The Coterie's Preteen Actors are classes built upon the natural imagination young actors have and introduce the fundamentals of acting, creating a base for future in-depth classes.
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Join all your favorite characters from the Harry Potter series as you enter into a magical world filled with wizards, dragons, trolls, and elves. Act out scenes as Harry and his friends go to magic classes, play Quidditch, and even battle He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. Immerse yourself in this exciting world and come out a full-fledged wizard!
If you could go anywhere – to the past, to the future, maybe to space –where would YOU go? Do you visit ancient lands and help build their monuments? Or maybe to the future and find out how to use a jet pack? Your adventures are determined by our group of travelers as we create scenes and characters at each stop. Our time machine will take us as far as you dare…
Step right into an adventure as the main protagonists! The whole class will work together to decide where the story will go and what will happen to the characters. Do you go into the abandoned house? Or sit down for some ice cream instead? This extended improv class asks students to think on their feet and work as an ensemble to determine how a story will develop. Only you can be the master of your own destiny!
This class is a great way for beginners to learn the basics of acting and for seasoned actors to stay sharp! Students will work together as an ensemble as they push each other to make bold, exciting character choices and find honesty in their performances. Using your body, voice, and imagination, this class will develop a strong foundation for all future acting opportunities. Acting Fundamentals is suitable for all skill levels as it introduces new students to acting basics and challenges returning students to continue their growth.
What happens when the world’s biggest rock stars tour the country? You and your classmates become a band in your very own rock ‘n’ roll roadshow…but the real drama happens backstage! Act out scenes about what could happen to the band during the ultimate road trip. This class challenges students to sustain characters and develop back-story that informs your performance.
Audition Lab is a great way to prepare for upcoming auditions! With the help of a professional teaching artist, students will choose audition monologues that match their age, personality, and individual audition needs. Students will prepare a monologue, develop successful strategies for cold readings, and learn how to create a professional resume. The final class includes a special audition with Jeff Church, Coterie Producing Artistic Director, or a member of The Coterie staff, for youth roles in the upcoming Coterie season.
Incoming Grades: 5th-7th