Winter & Midwinter Break Acting Classes

February 3 - April 7 2020

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Spring Break Acting Camps

April 13-17 2020

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Summer Acting Camps

June - August 2020

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Fall Acting Classes

October - December 2020

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WEEKLY CLASSES FOR STUDENTS MIDWINTER BREAK CAMPS

WINTER TEEN 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, February 3 – March 23 (7 Sessions, No class February 17)                         
Time: 6pm-8:30pm | Cost: $325 

First Night On Set: Isaac Studio Theatre, Monday, March 30, 7pm-9pm

Tech Rehearsal: Isaac Studio Theatre, Monday, April 6, 7pm-9pm

Performance: Isaac Studio Theatre, Tuesday, April 7, 7-9pm

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WINTER YOUTH SHOWCASESOLD OUT
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!  so you won’t want to miss this year’s show!

Location: Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Rehearsal Room, 204 N 85th St
Rehearsal Dates: Mondays, February 3 – March 23 (7 Sessions, No class February 17)                         
Time: 6pm-8:30pm | Cost: $325 

First Night On Set: Isaac Studio Theatre, Monday, March 30, 5pm-7pm

Tech Rehearsal: Isaac Studio Theatre, Monday, April 6, 5pm-7pm

Performance: Isaac Studio Theatre, Tuesday, April 7, 5-7pm

Check out our Spring Break Camps tab for more options!

MIDWINTER BREAK DRAMAQUEST CAMP — SOLD OUT!
Kindergarten-3rd grade
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’s Isaac Studio Theatre, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday, February 17-21 
Time: 10am-2pm | Cost: $200 (1 week)
Performance: Friday, February 21, 1pm

MIDWINTER BREAK YOUTH & TEEN SHOWCASE SOLD OUT!
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’s Jewell Mainstage Theatre, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday, February 17-21 
Time: 10am-4pm | Cost: $325 (1 week)
Performance: Friday, February 21, 3pm

SPRING BREAK DRAMAQUEST CAMP
Kindergarten – 3rd grade
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, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday, April 13-17                         
Time: 10am-2pm | Cost: $200 (1 week) 

Performance: Friday, April 17 at 1pm

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SPRING BREAK YOUTH AND TEEN 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.
Rehearsal Dates: Monday-Friday, April 13-17                         
Time: 10am-4pm | Cost: $325 (1 week)

Performance: Friday, April 17 at 3pm

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1-DAY WORKSHOPS! PRE-K - 1ST GRADE 2ND-3RD GRADE 4TH-12TH GRADE 4TH-6TH GRADE 7TH-12TH GRADE

NEW THIS YEAR! — One-day workshops for your aspiring actor to hone their theatrical skills.

 All Sessions: 4th – 8th grade

Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $65/workshop

Register for two sessions and receive 5% off, register for all three sessions and receive 10% off!

MUSICAL THEATRE  101
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Learn the basics of musical theatre singing and dancing! Spend the first half of the day learning how to warm-up before an audition, picking the right song and other skills every aspiring musical theater actor needs. The second half of the day will be spent with Acting Studio teacher Emily Paul, learning a basic dance combination to help prepare your student for their next audition!

STAGE COMBAT 101
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Students will discover how stage combat can enhance and contribute to theatrical storytelling. Students learn to push, punch, kick, fall and move in a safe and theatrical way from Acting Studio’s stage combat expert, David Roby.

IMPROV 101
Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Learn about comedy improv with returning, beloved Taproot instructor and improv player Rob Martin. Learn the secrets of comedic timing and creativity in this fast-paced improv workshop!

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ADVENTURES IN DRAMA
(Children must be 4 or older and potty-trained)
“Once upon a time…” These words are the portal to fantastic adventures and imaginative journeys. This class offers young children a great introduction to drama and is a guaranteed imagination builder. Each class session students will listen to and tell stories, engage in dynamic theatre games, and then use movement, props and teamwork to bring to life the stories they create in their imaginations. Every week students will be exploring a different theme or story, join us for multiple sessions for more theatrical fun!

Teachers Include: Kim Morris, Emily Paul, David Roby, Claire Schuttler
Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday | Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Performance: Last day of camp, 1:00 PM | Cost: $200 (1 week)

Session 1: June 22 – 26, 2020
Session 2: July 6 – 10, 2020
Session 3: July 13 – 17, 2020
Session 4: July 20 – 24, 2020
Session 5: July 27 – 31, 2020
Session 6: August 3 – 7, 2020
Session 7: August 10 – 14, 2020
Session 8: August 17 – 21, 2020
Session 9: August 24 – 28, 2020

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IMAGINATION QUEST
2nd-3rd grade
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 all about the three tools in an actor’s toolbox: imagination, voice and body. They’ll experience the wonder of theatre as a team when they work together in an environment where empathy and respect are highly valued. Every week students will be exploring a different theme or story, join us for multiple sessions for more theatrical fun!

Teachers include: Kim Morris, Claire Schuttler
Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday | Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Performance: Last day of camp, 1:00 PM | Cost: $200 (1 week)

Session 1: June 22 – 26, 2020
Session 2: July 6 – 10, 2020
Session 3: July 20 – 24, 2020
Session 4: August 24 – 28, 2020

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ART OF COMEDY FOR KIDS
2nd-3rd grade
Perfect for the young comedian, Art of Comedy for Kids teaches children how to tickle the funny bones of their friends and family. They’ll be introduced to improvisation, work together to build comedic scenes and begin to learn what makes funny things so funny! Prepare yourself and your students for big laughs when they put it all together in a comedy showcase at the end of the week.

Teachers: Solomon Davis, Rob Martin
Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 27 – 31, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)
Performance:July 31, 2020 at 3:00 PM

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MUSICAL KIDS
2nd-3rd grade
The place for your child to sing and act this summer is the Musical Kids camp! Young actors will spend a week learning the foundations of good musical technique — like breathing, projection and movement — important for all musical theatre artists. This will be an action packed week designed for kids who love to perform. Musical theatre songs appropriate for this age and skill level will be selected in preparation for an exciting end-of-week performance.

Teachers: Emily Paul, Claire Schuttler
Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday, August 3 – 7, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Cost: $250 (1 week)
Performance: Aug 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM

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MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE
4th-12th grade
A perfect introduction to musical theatre or a great opportunity to hone musical theatre skills, your actor will sing, dance and act during this week of theatrical fun. Students will put all their new skills together in a performance on the final day of camp that will be made up of large group numbers, duets and more as the entire company sings some of the greatest songs in musical theatre.

Teachers: Jenny Cross, Steven Tran
Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Last day of camp, 3:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)

Session 1: June 22 – 26, 2020
Session 2: July 6 – 10, 2020

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SHAKESPEARE DAYCAMP
4th-12th grade
PerformingAnnounced late March 2020

William Shakespeare is one of the greatest storytellers to ever write for the stage, and this summer students will make his words come alive. In this camp your student will “be not afraid of greatness,” get to know Shakespeare and his plays, immerse themselves in the language of the time and perform a shortened version of one of Shakespeare’s great plays.

Teacher: Marianne Savell
Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 17 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Jul 17, 3:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)

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GENRE STUDY SHOWCASE: Comedy of Manners
4th-12th grade

Students will explore the ins and outs of a specific genre, such as drama, farce, minimalist, absurdist, etc. Last year’s students explored the mystery genre through a hilarious original work written for this camp! This year’s class is sure to be another challenging and exciting week as students experience the entire production process from first rehearsal to final performance in this one-week, fast-paced camp.

Teacher: Daniel Stoltenberg
Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, Aug 17 – 21 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Aug 21, 3:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)

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MUSICAL THEATRE SUPERCAMP (2 WEEKS)
4th-12th grade
Performing: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
Authorization Code Required
If this is your student’s first Musical Theatre Supercamp at Taproot, email studio@taproottheatre.org for approval or to schedule an audition. Returning students email studio@taproottheatre.org for authorization code.

On your mark… get set… sing, dance and act! This fast-paced and challenging two week intensive will dive deep into the singing, dancing and acting techniques needed for musical theatre performance. Not for the faint of heart, this class will challenge even the most experienced young actors. Each student will go through an audition process and be cast in a Broadway-style musical, creating an experience they will never forget. Prepare to be at the edge of your seat as the talented cast performs not once, but twice!

Teachers: Jenny Cross, Edd Key, Sarah Diener
Locations:
WEEK 1: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
WEEK 2: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 13 – 17, 20 – 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $545 (2 weeks)
Performances: Jul 24, 3:00 PM; Jul 25, 10:00 AM

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SHAKESPEARE SUPERCAMP (2 WEEKS)
4th-12th grade
Performing: Announced late March 2020
Past Showcase or Shakespeare experience recommended. If this is your student’s first Shakespeare camp at Taproot, email studio@taproottheatre.org for approval or to see if this class would be a good fit for your student.

All the world’s a stage and the actors in this camp are its fantastic players! It is time for your student to brush up their Shakespeare as they spend two weeks learning the language, movement, voice and acting techniques needed to make the words of one of the greatest playwrights come to life. The fast-paced and challenging camp culminates in two performances of a shortened version of one of Shakespeare’s great plays—and will cultivate a lifetime of admiration for the Bard himself.

Teacher: Lorrie Fargo
Location:
WEEK 1: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church,N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
WEEK 2: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 20 – 24, July 27 – August 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $545 (2 weeks)
Performances: Friday, July 31 at 3:00 PM and Saturday, August 1 at 10:00 AM

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New this summer – one-day workshops!
Check out the 1-Day Workshops tab for more information!

ART OF COMEDY FOR YOUTH
4th-6th grade
This exciting, challenging and hilarious camp opens your child’s eyes to the comedy all around them. Students will learn the secrets of comedic acting and develop comedic timing and skills as they explore everything from improv to slapstick and pratfalls. They will also spend time learning sketches and lessons from some of history’s great comedians. The camp culminates in a performance of comedic proportions at the end of the week!

Teachers include: Solomon Davis, Rob Martin, David Roby, Marianne Savell
Dates: Monday – Friday | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Last day of camp, 3:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)

Session 1: June 22 – 26, 2020; Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Session 2: July 6 – 10, 2020; Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Session 3: August 3 – 7, 2020; Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Session 4: August 17 – 21, 2020; Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N

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YOUTH SHOWCASE
4th-6th grade
This camp provides all the fun and excitement of putting on a full 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. Each week will be different, so join us more than once!

Teacher: Daniel Stoltenberg
Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Last day of camp, 3:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)

Session 1: July 20 – 24, 2020
Session 2: August 10 – 14, 2020
Session 3:August 24 – 28, 2020

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New this summer – one-day workshops for 7th/8th grade!
Check out the 1-Day Workshops tab for more information!

PLAYWRITING
7th-12th grade
Join the Taproot playwright Melanie Hampton in this one-week class that explores the writing process, story structure and character development of playwriting. Storytellers, aspiring playwrights and creative writers will collaborate to write scenes they will perform as a staged reading at the end of the week. This class is perfect for actors interested in writing for the first time.

Teacher: Melanie Hampton
Location: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 17 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Final Presentation: Jul 17, 3:00 PM | Cost: $345 (1 week)

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ART OF COMEDY FOR TEENS
7th-12th grade
Make ‘em laugh! Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh? This rousing one-week camp will help develop your teenage actor’s comedic timing as they learn the rules of improv, work together on comedic scenes, hone their stand up skills, and develop their own voice as a comedian. Family and friends will get a chance to laugh until they cry at the end of week performance.

Teachers: Solomon Davis, Rob Martin
Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday, August 10 – 14, 2020 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Aug 14, 3:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)

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TEEN SHOWCASE
7th-12th grade
It’s easy to watch a favorite actor or actress on stage or screen and think, “How do they do that?” This camp takes you behind the curtain, exploring what the actor can bring to the rehearsal process. Students will present either a one act play or a series of short scenes, and learn the wide range of theatrical skills required for performance. This is a fast-paced camp that requires the ensemble to work together, trust each other and take risks. Students will be amazed at what they have accomplished when it all comes together in front of an audience.

Teacher: Marianne Savell
Location: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, August 3 – 7, 2020 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Aug 7, 3:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)

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TEEN INTENSIVE
7th-12th grade
Is your young actor ready for the next level? This camp allows students the opportunity to dive into scene work, character development and prepare them for their school auditions! During the week students will interact with some of Taproot’s professional artists who know what it takes to excel in this industry. Our team will guide your teenager through the process of auditioning from start to finish. Students will receive individual monologue coaching and will prepare selected scenes that will challenge them as an actor. Students will work towards a presentation of scenes and monologues to be performed at the end of the week. All Teen Intensive students will be asked to bring two contrasting monologues to the first day of camp. More information will be provided prior to camp starting.

Teacher: Marianne Savell
Location: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, Aug 17 – 21 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Final Presentation: Aug, 21, 3:00 PM | Cost: $345 (1 week)

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ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE
7th-12th grade
Authorization Code Required
If this is your student’s first Advanced Musical Theatre Revue at Taproot, email studio@taproottheatre.org for approval or to schedule an audition. Returning students email studio@taproottheatre.org for the authorization code.

Aimed at serious artists in training, this rigorous musical theatre revue camp is fast-paced and challenging and will hone and challenge your student’s current musical theatre skills. Students will audition and be cast to perform numbers from the musical theatre canon. They will work to further develop their singing, dancing and acting skills which will culminate in a performance on the final day of camp.

Teachers: Jenny Cross, Beth Rainey
Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 27 – 31, 2020 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: July 31, 2020, 3:00 PM | Cost: $345 (1 week)

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ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE SUPERCAMP (2 WEEKS)
7th-12th grade
Performing: Announced late March 2020
Authorization Code Required
If this is your student’s first Advanced Musical Theatre Supercamp at Taproot, email studio@taproottheatre.org for approval or to schedule an audition. Returning students email studio@taproottheatre.org for authorization code.

Give my regards to Broadway! Aimed at serious artists in training, this fast-paced and challenging camp is for those who want a taste of the professional world of musical theatre. Students will experience the thrill of accomplishment by putting on a show that comes together in just two weeks. Each actor will audition and be cast in a challenging Broadway-style musical. Our advanced students have the added privilege of performing twice.

Teachers: Jenny Cross, Beth Rainey, Sarah Diener
Location:
WEEK 1: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
WEEK 2: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday; August 3 – 7, 10 – 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $565 (2 weeks)
Performances: August 14, 3:00 PM and August 15, 10:00 AM

REQUEST AUTHORIZATION CODE          SCHEDULE AN AUDITION

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2020 Fall Acting Classes will be announced in August of 2020. Please check back later for updates.

Class Locations

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Taproot Theatre

204 N 85th St
Seattle, WA 98103

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Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church

7500 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Church parking lot entrance off of N 75th St

United Evangelical Free Church

1420 NW 80th St
Seattle, WA 98117

Church parking lot entrance off of Mary Ave NW

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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
D.V. & Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust
Dupar Foundation | Moccasin Lake Foundation | University-Ballard Lions Club | Anonymous