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Acting and Theatre Classes

Kids acting in a play in Thousand Oaks

Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory currently offers class on Sunday mornings from 10am to 1pm. During each term we teach a wide variety of topics, from acting to history, that we believe gives each student a well-rounded and comprehensive education in theatre. Each session culminates in a performance.  Below is a sample curriculum for what the coming term may look like.  The timing of various topics may change throughout the term depending on student readiness and other factors.

We believe that while we are building a well-rounded theatre education, more importantly we are teaching them public speaking skills, confidence, how to make friends, etc - all of which helps with life goals and pursuits far beyond just theatre. 

Each session's play is written for the class with the intention to have all parts semi-equal, all students on stage almost all the time, and as a true ensemble piece. This allows kids who may not be experienced enough to audition, get stage experience. We also only have classes once a weekend, unlike other plays in the area which rehearse 2 week days AND a weekend day, allowing our students who have other extra-curriculars to participate and dip their feet into theatre without having to drop commitments elsewhere.

Sample Curriculum

Each session begins with a warm up working on movement, voice, diction, breath control and other technical aspects important for an actor.

Week One
Audition/Coldreading

Audition Technique Masterclass

Week Two

Improv Masterclass
Distribute Script and read through

Week Three

Character Masterclass 
Breakdown characters in script

 

Week Four
Comedy Masterclass
Block script

 

Week Five
Theatre History Masterclass
Off Book for scenes blocked last week
Finish blocking

Weeks Six and Seven
Run full play with blocking

Week Eight
Master Class Stage Combat
Work Specific Scenes

Weeks Nine - Twelve

off book completely

discuss costumes, props, and set

Final Week

Tech week Monday - Friday

 

Saturday and Sunday
Performance for friends and family

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