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2024 SPRING CLASSES

All classes will be held at the Gray Space, Dirt Road Theater's new home, located in the Gray Building: 168 N. Main Street, Room #7, Northfield. The Gray Space is located upstairs as you come into the building and to the left.

We offer a 10% multiple class or sibling discount; if you are paying for more than one class, feel free to take 10% off of your total for all classes. We encourage early registration to hold your spot. You can register without paying, but payment for all classes is due by February 5th.

You may register by clicking the link below each class description. If you have any questions about classes or the registration process, please email Maren at: maren@dirtroadtheater.com.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

CHECK: Dirt Road Theater, 1662 W. Hill Road, Northfield, VT 05663

VENMO: @dirtroadtheater

SPRING CLASSES

ACTING FOUNDATIONS (ages 5-7)
This class is currently full, please register to join the waitlist.

Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 / 8 weeks: March 5 - April 30 (no class 4/23)

$100

Taught by Maren Langdon Spillane (bio)

This class gently introduces young actors to the world of theater through games, songs, stories, and silliness. We will explore how to use our bodies and voices to create characters, why working together and communicating is an important part of theater, and learn the basic skills needed for being onstage. This class is appropriate for beginning actors, as well as those with some experience.

ACTING EXPLORATION (ages 8-10)

Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 / 8 weeks: March 5 - April 30 (no class 4/23)

$100

Taught by Maren Langdon Spillane (bio)

This class is a fun and engaging exploration of the world of theater. Through games and activities, we will explore how to use our bodies and voices to create characters, why working together and communicating is an important part of theater, learn the basic skills needed for being onstage, and dip our toes into the wild world of improvisation. This class is appropriate for beginning actors, as well as those with some experience.

PLAY CREATION LEVEL 1 (ages 10-13)
*pair with Play Performance, Level 1

Sundays, 3:45 - 5:15 / 5 weeks: March 10 - April 7

$85

Taught by Dominic Spillane (bio)

This class will center around  the development of an original play that we will conceive as a group, focusing on the elements that create a good story. Though the play will be written by Dominic, we will spend time reading drafts together, playing improv games to develop characters and relationships, and making changes based on our discoveries and discussions. This play will go on to be performed as a staged reading for the next 6-week class session, Play Performance Level 1. While we think taking both Play Creation and Play Performance is a great idea so as to be part of the entire process, doing just one or the other works, too!

PLAY PERFORMANCE LEVEL 1 (ages 10-13)
*pair with Play Creation, Level 1

Sundays, 3:45 - 5:15 / 5 weeks: April 28 - May 26 (Additional rehearsal and performance May 26th) 

$85

Taught by Dominic Spillane (bio)

 

This class will use the script developed by the Play Creation Level 1 class and culminate in a staged reading performance of this brand-new play! We will use this process as a basis for exploring acting concepts, such as character development, working cooperatively with scene partners, and a variety of performance techniques. While we think taking both Play Creation and Play Performance is a great idea, so as to be part of the entire process, doing just one or the other works, too!

PLAY CREATION, LEVEL 2 (ages 13-18)
*pair with Play Performance, Level 2

Sundays, 5:30 - 7:30 / 6 weeks: March 3 - April 7

$100

Taught by Maren Langdon Spillane (bio)

 

This class will focus on the development of an original play that we will conceive as a group, focusing on the elements that create a good story. Though the play will be written by Maren, we will spend time reading drafts together, playing improv games to develop characters and relationships, and making changes based on our discoveries and discussions. This play will go on to be staged for the next 6-week class session, Play Performance Level 2, and will eventually be performed as DRT’s performance camp show for summer 2024! While we think taking both Play Creation and Play Performance is a great idea so as to be part of the entire process, doing just one or the other works, too!

PLAY PERFORMANCE, LEVEL 2 (ages 13-18)
*pair with Play Creation, Level 2

Sunday, 5:30 - 7:30 / 6 weeks: April 14 - May 26 (no class April 21 | Additional rehearsal and performance May 26th)

$100

Taught by Maren Langdon Spillane (bio)

This class will use the script developed by the Play Creation Level 2 class and culminate in a staged reading performance of this brand-new play! We will use this process as a basis for exploring more advanced acting concepts, such as nuanced character development and performance techniques.This class will serve as a workshop for the piece, which will be further developed after the session and used as DRT's performance camp play for summer 2024! While we think taking both Play Creation and Play Performance is a great idea, so as to be part of the entire process, doing just one or the other works, too.

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