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Jul
23
11:00 AM11:00

54,000 Improv

Improv is; the craftiest of crafts, the funniest of funnies, the silliest of sillies! Yet! You must be the “braviest” of the brave. Instructor Erick Westphal will lead you on a journey to do more Improv in this week than ever has been done in this week  - ever! Improv is about your tribe and the story you create with your tribe - we will be Ohana; family. Homework: What does '54,000' in "54,000 Improv" mean? There are clues! Sign up soon!

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Jul
9
to Jul 13

Video Production Camp

This week-long course introduces students to the essential elements of filmmaking. With focus on how to prepare a script in preproduction to learning basic lighting and cinematography skills in production, students will have hands-on experience transforming their ideas into a short film.

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Jun
25
to Jun 29

Screenwriting for Teens!

In this camp, students will learn how to translate their ideas into engaging short film scripts. They will be introduced to different writing structures and will be encouraged to explore the unique opportunities that film has to offer. These scripts may be used the following week for the Video Production camp. 

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Jul
17
to Jul 21

Video Production, Grades 6 - 12

This week-long course introduces students to the essential elements of filmmaking. With focus on how to prepare a script in preproduction to learning basic lighting and cinematography skills in production, students will have hands-on experience transforming their ideas into a short film.

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Jul
10
to Jul 14

Screenwriting, Grades 6 - 12

In this camp, students will learn how to translate their ideas into engaging short film scripts. They will be introduced to different writing structures and will be encouraged to explore the unique opportunities that film has to offer. These scripts may be used the following week for the Video Production camp. 

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Feb
15
4:30 PM16:30

TCYA Audition Workshop 1: Choosing Monologues

A workshop (part one) for those intending to audition for Theatre Conservatory for Young Adults, reviewing where/how to find monologues, cutting down monologues for time, etc. Monologue resources will be available and we will discuss what to focus on while you rehearse your monologue(s) in preparation for your audition.

TCYA Audition Workshop 1: Choosing Monologues
Wednesday, February 15th ~ 4:30 - 6:00pm
WCT Blackbox | FREE
Open to those entering 9th grade through 12th grade in the 2017-2018 schoolyear.

TCYA Audition Workshop 2: Presentation
Wednesday, March 15th ~ 4:30 - 6:30pm
WCT Blackbox | FREE
Open to those entering 9th grade through 12th grade in the 2017-2018 schoolyear.

TCYA Auditions
Saturday, April 1st ~ 10:00 - 1:00pm
Actors must register for an audition slot at tcya@wctmagic.org

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Jan
8
9:00 AM09:00

Physical Actor: Winter Weekend Intensive

OPEN TO YOUTH AGES 12+ AND ADULTS!

UPDATE: The Physical Actor Winter Workshop Intensive will run for ONE DAY on Sunday, January 8th from 9:00 - 4:00 pm. Tuition: $100 Payment Plans & Sliding Scale Available, Please contact us for more information.

A Movement Intensive focusing on Suzuki & Viewpoints Techniques. Tailored for those students who are new to both techniques or who have had brief exposure to the training. Several of the basic Suzuki forms will be taught and speaking will be introduced. We will systematically work through the Viewpoints progression culminating in open Viewpoints sessions. The basic principles movement will be taught and all two techniques will be applied to a short composition at the end of the weekend.

Suzuki Method

Encouraging the actor’s awareness of their body, voice, and presence on stage, the Suzuki Method of actor training gives the actor a form of physical training that other acting methods cannot. The Suzuki Method of Actor Training was created by Tadashi Suzuki with the Suzuki Company of Toga and further taught and refined in the United States by the SITI Company of New York. The aim of this form of training is to renew the actor’s understanding of what the human body is, as well as discovering what their own individual body is capable of becoming. The training draws from traditional Japanese and Greek theater, martial arts, and dance. Close attention to the actor’s center of gravity and its relationship to other points in space are fundamental throughout the training. Use of specific forms, footwork, and breathing forces the actor to find a deeper understanding of what it means to live within a moment onstage.

Viewpoints

Developed by Mary Overlie and Anne Bogart, Viewpoints refers to a system of improvisation created by the deconstruction of physical performance. With roots in post-modern dance, the Viewpoints are a way of categorizing and re-evaluating the basic issues that performers work with: time and space. Originally known as the Six Viewpoints, this system has since been expanded through exploration by Anne Bogart and the SITI Company. Viewpoints training helps groups of actors find immediacy, clarity, and focus to work as an ensemble. This form of physical improvisation training allows actors to expand their senses and reconnect to their bodies’ full awareness while giving the ensemble a new understanding of their relationship to the audience, the stage, and to each other.


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Charlottesville Virginia, Donal is exploring the world through travel and teaching. He has been involved with many roles in the theatre as an actor, dancer, director, tech person, and as a producer. His first role was in an actor generated piece about Lewis & Clark's westward expedition. It was in this production he was introduced to Suzuki and Viewpoints. A few years later he went to study with Anne Bogart and the SITI company to explore more in this training. He has been inspired by many teachers who were authentic and grounded in their movement for the stage. 

With a background in dance, hatha yoga, design, equestrian and  theatre, Donal's approach to movement is one that honors the need for individual self-expression with the aim of improving the actor's authentic stage presence. In Seattle, he is also often found sharing tea, dancing, writing, searching out coffee shops, eating, and project-making. 

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Oct
16
12:00 PM12:00

Theatre Lab: Dance for Actors

Welcome to THEATRE LAB! Our newest program—built by popular demand from our middle schoolers for skill-building workshops!

Dance for Actors

Sunday, October 16 ~ 12 - 4pm
Grades 6 - 8 (or equivalent, if homeschooled)

Instructors: Melinda Mack & Daunne Zinger

This workshop is designed to give the students/ actors an experience of simple dance steps for for the stage. In a fun and supportive environment, we will warm up and learn choreography to Michael Jackson's Thriller. By the end of our time together, actors will not only be on their way to greater ease and mastery of basic steps, but will have a choreographed piece to perform for friends and family at Monster Mash dance on Saturday, October 22. No experience necessary!  This is going to be fun! Jazz shoes or similar dance shoes recommended.

Tuition: $40, due on or before the day of class.
Payment plans available. Contact us for more information.

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Oct
9
11:00 AM11:00

Second Sunday - Scene Study Pt. 2

SECOND SUNDAY FALL SESSION 2016

Scene Study Part II
Sunday, October 9 ~ 11:00 - 3:00
Open to Grades 9 - 12
Tuition: $40

Instructor: Lucy Pearce

Using various technique and instinct we will navigate scenes. Helping each individual to find the way/ways in which they are most able to become grounded and truthful in a scene. This will be focused, expansive fun.

Financial Aid Options Available, Contact us for more information.

About the Instructor, Lucy Pearce

 

Earlier this year Lucy directed Proof at WCT and 4000 Miles at WICA and is looking forward to being back at WCT to direct A Wrinkle in Time. She is currently performing in Island Shakespeare Festival in all three plays, taking on nine roles. An actress for many years some of her credits include a dramatic reading at WICA of Edgar Allan Poe’s works, Frankie in Frankie and Johnny with Local Jewell Productions, Hattie in The Underground Theatre Company’s production of Laundry & Bourbon, Mother Samsa in Ghost Light Theatrical’s production of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Kattrin in Mother Courage and Her Children as well as Emilie in Bertolt Brecht’s Baal at the Sheridan Theatre in London. A graduate of Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London and The Second City Hollywood, Lucy has also appeared in various short films, commercials, improv and sketch comedy shows. When not acting she can also be found singing and writing music or poetry.  For more info on Lucy visit her Facebook Page

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