Fall Class Schedule

Fall classes meet once or twice a week for six weeks.

Fall classes are no longer registering.  However, check out the performance dates below, and come support our young actors.

Preschool: Let's Imagine!

September 21 – October 26

11 am – Noon

$50

Let’s imagine we are pirates and explore an island full of hidden treasure! Let’s imagine we are sea creatures and swim to the bottom of the ocean! There are so many possibilities to explore and a preschooler’s imagination is endless. In this class designed just for 3 – 5 year olds, your young actor will create a character, learn a line and act out a new story. Along the way, through a variety of creative and dramatic games, students will learn theatre etiquette, develop their imagination, improve their self- confidence, and provide social interaction within an organized class setting.

K - 2nd: Save the Circus

 Fridays

October 5 – November 16

4 – 5:15 pm

$75

Come one, come all to The Storytelling Circus! This circus is full of acts like you’ve never seen before, and you’ll never believe how all of the amazing characters came to be in one circus! Don’t worry, the Ringmaster and the circus story characters will be telling the whole story! In this class, each student will create a unique personality for a circus character to help tell this story. This play will be performed on the last day of class. Each day of class, students will also have the chance to play fun theatre games and work on their acting skills.

3rd - 5th: Nobody Here But Us Ghosts

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

November 1 – November 29

4 – 5:30 pm

$125

A young scientist who goes too far in his quest for science and creates a being who is labeled as a monster. Full of drama and very human moments, this production is an original retelling of the original story by Mary Shelley. This class starts with the experience of auditioning and contuse with the creation of a character, memorization of lines and a full performance with costumes and makeup. All students will receive a major role in this show that is performed for the public on October 26th and 27th at 7 pm.

6th - 8th: Frankenstein

Tuesdays and Thursdays

September 18 – October 25

2:45 – 4:15 pm

$125

Let’s imagine we are pirates and explore an island full of hidden treasure! Let’s imagine we are sea creatures and swim to the bottom of the ocean! There are so many possibilities to explore and a preschooler’s imagination is endless. In this class designed just for 3 – 5 year olds, your young actor will create a character, learn a line and act out a new story. Along the way, through a variety of creative and dramatic games, students will learn theatre etiquette, develop their imagination, improve their self- confidence, and provide social interaction within an organized class setting.

9th - 12th: Comedy Tonight!

Mondays and Wednesdays

September 21 – October 26

2:45 – 4:15 pm

$125

What’s better than having a good laugh?  Making an audience laugh.  This class will explore various forms of comedy and students will have the opportunity to write some of their own!  Improvisation, Sketch Comedy and Stand Up Comedy will all be tied together in a fun story that is performed for the public on November 2nd and 3rd.

Fall Teachers

Willow McLaughlin

Preschool
3rd - 5th grade

Willow McLaughlin is the Coordinator for the Class ACT program and has been teaching theatre for 20 years. She taught Drama and Block at AMS for 10 years, and has been teaching classes for all ages in the Class ACT program since 2009. Willow also recently directed “Anne of Green Gables” for ACT’s Main Stage.

Mike Jenkins

9th - 12th grade

Mike Jenkins has been teaching for the Class ACT and Class ACT In The Schools program for five years. His recent classes include: “Final Stop, Smile Ridge” and “Zorro.” He also recently directed, “Young Frankenstein” for the ACT Main Stage.
 

Diana Fransworth

6th - 8th grade

Diana Farnsworth holds a B.A. in Communications from Walla Walla University, a M.A. in English from La Sierra University, and a performance certificate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has taught acting, writing, and directing at the primary, secondary, and college levels.

Rebecca Pursley

K - 2nd

Rebecca Pursley is a retired elementary teacher. She has been teaching Class ACT Kindergarten – 2nd grade classes for the last three years. She is also an active volunteer at Island View Elementary School in Anacortes.