Third Avenue Playhouse begins their winter classes in January and they continue through February.
Adult classes are: Kinetic Acting I, Jan. 6 – Feb. 10, study with seasoned professional actor and educator Alan Kopischke; Film Noir, Jan. 14. – Feb. 4, screening of a film followed by an in-depth discussion, led by TAP Production Manager Alexander Genty-Waksberg.
There are also classes available for students, kindergarten through high school. Classes are: Theatre Games, Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, an introduction to theater through creative play, taught by Amy Ensign; Elementary Acting Lab, for third through fifth graders, Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, focus energy and imagination toward creative play, ensemble building and stagecraft; Middle School Improv Troupe, for sixth through eighth graders, Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, instructor is Amy Ensign, learn improvisation skills and techniques through exercises, game play and scene work.
The Be Scene/Be Heard classes will be offered to eighth graders to high school seniors. Be Scene (Jan. 6 – Feb. 14) will focus on acting by working on scenes from various plays. Be Heard (Jan. 20 – Feb. 24) will focus on playwriting with students creating their own plays. On the final day of TAP’s Winter Play Reading Festival, students from both classes will present prepared scenes and readings from the student plays. Be Scene and Be Heard will work in concert with each other, coming together during the fifth week of classes to share work and give feedback with Kathleen Ernst, a Write On, Door County writer in residence. Instructors are Amy Ensign and Alex Genty-Waksberg. Students may enroll in just one of these classes or both.
Pre-registration is required for all classes. To register, call 920.743.1760.