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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Portland Stage reserves the right to combine programs or extend the ages of the participants at its discretion.

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Directors Lab: Macbeth

Professionally trained teaching artists present a 45 minute version of Macbeth with text selected to inspire and incite conversation among middle and high school students. After the performance, students are given the opportunity to “direct” those scenes via a workshop. Students are then invited to unpack the world of rhetoric, intent and tactics. This program is designed to tour in middle and high schools and we want to share it with you at Portland Stage.

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The March Company!

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.

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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

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