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Register for Fall Classes!

Registration has begun for NBYT’s fall classes! All classes are held at NBYT’s Rehearsal Studio at 362 Main Street in Berlin. Please email classes@nbyt.org or call 860-515-8115 with questions.

Drama classes begin on September 21, and they include:

STAGE PLAY: AFRICAN TALES
Saturdays, 9:30 – 10:30 AM, Ages 5 – 9

From deserts, jungles, savannas, and some of the world’s oldest civilizations, journey to a continent rich in history and stories. Drama games and scenes based on African tales will be used to teach the basics of theatrical story telling, character development, voice, and movement. The term ends with a showcase performance for family and friends.

STAGE PERFORMANCE SKILLS: MONOLOGUES VS. DIALOGUES
Saturdays, 10:40 – 11:40 AM, Ages 9 – 14
Actors will compare and develop the skills needed to perform monologues and dialogues as they rehearse scenes of each type. Prior acting experience is recommended but not required. The term ends with a showcase performance.

IMPROV IN PERFORMANCE
Saturdays, 11:50 AM – 12:50 PM, Ages 9 – 16
Get a basic understanding of improvisational theater concepts such as story building, environmental awareness, saying “yes,” and making and accepting dramatic offers. The class will be introduced to short-form improv designed to build teamwork and reinforce basic concepts.Returning students will be challenged to build their skills, develop longer scenes, and lead some games themselves. The terms ends with a performance, and other performance opportunities may be added.

Homeschool enrichment classes continue with a new schedule on Tuesdays, beginning September 17, with the following classes:

HOMESCHOOL PLAYERS
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:00 AM, Ages 8 – 14
A performance and production class for children ages 9 through 14 is offered in two ten-week terms beginning in September and January—each term focusing on a different theme or style of theater.
In Fall 2019, the theme will be will be original (and sometimes frightening!) fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and others! As always, we’ll end with a daytime and evening performance for family and friends.

IMPROV
Tuesdays, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Ages 8 -16
Students will get a basic understanding of improvisational theater concepts such as story building, environmental awareness, saying “yes,” and making and accepting dramatic offers. The group is introduced to short-form improv games designed to build teamwork and reinforce basic concepts. No prior experience in theater or improv is necessary, and participants will be able to take what they learn and use it to not only become better actors, but also better listeners and speakers. Experienced performers will be challenged to expand their skills and stretch their choices.

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