Civic Theatre’s Young Adult Program will host an additional workshop hosted by industry professionals from the Indianapolis area Jan. 25. The workshop is open to all eighth grade and high school students. The first will take place on Sunday, January 11 and the second on Sunday, January 25.
“Both of these workshops will be taught by actors that are living in the area and currently contributing to the Central Indiana theatre scene,” said Kelly Butler-Smith, YAP Coordinator. “Civic is happy to welcome John Goodson and Ron Morgan and have them share their knowledge and expertise with students.”
YAP’s first workshop is hosted by John Goodson and will teach the basics of unarmed stage combat. Goodson, an adjunct professor at Butler University and a regular on Civic’s stage, will help students identify and develop the safety and skills needed to stage a fight scene. Goodson’s workshop will be held on January 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will include the opportunity to apply the class’ new knowledge to create their own Shakespearean fight scenes.
The workshop on Jan. 25 will focus on musical theatre and will be led by Ron Morgan, experienced Broadway performer, guest director and choreographer for this summer’s YAP musical, “Oklahoma!”
Morgan will teach some of the western dance styles used in the show including square-dancing. This workshop will be an opportunity for students interested in theatre-style dance and will be a helpful experience for anyone hoping to audition for “Oklahoma!” this spring. This workshop will be from 2– 4 p.m.
The class has a limited enrollment of 25 students. The musical theatre dance workshop costs $25 per student. No prior experience or involvement with Civic Theatre is necessary. The enrollment form can be found on Civic’s website athttp://www.civictheatre.org/education/young-adult-program/yap-workshops/. Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 853-6437. Additional YAP workshops will be available in March and April.
“These workshops allow students to learn skills from outside professionals in the industry,” said Butler- Smith. “They are lessons that are not normally taught in high school theatre classes. Civic is proud to offer students these exceptional opportunities.”