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2021 Virtual Classes

Playwriting with Ms Rae. Join us virtually to work on writing a new play.  Ms. Rae will guide students as they explore the art of creating characters, dialogue, and plot. Participants will work together to create a short script be it adapted or imagined on the spot. As all feel comfortable with writing, participants may then choose to create their own scripts or adapt various materials into play form. Learn how to set up the beginning, middle, and end of a short play. “The plays the thing…” what might your play be? At the end we will host a virtual play reading with members of the class and members of the community reading each other’s short plays. Open to ages 11-16. Mondays January 25- March 1 playwriting.  March 8th and 15th script reading rehearsal and share 6-7:30pm. Free, with suggested donation of $40 for the 6 week series.

Shakespeare Workshop with Ms Nicki. Join us virtually to read and dissect Shakespeare’s famous scenes and sonnets as we prepare for the NBYT teen company Shakespeare Slam slated for June 2021. Learn about the language, plot and themes to prepare yourself for the upcoming production at the New Britain Museum of American Art. If you have a scene, monologue, or sonnet to work on please bring that. Come to one or come to all! Open to ages 12-20. Tuesdays January 26th-March 2 5-6pm. Free, with suggested donation of $5 a class. 

“Monologues, Monologues, wherefore art thou monologue?” Monologues with Ms. Rae Ever wonder how it is that actors know how to deliver their lines in a play? How do they decide how they feel? How do they know who they are talking to? Join Rae virtually as she guides you through the process of “dissecting” an assigned monologue. Learn ways to define the meaning behind what you are saying. Learn the skills used to not just say the written word but have meaning behind what you say. This class will also offer a quick overview of theatre history and acting techniques. Open to ages 8-14. Wednesdays Jan 27th-March 3rd (share day 6:00 March 3rd) 5-6pm. Free with suggested donation of $40 for the 6 week series.

Musical Theater Choreography with Ms Tatyana Join us virtually for the month to learn a new dance routine from a popular musical. Ms Tatyana will work with everyone at their skill level to help them master basic steps to unique combinations.  Open to ages 8-14. Wednesdays March 3-24 5-6 pm. Free, with suggested donation of $25 for the month. 

Intro to Playwriting with Ms Rae Join us virtually to work on writing a new play fairy tale. Do you enjoy reading fairy tales? Ever wonder what it would be like to take those faire tales and turn them into scripts? Join Rae as she guides through the art of creating dialogue for characters in the tales. To begin our journey through playwriting, the group will work on taking characters from a chosen faire tale and create a script. The next step will be members of the group will get to choose their own tale to bring to life in script form. At the end we will host a virtual play reading with members of the class and members of the community reading each other’s short plays. Open to ages 8-12. Mondays April 5th- May 10th playwriting.   Mondays May 17-24th script reading rehearsal and share 6-7:30 pm. Free, with suggested donation of $40 for the 6 week series.

COACHING AND PRIVATE LESSONS

Private acting coaching, lessons, and audition preparation are also available with NBYT Teaching Artists on a weekly or one-time basis. Please email Artistic Director Nicki LaPorte at info@nbyt.org or call 860-515-8115 for rates, scheduling, or more information.

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