Beginning Acting: The perfect class if you always wanted to try it (Grades 6-8)
Maybe you wanted to audition for the school play but worried you didn’t have enough experience. Or your school doesn’t offer any classes in theatre. Or you know you’d be great at this, but stage fright is keeping you from taking the leap. Problems solved! The way to get good at acting is to do it—and this class is all about doing it in a really fun, supportive environment. You’ll develop skills in improvisation and scene study, find out how to center yourself and conquer nerves, collaborate with new friends, and even develop some audition material. And the next time you see an audition notice at school, we bet you’ll be the first one in the room!
Online Class: Our fall youth semester will take place entirely online via Zoom. Classes require live participation at the scheduled times using your own device. Zoom is most effective when used on a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Students using a cellphone to access class are likely to experience reduced functionality that may limit their ability to participate fully in class. Please review the technical requirements necessary to take part in an online class before enrolling. If these requirements pose any difficulties for you, please let us know.
September 29 October 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
Note: Class dates have changed since originally posted.
Jill Roos has worked in various DC schools including the Lab School of Washington and recently revived the musical theatre program at Hardy Middle School. She was the director of the musicals and creator of the Shakespeare Festival at Alice Deal Middle School and directed at Wilson High School from 2008-2017. Recent productions include the award-winning Hair, Everybody, Hairspray Jr, Metamorphoses, James and the Giant Peach, Into the Woods, West Side Story, Columbinus and Hamlet. She has taught theater at both Martha’s Table and the River School and trained at The Theatre Lab’s Life Stories Institute. Jill has created countless pieces of devised work in and out of classroom including The March at Emerson College. She is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Social Welfare and received her M.A. from Emerson College in Theatre Education.