Theatre

The Fine Arts Association
Program

Theatre students of all ages explore and develop their acting skills through a variety of immersive, hands-on theatre classes designed for learning and fun in The Fine Arts Association’s Theatre Program

For each age level, we offer both beginning, intermediate, and advanced level classes depending on the student’s needs and ability. Basic techniques include, but are not limited to: vocal projection, diction, memorization, and blocking (stage placement). 

In advanced classes students will hone their craft, as well as become more comfortable with character choices and development, script analysis, stage presence, and line delivery. Students with prior training from outside organizations will meet with faculty to determine placement in various programs.

FALL 2020 THEATRE CLASSES

FALL 2020 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

THEATRE DISCOVERY CLASSES

THEATRE DISCOVERY CLASSES

A place where children develop their creative skills while beginning their creative passion!

Communication skills

Learn language and communication skills
that help students communicate effectively
with others with confidence.
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Teacher – Doriann D’Apice
From 08/29/2020 to 12/19/2020 on Saturdays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for ages 3-5.

Do you want to build a snowman? Or go into the unknown? So many new adventures are in store for Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Hans and Sven in this class! You’ll re-enact all your favorite scenes from Frozen AND Frozen 2 while learning theatre fundamentals like character building, blocking, articulation, projection and being in the moment. Your family and friends will love to watch you LET IT GO on Sharing Day!
Teacher – David Malinowski
From 08/26/2020 to 12/16/2020 on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. for ages 3-5.

Does your little one dream of being a princess? This class allows children to act out their dream! While working on basic theatre techniques, your young actor/actress will perform a role in a play that shows princesses the improtance of friendship and that they can do anything their hearts desire. Strong parental involvement for the help of memorizing lines is required. This class culminates with Sharing Day for family and friends on the last day of class.

THEATRE ARTS EXPERIENCE

THEATRE ARTS EXPERIENCE CLASSES

Students learn to adapt to changing situations.
This allows them to be more apt to accept change, both on stage and in life!

Relationships

Experience working together in order to create a great show.
See how an acting troupe must work together in order to make the show a success.
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Teacher – David Malinowski
 
 
 
for ages 6-8.
 
Will be available spring of 2021.
 
Is your young “performer” ready to take the stage? This class teaches young actors the basic techniques and responsibilities of being in a play. Class culminates in a Sharing Day production for family and friends.
Teacher – Doriann D’Apice
From 08/29/2020 to 12/19/2020 on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for ages 6-8.

Do you want to build a snowman? Or go into the unknown? So many new adventures are in store for Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Hans and Sven in this class! You’ll re-enact all your favorite scenes from Frozen AND Frozen 2 while learning theatre fundamentals like character building, blocking, articulation, projection and being in the moment. Your family and friends will love to watch you LET IT GO on Sharing Day!
Teacher – Justin Steck
 
Will be available spring of 2021
 
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in a play? In this class children experience what the actors do in rehearsal. This session culminates with a Sharing Day for family and friends.
 

THEATRE FOR YOUNG ACTORS

THEATRE FOR YOUNG ACTORS CLASSES

Taking the next steps through scene and script work,
students learn to support one another.
Another’s success is seen as a success for all.

Equip

Master several key communication skills that will equip students for life.
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Teacher – Justin Steck
From 08/24/2020 to 12/14/2020 on Mondays from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. for ages 9-11.
 
Interested in acting, but don’t know where to start? This class is for you! Students learn to build skills through fun theatre games and working on a scene or monologue. Class culminates with a Sharing Day for family and friends on the last day of class.
Teacher – Sandy Kosovich Peck
From 08/25/2020 to 12/15/2020 on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for ages 9-11

This class is for the student who has a little bit of acting experience already and is looking to expand their performing skills. We’ll dig a little deeper into theatre games and scenes to learn how to be more confident, focused and truthful on stage
Teacher – Sandy Kosovich Peck
 
Will be available spring of 2021.
 
Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for ages 9-11.
This class is perfect for the experienced acting student who is looking for a challenging and supportive theatre experience. Expand your theatre knowledge and skills through scene work, vocal and movement exercises, and improvisation. Consistent attendance is expected and all students are required to participate in the Sharing Day performance for family and friends on the last day of class in the Corning Auditorium. New students welcome by audition or teacher recommendation.
Teacher – Justin Steck
Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for ages 9-11.
 
Will be available spring of 2021.
 
Discover the exciting world of theatre improvisation, where we make up the scenes as we go along and anything goes! Students learn how to create instant scenes and stories that stretch the imagination and boost confidence on stage. This class is a great introduction to the art of theatre. The final class is an “improv show” Sharing Day for family and friends.

THEATRE FOR TEENS CLASSES

THEATRE FOR TEENS CLASSES

Teens recreate and reenact situations in class
using different perspectives to reach conclusions.

Community Culture

Students are able to work with others who are different from them,
and can enjoy the many benefits of the strong communities they have built.
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Teachers – Sandy Kosovich Peck & Dawn Hill
From 8/24/2020 to 12/14/2020 on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for ages 12-18

If you want to take the stage and don’t know where to start, this class is for YOU! Learn the basics of acting and auditioning. You’ll learn techniques (and a monologue or two) that prepare you to take the stage for that next audition or role.
Teacher – Sandy Kosovich Peck
From 08/25/2020 to 12/15/2020 on Tuesdays from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. for 
Corning ages 12-18

This class is for the student who has a little bit of acting experience already and is looking to expand their performing skills. We’ll dig a little deeper into theatre games and scenes to learn how to be more confident, focused, and truthful on stage.
Teacher – Sandy Kosovich Peck
From 09/12/2020 to  12/19/2020 on Saturdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for ages 12-18. 
Especially designed for advanced theatre students, this in-depth study of acting techniques will challenge you. Students learn about the craft of theatre through vocal and movement exercises, character development and scene study. Professionalism and collaboration are stressed in this class designed for the serious actor. Consistent attendance is expected and all students are required to participate in the final Sharing Day for family and friends on the last day of class in Corning Auditorium. New students welcome by audition or teacher recommendation.
Teachers – Sandy Kosovich Peck & Dawn Hill
From 09/14/2020 to 12/14/2020 on Mondays from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. for ages 12-18.
Come discover the exciting world of theatre improvisation, where we make up the scenes as we go along and anything goes! A great introduction to the art of theatre. Students learn how to create instant scenes and stories that stretch the imagination and boost confidence on stage The final class is an “improv show” Sharing Day for family and friends.

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