Fall 2020 Theatre Arts Classes

NEW INFORMATION AS OF SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

Virtual classes are now available this fall. Scroll down for further information and registration. Information and registration can be found within our class calendar and below it. 

For questions, you may contact our Education Director, Brian Bianco at brian@curtaincallinc.com.

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July 2020
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June 28, 2020 June 29, 2020

Category: Ages 11 - 16SUMMERSTOCK CREATIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)

SUMMERSTOCK CREATIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)
June 30, 2020

Category: Ages 11 - 16SUMMERSTOCK CREATIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)

SUMMERSTOCK CREATIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)
July 1, 2020

Category: Ages 11 - 16SUMMERSTOCK CREATIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)

SUMMERSTOCK CREATIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)
July 2, 2020

Category: Ages 11 - 16SUMMERSTOCK CREATIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)

SUMMERSTOCK CREATIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)
July 3, 2020

Category: Ages 11 - 16SUMMERSTOCK CREATIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)

SUMMERSTOCK CREATIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)
July 4, 2020
July 5, 2020 July 6, 2020

Category: Ages 11 - 16SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)

SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)
July 7, 2020

Category: Ages 11 - 16SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)

SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)
July 8, 2020

Category: Ages 11 - 16SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)

SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)
July 9, 2020

Category: Ages 11 - 16SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)

SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)
July 10, 2020

Category: Ages 11 - 16SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)

SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)
July 11, 2020
July 12, 2020 July 13, 2020

Category: Ages 11 - 16SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)

SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)
July 14, 2020

Category: Ages 11 - 16SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)

SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)
July 15, 2020

Category: Ages 11 - 16SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)

SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)
July 16, 2020

Category: Ages 11 - 16SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)

SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)
July 17, 2020

Category: Ages 11 - 16SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)

SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP ONLINE (for ages 11 to 16)
July 18, 2020
July 19, 2020 July 20, 2020 July 21, 2020 July 22, 2020 July 23, 2020 July 24, 2020 July 25, 2020
July 26, 2020 July 27, 2020 July 28, 2020 July 29, 2020 July 30, 2020 July 31, 2020 August 1, 2020

For more information or questions, please email brian@ curtaincallinc.com.

Grades K, 1 and 2:

Music Box Theatre Online: Aesop’s Fables

Instructor: Natasha Fenster

Tuesdays, 4:15pm to 5:00pm

10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15

(No class 11/24 for Thanksgiving Week)

Using song, character expression and carefully coordinated gestures as storytelling tools, students will assemble a virtual mini-musical of some of the fabled fables of Aesop, the Greek storyteller who’s given us such tales as The Tortoise and the Hare, The Dog and the Bone, The Lion and the Mouse and more. These stories have offered examples in moral and social responsibility for centuries. Students will be cast in various roles and provided with a script and recorded music tracks. The class will also include special craft projects that can be done with items at home which will be incorporated into their virtual performance. Classes will meet using Zoom. Class materials and recordings will be provided through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $240 (10% discount for siblings). THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

 

Grades 3, 4 and 5:

Kids On-Camera Online

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

*Dates revised (as of 10/12): 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16  (No class 11/25 for Thanksgiving Week)

Different than on-stage, acting on screen is very intimate, and the camera picks up every detail. Learn how to best present yourself and explore auditions, commercials, monologues and scenes for TV and film using actual, network and professional scripts. You’ll also pick up useful tips on how to book professional work and industry tricks of the trade! Classes will meet using Zoom. Class materials and recordings of student work will be posted through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $240 (10% discount for siblings). CLICK HERE

 

Broadway Melodies Online: Musical Performance for Kids

Instructor: Jonathan Cahr

Thursdays, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

(No class 11/26 for Thanksgiving Day)

Musical theatre singing is not just about vocal quality, but character and storytelling as well. In this class, each student will be given an “audition section” of a song (either 32 bars of music or a verse and chorus) to work on and develop over the eight-week session, exploring character choices and storyline as well building vocal technique. Classes will meet using Zoom. Class materials, music tracks and recordings of student work will be posted through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $240 (10% discount for siblings). THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

 

Grades 6, 7 and 8:

Tweens on Screen: TV and Film Acting and Online Audition Prep

Instructor: James Feuer

Thursdays, 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Eight weeks: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

(No class 11/26 for Thanksgiving Day)

Very different than acting on stage, acting for the camera is very intimate and cameras pick up so much more detail than can often translate on stage. This class will explore scene and monologue work for TV and film performance and auditions and also guide students in how to prepare for online audition submissions, which are becoming more and more common in both the on-camera and stage industries. Classes will meet using Zoom. Class materials and recordings of student work will be posted through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $240 (10% discount for siblings). THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

 

Broadway Bound Online: Musical Audition Prep for Tweens (with the Music Director of Broadway’s WICKED, Dan Micciche)

Instructor: Dan Micciche

Mondays: 4:00pm to 5:30pm

10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14.

(No class 11/23 for Thanksgiving Week)

This intensive study in musical performance offers students opportunities for solo work and individual focus. Under the guidance of Broadway music director Dan Micciche, they’ll explore selections from some of Broadway and Off-Broadway’s best to find and prepare two new audition songs (an up-tempo and ballad) to add to their audition repertoire. Classes will meet using Zoom. Class materials and recordings of student work will be posted through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $240 (10% discount for siblings). CLICK HERE

      

Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12:

Audition Noticed: How to Prepare for Auditions and Network in the Industry Online

Instructor: James Feuer

Wednesdays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

(No class 11/11 for Veteran’s Day or 11/25 for Thanksgiving Week)

This class is a focused study in preparing for on-stage and on-camera auditions and how to market, promote and manage yourself as an actor. On top of developing audition monologues to add to their repertoire, students will examine the kinds of details that will help get their headshots, resumes and submissions noticed and get them through the door. They’ll also learn how to set up a self-tape audition/Youtube studio at home and how to use social media to advance their acting careers! Classes will meet using Zoom. Class materials and recordings of student work will be posted through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $240 (10% discount for siblings). THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

 

TV and Film Acting Online for Teens (with former NYC casting director Lisa Lelas)

Instructor: Lisa Lelas

Tuesdays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

10/13, 10/20, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15

(No class 10/27 or 11/24 for Thanksgiving Week)

Acting for the camera comes closer to reality than acting on stage and requires its own, unique set of skills. In this eight-week workshop, you’ll build the basic skills necessary to act and audition for television, film and commercials using actual network and film scripts. Explore how body and facial gestures convey important information to a viewing audience and how the camera lens can become your best friend. You’ll also receive tips for finding agents and booking professional work. Classes will meet using Zoom. Class materials and recordings of student work will be posted through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $240 (10% discount for siblings.) THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

 

Broadway Bound Online: Musical Audition Prep for Teens (with the Music Director of Broadway’s WICKED, Dan Micciche)

Instructor: Dan Micciche

Mondays: 5:45pm to 7:15pm

10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14.

(No class 11/23 for Thanksgiving Week)

This intensive study in musical performance offers students opportunities for solo work and individual focus. Under the guidance of Broadway music director Dan Micciche, they’ll explore selections from some of Broadway and Off-Broadway’s best to find and prepare two new audition songs (an up-tempo and ballad) to add to their audition repertoire to use in professional and college-program auditions. Classes will meet using Zoom. Class materials and recordings of student work will be posted through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $240 (10% discount for siblings). CLICK HERE

 

Adults:

TV and Film Acting Online for Adults (with former NYC casting director Lisa Lelas)

Instructor: Lisa Lelas

Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 7:15pm

10/13, 10/20, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15

(No class 10/27 or 11/24 for Thanksgiving Week)

Acting for the camera comes closer to reality than acting on stage and requires its own, unique set of skills. In this eight-week workshop, you’ll build the basic skills necessary to act and audition for television, film and commercials using actual network and film scripts. Explore how body and facial gestures convey important information to a viewing audience and how the camera lens can become your best friend. You’ll also receive tips for finding agents and booking professional work. Classes will meet using Zoom. Class materials, music tracks and recordings of student work will be posted through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $240 (10% discount for siblings/spouses). THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

 

Off the Cuff: Online Comedy and Improv for Adults (ages 16 thru adult)

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 7:15pm

*Dates revised (as of 10/12): 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16  (No class 11/25 for Thanksgiving Week)

Improv is unscripted, allowing artists to draw from their own instincts, shed inhibitions, build personal ease and confidence onstage, and develop trust among fellow performers. These skills also apply to social, business, interview, audition and presentation situations. In this eight-week class, you’ll develop creative reflexes through a series of theatre games, impromptu scenarios, and character and team-building exercises. Classes will meet using Zoom. Class materials, music tracks and recordings of student work will be posted through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $240 (10% discount for siblings/spouses). CLICK HERE

 

Between the Lines: Unlocking the Power of Text for Actors and Non-Actors Online (ages 17 to adult)

Instructor: James Feuer

Mondays: 6:30pm to 7:45pm

10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14.

(No class 11/23 for Thanksgiving Week)

For non-actors looking to overcome their apprehensions with public speaking and add more power and punch to their interviews or business presentations as well as actors looking to improve their skills in stage speaking and character analysis. This one-of-a-kind professional training program will help you add strength, specificity and persuasiveness to your presentation, inform you in making more character-driven choices and lead to a more truthful performance, how to speak with intention and not just emotion and how to captivate your scene partners, listeners or audience. Sharpen your interpersonal skills (speaking, listening, presenting, pitching, networking) and intrapersonal skills (self-awareness, nonverbal communication, managing emotions, demonstrating respect, empathy and understanding). This class is as applicable to non-actors as it is to actors. Classes will meet using Zoom. Class materials, music tracks and recordings of student work will be posted through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $240 (10% discount for siblings/spouses). THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

 

 

 

Curtain Call, Inc. Safety Protocols (Related to COVID-19)

Employees and students who feel sick or have been exposed to anyone feeling sick need to STAY HOME.

Teachers and students who have traveled to (or been in contact with anyone who has traveled to) states experiencing high rates of coronavirus, should quarantine for two weeks before returning to class.

Temperature screenings will take place for all staff and students entering our buildings. Any student or staff member with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will be sent home.

Curtain Call staff, students and parents, guardians or sitters dropping off or picking up students, must wear a mask while inside the Curtain Call buildings.

Students and parents, guardians, sitters dropping off students need to wait outside the theatre complex until five minutes prior to the start of class. No student will be permitted inside the theatre buildings until five minutes prior to the start time. Parents, guardians and sitters may drop off students at the front door of the theatre buildings but will not be permitted inside any of the buildings or into the classrooms. (For young students who may be shy, apprehensive or nervous about attending class for the first time, we recommend a thorough conversation take place about the class ahead of time. Please contact our Education Director with any questions or to discuss class expectations with students in further detail if needed.)

Parents, guardians and sitters will not be permitted to wait inside the lobbies or any of the theatre buildings during class times.

Students will be escorted from the lobby to our classroom spaces at drop-off. They will also be escorted back from their classroom for dismissal. Parents, guardians and sitters must be on time for dismissal. If there are any emergencies that arise preventing you from reaching the theatre on time for dismissal, please contact our Education Director directly at brian@curtaincallinc.com or 203-329-8207.

Classes will have access to the outdoor stage on the property during daylight hours and if weather permits.

Our classes have been scheduled fifteen minutes apart to avoid any overlap between student arrivals and dismissals.

Class sizes will be limited to no more than eight students.

Hand sanitizing stations can be found in the entrance area of each of our theatre buildings and in all classroom spaces.

Each class space will be marked out with social distancing squares. Acting and dance students will be spaced six feet apart. Vocal students will be spaced fifteen feet apart.

All students should bring their own water bottles to class. Curtain Call, Inc. will not provide water for students and our water fountains will be off limits.

No snacks will be allowed during class time. Children who need to eat something before class should do so prior to entering the theatre buildings.

Dance students are asked to arrive dressed and ready for class. No changing will be allowed inside the theatre facilities (except for dance shoes).

Bathroom breaks will not be scheduled. Any student who must use our restrooms for emergency purposes may notify the teacher and restrooms should be occupied by one student at a time. Restrooms are available within or very nearby our classroom spaces, not just in the theatre lobbies.

Classroom spaces, restrooms and common areas will be sanitized regularly, but we still recommend that students and staff continue to wash their hands before and after class and make use of our hand sanitizing stations.

Should local health conditions change, or government shutdowns be put in place, we will continue our educational programs virtually.