Youth Acting Classes Offered at Kumu Kahua Theatre

HI? Kumu Kahua Theatre is proud to announce they will be hosting acting classes for young actors taught by veteran actor, director and teacher, Eden-Lee Murray.

Eden-Lee taught youth classes at The Hawai'i Theatre for the last seven years and has now joined forces with Hawai'i Pacific University to teach high school and college age students, and Kumu Kahua Theatre to teach middle school age students (ages 11-15).

There are two classes offered for students in this age range:

The Junior Ensemble is a program designed for O`ahu middle school students, 6th ? 8th grades. This is an introductory acting program that focuses on improvisation, creative dramatics and basic acting techniques, with an emphasis on creative collaboration as well as performance skills. Classes take place once a week, Wednesdays, after school 4 - 5:30 pm, from mid-September through mid-April. No prior acting experience required. Admission is by interview.

The Intermediate Ensemble is designed for O`ahu students age 12 ? 15. This acting program is designed for students who have had some theatre experience and are interested in learning more about performance technique. The class includes theatre games, improvisation, as well as an introduction to techniques for character creation and text analysis, whether for audition monologues or short scenes. Classes take place once a week, Mondays, after school 4 - 6pm, from September 13 through April 17. No audition is required, but students must first interview with Eden Lee prior to being admitted to the class.

This is a brief video about Eden-Lee's approach to working with kids and theatre:

Those interested should call 808-384-2157 to arrange an interview appointment.

A 50% discount will be given to subscribers of Kumu Kahua Theatre. For subscription information, please visit or call 808-536-4222.

Kumu Kahua productions are supported in part by The Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai'i and by the National Endowment for the Arts. Also paid for in part The Hawai'i Tourism Authority, The Hawai'i Community Foundation, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawai'i, Trustee); Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) Charitable Foundation, The Atherton Foundation and Hawaiian Electric Company; The Star-Advertiser and other foundations, businesses and patrons.

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