Youth Classes

Our Youth Classes offer an entry point into the Theatre Arts by providing young people of all ages an opportunity to explore the creative process. 

Intro to Musical Theatre - Fall '16

The perfect introduction for that little ‘star’ in your life. Young performers will focus on pairing voice and movement with basic acting technique to convey a story and emotion through song. Students will learn important physical and vocal warm up techniques, as well as acting exercises that help guide them to make bold character choices. This class will culminate in a special sharing of a musical theatre scene and song for family and friends.

 Teaching Artist:  Sabrina Sikes Thornton
 Age Group:  7 -9 year olds
 Dates:  Saturdays, Sept 10 - Oct 8
 Time:  10:00am-11:30am
 Cost:  $210 (includes service fee)
 Register by:  Sept 6


 



Yoga Storytelling - Fall '16
Ready, Set, Let's flow into some stories! Story Warriors learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework beloved childrens' tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! The 5-week session will leave participants with new ways of getting into a story and working as characters as well as their own emotions. Parents and family members are welcome to stay for the class, as long as they are ready to participate with the group! 

Students can take this class for all 4 weeks, or drop in to any individual session (either the day of the session or with online pre-registration). A limited number of spaces are available for day-of drop in. Spot not guaranteed for day-of drop-in; online pre-registration suggested.

 Teaching Artist:  Judy Sellman-Hrybyk
 Age Group:  4-8 year olds
 Dates:  Saturdays, Sept 10 - October 8
 Time:  9:00am-9:45am
 Cost for all 5 classes:  $75 (includes service fee)
 Cost per session (drop-in):  $16 (includes service fee)


 


Page to Stage: Sleepy Hollow

Who is the Headless Horseman and what does he have against Ichabod Crane, the school teacher?

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving is an imaginatively powerful story of hauntings and ghosts. Or was it all in Ichabod’s imagination? Did he read too many stories about demons and ghosts or did the legendary headless horseman have it out for the awkward school teacher?

This page to stage collaborative performance will engage students in this classic American ghost story. They will tell the story by creating the characters, both real (townspeople) and imagined (ghouls, ghosts and sprites), who inhabit the quiet town of Sleepy Hollow along the banks of the Hudson River. The young actors will share their page to stage performance with their family and friends during the final class on October 29th

 Teaching Artist:  Marianne Angelella
 Age Group:  10-12 year olds
 Dates:  *Saturdays, Sept 10 - October 29
 Time:  *10:00am-11:30am
 Cost:  $75 (includes service fee)


 


*IMPORTANT: Due to the Baltimore Marathon, there will be NO class on 10/15. To make up for this time, the last two classes (10/22 and 29) will last until 12pm instead of the usual 11:30am


Mommy & Me Storybook Drama

Dramatic play is key in early learning. Each Saturday we will explore a different story book with you and your child. Class will start with reading the story together. Little ones will engage the story through dramatic play activities that involve movement, music and dance (with fun costumes and props, of course!). Take one class or join us for all three!

Students can take this class for all 5 weeks, or drop in to any individual session (either the day of the session or with online pre-registration). A limited number of spaces are available for day-of drop in. Spot not guaranteed for day-of drop-in; online pre-registration suggested.

 Teaching Artist:  Sabrina Sikes Thornton
 Age Group:  1-3 year olds
 Dates:  Saturdays, Oct 22 - Nov 19
 Time:  9:00am - 9:45am
 Cost for all 5 classes:  $56 (includes service fee)
 Cost per session (drop-in):   $15 (includes service fee)
 Register by:  Oct 19


 




Emergency Contact Form

For all classes listed above, we require an emergency contact form to complete your child's registration in the class. The form can be found online at this link: https://everymanmd.wufoo.com/forms/emergency-contact-form/

Please email education@everymantheatre.org if you have any questions, or if you need to fill out a paper form.





The descriptions below are examples of youth classes we have done in the past. If you're interested in learning more, or in being added to our email list to get first notification about when we'll have these classes again, please email education@everymantheatre.org.

Mommy and Me Storybook Drama (Ages 1-3)
Dramatic play is key in early learning. Each Saturday we will explore a different story book with you and your child. Class will start with reading the story together. Little ones will engage the story through dramatic play activities that involve movement, music and dance (with fun costumes and props, of course!). Take one class or join us for all three!


A Little Bit of Blarney (Ages 2-4)
Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a creative way! Inspired by pots of gold, rainbows, and of course a little leprechaun mischief. Your lucky little ones will explore That's What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting through drama, music, movement and take home craft activity. Don’t forget to wear your GREEN! A parent or guardian is asked to stay and participate in this fun family event.  Must register in advance.


Turkey Trouble (Ages 2-4)
Uh-oh, Turkey is in big trouble – he’s the main course! Join us for some Thanksgiving fun, and participate in drama, movement, and craft activities that brings Turkey Trouble, by Wendi Silvano to life! A parent or guardian is asked to stay and participate in this fun family event.  Must register in advance. Registration closes on November 17th.


Puppet Fairy Tale Theatre (Ages 5-8)
Who doesn’t love a puppet? In this two session workshop, students will use a popular fairy tale as the inspiration to design and create Puppet Theatre. Young artists will use an assortment of materials to embellish a blank puppet, adding features that help to describe a particular character and then collaborate to create scenery that will help further tell our story. The workshop will conclude with a brief performance of our fairy tale for family members. 


Intro to Musical Theatre (Ages 7-9)
The perfect introduction for that little ‘star’ in your life. Young performers will focus on pairing voice and movement with basic acting technique to convey a story and emotion through song. Students will learn important physical and vocal warm up techniques, as well as acting exercises that help guide them to make bold character choices. This class will culminate in a special sharing of a musical theatre scene and song for family and friends.


Page to Stage: Abiyoyo - Bravery, Monsters and Magic! (Ages 7-10)
In our upcoming Fall Page to Stage, Abiyoyo, the children's tale told by Pete Seeger, will be transformed into a play written by and starring your young artists. A young boy loves to play his ukulele: Clink, Clank, Clunk. The boy's father, a magician, uses his magic wand to make things disappear: Zoop! Zoop! Everyone has something to offer the town. But the townspeople lose sight of that: they don’t want to hear the little boy play his ukulele anymore and they are annoyed with the way his father makes their things disappear. When the fearsome giant Abiyoyo suddenly appears in town, it looks like the town will be torn apart! Nothing can stop the terrible giant Abiyoyo, nothing--except the enchanting sound of the ukulele and the mysterious power of the magic wand.



Page to Stage: Greek Myths (Ages 10-12)
In this class, we will explore Greek myths using character development, movement, art, and music. We’ll work as an ensemble to bring to life the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. Students will use their creativity to stage the short plays, make their own costumes and settings, and showcase their work in a performance on the last day of class. This class is designed to build confidence, strengthen reading and listening skills, and promote teamwork in an environment that is supportive and lots of fun! Come play!


Collaborate and Create! (Ages 10-14)
The Everyman Middle School Ensemble Perform and Design an Original Performance
Middle School students collaboratively create their own original theatre piece based on a familiar story or theme in this 8 session class. The students will build their acting and storytelling skills through theatre games, exercises, and improvisations. This collaborative theatre process frees the students to explore their ideas, creativity and to draw from their own life experience. The Everyman Middle School Ensemble will use the total theatre process to create their original play and have input into the set, costumes and make up. This exciting process will culminate in a performance for family and friends on the last day of class. 


Acting 1 for Middle School Students (Ages 10-14) 
Everyone has to start somewhere! If your middle school student wants to explore acting – whether as a fun extracurricular activity or to audition for a play or high school theatre program – this class is a great place to start. Learn about the building blocks of acting like character development, motivation, and objective. Students will work on their feet with text as well as participating in theatre games and exercises to develop their actor's tools and learn in a fun environment. Students will perform their scenes in progress for friends and family the last day of class.


Scene Study for High School Students (Ages 13-18)
In Scene Study for Teens, students will explore the building blocks of performance by delving into contemporary scenes. By experimenting with character and emotion, developing honest moments, and staging the work for an audience, students will experience an overview of the actor's process. Class will include a mix of warm-ups, group exercises, text analysis, and open rehearsal time, all geared toward providing an introduction to acting techniques. Actors will work in pairs and small groups to collaborate on a selection of scenes, culminating in a sharing for friends and family.


Playwriting for Teens (Ages 13-18)
Do you have a story to tell? Join us as we explore the art of writing for the stage. Beginning with the basic ingredients of plot, character, and theme, students will work to transform their ideas into a finished playscript. From analysis of contemporary plays to brainstorming, formatting, and finding opportunities to stage your play, this class will provide an overview of the playwright’s creative process. Perfect for young creative writers and actors.


Audition Techniques for High School Students (Ages 13-18)
This class is designed for high school students who are interested in expanding their knowledge of the audition process, as well as improving techniques for performing monologues and doing cold readings. Whether you’re interested in getting into a competitive college theatre program or getting cast in your school’s play, this class will give you the skills you need to get an edge on the competition. Everyman Resident Company Member Megan Anderson will lead the class. Interested students should have a monologue prepared to present on the first day of class.



 


Class Location:

Unless otherwise specified, all classes will be held at Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Refund Policy:
All classes are final sale with no refunds. If you wish to withdraw from a class, you will receive a credit that can be used towards any class in our current season. All class credits expire on June 30th, and must be used before that date.

Withdrawal Policy: 
The last day to withdraw from a class is one week before its start date. All classes are non-refundable, but you can elect to receive a credit valid for any class in our current season. To withdraw, contact the education department at 443-615-7055 x7142 or education@everymantheatre.org

Payment Plans:
We can reserve your spot in a class with a non-refundable deposit equal to 25% of the class tuition. The remainder of the tuition is due 10 days before the start of the class. If full payment has not been received by the due date, your spot in the class will be forfeited. The initial deposit is non-refundable, but it may be converted to class credit if you need to withdraw from the class. Normal withdrawal policy deadlines (see above) apply to payment plans.

You can set up a payment plan by contacting Andrew Stromyer, Education Programs Manager, at astromyer@everymantheatre.org or 443-615-7055 x7142.


Questions? Contact the education department at 443-615-7055 x7142 or education@everymantheatre.org





IMPORTANT: Due to the Baltimore Marathon, there will be NO class on October 15. The last two classes (October 22 and 29) will be from 10am-12pm (instead of the usual 11:30am)




IMPORTANT: Due to the Baltimore Marathon, there will be NO class on October 15. The last two classes (October 22 and 29) will be from 10am-12pm (instead of the usual 11:30am)