FALL 2019 Programming
Through artistic training and performance opportunities, The Young Company at Greater Boston Stage Company develops life skills such as confidence, self-discipline, and collaboration to inspire and prepare young actors for future creative engagement and success.
Each spring and fall we offer a variety of programs designed for students to have fun as they grow as artists and people in a supportive and creative environment.
Acting Classes and Private Voice Lessons develop confidence, empathy, ownership and agency through performing in process-oriented environments. Our focus turns towards the ‘Good People’ aspect of our motto as we work to develop artistic appreciation and understanding with The Theatre Club.
Our goal is to prepare you for your next theatrical adventure, as well as for all future life endeavors all while having fun!
Registration is open - everything is first come, first serve! We hope to see you soon.
FALL 2019 Programming
Overture Acting Class (for students in grades 1-3)
The Great Zoo!
Mondays: 3:30 to 4:45
Lions, Tigers and Flamingos, oh my! This spring, students in grades 1-3 will sing, act, and dance their way through the greatest zoo in the entire universe! Our interdisciplinary Overture classes introduce our youngest students to theatre in a supportive, playful, and collaborative environment. Under the guidance of a head teacher, students develop voice, acting, dance, and craft skills, culminating in a sharing session for family and friends. This class is great fit for both newcomers and students looking to build off their previous experience with The Young Company.
Act 1 Acting Class (for students in grades 4-6)
Villains Scene Study: Off With Their Heads!
Mondays: 3:30 to 4:45
Are villains truly rotten to the core? Students in Act 1 will explore some of well-known villains and learn how to develop a dynamic and compelling evil character. Focusing on Western theatre and film, this class will explore the purpose of villains in storytelling through focused character creation. Most of all, through games, improvisation, and scene work, this class will help young actors develop confidence, stage presence, and the ability to respond in the moment. This class is a great fit for both newcomers and students looking to build off their previous experience with The Young Company.
The Theatre Club (for students in grades 9-12, others may contact Education Department).
After a successful first year, The Theatre Club returns for a second season of great theatre!
This season, members of The Theatre Club will go on an adventure to see five (5) mainstage productions playing in the Boston area. After each production, staff and students will discuss the show, including its execution, design elements, directorial choices, and acting performances. We will investigate the key questions of:
Tuition includes tickets to all five mainstage productions. For performances at Greater Boston Stage Company, the club will meet at the theatre in Stoneham. For all other performances, the club will meet at Oak Grove Train Station and travel together into the city guided by a staff member. *
SIX, American Repertory Theatre - Sunday, September 8
CHOIR BOY, SpeakEasy Stage Company - Sunday, September 29
ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDERNSTERN ARE DEAD, Huntington Theatre Company - Sunday, October 13
MARIE AND ROSETTA, Greater Boston Stage Company - Sunday, November 10
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Actors Shakespeare Project - Sunday, December 22
*Please note, each student will be responsible for their own train fare.
NEW School Vacation Theatre Week
February Session: Feb 17-21
April Session: Apr 20-24
Mon-Fri 8:30am-2:30pm (5pm pickup available for additional fee.)
Tuition: $300 per session
Theatre never takes a vacation! While school may be out for vacation, Greater Boston Stage Company is open and ready to play! This spring, The Young Company will offer week-long theatre intensives during school vacation. Our Overture and Act 1 students will be immersed in acting, dancing, singing, and theatrical design. Throughout the week, students will use these skills to develop their own play that will be staged, rehearsed, and culminate in a public performance!
This new program is perfect for newcomers and experienced actors alike! Our staff, focused on differentiated instruction, will work with the students to adapt based on their interests and goals. Act 3 students interested in Theatre Education may apply to be a teaching assistant.
Registration information available soon!
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Director of Education
Greater Boston Stage Company
395 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
WHICH PROGRAM IS RIGHT
Overture for students in grades 1 -3
Act 1 for students in grades 4 – 6
Act 2 for students in grades 7 – 9
Act 3 for students in grades 10 -12
FALL 2019 SCHEDULE
September 16, 23, 30
October 7, 21, 28
November 4, 18
Makeup November 25