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Classes

A.C.T.S. Important Dates

Fall Semester: September 12-December 7, 2022
Spring Semester: January 23-April 26, 2023
Final Class Performances: April 24-26, 2023

2022 FALL CLASSES ARE IN SESSION

CREATIVE PLAY

Ages 3-5
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00
$35 registration fee to reserve place in class / $220 or $55 x 4 installments per semester*

A focus and development of the imagination of the pre-school age child, using music and creative arts projects in order to make stories come alive.
Instructor: Libby Hawkins

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CREATIVE DRAMATICS

Ages 6-7
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00
$35 registration fee to reserve place in class / $220 or $55 x 4 installments per semester*

An introduction to the world of theater and performing through the use of games, puppetry, music, high energy activities, creative arts projects and creative play.
Instructor: Libby Hawkins

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MUSICAL THEATRE

Ages 6-7
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00
$35 registration fee to reserve place in class / $220 or $55 x 4 installments per semester*

An introduction to acting, dance and voice by teaching the basic environment and tools of the triple threat performer and how to use them.
Instructor: Ashley Tysor

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MUSICAL THEATRE

Ages 8-10
Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00
$35 registration fee to reserve place in class / $340 or $85 x 4 installments per semester*

An introduction to acting, dance and voice by teaching the basic environment and tools of the triple threat performer and how to use them.
Instructor: Ashley Tysor

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MUSICAL THEATRE

Ages 11-13
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30
$35 registration fee to reserve place in class / $340 or $85 x 4 installments per semester*

An introduction to acting, dance and voice by teaching the basic environment and tools of the triple threat performer and how to use them.
Instructor: Hannah Bell

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ACTING ONE

Ages 8-12
Mondays, 4:30-6:00
$35 registration fee to reserve place in class / $340 or $85 x 4 installments per semester*

An introduction to the basics of theater, acting, auditioning, body and voice, imagination and experience, script, character history and characterization, performing and developing related skills.
Instructor: Libby Hawkins

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ACTING TWO

Ages 9-13
Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00
$35 registration fee to reserve place in class / $340 or $85 x 4 installments per semester*

A review of the concepts learned in Acting I, and the learning of monologues, improvisation, characterization, auditioning techniques, scene work, performing and developing related skills.
**Prerequisite: previous acting level or special permission from Education Director.

Instructor: KP Gavit

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ACTING FOR TEENS**

Ages 13-18
Mondays, 6:00-7:30
$35 registration fee to reserve place in class / $340 or $85 x 4 installments per semester*

An introduction to different genres of theater, as well as a historical base for performing and creating theater.
**Prerequisite: previous acting level or special permission from Education Director.

Instructor: Heather Moore
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IMPROVISATION/PHYSICAL COMEDY

Ages 10 and up
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00
$35 registration fee to reserve place in class / $340 or $85 x 4 installments per semester*

An exploration of Improvisation as a tool for performers and it’s use as a physical performer as well as a genre in its own right. Students will learn to actively use their bodies, work on clowning routines and act off the top of their heads.

Instructor: Caroline Cole

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For more information on classes or payment schedules: Click HERE.

Private Instruction

Private instruction in Dance, Acting, Voice, Audition Prep and Piano is available for children and adults by appointment.
$30 per 1/2-hour lesson.

Private instructors include: Cindy Honeycutt, Nik Blocker, Daniel Hernandez, Monica Dane & Maggie Younkin

Spring Break Camp

2023 SPRING BREAK PRODUCTION INFORMATION COMING FALL 2022!

March 13 -17, 2023
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ages 6 – 14

$300
$50 due at time of registration

Summer Camps

2023 SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION COMING FEBRUARY 2023

MUSICAL THEATER PERFORMANCE CAMP

This full day performance camp is for middle and high school students who have previous class and performing experience. Campers will begin the first day with auditions for a full production and will spend days working with theatre professionals through a full rehearsal process. Guest artists will provide extra instruction in voice, dance or voice and will spend some time in personal story sharing in “The Business.”

2023 Production: TBA

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MUSICAL THEATER KIDS: CAMP I

Kids will love this week-long theatre immersion camp, culminating in a performance of a classic children’s musical for friends and family on the Theatre Arlington stage. Participants will learn by doing as they audition and rehearse for a show, guided by professional directors and choreographers.

2023 Production: TBA
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PLAY & PRETEND CAMP

For the younger performer, Play and Pretend is all about beloved characters from classic children’s literature this summer at Theatre Arlington. Come learn about theater while creating theater! Instructors experienced with younger students and Creative Dramatics will guide and direct the camp participants in a final performance for friends and family. Come and play with us!

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ADVENTURES IN THEATER CAMP

For students new to performing or those who just love a good theatre camp, this one offers a comprehensive overview of the performance and technical aspects of theatre. Utilizing teachers who specialize in their class subject, this camp covers acting, dance, voice, stage combat, costume design, construction, and lighting and sound design.

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MUSICAL THEATER KIDS: CAMP II

Kids will love this week-long theatre immersion camp, where they will learn by doing as they audition and rehearse for a show, guided by professional directors and choreographers.

2023 Production: TBA
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For Class or Camp Availability-Contact Maggie@theatrearlington.org

Internships

Theatre Arlington is looking for a few good interns for our educational summer camps. These are paid internships for qualified high school and college students who are motivated to work with kids and are passionate about theatre, with all its glamour and all its dirt, literally.

Positions Available
Head Intern: Responsible for intern daily assignments and direct supervision. Must be college student.

Office Intern: Responsible for checking in with office staff on a daily basis for administrative assignments. Also will create playbills for all camp performances and handle camper supplies.

Educational Intern: Assigned to a director/instructor or camper group.

Qualifications
Must be 15 years of age or older at time of application.

Application Process
Internship Online Application
Submit the above form, along with a one-page essay on why you would make a good intern.
Can be humorous or serious, but must be well-written.
Spelling does count!
Essays and resumes will be uploaded as part of this online application. Make sure you have them ready!

Time Frame
2023 Dates will be announced February 2023

Internship Dates
2023 Dates will be announced February 2023

Mandatory Intern meeting will take place in June, TBA.

Duties Include
Camper check in and check out, class support for camp directors, stage management, lighting or sound for camp performances. Space clean up and restoration each day. Administrative tasks as needed. Camper supervision and assistance with sets, props and costumes for performances.

For More Information
Contact Education Director, Maggie Younkin

Adult Classes & TAG Players

Theatre Arlington’s Education department brings you educational opportunities for all ages!

INTRODUCTION TO COMEDY PERFORMANCE
An introduction to improvisation and comedy sketch writing. Students will showcase their comedy skills at the October Comedy Club Show alongside the TA Comedy Troupe.

Mondays, 7:00-8:30 pm
Instructor: Hannah Bell

4-week session: September 12-October 3, 2022
Showcase: October 9, 2022

Ages 18 and up
$105 + $35 registration fee
Registration includes tickets for the registered student to attend Comedy Club performances on September 11th and October 9th.

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ADULT ACTING
A weekly class for all levels to develop, brush up on and strengthen their acting skills.

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
Instructor: Caroline Cole

6-week session: September 7-October 12, 2022
6-week session: October 19-November 30, 2022 (no class the week of Thanksgiving)

Ages 18 and up
$105 + $35 registration fee

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TAG Players
TAG Players is reader’s theater-style entertainment presented by energetic, outgoing and creative senior citizens. This dedicated group takes the show on the road, adapting to most any space, to bring the entertainment to you!

Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30
Instructor: Cathy Pritchett

Senior adults, ages 55 and up
$300 for the year

Booking Information
Booking is subject to availability.
Please email Maggie Younkin at maggie@theatrearlington.org or call 817.261.9628 x205 to book The TAG Players for your next event.

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PRIVATE ACTING & VOICE FOR ADULTS
Schedule TBD
For more information e-mail Maggie Younkin or call 817.261.9628 x 205

Show In A Box

Who? Show in a Box
What? Adult Professional Touring Company, specializing in classic and contemporary literature, performing for children and their families and teachers.
Where? Libraries! Civic Centers! Elementary schools! Anywhere within the DFW metroplex area.
When? Daytime, regular school hours. Other times are negotiable. Saturday shows and family matinees COMING SOON!
Why? To share the excitement and energy of live theatre with children

Theatre Arlington takes the show on the road, bringing 2 rotating works of classic and contemporary literature to your group! Shows change every 6 months, with 2 super stories available for booking each year. Add an in-class workshop for a special group, or a grade level, following the show for an additional fee.

JULY 2022 – MAY 2023 SHOWS

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – A Radio Play by Philip Grecian
Available November 28-December 18

The Rainbow Fish
Script, music & lyrics by Austin Zumbro / Adapted from the book written & illustrated by Marcus Pfister

Shakespeare on the Go! The Tempest
By Gillette Elvgren
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Company Members: Nik Blocker, Caroline Cole, Tracie Foster, Maggie Younkin, Hannah Bell and Daniel Hernandez

Booking Contact: Cindy Honeycutt or call 817.261.9628 x 204

Fees: $500 & up

Post-Show Talkbacks & Workshops also available.

Outreach

Theatre Arlington has a long history of giving back to the community by making arts education available for ALL.

To learn more about what we do click HERE.

Meet the A.C.T.S Teachers

HANNAH BELL has been a theater educator, actor and director across the globe, some of her favorite experiences taking place in Germany and China. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theater) from Midwestern State University and a Master of Fine Arts (Performance and Pedagogy) from Texas Tech University. She has performed locally and abroad in shows such as See How They Run (Circle Theatre), Black Comedy (Theatre Arlington), Young Frankenstein (Kaiserslautern Theatre) and Tarzan (Chongqing Fantasy Performing Arts Group). In addition to instruction and performance, Hannah also writes and directs her theater for youth show The Lost Language of Wifflesplatch produced by Texas Tech University. Hannah is thrilled to join Theatre Arlington’s A.C.T.S. programming and looks forward to introducing you all to the personalities of her beloved critters, Gribble and Prissy.
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CAROLINE TURNER COLE is a graduate of Rice University’s theater program and holds a master’s in theater education from the University of Northern Colorado. A performer for over 20 years and a teaching artist for over a decade, Caroline teaches every student (ages 2-99!) under the assumption that all humans are creative beings who find freedom in fostering creative outlets. She has extensive experience in improvisation, musical theater, choreography and directing youth productions and has worked throughout DFW partnering with Shakespeare Dallas, Dallas Children’s Theater, Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, Watertower Theatre, Pocket Sandwich Theater, the Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center, Junior Players, Stomping Ground Comedy, Imprint, Theatre Arlington (of course!) and others. Arts Education is the answer!
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Daniel Hernandez is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University where he received his BA in vocal performance studying under Julie McCoy. He taught elementary music for a number of years and worked as the musical director at Nolan Catholic High School. Daniel has found a home at Theatre Arlington working on 5 of 9 shows for the 2018-2019 season, including music directing the Youth Musical, Junie B Jones The Musical Jr. He is excited to be teaching Musical Theatre and private lessons at Theatre Arlington. When not working or in a show, Daniel enjoys spending time with his two nieces Ysabel and Adrianna.
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Heather Moore has been a part of Theatre Arlington since 2001 and hasn’t left since! She attended TA camps and classes, performing on stage and behind the scenes through college. Graduating with a BFA in theater studies from UTA- she has worked as House Manager, Stage Manager, Summer Camp Intern, Substitute and taught Acting One and Teen Acting. She loves to help others discover the joy and magic that live theater brings!
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ASHLEY TYSOR is a musical theater performer and choreographer from Austin, TX. She moved to DFW for a BFA in musical theater from UT Arlington with a minor in dance. She has been performing and teaching in various theaters and studios around the area. Ashley’s choreography has recently been seen in Something Rotten with Stolen Shakespeare Guild and Ragtime at Plaza Theatre Company. Her other theater credits include Charlotte in Cinderella (Plaza), Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime and Kathy in Company (Maverick Theatre Company), Bring It On, The Music Man and H2$ with Summer Stock Austin. Ashley stays busy and also works as a background actor. You may be able to spot her on Walker, 1883 and the upcoming series Love and Death.

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Maggie Younkin has been teaching at Theatre Arlington since 2005, when she joined the summer camp staff and began our Outreach program, ACT UPS, at Thornton Elementary. Maggie is an accomplished performer, having worked on the Theatre Arlington stage in many productions as well as on stages in Kansas City, where she is originally from. Maggie has two children, Brooklyn and Blaise, who keep her very busy. She is also busy during the day as Theatre Arlington’s Education Manager.


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For more information on any A.C.T.S. programming, e-mail maggie@theatrearlington.org or call 817.261.9628 x14