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ANIMAL TALES
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PRE-SCHOOL THEATRE
with Michael Shawn O’Keefe

An introduction to the creative play world of the theatre through a collection of animal stories. Through creative dramatics, imagination, and recreational theatre play, ANIMAL TALES students will develop basic acting skills, enhance creativity, and strengthen self-esteem. Class activities, theater exercises, and training will be based upon the students’ favorite animals from around the world. ANIMAL TALES culminates in an exciting showcase performance for friends and family.
Wednesdays 4pm-5pm (10 weeks)
Ages 4-6
Course #T101
Tuition: $150

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KINDERTHEATRE
with Nathan Schwartzberg

An introduction to the world of theatre through a collection of fairy tale heroes and myth characters of myth and legend. Through creative dramatics, imagination, and recreational theatre play, KINDERTHEATRE students will develop basic acting skills, enhance creativity, and strengthen self-esteem. Class activities, theater exercises, and training will be based upon the characters of the students’ favorite fairy tales. KINDERTHEATRE culminates in an exciting showcase performance for friends and family.
Fridays 4pm-5pm (10 weeks)
Ages 5-7
Course #T103
Tuition: $150

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PIRATES AND PRINCESSES
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YOUTHEATRE with MaryEllen Stevenson
Explore theatre through the swashbuckling adventures of pirates and princesses. YOUTHEATRE students will learn about theatre through creative dramatics, improvisation, and fundamental storytelling. In addition to learning fundamental concepts of objective, tactic, conflict, and sense memory through theatre games and focus strengthening, students will also learn fundamental theatre techniques, basic improvisational skills, and acting training. YOUTHEATRE culminates in an exciting showcase performance for friends and family.
Tuesdays 4pm-5pm (10 weeks)
Ages 5-7
Course #T105
Tuition: $150

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YOUTHEATRE
with Alyssa Dumas

LET IT GO… and explore theatre through the adventures of Disney’s newest princesses. YOUTHEATRE students will learn about theatre through creative dramatics, improvisation, and fundamental storytelling. In addition to learning fundamental concepts of objective, tactic, conflict, and sense memory through theatre games and focus strengthening, students will also learn fundamental theatre techniques, basic improvisational skills, and acting training. YOUTHEATRE culminates in an exciting wintry showcase performance for friends and family.
Thursdays 4pm-5pm (10 weeks)
Ages 7-10
Course #T201
Tuition: $150

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DISNEY ADVENTURES
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YOUTHEATRE
with MaryEllen Stevenson

Explore theatre through the adventures of your favorite Disney heroes and villains. YOUTHEATRE students will learn about theatre through creative dramatics, improvisation, and fundamental storytelling. In addition to learning fundamental concepts of objective, tactic, conflict, and sense memory through theatre games and focus strengthening, students will also learn fundamental theatre techniques, basic improvisational skills, and acting training. YOUTHEATRE culminates in an exciting showcase performance for friends and family.
Tuesdays 5pm-6pm (10 weeks)
Ages 7-10
Course #T203
Tuition: $150

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YOUTHEATRE
with Michael Shawn O’Keefe

Explore the world of theatre through the dark and mysterious fairy tales characters – as conceived by the Brothers Grimm. YOUTHEATRE combines creative dramatics, improvisation, and fundamental storytelling. Using the stories and characters from the Grimm fairy tales, students will discover beginning concepts of playable objectives, conflict, and sense memory through theatre games, focus strengthening, and acting training. This is where the foundation of theatre is hatched. YOUTHEATRE culminates in an exciting showcase performance for friends and family.
Fridays 4pm-5pm (10 weeks)
Ages 9-12
Course #T301
Tuition: $150

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SUPER HEROES AND VILLIANS with Nathan Schwartzbergimages-11
Students will explore acting techniques by working closer with the contrasting texts of their favorite comic book heroes and their archenemies. Students will explore both dramatic and comedic character development through cooperative scene studies. Through script analysis, examination of character, and vocal and physical performance training, students will rehearse and perform a workshop production from the adventures of our favorite comic book heroes and villains for their family and friends. SUPER HEROES AND VILLIANS is the perfect educational compliment for the young actor in learning to create a role, and to bring that role into live performance.
Fridays 5pm-6pm (10 weeks)
Ages 9-12
Course #T303
Tuition: $150

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CIRCUS MCGURKIS with Nathan Schwartzberg
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CIRCUS MCGURKIS is a beginner’s performance-based class centered on the philosophies of developmental circus arts and focuses on the use of circus related activities as vehicles for physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development in young performing artists. Explore the art of clowning, mime, and basic juggling and balance activities all under the big top. At the completion of class, students will have the opportunity to utilize their new skills in a showcase performance for their family and friends.
Wednesdays 4pm-5pm (10 weeks)
Ages 9-12
Course #T305
Tuition: $150

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IMPROVISATION with Michael Shawn O’Keefeimages-12
An introduction to the foundation of theatre arts – improvisation. Students will discover the fundamentals of improvisation, improve storytelling skills, learn techniques to think quickly on their feet, and to be more creative in the moment. This spirited, fun course is designed for the young actor who wants to learn the essentials of good scenic improvisation or for anyone who wants to improve their teamwork or communication skills.  Through coaching, warm-up exercises, creative performance games and basic short-form scene-work, students will learn how to be more spontaneous, trusting, and collaborative.
Mondays 4pm-5pm (10 weeks)
Ages 9-12
Course #T307
Tuition: $150

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CIRCUSOLOGY further explores the philosophies of developmental circus arts and their focus on the use of circus related activities as vehicles for physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development in young performing artists. Students will strengthen their skills in the art of clowning, mime, and juggling. At the completion of class, students will have the opportunity to utilize their new skills in the center ring – in an exciting showcase performance for their family and friends.
Wednesdays 5pm-6pm

Ages 12-18
Course #T401
Tuition: $150

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Improve your acting technique with the foundation of theatre arts – improvisation. Students will discover the fundamentals of improvisation, improve storytelling skills, learn techniques to think quickly on their feet, and to be more creative in the moment.  This spirited, fun course is designed for the young actor who wants to learn the essentials of good scenic improvisation or for anyone who wants to improve their teamwork or communication skills.  Through coaching, warm-up exercises, creative performance games and basic short-form scene-work, students will learn how to be more spontaneous, trusting, and collaborative.
Mondays 5pm-6pm (10 weeks)
Ages 12-18
Course #T403
Tuition: $150

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WORLD WAR Z with Michael Shawn O’KeefeUnknown
Students will explore acting techniques by working closer with the popular text World War Z, and of the coming zombie apocalypse. Students will explore both dramatic and comedic character development through cooperative scene studies. Through literary analysis, examination of character, and vocal and physical performance training, students will rehearse and perform an “undead” workshop production for their family and friends. WORLD WAR Z is the perfect educational compliment for the adventurous young actor in learning to create a role, and to bring that role into live performance.
Fridays 5pm-6pm (10 weeks)
Ages 13-18
Course #T405
Tuition: $150

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FACE OFF MAKEUP STUDIO with Alyssa Dumasfaceoff11
This course will introduce the application and design of makeup for the stage in both theory and practice. Students will demonstrate their makeup skills by creating a makeup morgue and by designing and executing old age, fantasy, and grossies & gories makeup. It is imperative that each student has access to sufficient makeup supplies in order to participate, so please note that this class will require an additional fee (TBD) for their own hygienic personal makeup kit.
Tuesdays 5pm-6pm (10 weeks)
Ages 13-18
Course #T407
Tuition: $150

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AUDITION STUDIO with Alyssa Dumasimages-23
Prepare your auditions on the professional level by working one on one in a small group setting with award winning Peacock Players alumnus Alyssa Dumas. Students will focus on where to find good audition material, sharpen their audition skills, as well as get qualified feedback from an industry professional.
Wednesdays [or] Thursdays 5pm-6pm (10 weeks)
Ages 13-18
Course #T409
Tuition: $150

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For additional information or any questions, please email us at education@peacockplayers.org.

 

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