Theatre education is an opportunity to create the you that you want to be. If you want to be a better actor, better technician, or just a better human being with skills that will be with you for life, consider all of the opportunities at La Crosse Community Theatre.
Our education program reflects our mission. The goals of our education program are to provide opportunities for creativity and personal growth in a fun, collaborative environment and celebrate human connections through communication and interactions.
Our process ensures that students learn the fundamentals of acting, the basics of creating characters, and the skills to make connections with others on stage. Skills learned in the classroom are reflected in the actor’s work on productions. Classes are designed to move and change with the needs of the students, ensuring that all students receive the best education for them.
Storytelling for Adults
This class is designed for adults who wish to learn how to tell a compelling and enjoyable story. It looks at what makes a good story, where to find good stories, how to write an engaging personal story, and different ways to make a story interesting. This is an interactive class with audio, video, and live demonstrations by professional storytellers.
February 12-April 2, 2019 • Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. • Age 18+ • Tuition $150
24 Hour Project
Write, direct, or perform a never before seen show in just 24 hours. Join us for the kick-off party and return the next day for an all-day rehearsal. At 7:00 p.m.—it’s show time!
February 22-23, 2019 • Age 18+ • Registration: $20
Kick-Off Party: Friday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.
Director Prep: Saturday, February 23, 8:00 a.m.
Rehearsal: Saturday, February 23, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Performance: Saturday, February 23, 7:00 p.m.
Playwrights will have from 8 p.m. Friday until 7:00 a.m. Saturday to write an original 10 minute play. They must follow the theme and cast parameters provided. Plays will be written from home and emailed to LCT. Playwrights are invited back to watch rehearsals and the performance.
Directors will arrive at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning. After reviewing their designated script, they will assign roles and contact their cast about what prop pieces to bring from home. They will have until 6:00 p.m. to rehearse the show. They are invited to watch the performance.
Performers will be assigned a role from their director. Rehearsal goes from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Each person is required to bring their own costume, as specified by the director, as well as any requested props. At 7:00 p.m.—it’s show time!
Spring 2019 Youth Classes
Classes meet on Saturday mornings March 16-May 4, 2019. Classes will not meet on Saturday, April 6 or 20, 2019.
Registration for the spring session of youth classes will open on February 18, 2019.
9:00-9:45 a.m. • Age 5-7
10:00-11:00 a.m. • Age 8-10
10:00-11:00 a.m. • Age 10-12