Theatre education is an opportunity to create the you 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: “to create productions and projects that enhance the theatrical literacy of our audience members, volunteers, students, and staff.” 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.
Fall 2018 Youth Classes
Classes meet on Saturday mornings September 15-November 10, 2018. Classes will not meet on Saturday, September 29, 2018.
A lot of movement and fun games are waiting for you at the “station”! This class is a gentle introduction to all things theatre. Students will tell stories using only their voices, bodies and imaginations. Learn to work with your fellow actors to create unique skits and scenes. Come and play!
9:00-9:45 a.m. • Ages 5-7 • Tuition $80
Let your voice be heard! This class focuses on the fundamentals of speaking onstage, from breath support and proper projection, to clarity and diction. The students will apply their newly learned techniques in scripted and improvised scenes.
10:00-11:00 a.m. • Ages 8-10 • Tuition $80
Take your acting to the next level! This class will help students use their voice in new ways. Students will focus on creating a character, conveying emotion, and advancing the scene all with the power of their voice. Bring all your creativity and imagination to this class and see what happens!
10:00-11:00 a.m. • Ages 10-12 • Tuition $80
Teen Masterclass: Speaking Shakespeare
Learn how to read and understand Shakespeare! Students will learn tricks for memorization and perform passages of scenes from Shakespeare’s works. All the world’s a stage, and all the students merely players.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. • Ages 13-18 • Tuition $150