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Session 2: aactWORLDFEST Armenian Puppetry
SESSION 2 FOR AGES 13-adult
A rare opportunity! This unique workshop will focus on using puppets and marionettes, physical theatre, and aspects of the Stanislavski method. The workshop will result in short performances that will be presented during the aactWORLDFEST closing ceremony, June 25. This evening session will be offered for students ages 13 - Adult. There will be physicality and movement involved. Students may need to purchase white long sleeve shirts, long pants, white socks and shoes.
Rehearsals will begin Wednesday June 15, 2022 and run through the Festival closing performance on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
WEEK 1 - Wednesday, June 15 through Sunday, June 19, 6 - 9 p.m.
WEEK 2 - Monday, June 20 through Saturday, June 26 - Times TBA
Participants will perform in the Festival closing ceremony, Saturday, June 25, 8 - 9:30 p.m.
Out-of-state housing is available! Just check the box in the registration form.
Conversations... A look inside VT's upcoming season
with Sandy Davisson
In this unique virtual class, you and your fellow students will study selected shows from VT's upcoming season. Class time will include hearing from guest artists who will share their perspective on directing, dramatic theory, and performance of the chosen shows.
Beginning Acting for Adults
with Preston Boyd
We are born with creativity, imagination, and a desire to tell and hear stories. In this beginning acting class for adults, Preston will help actors to rediscover the inherent imagination that is in all of us. Students will tell a story with a flair, and embrace a world of creative license. Students will participate in the adult class showcase on Aug. 28, 2022, curtain at 7:30 p.m., with a corresponding technical rehearsal from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. There will be no class on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
Ripped from The Headlines: Tearing into Devised Theatre
with Scott Keys
"Some people make headlines, others make history." The Living Newspaper is a form of theatre first developed by the Federal Theatre Project back in the 1930s. This class will explore current events with heart, humor, humanity and your own original voice. Poetry, prose, testimonial, song, monologue and scenes will examine the news of the day in an original, collaborative, theatrical way. Local, national or global; From the weather, to the White House, hot topics to pop culture, we look at and try to make sense of the world around us. Speak up, speak out, speak your truth. Make theatre, make news. Students will participate in the adult class showcase on Aug. 28, 2022, curtain at 7:30 p.m., with a corresponding technical rehearsal from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. There will be no class on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
Pen to Paper! Beginning Playwriting for Adults
with Preston Boyd
In "Pen to Paper" you will learn what makes a play click! This beginning playwriting class is for adults who want to explore the basic tenets of playwriting. Students will participate in the adult class showcase on Aug. 28, 2022, curtain at 7:30 p.m. with a corresponding technical rehearsal from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. There will be no class on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
Master Class Workshop: Auditioning w/ Sides for grade 10 - Adults
with Benny Sato Ambush
Benny Sato Ambush, VT's Artistic Director, will cover a range of topics including how to handle fear/nerves, getting your mind where it should be, working with readers, and various "how tos" when auditioning with sides (short scenes from the script). All participants will have a chance to work. They will also roleplay as readers, directors, casting directors, and producers. Audition side material will be provided.
Dynamic Drama - Mondays
with Becky Holahan
This in-person class is for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students will have fun exploring games and exercises that develop character and acting skills.
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Becky Holahan & Liz Pascoe-Broome
IMPORTANT: There will be no class on August 15th. The instructor will schedule a make up class.
Intro to Improv for Adults
with Becky Holahan
Yes And! Learn the basics of improvisational storytelling in this entry-level adult improv class. We will introduce concepts and play a variety of improv games, short-form and long-form. There is no class on Monday, August 15, 2022.