Theatre 101

The purpose of Theatre 101 is to expand each student’s knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of theatrical works. Students will learn the Constantin Stanislavski’s method to acting, how to approach Shakespeare through his sonnets, vocal and physical warm-ups, and connect Shakespeare and modern theater works. Participants will have an opportunity to showcase their work on stage at the end of the 10 week session.

Theatre 101 - DG400208
Wednesdays 5:00pm-7:00pm
Begins October 5th, 2016
Ends December 14th, 2016
Ages: 10-16


Prepping Future Performers

This class prepares and assist students in reaching their goals of pursuing a collegiate and professional career in performing arts. Students will come together to put on a showcase of the work they have prepared during the program. This will be a mixture of monologues, short two person scenes, & potentially songs. The goal is for students to perform for family and friend but most importantly local professionals for a chance to network and receive feedback.

  • Students will learn audition technique through preparation for an upcoming real life audition of their choice. These auditions can range from a college admissions requirements, theatre/acting summer program, internship, or professional opportunity (community theatre, regional theatre, etc).
  • Students will learn skills and the importance of networking and creating authentic strong connections with people in the industry.
  • Students will participate in exercises and other trainings to continue to perfect and hone their craft.
  • Students will learn to balance and strengthen their academic success while pursuing their trainings now and in the future.
  • Students will build a portfolio of monologues for future auditions and performances.
  • Students will learn and put together a strong audition package. (Headshot & Resume)
  • Students will learn to think outside the box and be creative and explore playwrights outside of the normal HS curriculum. 

Prepping Future Performers
Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Begins November 5th, 2016
Ends April 1, 2017
Ages: High School Sophomores to Seniors


A Piece of the Present and a Pinch of the Past

Taught by Kevin "Moose" Anderson (WHOV), this cross-generational, multimedia, black music appreciation/history course is designed to raise the student’s awareness of the rich legacy of black music. Students will explore the use of samples in the creation of Hip Hop, and R & B music, as well as the unique relationship it has with the music of the past. The course will also provide the student with access to a Grammy award-winning producer and the creative processes that he employs when producing music.

  • Explore the connections that today’s music has with the rich legacy of Black Music of the past.
  • Understand how musical samples from the past are used in the creation of today’s music.
  • Examine the creative processes of a Grammy award-winning producer (Bink!)
  • Become familiar with state-of-the-art music production and recording equipment.

A Piece of the Present and a Pinch of the Past - DG416201
Tuesdays 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Begins Oct 11, 2016
Ends Nov 29, 2016
Ages 13-18


Radio 101

Taught by Kevin "Moose" Anderson (WHOV), this survey course focuses on the historical, professional, and technical aspects of the broadcast industry. Topics such as programming, target marketing, production, promotions and public broadcasting will be introduced to the student. The course has also been designed to raise the students awareness of the contributions made by artists whose music is played in the following popular radio formats (Gospel, Jazz, and Urban).

  • Explore of the origins and evolution of radio.
  • Develop an understanding of the local radio market.
  • Develop professional communication skills and become familiar with state-of-the-art broadcasting equipment.
  • Become familiar with various positions and responsibilities of a modern radio station.
  • Work collectively and individually to record and produce two air check audio files, one 30 second “Black Music” PSA, one 30 second show promo, and a 1 hour radio show.

Radio 101 - DG417200
Thursdays 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Begins Oct 13, 2016
Ends Dec 1, 2016
Ages 13-18