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Flint Repertory Theatre Announces Online Education Winter Classes

Some may have started, but the virtual door is still open. 

It's not too late to sign up for the array of online winter classes available at Flint Repertory Theatre! Some may have started, but the virtual door is still open.

Please visit thefim.asapconnected.com/# for more information, including how to register and the price of each course. You can also call 810-237-1530 Ext. 0 to register.

The following is a list of courses for the Winter semester.

AGES 4 - GRADE 2: ACTventures

Thursdays, Jan 14 - Mar 4, 2021, 5 - 6 p.m.

It's adventure time, so pack your bags full of imagination and get ready to creatively discover fantastical worlds. Together we will explore different characters, environments and stories as we act out popular children's tales from the vast world of literature while developing important techniques in cooperation, listening and spatial skills.

GRADES 1 - 2: Tale Switchers

Saturdays, Jan 16 - Mar 6, 2021, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

It's time to take the tales you know and switch them around with new and exciting elements from your imagination. Investigate all the critical theatrical elements that make our stories come to life. We will explore tales from around the world and throughout history and transform them into plays for the stage with original twists and turns.

GRADES 3 - 4: Story to Stage

Saturdays, Jan 16 - Mar 6, 2021, 10 - 11:15 a.m.

With script in hand, it's time to hit the stage and bring the characters, environments, and worlds to life from some of your favorite stories and tales. Through physical and vocal activities and creative transformations, we will delve into the situations and themes of plays taken from literature to perform for a live audience.

GRADES 3 - 6: Spring Break Theatre Camp

Mar 29 - Apr 2, 2021, Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Young actors will spend their Spring Break engaged in acting workshops and rehearsals as they prepare for a performance on stage.

GRADES 5 - 6: Acting for Young Performers

Saturdays, Jan 16 - Mar 6, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

These courses develop your internal and external resources for successful performance on stage. In Actor's Tools and Techniques, you'll explore the practical tools of rehearsal-stage directions, blocking, memorization, and the ability to work as a respectful member of an ensemble. In Fundamentals of Scene Study, you'll work toward developing fluency in the basics of acting as you make choices regarding characters, objectives, relationships, and environments. In Improvisation Comedy, you'll explore your spontaneous side while creating original scenes and dynamic characters through drama games and exercises.

GRADES 7 - 8: The Actor Prepares

Saturdays, Jan 16 - Mar 6, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

These courses are designed to stimulate and challenge you in different areas of theatre, from individually creating characters to collaborating with others and exploring new plays. In The Actor's C.O.R.E. we will delve into how actors create and maintain characters, objectives, relationships, and environments for a performance. In Scene Work, you will work with fellow actors to investigate the themes and topics of the script and how they impact the actor. In Improvisation, you will discover how spontaneity, imagination, and transformation are integral parts of a well-rounded actor.

  • Level 1 is designed for students who are new to our classes and lays the groundwork of acting for the theatre.
  • Level 2 is designed to expand upon previous theatre experience and provide new challenges.

GRADES 9 - 12: The Actor Transforms

Wednesdays, Jan 13 - Mar 3, 2021, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Grade 8 students must have completed level 2 of The Actor Prepares and/or pass an audition.

This series of courses is designed to provide you with the experiences, techniques, and vocabulary necessary to succeed in theatre. Exercises in relaxation, concentration, diction, projection, and movement are explored to increase personal range and honesty. Exploration of character objective, obstacle, relationships, environment, and action are rigorously investigated through scripted scene work, monologues, and improvisation.

GRADES 9 - 12: The Actor on Stage

Tuesdays, Jan 12 - Mar 2, 2021 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Students must have completed all courses in the actor transforms and pass an audition.

This performance-oriented class will challenge advanced students to assemble all they have learned in previous course work to put together and perform a scripted work for a live audience.

ADULT CLASSES: Acting for Adults (18+)

Mondays, Jan 11 - Mar 1, 2021, 6 - 8 p.m.

Immerse yourself in acting techniques used by professionals to create characters for the stage through the use of different tools and techniques. Each class will feature unique physical and vocal acting techniques to help you grow as an actor.

The Flint Repertory Theatre offers engaging, energetic, and transformative educational opportunities for the entire family. The online courses are aimed at all interest levels and abilities. It's part of the Rep's commitment to providing the Genesee County and its surrounding communities with highly imaginative, thought-provoking theatre that is challenging, entertaining, and inspiring for all ages.

Please visit thefim.asapconnected.com/# for more information, including how to register and the price of each course. You can also call 810-237-1530 Ext. 0 to register.


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