YOUNG Actors take center stage in Trinity’s education programs
Trinity Rep’s Textron Young Actors Studio is pleased to announce that enrollment is now open for their new session of classes created for young actors in grades 4-12. New this year is the division of courses into two levels: beginner level classes will be held on a trimester schedule; and more intensive advanced courses will be offered in a year-round session for more experienced students. Performers of all skill levels are invited to develop their creativity, imagination, and to self-expression. The classes will work and rehearse in the new state-of-the-art Pell Chafee Performance Center (home
to the Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium), located at 87 Empire St., Providence. Call (401) 521-1100 x255 for registration information, or visit Trinity Rep’s website at http://www.trinityrep.com/education.
The Trinity Rep/Textron Young Actors Studio boasts an impressive faculty of professional actors and directors, including Artistic Director Curt Columbus, and resident acting company members Angela Brazil, Mauro Hantman, Anne Scurria, Fred Sullivan, Jr., Rachael Warren and Joe Wilson, Jr. The Young Actors Studio faculty members bring to the classroom years of professional experiences not only onstage at Trinity Rep, but also in Film, TV, on Broadway and across the country at other regional theaters. In addition to our resident actors and directors, our faculty is rounded out by Brown/Trinity Consortium students and trained education staff who are especially skilled in working with young artists.
Through their generous support, Textron enables Trinity Rep to expand their community outreach and service to young people throughout the region with the Trinity Rep Textron Young Actors Studio.
FALL SEMESTER CLASSES
This Fall’s Session of beginning level acting classes offers students the unique opportunity of working with Trinity teaching artists for a dynamic session of skill building and ensemble work. Beginner level acting class for 4th-6th grade is Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00PM ($150 fee) and for 8th-12th grade on Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:00PM ($175 fee). Both of these introductory classes focus on playwriting, basic acting and scene study. Each class concludes with a public performance open to family and friends.
New this fall is a High school level Audition Techniques course on Fridays from 3:30-5:00PM ($200.) Open to high school juniors and seniors, this course was developed especially to give your child the tools they need to successfully audition for colleges and conservatories.
This year, an advanced, year-round curriculum has been developed for 5-7th grades and students at the High School level. Due to the advanced nature of these courses, when registering for year-round classes, please include a brief history of the student’s theater or film experience.
Trinity Rep’s High School course – called the High School Collaborative – meets on Monday afternoons from 3:30-5:30PM. An intensive writing and performance ensemble for high school students, the Collaborative is a year-long program with maximum enrollment of only 10 students. Members see every play at Trinity as a group, and use their experiences for their own pieces, culminating in three presentations throughout the season. In the fall trimester, improvisation will be taught by company member Mauro Hantman; in the winter, playwriting with Artistic Associate Tyler Dobrowsky and company member Anne Scurria; and in the spring scene study and Shakespeare will be taught by Fred Sullivan, Jr. There will also be workshops on spoken word, poetry and film. Enrollment for the entire year is $800 per student and includes one ticket to each show in the Trinity Rep season.
For more experienced students in 5th – 7th grades, the Junior Collaborative was created to offer a more advanced program that meets year -round. The Junior Collaborative members meet every Wednesday from 4:00-5:30PM and attend A Christmas Carol and Our Town as a group. Students learn playwriting and storytelling, movement and dance, voice and scene study. Students will present performances throughout the year that each focus on different disciplines. As is the case with advanced course, enrollment it kept to a maximum of 10 students to keep the student’s experience as personalized as possible. Enrollment is $450 per student for the year, which includes one ticket to attend A Christmas Carol and Our Town.
“We’re looking ahead to a very exciting season, “says Tyler Dobrowsky, Artistic Associate for Education, “starting with even greater involvement of the acting company and the expansion of our year-round classes. We believe that theater has the power to enhance and transform young people’s lives. Our goal is to help young actors not only learn the techniques of performance and playwriting, but to discover their own potential through self-expression.” Fall and year-round classes start the week of September 25. Call (401) 521-1100 x255 for registration information, or visit Trinity Rep website at http://www.trinityrep.com/education.