Winter Acting Classes

Jan 29 - Apr 3, 2018

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Fall Acting Classes

Oct 17 - Dec 13, 2017

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WEEKLY CLASSES FOR STUDENTS MIDWINTER BREAK CAMPS ADULT CLASSES

THEATRICAL PLAYERS WINTER SHOWCASE
4th-6th grade

Theatre is all about telling a great story. The stronger an ensemble and the more confident the actors, the better the story they can tell. As students work together to put on a production in just nine weeks they’ll be challenged to make bold and detailed character decisions and fully immerse themselves in the world of the play. You won’t want to miss the story they create in their final performance!

Location: Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Rehearsal Room, 204 N 85th St
Rehearsal Dates: Mondays, January 29 – March 26  |  8 sessions (no class February 19)
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PM  |  Cost: $285

Tech Rehearsal: Monday, April 2, 5:00 – 7:00 PM in Taproot’s Isaac Studio Theatre
Performance: Tuesday, April 3, 5:00 – 7:00 PM in Taproot’s Isaac Studio Theatre

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TEEN ENSEMBLE SHOWCASE
7th-12th grade

In this nine-week class students will learn what it takes to build an ensemble, craft a show and put on a showcase performance, all under the direction of Taproot Theatre’s professional teachers. Experience isn’t required, but students will need to be at all rehearsals and have their lines memorized by the third week. Students will be amazed at what they’ve accomplished when it all comes together in the final performance.

Location: United Evangelical Free Church, 1420 NW 80th St
Rehearsal Dates: Mondays, January 29 – March 26  |  8 sessions (no class February 19)
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PM  |  Cost: $285

Tech Rehearsal: Monday, April 2, 7:00 – 9:00 PM in Taproot’s Isaac Studio Theatre
Performance: Tuesday, April 3, 7:00 – 9:00 PM in Taproot’s Isaac Studio Theatre

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ADVENTURE QUEST MIDWINTER BREAK CAMP
Pre K – 3rd grade (Children must be 4 or older and potty-trained)

Your child’s imagination provides the script in this class that challenges and excites young children as they learn theatrical terms, play games that reinforce important skills and work together to tell a compelling story. Students will learn about the three tools in an actor’s toolbox: imagination, voice and body. They’ll also experience the wonder of theatre as a team activity as they work together in an environment where empathy and respect are highly valued. See them apply and use all these skills in their end of week performance!

Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio Theatre, 212 N 85th St
Date: Monday-Friday, February 19 – 23
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: $195 (1 week)
Performance: Friday, February 23, 1:00 PM

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YOUTH AND TEEN ENSEMBLE MIDWINTER BREAK SHOWCASE
4th-12th grade

This camp provides all the fun and excitement of putting on a great production in just one week. From auditioning and rehearsing to preparing for a final performance, students will have a great time working together and developing their acting skills. Get ready for an action-packed, fast-paced theatre adventure as students come together to memorize lines, learn stage blocking and go through tech rehearsals just like the professionals. Students will be amazed at what they have accomplished when it all comes together in front of an audience.

Location: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage Theatre, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday, February 19 – 23
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $295 (1 week)
Performance: Friday, February 23, 3:00 PM

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PROFESSIONAL AUDITION MASTER CLASS

Designed specifically to prepare you for the Theatre Puget Sound (TPS) general auditions, this class will equip you to audition with confidence. Taproot’s Associate Artistic Director Karen Lund teaches this limited-run class for the actor who wants to get work. Over three class sessions you’ll receive personalized monologue coaching, headshot and résumé review, and receive Karen’s insight on how to most effectively present yourself as an actor. Get a jump on this year’s audition season and register early!

Prior approval required to enroll—email headshot and resume to studio@taproottheatre.org to get the process started.

Karen Lund is the Associate Artistic Director at Taproot Theatre Company. She has performed and directed at theatres across the country including the Illinois Repertory Theatre, Empty Space Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the Kentucky and Idaho Shakespeare Festivals. She has won Seattle Times Footlight, Gypsy Rose Lee and Broadway World awards for direction. A former talent agent, Karen co-founded the SAG-AFTRA franchised Dramatic Artists Agency where she represented Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ), Reiko Aylesworth (24) and Joel McHale (Talk Soup, Community) among others.

Teacher: Karen Lund
Location: Taproot Theatre’s Isaac Studio Theatre, 212 N 85th St
Dates: Mon, Feb 5; Mon, Feb 12; Tue, Feb 13  |  3 sessions
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 PM  |  Cost: $260

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2018 Spring Break Acting Camps will be announced January of 2018. Please check back later for updates.

2018 Summer Acting Camps will be announced February of 2018. Please check back later for updates.

THEATRICAL PLAYERS & TEEN ENSEMBLE CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE
4th – 12th Grade

Believe it or not, Christmas will be here before you know it, and there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than our Christmas Showcase class. Students work together and perform their own Christmas show, finely tuning theatrical skills as they build an ensemble and are inspired to take artistic risks. Each December this class performs for a sold out audience so you won’t want to miss this year’s show!

SOLD OUT SESSION 1
Location:
United Evangelical Free Church, 1420 NW 80th St
Rehearsal Dates: Tuesdays, Oct 17 – Dec 5, 2017 (7 Class Sessions, No class Oct 31)
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: $285
Dress Rehearsal: Monday, Dec 11, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM in Taproot’s Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Performance: Wednesday, Dec 13, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM in Taproot’s Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St

NEW! SESSION 2Due to popular demand, we have added a second session on Wednesdays!
Location: United Evangelical Free Church, 1420 NW 80th St
Rehearsal Dates: Wednesdays, Oct 18 – Dec 6, 2017 (7 Class Sessions, No class Nov 22)
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: $285
Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, Dec 12, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM in Taproot’s Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Performance: Wednesday, Dec 13, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM in Taproot’s Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St

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Class Locations

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Taproot Theatre

204 N 85th St
Seattle, WA 98103

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church

7500 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

The Pocket Theater

8312 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Magnolia United Church of Christ

3555 W McGraw St
Seattle, WA 98199

United Evangelical Free Church

1420 NW 80th St
Seattle, WA 98117

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Thank You

Support for Taproot Theatre’s Education & Outreach programming is generously provided by:

 

Margery M. Jones Charitable Trust, Fredric Sjoholm, Trustee
Horizons Foundation | Dupar Foundation
Moccasin Lake Foundation | University-Ballard Lions Club | Anonymous