At The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center we strive to improve our community and the lives of our residents through a variety of highly engaging, educational programs in the performing arts. Our classes are designed to provide students, of multiple ages (14 -17) (18 and up) with versatile training in vocal and physical technique, coupled with script analysis and scene study. We also present opportunities to attend master classes with local, national and international professionals.
These courses supply students with tools they will not only utilize on stage, but assist in building better self-esteem, stronger public speaking skills and overall bring the student to a closer understanding of the “role playing” he/she accomplishes in daily life.
Through a combination of emotional, physical, mental and written techniques the actor creates a living, breathing character. Our classes incite a safe, positive atmosphere which allows our students to take risks as artists and flourish from the experience. The exercises and material covered in our classes will help students to realize that acting is a portrayal of people in every walk of life and a fundamental part of the human experience.
We also offer introductory classes in theatrical design/technology, theatre history, musical theatre history and theatre appreciation.
Whether you are a beginning theatre artist, seeking first time experience, or a seasoned professional, wanting to improve your skills, our classes, are constructed to teach and improve theatre artists at any level of his or her capability.
Whether you are a beginning theatre artist, seeking first time experience, or a seasoned professional, wanting to improve your skills, our classes are constructed to teach and improve theatre artists at any level of his or her capability.
Along with our courses in acting and theatrical design, we also offer classes in the History of Theatre. We cover a wide range of topics from Greeks to Shakespeare, Neil Simon to Rodgers & Hammerstein and beyond.
Our Master Class series is offered multiple times a year. These sessions, allow our students the opportunity to work with acclaimed professional actors, directors and casting agents who are noted for their work on Broadway, Europe and across America.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol
Instructor: Nathaniel Niemi
Notes: Join Education Director Nathaniel Niemi for an evening of dramatic play and laughs. Explore the performance form of clowning through warm ups and exercises that will strengthen the performer’s physical storytelling skills. No experience required, participants are invited to explore physical comedy in a safe, encouraging environment.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center
Instructor: Nathaniel Niemi
Notes: Join us for an evening of theatre enrichment. Participants will learn about class offerings and Academy methodology, get a taste of theatre games and exercises used in our classes, and grow their understanding and appreciation for the vibrant art of theatre.