These eight-week long acting classes are a perfect fit for students who are just starting to take an interest in theater, and for those who are looking to practice and expand the skills they may already possess. Classes will focus on utilizing the students’ imaginations and fostering creativity. Students will get to use their voices, minds, and bodies to create realistic characters for the stage, while also playing games and making new friends. Classes are held every Monday April 1 – May 20; the time of the session will depend on the student’s grade level.
Cost: $80 per student
Ages: Grades 2-5 / Grades 6-9
Dates: Mondays, April 1 through May 20
Time: Grades 2-5; 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM / Grades 6-9; 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Instructor: Aiden Thomas
Aiden is currently finishing her senior year at Temple University where she majors in Geography and Urban Studies, with a minor in Sociology. As a child, she developed a love for the theater, and particularly the Susquehanna Stage. Aiden took classes under the current Artistic Director, Jim Johnson, when she was younger and also worked closely with Linda Boozer, the original chair of the educational programs for the Susquehanna Stage, choreographing the children’s workshop productions. Aiden has since continued to use her passion for theater in college by volunteering with the drama program at a charter high school in North Philadelphia. It was at this program that she was given the opportunity to try her hand at directing. Now, Aiden hopes to give back to her roots by volunteering her time and acquired skills to others looking to further explore the world of theater.