Dec 11, 2007


Oddfellows Playhouse is registering now for winter performing arts classes, and there are still a few spaces available in Complete Actor classes for ages 6-14 and in a new class of circus skills for 9-11 year olds. Winter classes begin the week of January 7 and run for 8 weeks, ending with a Share Day on March 1.

“The Complete Actor” is the entry class at the first three age levels in Oddfellows’ program and presents a curriculum of age-appropriate basic acting, voice, and movement training at each level. This assures that every young performer at Oddfellows is being trained in the same set of fundamental skills. Complete Actor One is for ages 6-8; Complete Actor Two for ages 9-11; and Complete Actor Three for ages 12-14. Complete Actor classes meet one day per week and are prerequisite to taking more advanced classes or being in a play.

“The Actor’s Circus” is a new class for 9-11 year old, teaching stilting, juggling, clowning, and miming. Students will get to try all of the skills and use them to create skits to perform for their families on Share Day.

Tuition for these classes ranges from $110 to $120 for 8 sessions. Oddfellows’ generous financial aid policy offers assistance with tuition to all who qualify.

Oddfellows Playhouse is located at 128 Washington Street, Middletown. More than just a performing arts program, Oddfellows aims to make a positive difference in the lives of young people by using the arts as tools to build self-confidence, communication skills, a sense of responsibility, and an appreciation for the richness and diversity of the world in which we live. So whether you’re 6 or 20, there’s an open door for you at the Playhouse. For more information or to reserve a spot in a winter class, call (860) 347-6143.