FALL 2022

In this class, students will learn the magic of Shakespeare through putting on an adaptation of The Tempest! For the first few classes, students will learn fun facts and history about Shakespeare incorporating theatre games and activities as well as basic auditioning techniques that will help them audition for the production! Once cast (everyone receives a role!) students will begin rehearsing the script all the while learning different aspects of performance including character development and scene study! They will also be able to design their own costume and makeup as well! Our final class will be a full hour production of The Tempest!

Prerequisite: any Young Actors or Advanced Young Actors class taken at Playhouse Theatre Academy or a similar class at another theatre/school.

Tuition: $480, with $15 registration fee

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About the Class

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Location: 224 Ecospace
Dates: September 12, 26 (no class on Sept 19th), October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28,, December 5, 12* (performance on Dec 12th)

Teaching Artists

Instructor: Jill Zarcone

Jill Zarcone hails from Tolland, CT and besides being a teaching artist, she is also the Education Coordinator for Playhouse Theatre Academy! She brings almost seventeen years of experience in performance, scene studies, auditioning techniques, Shakespeare, comedy, puppetry, playwriting and directing to Playhouse and loves working with students of all ages. She is a BFA Performance graduate of Eastern CT State University and has MFA accreditation from the University of North Carolina with a focus on Theatre for Youth. She has worked with previous theatres such as Hartford Children's, Flock Theatre, Newington Children's, Little Theatre of Manchester, Windham Theatre Guild and the Greensboro City Arts Drama Center and also had the amazing experience of interning with puppeteers from Jim Henson's Co for two summers! When time permits she loves to read, bake, write, and go on adventures with her husband, son and her dog, fittingly named Adventure.