Spring 2019 Classes 

 

Pensacola Little Theatre takes pride in offering a wide selection of educational opportunities,

available to people of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels.

 

SPRING 2019 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Small Children (K – 2nd Grade)

Broadway Babies

8-week course

Every actor starts somewhere and for our smallest actors, this is the class! Designed to provide small children with a creative outlet, Broadway Babies seeks to instil children with acting fundamentals (listening, following directions, focus) and develop cooperative “play” that will allow them to become solid performers later in life.  This class is repeatable up to age 7.

No experience required.   

Instructor: Kayla May

 

Young Children (3rd – 6th Grade)

Introduction to Acting for Kids

12-week course

For children ages 8-12, this 12-week class will release the “dramatic side” of any young performer. Focusing on collaboration and teamwork, this course will provide the fundamentals to character development, “partnering,” and scene work in a creative and judgement-free atmosphere. The class will culminate with a performance by the students. No previous acting experience required.

Instructor: Michelle Hancock

 

Introduction to Improv for Kids

12-week course

This class is the ultimate beginner’s introduction to the art of improvising and is specifically geared towards younger students. The perfect way to build confidence, boost creativity, and provide the foundation for a unique (and fun!) theatrical style, this course will focus on the basic rules of improvisation, using games and exercises to build skills in an exciting and expressive environment. This class is repeatable up to age 12. No previous experience required.

Instructor: Michelle Hancock

 

Teenagers/Young Adult (7th - 12th Grade)

Acting I for Teens

12-week course

For young adults ages 13-17, this 12-week class is a great learning opportunity for fledgeling young actors and experienced performers, alike. In this course, students will learn various stage-acting techniques and the process of creating a character primarily through movement, all while tracing the evolution of performance throughout theatre history – from Greek choruses to the “method” of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and everything in between! No previous acting experience required.  This class is considered a "coaching" class that students can take multiple times.  No semester is the same as every session is geared towards the students enrolled.

Instructor: Jay Bixler

 

Improv I for Teens

12-week course

This course deals with the fundamentals of improvisational performance. Students will have the opportunity during this course to study in depth the rules of improv, the various games improvers perform for audiences and the ways in which improv can be used as an approach to scripted acting. This class is repeatable up to age 17.

No previous experience required.

Instructor: Jay Bixler

 

 

Lab Rats

13-week course

A Performance-based course, Lab Rats seeks to foster the skills developed in our improv classes and culminates each semester with a performance. This class is repeatable up to age 17.

Audition only.

Instructors: Christina Cusack

 

PLT Academy

2-semester course (approx. 26 weeks)

A performance-based course, Academy takes its students through the entire process of putting on a play. From dramaturgy to scene design, students work together to present a fully realized theatrical performance. 2-semester commitment required. This class is repeatable up to age 17.

Audition only.

Instructor: Kayla May

 

Stagecraft

12-week course

Do you like to build things? Get crafty? Solve engineering problems? Stagecraft is a 12-week course covering the basics of technical theatre for teens and adults.  This class will primarily focus on theatrical carpentry, while also introducing students to theatrical lighting and sound design concepts. As

Instructor: Jay Bixler

 

Adult Courses (Age 18 +)

Intro to Acting for Adults (Acting I)

10-week course

For adults 18+, this 10-week class is a basic introduction to acting techniques for the stage. The course is designed to help actors develop the ability to play dramatic action honestly and believably, using realistic/naturalistic material. Exercises and improvisations exploring awareness, relaxation, observation, the senses, the voice, and physical and emotional life will be used. Students will work in preparation for an audition monologue to be presented for critique at the end of the class. No previous experience required.

Instructor: Kyle Golden

 

Intermediate Acting for Adults (Acting II)

10-week course

An acting class for those with some experience on the stage, Intermediate Acting for Adults seeks to build on the skills of our intro class. If you have done a few shows and want to develop your acting experience further, this is the course for you.

Instructor: Kyle Golden

 

Advanced Acting for Adults (Acting III)

10-week course

Placement required.  Advanced Acting for Adults is a class for more experienced performers who need to brush up on their skills or explore new methods for acting on the stage.  Call the Education Director to set up an audition.

Instructor: Kyle Golden


 

 PLT Education Director, Jay Bixler

 

 

PLT offers a 10% discount* for families with multiple children enrolling in classes

 


*Discount is automatically applied at registration.

Please Note: A $50 non-refundable fee will be charged for all class cancellations. Refunds will not be given after the class has begun.

 for questions, contact our Education Director:
education@pensacolalittletheatre.com 

850-432-2042 ext. 104

Office hours: Monday - Friday: 1 pm - 5 pm