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CONTEMPORARY ACTING WITH NEW WORKS and ADVANCED ACTING With Jared Joplin and Miranda McGee at Know Theatre

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This contemporary acting workshop taught by area theatre favorites, Jared Joplin and Miranda McGee, begins with group/ensemble work and continues into scene study using cutting edge contemporary scripts. A fantastic opportunity to hone your acting skills while getting a glimpse of what’s new in American Theatre! The class meets for six 2.5 hour sessions, with an invited performance for the final session on Know Theatre’s Underground cabaret stage.

Details:

  • All classes will take place Mondays from 6:30pm-9:00pm

  • Classes will take place at Know Theatre and Gabriel’s Corner

  • April 8, 15, 29, May 6, 13, 20 (Performance)

  • Cost: $175

ENROLL HERE: Enroll in Contemporary Acting with Jared Joplin and Miranda McGee

Advanced Acting for Adults

For those that have taken our Contemporary Acting class or for actors wanting to take the next step, this is the next step in advancing your skills, working with methods from prominent theatre practitioners and with more complex scripts from classical texts. Explore methods from Stanislavski and Meisner to Chakra work and Kaiser and expand your theatrical tool kit! The class meets for six 2.5 hour sessions, with an invited performance for the final session on Know Theatre’s Underground cabaret stage.

Details:

  • All classes will take place Tuesdays from 6:30pm-9:00pm

  • Classes will take place at Know Theatre and Gabriel’s Corner

  • April  9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14 (Performance)

  • Cost: $175

ENROLL HERE: Enroll in Advanced Acting with Jared Joplin and Miranda McGee

 

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CREATING SHADOW THEATRE Movement Lab on Feb. 25 at Solasta Theatre Lab

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Solasta Theatre Lab invites Cincinnati artists of all mediums and skill sets to come create, risk and play during our FREE open movement labs! As many of us are aware, as artists we crave the chance to connect and create with one another, especially through movement & puppet theatre. Whether the monthly lab is focused on devising through movement, puppet techniques, shadow work, contemporary puppet theatre or specific physical theatre techniques, it will be a space for anyone of any level to participate!

This monthly movement lab will be a 2-hr FREE movement lab, with the suggested donation of $10. In addition, there will be a 15-min happy hour after every lab for participating artists to digest and connect about what was discovered during the time of play. We invite you to come and move with meraki with us!

NEXT IN OUR OPEN MOVEMENT LAB: “Creating Shadow Theatre – Part 1

WHEN: Monday, February 25, 2019 at 8–9:30PM

WHERE: Contemporary Dance Theater; 1805 Larch Ave, Cincinnati 45224

WHAT: In this workshop we will discover the mysterious world of shadows and the Introduction techniques involved in this style of Puppet and Physical Theatre. We will work on body plastics, placement on the screen and different physical team exercises to help us strengthen our non-verbal form of storytelling through shadow theatre. This is a style that has no limits and boundaries are set only within our imaginations. Come play and create art with by mixing Puppet and Physical Theatre together.

Please be dressed in form-fitting clothing (non-baggy) that allows you to move and bring a light source or two to play with (flashlight, UV lamp, lasers, different color LED lights, etc.)

Taught by: Solasta Theatre Lab co-founder, Daniela Nenova

Solasta Theatre Lab, founded by Erin Carr & Daniela Nenova strives to offer a free movement workshop at least once a month. This is our workshop for February.

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Holding Auditions for STAR Programs

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Children ages 9-18 (going into their Senior year of high school) can now register to audition for the renowned STAR Intensive NKU and STAR Camp Red Bank programs with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Auditions will be held at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s new facility, 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227 on:

  • Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 1 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 1 PM to 5:30 PM (CANCELLED) 

Appointments are mandatory. You MUST set up an audition in advance. Audition time slots are on a first-come, first-served basis.  To register for an audition please visit: www.thechildrenstheatre.com/audition

What to Prepare:

  • A memorized, age-appropriate monologue (1 minute MAX). It should showcase your acting skills.
  • A memorized 16-bar song selection that best shows your vocal range. Remember to bring your PIANO SHEET MUSIC for your song in a 3-ring binder with music CLEARLY marked. An accompanist will be provided. The sheet music MUST have the piano part, not just the vocal line.
  • You may be asked to show us your dance ability, so come prepared. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing you can move in. No flip flops.
  • Upon online registration, you MUST upload a RECENT picture; please ALSO bring your 8×10 headshot and theatrical resume with you to your audition. We WILL request a paper copy.
  • Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes ahead of your appointment for check-in. If we are ahead of schedule, you may audition early. 

ABOUT STAR INTENSIVE NKU:
Our STAR Intensive NKU program is a four-week training program for students, ages 9-18. Students are accepted by audition only and will work with leading professionals in the theater business to help them become well-rounded performers in all areas of Musical Theatre.  The intensive culminates in a Musical Theatre showcase featuring some of the most popular songs from the Broadway repertoire as well as a fully produced One-Act Play festival!  STAR Intensive NKU participants will have the opportunity to be considered for STAR ALL STARS, a select group of students who participate in year-round training and coaching.  Participants will train with our expert teaching staff and have exclusive access to workshops, master classes, and concerts from some of Broadway’s biggest names.  They also perform a showcase and a fully-produced musical within the training year.

When:  July 1 – July 28, 2019 (off on July 4th), weekdays 10 AM to 4 PM at Northern Kentucky University

Tuition: $650

Security deposit of $150 due upon acceptance into the program.  Payment plans and scholarships are available. 

ABOUT STAR CAMP RED BANK:
STAR Camp Red Bank (formerly known as stARTs) is our program for gifted and talented students who are advanced in some areas of musical theatre and who have progressed beyond the basic levels of training.  For three weeks in July, a select number of students will work with leading professionals in the theatre business to help them improve and become well-rounded performers in all areas of Musical Theatre.  STAR Red Bank culminates in a Musical Theatre showcase featuring some of the most popular songs and scenes from the Broadway repertoire!

When:  July 8-26, 2019, weekdays 9 AM to 4 PM at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s new facility, 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH  45227

Tuition: $500

Security deposit of $100 due upon acceptance into the program.  Payment plans and scholarships are available.

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Cincinnati Playhouse to Offer Winter Acting Classes for Children

PIP_logoIndoor classes unlock the imagination just in time for cold weather

(CINCINNATI)—Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is offering a winter session of acting classes and workshops offered to young persons ages 3-14 along with a new family improv class. Designed to build confidence, strengthen communication skills and develop a sense of ensemble and community, the programs focus on individual and collective skill development in a fun and supportive environment.

“Our new improvisation class for families is part of our larger efforts to provide multigenerational opportunities for families to enjoy theatre together,” states Daunielle Rasmussen, director of education and community engagement.” Now you can bring your family to the theatre to see the show or be the show! As with all of our classes, no acting experience is required.”

Classes take place in Mt. Adams. Details for each class, including fees, dates and locations, are below. All registrations include a $25 non-refundable deposit. Register at cincyplay.com or call 513-421-3888.

WINTER CLASS SCHEDULE 

Animal Rescuers
Saturdays, Jan. 12 to March 2 | Tuition: $95
Pre-Kindergarten | 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Meow! Woof! Oink! The animals are in trouble and they need your help! Use your imagination to become a veterinarian, firefighter, shelter worker and more, all while learning movement, crafting characters and making new friends.

Arctic Explorers
Saturdays, Jan. 12 to March 2 | Tuition: $140
Kindergarten through second grade | 10:40 – 11:25 a.m.
Seals and penguins and bears, oh my! Travel to the Arctic with us as we discover a world of ice and wonder. Create characters, learn movement and acting techniques, and develop social skills in this adventurous class.

Actor Quest: Ingenious Inventors
Saturdays, Jan. 12 to March 2 | Tuition: $155
Third through fifth grades | 11:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
When science and imagination meet, the impossible becomes possible! Bring your revolutionary ideas to life while learning about radical inventors and using movement-based techniques to create an original performance that’s all your own.

Actor Quest: Ingenious Inventors
Saturdays, Jan. 12 to March 2 | Tuition: $155
Sixth through eighth grades | 9 – 9:55 a.m.
When science and imagination meet, the impossible becomes possible! Bring your revolutionary ideas to life while learning about radical inventors and using movement-based techniques to create an original performance that’s all your own.

Performance Workshop: Musicals That Work
Mondays, Jan. 14 to March 4 | Tuition: $155
Fourth through eighth grades | 4 – 5: 30 p.m.
Want to learn “How to Succeed” in musical theatre? After all, it’s not your typical 9 to 5. In this performance-based class, learn acting, voice and movement techniques as we explore musicals like Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Working.

Family Improv
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to noon at the Playhouse
Family Workshop | Cost: $50
Looking to switch it up for family game night? Explore the world of improv in this enrichment workshop! You and your family will enjoy creative games, interactive scenes and Family Feud-style comedy sports for a new twist on family fun. Cost of $50 covers up to five family members ages 3 and up.

For info or to register, visit cincyplay.com or call or call 513-421-3888.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Contemporary Acting with Jared Joplin and Miranda McGee

KTC_Jared Joplin and Miranda McGee headshotsThis contemporary acting workshop taught by area theatre favorites, Jared Joplin and Miranda McGee, begins with group/ensemble work and continues into scene study using cutting edge contemporary scripts. A fantastic opportunity to hone your acting skills while getting a glimpse of what’s new in American Theatre! The class meets for six 2.5 hour sessions, with an invited performance for the final session on Know Theatre’s Underground cabaret stage.

Dates/times:

  • All classes will take place Mondays  from 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Classes will take place at Know Theatre and Gabriel’s Corner
  • October 22, 29, November 19, 26, December 3, 10 (performance)

Cost: $175

ENROLL HERE: Enroll in Contemporary Acting with Jared Joplin and Miranda McGee

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