Theatre Day Classes


Performing Arts Performing Arts is the beginning of a voice, dance, and theatre student's journey in Envision. This course offers a foundation in each of these disciplines and emphasizes the collaborative, integrated nature of the performing arts. Students in this class can expect to reflect on and develop their own artistry and creative process. They will enjoy working with teachers and teaching artists from all of the Envision performing arts departments.

Acting Acting introduces scene study and monologue study as an adult actor. While learning how to break down a scene and explore character, students will work with teaching artists specializing in voice and movement for the actor. Improvisation techniques will also be studied.

Intermediate Acting Intermediate Acting takes a closer look at text. From the Greeks to Shakespeare, students read plays and learn about the historical evolution of this art form and engage in scene study. Focus is given to Shakespeare and the actor's use of verse and prose.

Advanced Acting Advanced Acting emphasizes the creation of theatre. Students study principles of directing and create their own pieces. Students also study the creative process through a variety of ensemble-bases methods in addition to the interpretation of a given text.

Honors Acting For the serious student of theatre, this class provides an intensive opportunity to explore acting at the college level. Students will be responsible for selecting and working on monologues and scenes to integrate all of their skills into the craft of theatre.

ROP Stagecraft This course introduces students to the tools and techniques of stage production. Students will learn proper safety procedures for working in a scene shop. After passing a qualifying test that ensures knowledge of these procedures, students will build scenery for upcoming productions. They will also gain practical knowledge of sound and light design and will support current productions with this technology as well. This is a hands-on class where individuals and small groups will be given projects that support the very active performance season at CCA.

Theatre Conservatory


Theatre Conservatory exposes a small company of self-motivated, mature student artists to a broad range of theatrical skills, genres, and experiences. Students participate in workshops, classes, and performances led by professional teaching artists. Students explore a variety of theatrical areas of study, including movement and voice for the actor, design, acting theories, audition technique, and ensemble process. The Theatre Conservatory aims to graduate theatre artists with a broad understanding of theater, a variety of skills, and an ability to articulate their own creative process. Ensemble work and professionalism are core values of this program that are referenced and re-visited throughout the course of a student’s time in the program.

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