Registration is open for Oddfellows Playhouse spring performing arts classes, and there are still spaces available in Complete Actor classes for ages 6-14. Spring classes begin April 1 and run for 8 weeks.
“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 classes meet one day per week and are prerequisite to taking more advanced classes or being in a play.
Complete Actor One, for ages 6-8, offers an introduction to theater through games, stories, skits, and creative exercises. Complete Actor Two develops the skills of young actors, ages 9-11, through games and exercises, improvisation, story dramatization, and scene work. Complete Actor Three prepares 12-14 year olds for mainstage performance through character, concentration, movement, voice and text work, physical theater, and improvisation.
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. For more information or to reserve a spot in a spring class, call (860) 347-6143.