
All classes will take place via Zoom
$100

Learn the basics of improv through fun and engaging games. Emphasis will be put on team building, listening skills and thinking on your feet.

Voice Over Acting
Ages 13+
October 19 – November 9, 2020 • Mondays: 4:00 – 5:00pm
All classes will take place via Zoom
$50

Students will learn the specific techniques utilized in voice-over work. Have you always wondered what it would be like to be the voice of a cartoon? What about doing commercials? Then this is the class for you! This class will be taught by a professional voice-over actor with many years of experience in this fascinating field. No experience or special equipment needed.

Hartford Stage Drama Club • Grade Level 5-8
October 6 – December 5, 2020 • 4:00 – 6:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays (no rehearsal on 11/26).
Dress rehearsal will take place from 4:00 – 6:00pm on Friday, December 4.
*Production Date: Saturday, December 5 at 2:00pm
All rehearsals and performances will take place via Zoom
$250

Join our virtual Drama Club! This is an afterschool program that will meet twice per week. Students will participate in an online production. Schedules will be developed based on the needs of the production. Students may also be asked to pre-record some parts of the show with guidance of the instructors. Show selection will depend on the number of students enrolled, and students may not be required to attend every rehearsal.

Hartford Stage Drama Club • Grade Level 9-12
October 5-December 5, 2020 • 4:00 – 6:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays (no rehearsal on 10/12 or 11/11).
Dress rehearsal will take place from 6:30 – 8:30pm on Friday, December 4.
*Production Date: Saturday, December 5th at 6:00pm
All rehearsals and performances will take place via Zoom
$250

Join our virtual Drama Club! This is an afterschool program that will meet twice per week. Students will participate in an online production. Schedules will be developed based on the needs of the production. Students may also be asked to pre-record some parts of the show with guidance of the instructors. Show selection will depend on the number of students enrolled, and students may not be required to attend every rehearsal.

PRIVATE COACHING
Private Acting Coaching
Lessons scheduled by appointment. Please call to schedule.
Ages 9+
Single 30 minute session: $30
8 class package: $240
12 class package: $360

Work one-on-one with one of our teaching artists! Lessons will be scheduled by appointment only in 30 minute sessions. Attention will be given to voice and speech work, character development, physical acting, audition techniques and material selection.

College Prep Coaching Package
Lessons scheduled by appointment. Please call to schedule.
Semester-long package (includes 12 weekly 45 minute lessons, plus an audition panel with area theatre professionals): $600

This package includes 12 extended-length 45 minute lessons where you will receive guidance on selecting audition monologues, text development and audition prep. At the culmination of the session, students will have the opportunity to perform their material to a panel of industry professionals to receive valuable feedback. The panel will include Hartford Stage’s own Artistic Director, Melia Bensussen.

ADULT CLASS SCHEDULE
Acting for the Camera Online
Mondays: 10/5-11/23 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Liam Toner
$150

Learn the technical side of acting in front of the camera using your own home computer. This eight-week online class will focus on performance techniques for the specific genres of commercials, film and television. Students will work on camera and will have the opportunity to review their work, receive feedback, and explore angles, distance, and performance techniques specific to film. All levels welcome. Classes will be held via Zoom, and login information will be provided upon registration.

Scene Study Online
Wednesdays: 10/7–11/25 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Aurelia Clunie
$150

Keep your creative muscles active without leaving home! In this eight-week online class, students will practice making strong acting choices as they explore scenes from popular contemporary plays. Some experience recommended. Classes will be held via Zoom, and login information will be provided upon registration.

Intro to Acting Online
Thursdays: 10/1–11/19 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Nina Pinchin
$150

Try your hand at acting from the comfort of your own living room! This eight-week online course provides a foundation of acting skills and techniques for beginning actors. Through improvisation, monologues and games, actors will develop creativity and confidence while learning to use their natural impulses on stage. No previous experience needed! Classes will be held via Zoom, and login information will be provided upon registration.

Accents and Dialects Online
Tuesday 11/10 • 7:00 – 9:00pm
Instructor: Emely Larson
$60

Looking to add some skills to your actor’s toolbox? Class will touch on British RP, French and more. Fun for all experience levels! Class will be held via Zoom, and login information will be provided upon registration.

Audition Basics Online
Tuesday 11/17 • 7:00 – 9:00pm
Instructor: Rachel Alderman
$60

Using time at home to prepare for auditions next season? Come explore audition etiquette and keys to confidence in this two-hour intensive workshop. Learn valuable dos and don’ts in the rehearsal room with Hartford Stage Artistic Associate and director of Cry It Out and A Christmas Carol, Rachel Alderman. Memorized monologues are welcome but not required; this class is open to all experience levels. Class will be held via Zoom, and login information will be provided upon registration.

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