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Classes

New Stage Theatre Classes

To register for a class, contact:

Chris Roebuck, Resident Teaching Artist
601-948-3533, ext 236
croebuck@newstagetheatre.com

 


Adult Classes

*Students must be 18 years of age or older

 

Intensive Acting Workshop
With Rus Blackwell

Cost: $100
Date/Time: October 28, 2017 9am-5pm
Location: New Stage Theatre, Hewes Room, 1100 Carlisle Street, Jackson

Join veteran actor Rus Blackwell for a very special one day workshop.

Rus has an extensive resume in Film, TV and Theatre. His most recent notable credits include Gordon Hopewell on the Cinemax series Banshee and Commander Lee Atkins on A&E’s SIX. He also played C.P. Ellis in New Stage’s recent production of Best of Enemies. Rus’ workshop offers the unique insight and instruction that he has developed over the years based on his training at NY’s Circle in the Square and his on-going experience as a working actor, in addition to his 20 years of experience coaching actors.

This workshop will be great for the beginning actor, yet will be a challenge for the experienced actor.

 

Weekend Acting Seminar
Taught by John Maxwell

Cost: $150
Date/Time: November 10-12, 2017 (Friday 6-8pm, Saturday 1-3pm, Sunday 1-3pm)
Location: New Stage Theatre, Hewes Room, 1100 Carlisle Street, Jackson

New Stage veteran and acting teacher John Maxwell will use scene work and his years of experience to instruct students on the actor’s process in this weekend seminar. His recent work at New Stage Theatre includes performances as Mark Rothko in RED and Joe Keller in All My Sons, as well as directing Crimes of the Heart and Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. While the class will focus on scene study, students should come prepared with a 30 to 60 second monologue to the first class.

 


Elementary School Classes

Story Theatre — Stellaluna (1st through 3rd grade)
Taught by the New Stage Theatre Professional Acting Company and Resident Teaching Artist Chris Roebuck

Cost: $150
Date: Saturdays, September 16-November 4, 2017  9 – 10:30 a.m. (eight week session)
Location: New Stage Theatre, Hewes Room, 1100 Carlisle Street, Jackson

Stellaluna is the tender story of a lost young bat who finally finds her way safely home to her mother and friends. In this class we take one of our favorite stories, Stellaluna, and create a play! We will play dress up, play, learn about storytelling, character, and generally have a great time making our favorite stories come to life!  We’ll use all that we learn to create a play based on Stellaluna. Students will be guided through basic theatre techniques within the framework of the story. But most of all, we will have fun inside one of our favorite stories!  And then we will perform it as a showcase for friends and family.

Script from Scratch–Tales of the Asgardians (4th through 6th grade)
Taught by the New Stage Theatre Professional Acting Company and Resident Teaching Artist Chris Roebuck

Cost: $150
Date/Time: Saturdays, September 16-November 4, 2017  10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (eight week session)
Location: New Stage Theatre, Hewes Room, 1100 Carlisle Street, Jackson

Join us as we use wonderful characters from the world of Norse Mythology and use our imaginations to put them in new situations in our very own play! In this class, we’ll work on acting, storytelling, and playwriting skills to create a play for the showcase at the end of our class. As a class, we will brainstorm, improvise, and perform in a short play of our own creation.


Middle and High School Class

Revisiting the Classics
Taught by Resident Teaching Artist Chris Roebuck

Cost: $150
Date/Time: Mondays, September 18-November 6, 2017  5:30 – 7 p.m. (eight week session)
Location: New Stage Theatre, Hewes Room, 1100 Carlisle St, Jackson

Revisiting the Classics offers students the chance to delve deep into the classics of theatre (plays written before 1950). Students will explore several different styles, including Greek drama, Shakespeare, Moliere, and Eugene O’Neill just to name a few. After analyzing the text, students will be coached through assigned performance pieces. Studying the different styles of theatre will give students a better understanding of acting, as well as tools to use in contemporary play styles.