Andrea Tuthill- “I’m sad we couldn’t be in person, but the virtual class was truly amazing! It was a safe way to get together with the Starlight family and continue to grow as a performer, and I had a wonderful experience. We still did all the usual Starlight activities- warm-ups, improv, games, building skills as actors- just virtually. And it worked! And it was fun! And it was a great way to connect with a community and with people I haven’t seen in too long.”
Grant Powicki– “This summer I was lucky enough to both work at and take part in the Virtual classes Starlight had to offer. Being able to work with people that I haven’t seen in months was amazing and something that I would do again in a heartbeat. Every part of Starlight was still present, the supporting of your peers, the group learning, the activities and most importantly, the fun. It was a great way to spend part of my week and offered a wonderful way to enhance my summer and take part in a new format of theater that is different and special in its very own way. With smartly designed lesson plans each day, we were able to develop stronger skills that we would have missed out on without these opportunities. This is the world we are living in right now but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do what you love, and for me that is theater.”
All Classes for the Fall of 2020 will be held virtually with a live streamed virtual performance as indicated.
Puppetry Storytelling – Grades 1-2nd 6-8 yo
Storytelling through puppets is a great way for children to create not only their own puppet but also the puppet’s character while developing an exciting story to share. The class will run for 6 weeks and conclude with a Puppet Show.
Saturdays – 9:00—9:30 Beginning Sept. 5 – Oct. 10 Fee- $80.00 Class size- 10
Once Upon a Comedy – Grades 3-4th 8-10 yo
This is a fun class that will highlight the creativity and humor of the students as they work together to create comedic scenes. Using improv comedy and skits the students will explore ideas that will then be written into a comedy show which will be shared at the conclusion.
Saturdays 9:40- 10:10 Beginning Sept. 5- Oct. 10 Fee- $80.00 Class size- 10
“The Wind and the Willow” Grades 5-6th 10-11 yo
All actors must study and understand the physicality of their character. This is especially true when performing a production for children. Using games, exercise, mime pieces and scene work we will explore the multitude ways to develop the physicality of a character for the stage. Students will study how their character walks, talks, gestures and moves to tell the story. These lessons will then help everyone to present an exciting character in their production of “The Wind and the Willow”.
Saturdays – 10:20-10:50 Beginning Sept. 5 – Oct. 10 Fee $80.00 Class size- 12
Improvisation– Grades 5-6th 10-11 yo
This is a fun and exciting class that will be learning improvisational skills and using them to explore different genre of theater. Theater games and exercises will be the focus of this class. The class will conclude with an Improvisation presentation.
Saturdays – 10:00-10:45 Beginning Oct. 17- Nov. 14. Fee $80.00 Class size- 12
Scene It- Grades –7-8th 12-13 yo
Students learn how to approach a script, how to stage a scene, and how to act and react with their scene partners. Using games on character development, timing and motivation the student will learn how to work with their scene partner to tell the story. This class will conclude with a sharing of their scenes.
Saturdays – 11:00-11:30 Beginning Sept. 5 – Oct. 10 Fee $80.00 Class size- 12
Monologues – Grades 7-8th 12-13 yo
Students will learn how to select a good monologue for them. Then they will learn how to dissect the monologue to identify the different emotions within the monologue along with the meaning and message of the piece. Class will conclude with a presentation of monologues
Saturdays – 10:55-11:40 Beginning Oct. 17- Nov. 14. Fee $80.00 Class size 12
“It’s a Wonderful Life” Radio Play – Grades 9-10th
This beloved American holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage along with all the special sounds and effects that will add in the telling of the story about the beloved George Bailey who learns what the real meaning of life is.
Saturday -11:45-12:30 Beginning Sept. 5- Nov. 14 Fee- $165.00 Class size 14
Advanced Acting Techniques and Performances – Grades 11-12th
This class will study different acting techniques and style of theater. Beginning with Classical Acting as used in the study of Shakespeare. The students will perform scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and Macbeth. Next, they will study The Stanislavski’s System along with Method Acting and perform scenes from Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, and Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie”.
Saturdays – 12:45- 1:30 Beginning Sept. 12- Nov. 14 Fee $145.00 Class size 14 Virtual Performances will be Oct. 10 and Nov. 14
Monday Night Classes-
Beauty and the Beast (non-musical) – Grades 4-6th
The cast will have great fun creating this non-musical version of Beauty and the Beast. This class will focus on ensemble building while deepening their ability to act and react to the exciting characters within this show.
Mondays -4:00- 4:45 Beginning Sept. 14- Oct. 26 Fee $95.00 . Class size 12
Radio Show – Grades 7-9th 12-14 yo
Students will recreate a 1940’s type Radio Show where without costumes, sets, props the stories came alive with just the actor’s voice. Students will create their own show along with adding sound effects and music to enhance their production.
Mondays – 5:00-5:45 Beginning Sept. 14- Oct. 26 Fee $95.00 Class size 12
Monologues- Grades 10-12th 15-18 yo
Students will learn how to select a good monologue for a possible college audition. Then they will learn how to dissect the monologue to identify the different emotions within the monologue along with the meaning and message of the piece. Class will conclude with a presentation of monologues.
Mondays- 6:00-6:45 Beginning Sept. 14- Oct. 26 Fee $95.00 Class size 12