Spring ClassesActing: Al Fresco Scene Study for ages 8-14 in Opal Daniels Park (3 blocks from PBES), Mondays 4:30pm-5:45pm, starts April 10, max 9 students. FULL Email for waitlist. Jump into a different world by learning how to transform into a different character in a scene. Students will learn and apply acting concepts in order to build a believable character in scene work. Acting concepts learned in class nurture imagination and go hand in hand with literary analysis and writing skills Weekly 1.25 hour sessions for 8 weeks. No class Memorial Day. Class culminates with a showcase performance on the last class. Class starts 4/10. Cost $192 More info and enroll here.
Teen Improv (ages 11-15) -- outdoors! Thursdays at 4:45pm-5:45pm in Opal Daniels Park. Starts April 13. Enrolling now.
Who's line is it anyway? Whether you have experience in improv or are just starting out, this class is for you! Improvisation is a great way to develop imagination and brain-storming skills while having fun and blowing off steam. In improv class, we will play a host of improv games (some used in professional improv shows) and may even design one or two as a group. 8 weekly 1 hour outdoor classes. Classes are limited to 12 students. Cost: $155. More info and enroll here. Improv (ages 8-12) -- outdoors! Fridays at 4:30pm-5:20pm in Opal Daniels Park (3 blocks from PBES)! Starts April 14. Enrolling now.
Nothing gets the creative juices flowing like improvisation. Improv is a great way to develop imagination and brain-storming skills while having fun. In improv class, we will start with warm-up games and move on to various improv games (some used in professional improv shows). 8 weekly 50min outdoor classes, weekly. Classes are limited to 10 students. Cost: $148. Enroll here.
On Stage Outdoors: Sound of Music (ages 7-13) 6/19-23, 9am-1pm in Opal Daniels Park. Enrolling now
In On Stage: Outdoors, everyone shines! Our camp is designed to allow students the opportunity to dive into performance and design/construction aspects of theatre by working on selections from a beloved production. This summer, we will be working on scenes and various numbers as the Von Trapp children from The Sound of Music. $275 (includes materials) Enroll here
On Stage: Annie! (ages 8-13) 7/3-7/14, 9am-3pm. Enrolling now, filling fast through City of Takoma Park Rec Dept!
In On Stage Camp, everyone shines like the top of the Chrysler building! Come be one of Miss Hannigan's orphans in Annie camp (all genders of orphans welcome). Our camp is designed to allow students the opportunity to dive into performance and design/construction aspects of theatre by working on selections from a beloved production. Find out more and enroll here.
Private/Pairs/Small Group Coaching
Class dates/times don't work for you? Want to work on a monologue or song on your own or a scene with a friend? Want to design your own small class for you and a few friends? Interested in custom instructions tailored for your needs and interests? Try private coaching! Sessions are 1/2 hour and set to work with your schedule.
Cost: $45 for one participant per session, ($60 for 2 participants, $75 for 3, $84 for 4)
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On Stage Takoma (Gretchen Weigel Doughty) has been producing local productions and offering classes in Takoma Park for the last 14 years. We offer music theatre, acting for various age groups and story-based theatre. Join us!
Gretchen holds an MFA in Theatre and has been teaching theatre classes through the City of TP and at TPES and PBES for over 13 years. She is also a professor, director (theatre, opera and film) and actor who has worked in New York, London and regionally. She has performed professionally in theatre, film, TV and voice over work. Her students have performed on/off Broadway and at various regional theatres (Kennedy Ctr, Ford's, Signature, Round House, Studio, WNO etc).
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