Bringing stories to life is the work…and fun…of every actor! Join us in creating an ensemble piece inspired by our upcoming summer production of My Father’s Dragon, that blends exploration in physical expression, character creation, vocal strength and clarity, and storytelling. Each student will be a part of creating our piece, including some memorized material, for our performance at the end of the week.

Classes will be held Monday-Friday at our Playhouse (419 Washington St). Performance during the last half-hour on Friday.

Dragon Ladies and Lords (ages 8-12) — July 10th-14th (10am-3pm) — $275
*please bring a lunch/snack/water each day

Dragon Riders (ages 4-7) — July 17th-21st (9am-noon)– $115
*please bring a snack and water each day

Please call the Playhouse at (360) 379-0195 or (360) 385-5278 to register,
or email Crystal at ads@keycitypublictheatre.org with questions

Or register Online Here

Previously Offered Classes & Workshops

Ensemble Acting: Quick Changes and Character Shenanigans!

WHO: Crystal Eisele and Students 8-12 years
WHAT: How does an actor create many, unique characters in one production? Hint: It’s not just about changing hats.
WHERE: ONSTAGE at the KCPT Playhouse, 419 Washington Street.
WHEN: December 17th, 2:30pm-5:30pm
HOW MUCH: $30 per student, minimum of 6 students required, scholarships available upon request. $5 discount with Spirit of the Yule ticket stub — our Family Show is at 11am that same day!

Come join KCPT’s newest talent, Crystal Eisele, for an intro course into the world of “Ensemble Acting” and character creation! With Key City’s new hit musical Spirit of The Yule, we’ve challenged our cast to create multiple roles throughout the play…and we want to extend the same challenge to you, our fabulous group of young actors. Using physical and vocal acting techniques, games, and multiple costume pieces, Crystal will guide you through exercises and scenes to stretch and diversify your acting range. Get some tricks of the trade and learn that a “quick change” isn’t all about the hat!

REGISTER: (360) 385-5278 or Online Here


PHYSICAL PRECISION ON STAGE

WHO: Duncan Frost, students 13+.
WHERE: Key City Public Theatre Uptown Office (1128 Lawrence St.)
WHEN: September 19th, 4:00pm-7:30pm
HOW MUCH: $30 per student, scholarships available by need, upon request.

For teen students, we’ll be offering a chance to hone specific, physical story-telling within a variety of on-stage scenarios. The class will help guide actors to inhabit their bodies fully in order to tell a story by focusing on clarity of movement, combining physical and psychological intention, and utilizing fundamental staging techniques such as tempo, duration, shape, and gesture.

REGISTER: (360) 385-5278 or Online Here


INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL COMEDY

WHO: Duncan Frost, students ages 4 to 12.
WHERE: Key City Public Theatre Uptown Office (1128 Lawrence St.)
WHEN: September 20th 4:00pm-7:30pm.
HOW MUCH: $30 per student, scholarships available by need, upon request.

This class will introduce younger performers to the fundamentals of physical comedy. Students will be led in different exercises to help develop their comedic instincts. Focusing on concepts like timing, physical commitment, and audience awareness, students will be given the opportunity to explore their inner clowns and learn how to crack an audience up!

REGISTER: (360) 385-5278 or Online Here

This workshop briefly teaches the art of the audition. Participants will have the opportunity to work their audition monologue and receive feedback before KCPT general audition.

REGISTER: (360) 385-KCPT

Every year, KCPT holds a master class series for 13-19 yr. olds called TeenLab. Part lab, part production result, TeenLab is an intensive writing and production workshop where young artists write, develop and perform self-created work.

REGISTER: (360) 358-KPCT

Session 1, $275 – TBD

The first session involves a collaborative group playwriting experience and will culminate in a staged reading. Focus will be on playwriting, themes, structure, character development, and plot. *Students will perform a staged reading of their work.

PERFORMANCE OF STAGED READING: TBD

Session 2, $275 – TBD

Growing on the work developed in session 1, TeenLab session 2 focuses on editing and production aspects. Students rework and revise the play written in session 1, then work towards developing a fully staged production, which will be produced as a main stage show in KCPT’s annual PlayFest. Students have opportunities to work on all aspects of production including, casting, directing, lighting design, set design, costumes, and props. *The student play will have two performances.

TWO MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE DURING KCPT’s PlayFest: TBD

Session 3, $115 – *CANCELLED*

The third session takes the lessons of the previous two sessions and puts them into action in a Play-in-a-Day theatrical adventure!!! Students are given 24 hours to write and produce a fully staged production!

Extras: Pizza party. Pastry breakfast and sandwich dinner. (students should pack their own brown bag lunch)

PERFORMANCE DATE: TBD

TeenLab — General Information

TeenLab is an on-going KCPT program in which student-artists write, develop and perform their own collaborations. These intensives are open to students ages 13 – 19.

KCPT can work with a student’s school to coordinate class credit in creative writing or Theatre/arts.

Fee structure is a sliding scale, with some scholarships available. Adjustments for families with more than one child enrolled are also available.

TeenLab is part master class, part production result. Acting lessons — Writing sessions — and the unique experience of performing new, self-created work together.

GPM — General Pavement ManagementTeenLab opens a way for heightened self-expression and the employment of new skill sets for the young artist.

Our TeenLab program is generously sponsored by GPM, Inc.

Comments from past TeenLab participants

“Magic!!” 

“I never knew how fun it would be to sit in a room with other people and write stories.”

“Every year Fall rolls around and my ears are filled with the scratching noise of pencils on paper.”

“I never really write, but when TeenLab comes, creativity sky rockets.”

“This is my second year in TeenLab and I have enjoyed it just as much as the first time. It is always fun to hang out with the people, and the work is more like play!”

“TeenLab is a memorable experience that encourages me in every way. Self confidence, writing skills, acting, and being who I am are things I get to portray in every session.”

“I have been steered into a new writing genre, which has been fun, hard, experimental, and occasionally irritating.”

During this summer training games and activities are used to help students refine and improve acting skills. 

$275 – July 11th-15th, 2016

10:00 am – 3:00pm

REGISTER: Click here or call (360) 358-KPCT

During this summer training games and activities are used to help students refine and improve acting skills. 

$115 – July 18th-22nd, 2016

9:00am – 12:00pm

REGISTER: Click here or call (360) 358-KPCT

Theatre Adventure Club (TAC) is for burgeoning actors, writers, performers, and improvisers. This course teaches students the fundamentals of dramatization, instructing them in performance skills including character building, movement, play writing, acting and auditioning skills. *Students will have multiple performance opportunities to show off their talents.

Session 1, $96 – TBD

Session 2, $96 – TBD

Session 3, $96 – TBD

Session 4, $96 – TBD

PERFORMANCE DATE: TBD

REGISTER: (360) 358-KPCT

Theatre Adventure Club General Information

Theatre Adventure Club is for burgeoning actors, writers, performers, and improvisers ages 8-12. Theatre Adventure Club teaches students the fundamentals of dramatization, instructing them in performance skills including character building, movement, play writing, acting and auditioning skills. Students will have multiple performance opportunities to show off their talents!

Students will be taught by lead teacher, Amy E. Sousa, and will feature guest teaching artists and visiting KCPT performers. Students who participate in Theatre Adventure Club are invited to audition for KCPT’s main stage productions, where they have the opportunity to work alongside adult actors in a professional production.

Our youth theatre training programs are sponsored in part by Target Corporation.

Theatre Adventure Club Jr. (TAC Jr.) is for our youngest actors as an introduction to acting. Activities include games, movement, improvisation, while lightly touching on playful texts. *There will be a small performance at the conclusion of all four sessions.

Session 1, $80 – TBD

Session 2, $80 – TBD

Session 3, $80 – TBD

Session 4, $80 – TBD

PERFORMANCE DATE: TBD

REGISTER: (360) 358-KPCT

Register online for any workshop, class or camp, or call our box office at (360) 385-KCPT.

Online Registration

All classes require a minimum of 6 participants. If the minimum number is not reached, enrolled participants will be notified 72 hours in advance, and will be fully refunded.

Partial scholarships are available upon written request to education@keycitypublictheatre.org

Payment plans available upon request to education@keycitypublictheatre.org