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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2016 Youth Programs in the Arts:
Young Actors

Students on stage

Grades 4–8

Typical Day

Location: Music Bldg., Room 0078

Explore and develop your creative potential in acting, and immerse yourself in the exciting world of theatre. Experiment with the building blocks of performance through daily classes in improvisation, monologues, and scenes in rehearsals that culminate in a final performance. Voice and movement warm-ups and voice-over acting are also a part of the exploration. Experience the importance of collaboration and ensemble work in the preparation of a performance. Working with members of the Young Actors faculty, learn fundamental acting techniques, styles, and skills. Script choices are made from age-appropriate youth theatre repertoire. Young Actors from previous summers are welcome—all new material will be used.

To broaden skills and exposure to the arts, Young Actors can be combined with Youth Musical Theatre, Shakespeare Workshop, Minecraft™ Animators and Modders (updated!), Code Breakers and App Designers, Creating Comic Books, Young Architects, Young Filmmakers, Young Journalists, Creative Vocal Lab, and/or Vocal Intensive to make for a well-rounded summer experience.

Session I: June 27–July 8
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$1,100 for the first registration
$990 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 6, 2016)

About the Instructors

Jane Beller (lead instructor) is a New York–based actress and former casting director who has lived and worked in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Paris. She studied with many teachers and loves sharing their techniques. She can currently be heard on many radio, promo, and TV commercials, and was recently seen in Harold Pinter’s A Kind of Alaska with the Hudson Stage Company.

Kim Sykes (instructor) has performed in New York at the Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, and La Mama and regionally at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville; Stageworks, Hudson; and Crossroads Theatre. She was a member of the First Amendment Comedy and Improvisational Company. Her film credits include the features Herman USA, The Crow, and Pariah, and her numerous television appearances include Person of Interest, The Unusuals, Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, West Wing, and Spin City.

Updated Mar. 25, 2016

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Summer Youth Programs:

How to Register
Parent & Student Testimonials

Program Descriptions:

Code Breakers & App Designers
Creating Comic Books
Creative Vocal Lab
Minecraft™ Animators & Modders
Shakespeare Workshop
Songwriting Workshop
3-D Video Game &
MakerLab Creations

Vocal Intensive
Young Actors
Young Architects
Young Artists
Young Filmmakers
Young Journalists
Young Photographers
Youth Musical Theatre

Program Options:

Early Drop-Off Option
Extended-Day Option

Summer Precollege Programs
(grades 9–12)

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