PLAYWRITING Ages 8 - 12 | Rhiannon Annin Tuesdays 5:30 - 7pm | $150 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.
DEVISING AND COLLABORATION Ages 8 - 12 | Rhiannon Annin Wednesdays 5:30 – 7pm | $150 Students will form groups of varying sizes and combinations each week to devise/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 will be as one group, presenting a play they created entirely!
Thursdays 7pm-8pm Ever have the desire to make people laugh but aren’t quite confident in your chops? Test out your skills with the infamous Almanac Drops improvisational comedy group! Join these hilarious folks every Thursday night for an interactive improv comedy workshop. Learn the basics and different facets of improvisation, working with others on stage while thinking on your feet.
Stay until 8pm for a live show presented by the Almanac Drops, themselves!
Artists' Exchange | 50 Rolfe Square
$5 per workshop *Workshop fee includes a ticket to the show.
SATURDAY THEATER CLASSES
TINY TOTS THEATER Ages 5 - 7 | Lauren Annicelli Saturdays 9:30 – 10:30am | $105 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 lean, using our beginner reading skills, to bring our favorite storybook characters to life!
FRACTURED FAIRY TALES Ages 7 - 12 | Lauren Annicelli Saturdays 11 – 12:30pm | $150 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.
INTRO TO IRISH DANCE Ages 5 - 8 | Meg Ryan, TCRG Saturdays 9:30 – 10:15am | $100 Traditional Irish Dance lessons instructed by the Goulding School of Irish Dance, a certified school by the Irish Dancing Commission, CLRG, in Dublin, Ireland. Come have some fun, put a jig in your step and learn the traditional art form in a supportive environment. *Class to be held at 82 Rolfe Square
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.