Classes and Workshops
Are you interested in getting involved at Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, but aren't sure where to start? Want to try something new? Check out our workshops! Periodically, we offer workshops on subjects from auditioning to acting to stagecraft and beyond.
UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
All workshops take place from 1:00-4:00 PM in the A2CT Studio, unless otherwise noted.
Junior Theatre workshops are for those in grades 4-12,
while regular workshops are for those 16 years and older, unless otherwise noted.
The cost for a single workshop is $25.
Current A2CT members at the basic level and above get one free workshop per season:
to use your free workshop, you must call the office to register. Free passes are available once the minimum registration for a session is met.
TO REGISTER: CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE WORKSHOP POSTING, AND FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE FORM. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH A LINK TO
PROVIDE PAYMENT. YOU MUST PAY TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION. UNPAID REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT CONFIRMED, AND UNPAID REGISTRANTS WILL
NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PAY VIA THE LINK, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE AT 734-971-2228.
MIME FOR ACTORS
Instructor: Michael Lee
Saturday, April 27 | JUNIORS (ages 9-12): 2:00-3:30PM | ADULTS (ages 13-80): 4:00-5:30PM
Take your acting to the next level—with movement! Move...stop! Move again, but just a little...slowly, now quick! The audience on edge....Learn dramatic rhythms, character attitudes, movement styles, voice & breath work to develop your physical acting skills. Then use it all to create your own new mime piece. Actors will have an opportunity to expand their physical characterization skills, but workshop is open to all, no experience needed.
Michael Lee (http://www.michaelleemime.com) is Artistic Director of Opus Mime. Michael performs, teaches & coaches at festivals, theaters, & schools across the U.S.; works range from solo family shows to full-length mime dramas. His mime plays, This, Uh, Body and Lascaux, Dawn of Art won State Thespian Festival competitions & were performed at the International Thespian Festival. He also coaches physical acting for World & Olympic champion figure skaters (ice dance gold & silver 2010, 2014). Michael is one of the last & most advanced students of French mime Marcel Marceau.
FREEING THE VOICE FOR ACTORS
Instructor: Dory Mead
**DATE CHANGE!** Saturday, May 18 | 1:00-4:00PM
Looking for more freedom of expression? Confidence? A way to relieve stress & commune with others through singing? Group & solo vocal improvisation is a way to open up your vocal vocabulary & express yourself fully. It can also improve your listening & communication skills! We will offer a joyful safe space in which to explore our voices together. Techniques from Rhiannon's Vocal River along with Ms. Mead’s movement and vocal exercises.
Dory Mead (dorymead.com) earned her BMA in Vocal Performance from UM School of Music & has performed with the Metro City Lyric Opera, Arbor Opera Theater & the Austin Shakespeare Company, as well as in A2CT productions and Shakespeare in the Arb. She is a member of A2CT’s long-form improv troupe.