After School Classes
After school classes at Portland Stage produce a safe environment for young people to find a higher sense of play, stretch their imaginations, and gain valuable social skills such as listening, risk taking, ensemble building, public speaking, and leadership through storytelling. These classes are wildly fun, creative, spontaneous, and begin to build skills for the young actor or non-actor’s voice, body, and imagination.
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All Hallows Eve Teen Conservatory
Thursdays, September 29th-October 27th 4:00-6:00* Grades 8-12 $200
Dig into monologues, scene study, movement, and playwriting, all while preparing for an original performance piece surrounding the ghosts, witches, and spirits of All Hallows Eve. This class culminates in a full performance Saturday, October 29 2pm
*Additional rehearsal October 28th, Performance October 29th 2pm.
Wednesdays, September 28th-October 28th, 4:00-6:00* Grades 8-12 $200
Is gel what you put in your hair? Is focus what your teachers ask you to do in school? Is an instrument a thing your sister plays in the band? Come join us and learn what these and other terms mean in the world of theatrical light.
Lighting designer/technician Gregg Carville is leading a series of hands-on workshops that delve into the basics of lighting a theatrical production. Participants will explore the equipment and engage in the process of lighting design, culminating in a collaboration on the Teen Conservatory’s All Hallows Eve performance! From the history of lighting to a professional lighting call, this class will light UP your world.
*Performance October 29th 2pm.
Full Combat Classics
Wednesdays, March 8- April 5 4:30-6 Grades 4-6 $130
Young actors tackle the more physical aspects of plays during this fun exploration of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas, Peter Pan by J.M. Barry, The Legend of Robin Hood, and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Each student will explore the disciplines of unarmed combat in this class for beginners. There will be an invited open classroom the last day of class.
Shakespeare Youth Conservatory
Thursdays, March 9- April 6 4:30-6*Grades 5-8 $130
Middle school students delve into the wild and wacky world of the Bard. Participants will investigate aspects of the stories of Shakespeare’s exciting plays, including: the powerful world of his magical creatures, the majesty of his kings, the zaniness of his clowns, and how relevant these stories still are today! The class culminates in a performance on Saturday, April 8th. *Extra rehearsal Friday, April 7th, Performance April 8th