Scene Study class added to theater schedule

We have an addition to our summer theater class schedule:

Scene Study
for grade 9 – adult
with Emily Baker
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
beginning June 27 (no class on July 4)
$80 (or $72 for members)
Emily Baker will lead students in this class focusing on contemporary plays to improve skills in acting, character development, and audition prep, encouraging independent interpretation of the material. Outside preparation is expected; class time will be devoted to rehearsals and mini-performances.

Call (440) 964-3396 to register. Financial aid is available.

Emily Baker is a well-known face to the Ashtabula Arts Center, working both on stage and behind the table for almost 10 years. Emily is currently a candidate for a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Music Theater with a Directing Emphasis at The Boston Conservatory. Recent work at the AAC includes West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this summer.  Emily uses this experience on stage and behind the table to her advantage when working with kids, teens, and adults alike. Emily specializes in audition prep, scene study, and monologue coaching, using variations of Meisner, Viewpoints, and Linklater acting methods to help students connect with their work and create a cathartic and honest experience for both the actor and the audience.

Announcing “Junie B. Jones, Jr.” for Youth Theatre Production Class show

We’re excited to announce that Junie B. Jones, Jr. will be our Youth Theatre Production this winter. Youth Theatre Production Class is open to students ages 5-17. Call (440) 964-3396 to register.

Auditions: Wednesday, January 10, from 6-8 p.m.
Rehearsals/Classes: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., plus some Saturday rehearsals (TBA). Class begins January 15, and runs 8 weeks, plus daily tech week rehearsals at 6 p.m., March 12-15.
Performance Dates: March 16-18 & 22-25, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

$120 class fee (or $108 for donors) — costumes are included in the fee. Financial aid is available for eligible students — download an application online.

Each child who enrolls in this class will receive a role and learn all about acting in a theatrical musical production. Attendance at all classes/rehearsals and at all performances is mandatory. Auditions are first come, first served, and are held to let children experience the entire process of participating in a show, as well as to give the director an idea of a child’s level of ability at the beginning of the class.

Junie B. Jones, Jr. — Book & Lyrics by Marcy Heisler; Music by Zina Goldrich
Adapted from the best-selling books by Barbara Park, this musical follows little heroine Junie B. through her adventures in first grade, including a new friend, new glasses, and a Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal!

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).