Winter 2020 Class Schedule

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

 

Preschool: The Magic Box

January 10 – February 14

11 am – Noon

$75

Turn on your imagination and get ready to play with whatever is found in The Magic Box. Will it be superhero capes and a day of saving the world?  Could it be animal costumes and life on the farm?  In this class designed 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 experience social interaction within an organized class setting. 

K - 2nd: Super Spies

Fridays

January 10th – February 28th

4 – 5:15 pm

$100

So you want to be a spy?  You should attend spy school!  If you want to know more, this class of spy graduates is ready to demonstrate what it means to be… a super spy!   The class instructor will work with each actor to help them create a unique spy character.  Students will then be a part of a narrated performance on the last day of class.  Each day of class, students will also have the chance to play fun theatre games that will help them develop their acting skills and their ability to work with others.  There will be no class on 1/17 or 2/14.Y

3rd - 5th: Treasure Island

Tuesdays and Thursdays

February 4th – March 12th

4 – 5:30 pm

$150

In this classic story, Jim Hawkins unlocks his father’s old sea chest and finds a treasure map! Unfortunately, a gang of pirates wants it too.  So begins Jim’s exciting pirate adventure! This class starts with the experience of auditioning and continues 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 March 13th and 14th at 7 pm.

6th - 8th: Ten Minute Play Festival

Mon. and Wed.

January 8- February 14

3:15 – 4:45 pm

$150

Comedy? Drama? Acting? Directing? We want to challenge our secondary students with all of these, in our Ten Minute Play Festival Class!  A ten-minute play encompasses a whole story in just ten minutes, which gives the opportunity to explore a variety of characters, genres and styles.  In this class, students will be featured as an actor in at least one ten minute play and have the option of directing at least one ten minute play.  These short productions will be the basis for teaching the differences in acting between genres and to learn the basics of directing.  If enough students register for both age groups, this class will have a separate section for 6th -8th and 9th – 12th.  If we have a smaller number of registrations, the two age groups will be combined into one class.  The days and times will remain the same in either situation.  All ten-minute plays will performed in a Class ACT Play Festival on ACT’s Annex Stage on February 28th and 29th at 7 pm. There will be no class on 1/20 or 2/17.

9th - 12th: Ten Minute Play Festival

Mon. and Wed.

January 8- February 14

3:15 – 4:45 pm

$150

Comedy? Drama? Acting? Directing? We want to challenge our secondary students with all of these, in our Ten Minute Play Festival Class!  A ten-minute play encompasses a whole story in just ten minutes, which gives the opportunity to explore a variety of characters, genres and styles.  In this class, students will be featured as an actor in at least one ten minute play and have the option of directing at least one ten minute play.  These short productions will be the basis for teaching the differences in acting between genres and to learn the basics of directing.  If enough students register for both age groups, this class will have a separate section for 6th -8th and 9th – 12th.  If we have a smaller number of registrations, the two age groups will be combined into one class.  The days and times will remain the same in either situation.  All ten-minute plays will performed in a Class ACT Play Festival on ACT’s Annex Stage on February 28th and 29th at 7 pm.  There will be no class on 1/20 or 2/17.

Winter Teachers

Abigail Hanson

Preschool

Abbi has a degree in Theatre Education for WWU and has been teaching for the Class ACT program for three years.  She reently directed “Annie” for Theatre Arts Guild in Mount Vernon and will be directing “Disney’s High School Musical” for ACT in 2020.
 

Joy Moore

Joy Moore Salmon has a variety of experience and training in music. She graduated from the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at Culver City High, went on to start her degree in music at Santa Monica College with the Applied Music program, and has performed in various groups and shows. She was last seen on stage at ACT as Fantine in Les Miserables. She most recently assisted in the musical direction of Oliver at A.C.T. She currently sings with Fidalgo Swing and has 2 small children.

 

Jessica Guzik

Jessica Guzik has taught drama at LaVenture Middle School in Mount Vernon for the last two years.  She directed “Disney’s Alladin” and “Disney’s Mulan” for Laventure Middle School.  She has taught “The Wizard Game”, “Treasure Island”  and “The Great Alien Escape” for the Class Act program, as well as the “They’re Playing My Song” 7th – 12th grade Musical Theatre class last year.

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.