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Encore Theater Workshop: Acting 1.0 (ages 7-16)

October 1, 6:30 pm - December 3, 7:30 pm

We are excited to present Encore Theater Workshop: Acting 1.0, a weekly theater workshop with Kids Rule Theatre Camp founder Norm Burchard, on Monday evenings at ARTspace Annex, 217 Fifth St., for students ages 7-16 yrs old. This workshop will focus on stage performance. Students will be provided with adequate rehearsal time in order to feel comfortable and confident on stage in front of a live audience. These skills will give the students the confidence to continue on to larger, more demanding roles in school and community theater productions and beyond.
On weeks 1, 2, & 3, students will meet from 6:30-7:30 PM. Starting on October 22nd, the class will continue to meet from 6:30-8:00 PM combining with the directing workshop to begin working together on a production piece. 
Students will learn the following acting/performance skills and techniques, culminating in a short performance directed by a team of student directors:

How to audition for a role
Developing your character
Vocal skills: enunciation, projection, vocal color and variation, expression
Physical control through games, exercises, and rehearsals
Mental control and focus through games, exercises, and rehearsals
Working with other actors to become a supportive, smoothly functioning team
Working with a director to understand the script, your character, motivation, stage directions, stage timing, and other techniques
Skills and exercises to help deal with dropped lines, missed cues, stage fright, and other theatrical situations

The registration fee of $85 includes all workshop classes and materials. Sibling discount available!
FREE Scholarships are available for qualifying students! Please call us at 831.636.2787 or email us at [email protected] for more information or to inquire about scholarship spots.
We are now an apporved Ocean Grove vendor! Select workshop start date, checkout as “Ocean Grove PO” and contact your ES to request a PO.
More About the Teaching Artists- Kristy and Norm Burchard have produced the Kids Rule Summer Theater Camp for 15 years, beginning in 2002, teaching performance skills to over 2000 local children. They have introduced many young people to the performing arts in a fun and exciting way. Norm has a BA in Theater and an MA in English, and has directed ENCORE THEATER workshops for the past 13 years, where 15-20 young, enthusiastic actors develop a theatrical production, complete with set, lights, sound, and costumes, in just 6 days.
Fall Art Classes are presented by the San Benito County Arts Council as part of our Community Art Education Program and are made possible by the support of the California Arts Council, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, United Way and Monterey Peninsula Foundation.


ARTspace Annex
217 Fifth St.
Hollister, CA 95023 US
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