Penobscot Theatre’s Dramatic Academy is committed to providing students of all ages a training ground to explore the performing arts. Through collaboration with professionally trained instructors we strive to foster learning, growth, and skill acquisition amongst our students. In doing so, we look to build a greater community and inspire a lifelong love of theater. To this end, we have expanded our training offerings to include teen and adult students during our fall semester. This year, we will offer Audition Seminar and Introduction to Improvisational Technique to provide a creative outlet for our adult learners. Fall semester runs September 17 – October 26.
There are a limited number of partial scholarships and payment plans available. To register or to apply for a scholarship, please visit our website at www.penobscottheatre.org. For questions or to set up a payment plan, please contact our Director of Education, Jasmine Ireland at 947-6618 ext. 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, receive a $25 discount when you register before September 10! We look forward to seeing you in the classroom!
Audition Seminar: Auditioning can be one of the most nerve wracking experiences of a performer’s process. Why not prepare the perfect audition package and relieve all that stress? During this class, actors will learn to choose audition material that highlights their strengths, dynamic performance of the material, how to format and actor’s resume, what makes a great headshot, and much more. Whether you are interested in auditioning for college study or for our main stage shows here at PTC, this course is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to take their next step toward landing that dream role!
Instructor: (Jasmine Ireland) Ages 16+ Tuesdays 3 – 6 p.m. ($175)
Introduction to Improvisational Technique: This class will focus on the basics of improvisation. By building confidence and improved listening, this course will teach participants to think quickly on their feet and expand their creativity. Attendees will gain skills to initiate scenes, build upon scenes, and create scenes with a solid foundation. Topics covered include: agreement; active listening; using the environment; basic narrative skills and understanding stage status.
Techniques covered in this course are theatrical in nature but can greatly benefit anyone interested in public speaking, creative problem solving and team building exercises.
Instructor: (Brad LaBree) Ages 18+ Mondays 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ($175)