Monday September 24 - November 19 (No Class Columbus Day Oct. 8) Tuesday September 25 - November 13 Wednesday September 26 - November 21 (No Class Halloween OCT 31) Thursday September 27- November 15 Saturday September 29- November 17
INTRODUCTION TO PLAYWRITING Rhiannon Annin Tuesdays 5:30-7 | Ages 9-13| $175 Each class, students will learn about a different genre of theatre, such as a musical, farce, or comedy, and write short scripts individually. The students will get to hear their writing read aloud by classmates, who will also respond to the piece. Each class will also cover one or more attributes of plays, such as characters, setting, and props, and students will be challenged to utilize them in unique ways in their writing. The course will conclude with each student selecting one of his or her short scripts and expanding it into a 10-minute play to be performed for friends and family on the final class day.
CREATING & COLLABORATING Rhiannon Annin Wednesdays 5:30 – 7pm | Ages 9-13 | $175 Students will form groups of varying sizes and combinations each week to create a performance from scratch—no script! There will be a different theme or spark of inspiration every class. They will learn to use their varying skills while emphasizing minimalism and efficiency. Students’ final performance for family and friends will be as one group, presenting a play they created entirely!
PROMOTE YOURSELF Nick Albanese Wednesdays 6 – 9pm | Ages Teen - Adult | $200 Learn how to promote yourself and network with others in the industry while building your skills in acting, scene study and character development from actor, writer & producer Nick Albanese. Learn in 8 weeks, the lessons and information Nick has acquired over the past 20 years!
MINI SHAKESPEARE Rhiannon Annin Thursday 5:30-7pm | Ages 9-13 | $175 This class will encompass beginner skills of Shakespearean theatre practice. Students will study the language and writing primarily, followed by comprehension, and finally acting techniques. The class will culminate in a final performance of an abridged play or a scene from the works of Shakespeare, presented for friends and family.
TINY TOTS THEATER Lauren Annicelli Saturdays 9:30 – 10:30am | Ages 5 - 7 | $150 Have a little one at home who loves to put on their own shows? Introduce them to performance theatre in Tiny Tots Theater class! Learn the basics of theater, play and dance along with the music and we will take what we learn, using our beginner reading skills, to bring our favorite storybook characters to life!
FRACTURED FAIRY TALES Lauren Annicelli Saturdays 11 – 12:30pm | Ages 7 -10 | $175 Travel into the woods and through the magical, mysterious lands of your wildest imagination! Students will create, write, and perform their own interactive fairy tale, using inspiration from childhood favorites like the Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen. Wizards, heroes, villains, adventurous princesses, mystical beasts… Dive into the magic of your favorite childhood classics and contemporary young adult fiction, like the “Harry Potter” and “Percy Jackson” series, to invent your cast of characters and the paths they take on their unique and epic journeys. Students are the authors, storytellers, actors, and everything in between, using interactive storytelling and performance art to capture the magic of live theater. Class culminates in a performance for family and friends.
Artists' Exchange offers classes for the beginning, intermediate and advanced actor that focus on "the method," which strives to make each actor understand the most honest and truthful way to create and perform their role.
Classes are available for children, teens and adults. Each class culminates in a performance, to which friends and family are invited.
Artists' Exchange produces four main stage productions per year. Students who participate in our acting classes are encouraged to audition for our productions to test their progress in an actual play.
A Note on Theater Classes Theater classes are structured in a cumulative manner, meaning students are encouraged to repeat classes and continue to learn. The instruction is student-focused and is based on objectives identified for each learner. While students are grouped by age, they learn based on what they know and how they can continue to grow.
50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI | Phone: 401.490.9475 | Fax: 401.490.9477 Artists' Exchange is proudly operated by Gateways to Change, Inc.