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Theatre Training at Riverside

March 17, 2011 - 2:18 PM

Theatre Training at Riverside


By Request Classes, workshop or residencies personally designed for kids, teens or adults!  Time and location can be tailored to match the needs of your group.  Teaching specialists are available for creative dramatics, voice work, acting, directing, musical theatre, improvisation, improvisation, corporate team building – and more!  Contact [email protected] or call 887-1360.



Summer 2011


To register, call the Box Office at 338-7672.


For information on need based tuition assistance,

please contact [email protected]



Grades: 2-5

Dates: June 20-24, 10 a.m.-12 noon

Location: Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St.

Tuition: $100; $175 if paired with Improvise!


Get in on the action!  Use your body, voice and imagination to gain basic acting skills as we create characters and scenes. During the last class, family and friends will be invited to see what we have been learning. Taught by theatre artist John Kaufmann.



Grades: 2-5

Dates: June 20-24, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Location: Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St.

Tuition: $100; $175 if paired with Acting


Amaze friends and family with your ability to create theatre and make laughs out of thin air!  We’ll learn improvisational techniques through playful interactive games, and then create scenes ourselves. On the last day, we’ll share our creative talents with family and friends. Taught by drama educator Kizzy Marco.



Fast Thoughts & Fist Fights   

Grades: 5-8

Dates: June 27-July 1, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Location: Riverside Festival Stage, lower City Park

Tuition: $100; $175 if paired with Improvise! II


Be part of the summer Festival magic while you learn basic stage combat

techniques – safely executed slaps, hair-pulls, and round-house punches –

and how they enhance comic and dramatic action.  This class will inspire

creativity, strengthen performance skills.  The last day will culminate in an

action-packed demonstration!  Taught by Shakespeare Festival actor Cristina




Improvise! II

Grades: 5-8

Dates: June 27-July 1, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St.

Tuition: $100; $175 if paired with Fast Thoughts & Fist Fights


In this active class, we will learn how to “say yes” to spontaneous offers, and building scenes and stories through group agreement. We will experiment with many different improvisational structures while you learn to trust your own instincts and imagination!  Taught by Shakespeare Festival actor Kelly Gibson.




Young People’s Intensive

Grades: 8-12

Dates: July 5-8, 11-15, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Additional dates

*Thursday, July 7 at 7 p.m. for Green Show & 8 p.m. for Shakespeare Festival performance of Two Gentlemen of Verona

*July 15, 7:00 p.m. public showcase

Tuition: $315 (includes Festival admission)



In this two week intensive, you will build relationships with peers who are as serious about theatre as you are. Taught by professional actor/director Saffron Henke, you will focus on contemporary and classic scene work, Viewpoints movement technique, improvisation, and audition technique.


There will also be specialty workshops in voice (Martin Andrews), classical text (Shakespeare Festival actor Peter Eli Johnson), and weaponry (Festival actor Zachary Andrews). The training you receive in this program will have a lasting impact on your life as an actor and communicator.


All students perform in a final public showcase on the evening of July 15. 

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