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Script Writing Class at Ohio Playwrights Circle Begins Sept. 14

OPC_logoPut Your Stories On Stage

Do you have a great story? Do you think it would make a great play? Hear actors bring your writing to life each week in a class offered by The Ohio Playwrighters Circle running Saturdays at 10am from Sept. 14-Nov. 3.

Michael M. London, who’s plays have been produced in the United States, Canada and the UK, will guide you through the process with weekly assignments and instruction, culminating in a public reading of your writing onstage at the Dayton Theatre Guild. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to tell your story. Space is limited.

For more information and a complete listing of classes and programs offered by Ohio Playwrighters Circle, contact OCP.PR.steve@gmail.com, go on Twitter at OhioPlaywrightsCircle (@OHPlaywrightsC) or visit ohioplaywrightscircle.wordpress.com.

OPC is a project of the American ArtWorks Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) not for profit corporation. OPC is hosted in Dayton by the Human Race Theatre Company & The Dayton Theatre Guild.

Michael M. London is an Ohio playwright who has worked with the artist-in-residence program at the Ohio Arts Council since 1986. His plays have been performed in the US, UK and Canada. He has taught workshops and seminars on playwrighting over many years. Recently, he was a Guest Professor in Playwrighting at Otterbein University. Michael is a lifetime member of the Dramatists Guild.

 

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Contemporary Acting with New Works and Advanced Acting Classes at Know Theatre

KTC_Contemporary and Advanced Acting logoThe Contemporary Acting with New Works Class is complete. Scroll down for information regarding Advanced Acting for Adults which begins Oct. 21

Contemporary Acting with New Works
This contemporary acting workshop taught by area theatre favorites, Jared Joplin and Miranda McGee, begins with group/ensemble work and continues into duet scene study using cutting edge contemporary scripts from The New Play Exchange.  This class provides you with a fantastic opportunity to hone your acting skills, add new tools to your acting toolbox and get 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.

We understand that schedules are tough and plans change. If you have more than two absences, you’re more than welcome to keep attending the class, but know your scene work will be reassigned.

Details:

  • All classes will take place Mondays from 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Classes will take place at Know Theatre of Cincinnati
  • August 26, September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 1 (PERFORMANCE)
  • Cost: $175

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

 

Advanced Acting for Adults
The Advanced Acting workshop is for those that have taken our Contemporary Acting workshop or for actors wanting to take the next step in advancing their skills.  Work with methods from prominent theatre practitioners (Stanislavski, Meisner, Kaiser), explore Chakra work and analyze complex contemporary scripts and classical texts.  In addition, Miranda McGee and Jared Joplin will work with you to build an audition package that challenges you and highlights your skills… just in time for Audition Season!  The class meets for six 2.5 hour sessions, with an invited performance for the final session on Know Theatre’s Underground cabaret stage.

The class meets for six 2.5 hour sessions, with an invited performance for the final session on Know Theatre’s Underground cabaret stage.

We understand that schedules are tough and plans change. If you have more than two absences, you’re more than welcome to keep attending the class, but know your scene work will be reassigned.

Details:

  • All classes will take place Mondays from 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Classes will take place at Know Theatre (KT) and Gabriel’s Corner (GC)
  • October 21 (GC), November 4 (KT), 18 (GC), 25 (KT), December 2 (KT), 9 (KT PERFORMANCE)
  • Cost: $175

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

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Theatre Training Institute Now Accepting New Applications

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The Theatre Training Institute (TTI) serves as a bridge between performing arts, university or conservatory-level training and the professional theatre and film industry.

Rooted in developing a performer’s craft, individual process and confidence as well as personal and business management, TTI will offer a unique and professional environment with classes taught by master’s level teachers and working professionals, providing intense preparation for a life in this highly-competitive field.

“Today’s professional theatre field is extremely competitive, saturated with many different options and extreme challenges. Recent graduates from performing arts, university, or conservatory programs interested in a professional career in stage or screen, often do not know how to move beyond the limits of their hometown to the competitive markets of the larger cities which tend to be the centers of the dramatic arts,” says Ken Jones, Director of the Theatre Training Institute.  “Our vision is to be a game-changer, helping those enrolled to focus the process, build confidence and understand how to manage the business.”

There are a very limited number of programs that provide such specialized training in the nation, and most are located on the coast.  Not only will TCT’s Theatre Training Institute give Acting Fellows a solid foundation, but also provide them with a bridge to either a professional career or further education, meeting a geographic need for such programming in the Midwest.

Although the primary focus of the Theatre Training Institute is theatre training, the skills acquired in the program could lead to many allied areas of the industry. In addition to theatre and film, graduates could find work in television, cinema, video production, the cruise ship industry, advertising, retail design and fashion companies.  In addition, TTI graduates would be exposed to the opportunity of continuing their education at a university level either in pursuit of a BFA or MFA degree.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Theatre Training Institute features multi-faceted programs, including:  Comprehensive, Summer Intensive and Performing Arts Audition and Application Seminar. 

TTI Comprehensive Program:
The Comprehensive Program is designed solely for high school and college graduates. The Theatre Training Institute student must audition for the 24-week program, and should have a high level of theatre experience and skills.  This two-semester program is intended for those who are employed and require a flexible schedule and includes 28 Saturday programs each 4-hours (112 hours total). Once accepted into the program, students (known as “Fellows”) will meet on weekends to allow the opportunity to maintain jobs and financially prepare for an eventual move to the theatre/film business in a larger city. The TTI Comprehensive Program begins in September 2019.  

TTI 55+: The Theatre Training Institute 55+ Intensive program of study is designed for simple integration and progression into the world of Theatre and Acting techniques.  An excellent program for the person who has always dreamed of performing and hopes to gain audition experience and knowledge of the business.  

ABOUT KEN JONES
Ken Jones is currently the Rosenthal Distinguished Professor at Northern Kentucky University.  He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting/Directing from the University of Florida, a Master of Fine Arts degree in Playwriting from the University of Virginia and continued to graduate in Playwriting from the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Jones has had 27 plays produced with 10 published, nine musicals, four CDs of original soundtrack scores and listings in several anthologies and monologue books.

Jones began his playwriting career with the Off-Broadway production of his play, A RED EAGLE FALLING, produced at the Writer’s Theatre in New York City by the Project III Ensemble. His play, DARKSIDE, was chosen as TIME Magazine’s Critic Choice and was also recognized as one of the Best Plays of the 1980s.

Jones was a member of the prestigious Warner Bros. Television Writer’s Workshop and went on to serve as the Head of Development for Lightpoint Entertainment at Disney/MGM Studios for the development and creation of content for animation, television and film.

As a performer, Jones performed in the workshop productions of the Broadway musicals FINDING NEVERLAND and STEEL.  He has appeared in productions at regional theatres including the American Repertory Theatre, Heritage Theatre, Commonwealth Theatre Company and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, and he has voiced many characters for animated national television series.

He has received a Telly Award, a Communicator’s Award, the Post-Corbett award for Best Literary Artist, a Delauney Playwriting Award, the Kentucky Playwright’s Award, the Trailblazer Educator’s Award, seven Acclaim Awards, two Emmy nominations and six international awards for screenwriting and filmmaking.

Ken Jones is an active member of the Dramatist Guild of America, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and a member of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Ken is the Rosenthal Distinguished Professor of Theatre and a Regent’s Professor at Northern Kentucky University, where he served as the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance for 11 years and was the Founding Director of the Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts.

Faculty and Guest Artists
Through his experience and industry network, Ken Jones has already secured commitments from the following individuals to serve as faculty and guest artists for TTI (list subject to change):

JAMEY STRAWN, (Musical Theatre) University of Pennsylvania, College Conservatory of Music- UC- Pianist for National Broadway Shows, Composer with nine musicals and over 50 productions.

CHRISTINE JONES, (Acting) Florida State University, University of Virginia. National Stage, film and television. Lyricist with nine musicals and over 50 productions.

STEPHANIE BRUMMER (Dance) Northern Kentucky University, St. Mary’s College of California. Professional dancer and choreographer.

DEE ANNE BRYLL (Musical Theatre/Dance) Baldwin-Wallace College, Kent State University. Nationally-recognized Arts Educator. Director and Choreographer.

CORRIE DANIELEY (Alexander Technique) Hannibal-Lagrange College, Illinois State university. Certified Master Teacher for Alexander Technique. Actress in Motion Pictures.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For questions or additional information visit www.theatreti.com or email A. James Jones, TTI Assistant and Registrar, at james.jones@tctcincinnati.com, or call 513-569-8080 x87.

 

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Registration Open for Cincinnati Christian Schools Summer Camp

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Registration for our 2019 Summer Theatre Camp is open and your kids won’t want to miss it!  6 fun-filled days of learning, games, singing and dancing! This all leads up to an awesome performance on Friday night

Dates/Times:

  • Friday, May 31, 9am- 3pm (includes auditions)
  • Mon-Thurs, June 3-6, 9am- 3pm
  • Friday, June 7, 9am- 9pm (includes the big performance!)

Location: Cincinnati Christian Schools JH/SH Campus, 4747 Morris Rd, Fairfield, 45011

Cost: $150 – include LOTS of fun, acting fundamentals, camp t-shirt, & snacks each day!

Registration: Open to all students, going into grades 4th – 9th!  There will be a limit to the number of kids that can register so please ACT FAST!! Don’t forget to tell your friends about this wonderful opportunity! Please go to https://www.cincinnatichristian.org/parents/summer-camps to register your camper. Separate forms must be filled out for each camper.

Deadline to register will be Friday, May 17.   DON’T MISS OUT!!

Additional questions, please contact Tina Reese @ tirees@earthlink.net or 513-779-5411. 

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

KTC_Contemporary and Advanced Acting promoContemporary Acting with New Works

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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