PREVIOUS YEAR-ROUND CLASSES
Teens (13-19) The Actor's Toolbox
The Actor's Toolbox is an exciting, rigorous acting class meant for beginners and experienced actors alike. In 8 weeks you'll learn how to create and act in your own 5-minute theatre piece and develop your own artistic process, from idea to rehearsal to performance. Discover the power of ensemble as you take your individual creation and work with fellow students to create your very own, original theater piece. Come away from this class with dynamic tools to add to your "actor's toolbox!"
Taught by: Caitlin Lushington Read Bio.
Kids (7-12) Ready, Set, Characterize: to MUSIC!
Learning how to create a believable character is an integral part of being an actor in plays as well as musicals. This class will build on the "Ready, Set, Characterize--Intro Class" and take students to the next level by adding musical theatre. Students in this class will learn, through fun and engaging activities, to sing and dance in character in a musical theatre performance. This class is perfect for intermediate theatre students, students with a little experience, and those who have just completed the fall intro class!
Taught by: BriAnna Johnson Read Bio.
Teens (13-19): "Creating the World of the Play: Intermediate Acting and an Introduction to Technical Theater" is a two-in-one class covering scene studies of various Shakespeare texts and is an introduction to various parts of the technical side of the theater. This class is perfect for high school students interested in expanding their "actor's toolbox" by taking an in-depth look at the actor's process with regards to classical text, AND by having a deeper understanding of the technical aspects of a show. Students will simultaneously dive into the rich, exciting text of Shakespeare and design their own showcase at the end of the class, discovering what it means to be a part of a truly "ensemble" experience. In this class you will:
Taught by Caitlin Lushington. Read Bio.
Kids (7-12): "Ready, Set, Characterize!"
Learning how to create a believable character is an integral part of being an actor. In this interactive class, students will learn how to apply characterization to both monologues and mimes by using different acting techniques. Through a series of fun and engaging activities, students will be instructed in memorization, tactics, character analysis, objectives, diction, projection, physicality, and improvisation. This class is perfect for both beginners and intermediate students ready to take their acting techniques to the next level.
Taught by BriAnna Johnson. Read Bio.
PREVIOUS SPRING BREAK CAMPS
OCPA's Magic of Theatre Spring Break Camp will make this Spring Break one to remember!!! Each day will offer a new adventure as kids learn what it takes to put on a show.
Learn about the Spring Break Camps we've offered in the past here.
March 23-27, 2015
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ages 6 to 12
St Mary's School
816 Black Oak Drive
Medford, OR 97504
TUITION: $250. Scholarships available.
PREVIOUS SUMMER CAMPS
Actor's Camp Ensemble: Our first non-musical theater camp for teens, students worked on monologues and scenes from a brand-new adaptation of "Pride & Prejudice" by Caitlin Lushington. 3 weeks.
Tween Camp: "Ever After, the Musical" book by Nathan Hartswick. "A talk show host invites traditional fairy tale characters to reconcile on live television. From Snow White and the Evil Queen to Cinderella and her middle-aged Ugly Stepsisters, this TV show parody asks the question, "Can't we all just get a long?""
Teen Camp: "Working, the Musical" book by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso.
"Based on the Studs Terkel book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1974), which has interviews with people from different regions and occupations"
Kids Camp 1: "Summer Camp, the Musical" Info coming soon!
Kids Camp 2: "Harmony High, the Musical" by John Jacobson & Mac Huff. "A fun packed musical tale that depicts the outline of school subjects in song."
PREVIOUS SENIOR CLASSES
CLASSES FOR SENIORS (ages 55 and up)
Your Life, Your Story!
Instructor: Gina Angelique
Seniors discovered how compelling theater can be when they drew on their life experiences to add depth and dimension to their performances. In this class, seniors worked on vocal power and articulation, spontaneity, and creativity in delivery through theater games, improvisation, and monologues and scenes drawn from participants’ stories and recollections.
You’re the Jury:
The State vs. Max Cooper
by Steve and Susan Shear
Twenty-one senior actors participated in this exciting courtroom drama laced with humor, in which the audience, as the Jury, delivered the verdict.