Spring 2020 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!
Mondays, March 9-May 11 (skipping April 20)
Overture Acting Class: Around the World in 80 Days
8 Sessions for $225 / (grades 1-3) 3:30 -4:45pm
Ever wanted travel the world? Well, grab your passport (not really…) and be a tourist right here at GBSC with Around the World in 80 Days. This spring, students in grades 1 through 3 will sing, act and dance their way across the continents. 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, with the full session culminating in a Sharing for family and friends. This class is a great fit for both newcomers and students looking to build off their previous experience.
Act 1 & 2 Acting Classes: Big, Bold Choices!
8 Sessions for $225 / Act 1 (grades 4-6) 3:30-4:45pm / Act 2 (grades 7-9) 4:45-6pm
Have a great idea for a character but don’t know how to take it to the next level? Been told by a director to “be bigger”? Come join us for Big, Bold Choices! This spring, students in grades 4 through 6 and 7 through 9 will focus on building confidence in their actors’ instincts – from using one’s whole body, to finding a unique voice, to delving into dynamic interpretations of text. This class is open to both first-time students and returning actors.
THE THEATRE CLUB
For students in grades 9-12 (Others may contact the Ed. Dept.)
5 Performances for $50, thanks to a generous donor!
This season, members of The Theatre Club will go on an adventure to see five (5) mainstage productions playing at theatres in the Boston area. After each production, staff and students will discuss the show, including its execution, design elements, directorial choices and acting performances. Visit our website for more details.
Plata Quemada Arts Emerson/Teatrocinema, 3/15/20
Fabulation or, the Re-Education of Undine Lyric/Front Porch, 4/12/20
69°S. (The Shackleton Project) Arts Emerson/Phantom Limb Company, 5/3/20
1776 A.R.T., 5/31/20
Miss Holmes Returns Greater Boston Stage Company, 6/21/20
ANNOUNCING SCHOOL VACATION THEATRE WEEK!
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.
February Session: February 17 to February 21
April Session: April 20 to April 24
TIMES - Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm pickup available for additional fee.
TUITION - $300
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