CLASSES 

*Financial aid is available for all classes. Contact Chris Simpson at info@thecontemporarytheater.com for more information.

 

 Improv 

​Delve into the next level of improv with an exploration of improv focused on working with the other people onstage with you! We'll play around with games that you can often see on the Micetro stage, and find your improviser style and voice! Build on the collaborative work of Improv 101 and discover new possibilities in improv.

Completion of Improv 101 or instructor permission is required.

Sundays, Nov 10 - Dec 15, 5 pm - 7 pm, $149, financial aid available (email info@thecontemporarytheater.com for details), 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

We dive further into the world of music improv to take your scenes to the next level! Have fun and be silly with this new adventure. Our teachers make music improv fun, easy, and not at all intimidating! No music experience of any sort required!

 

Improv 101 and Musical Improv 101 completion or instructor permission required to attend.

 

Sundays, Nov 17 - Dec 15, 7 pm - 9 pm, $125, financial aid available (email info@thecontemporarytheater.com for details), 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

Delve into the next level of improv with an exploration of status – the basis of great scenework! We also have some fun using gibberish to find new ways to explore our improv, our physicality, and our scenes.

 

Build on the collaborative work of Improv 101 and discover new possibilities in improv!

 

Completion of Improv 101 & 202 or instructor permission is required.

 

Mondays, Nov 11 - Dec 16, 6 pm - 8 pm, $125, financial aid available (email info@thecontemporarytheater.com for details), 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

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 Theater 

Scripted Acting 101

with Tammy Brown

Ever wanted to try acting, but don't know how to start? Tammy Brown, Associate Artistic Director of the Contemporary Theater Company, is teaching a great introduction to Scripted Acting! Have fun discovering your inner actor. We believe anyone can have fun and succeed at acting on stage, so come try it yourself!

 

Ages 14 and up - anyone from teens to seniors is welcome in this intergenerational class!

 

Tuesdays, Nov 12 - Dec 17, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, $149, financial aid available (email info@thecontemporarytheater.com for details), 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

$149

Directing 101

with Christopher J Simpson

Directing is perhaps the most misunderstood and under-appreciated aspect of theatrical production. In this course, we will examine the director’s responsibility to create safe and rewarding experiences in the rehearsal process that foster growth and discovery for actors and lead to rich and rewarding collaborations.

This course features a practical approach with strong theoretical underpinnings:

  • Each Saturday we will examine the necessary elements of an excellent and efficient rehearsal, and then create and dissect small projects designed to compel a director to explore their collaborative function and their capacity to exact specific changes through efficient and inspiring notes.

  • Each Sunday one student will propose a full-length production.  After detailing the project, the student will conduct a simulated “first rehearsal” wherein they lead actors through initial explorations of key scenes.  The session includes peer feedback on the director’s proposal, demeanor, and efficacy.

  • Weekly assignments will include reading a full-length play, directing a small scene or playlet to present on Saturday, and supplemental reading. Each student will prepare a proposal for one Sunday session.

  • The course will culminate in a presentation of final projects by all students.

 

Historically, this course has been a very successful tool for developing directors’ capabilities and preparing them to take on larger projects.

Returning this Winter

$299

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 Youth 

with Emily Rodriguez

In this 7-week course, students gain skills in the different performance, design, and technical aspects of theater. It all leads up to their final performance, based on characters created by the students!

Next Session TBD

With Ashley Macamaux and Charlie Santos

This 10 week course delves into exploring the actor’s role as storyteller. Through scene studies, monologues, directing one another, and devising original work, students will explore topics of risk, communication, vulnerability, and their relationship to the pursuit of acting -- all while continuing to develop our abilities to talk about, explore, and create theater. And, of course, we'll have fun!

Class begins at 2:30 pm, but teachers and staff will be around and available starting at 2 pm so that students can come straight from school if that's easiest for them! They can play games, start working on homework, or just hang out.

Next Session TBD

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 Summer  Camps 

Vocal Intensive Camp (13-17 years old)

with Jean Maxon Carpenter, Katrina Fortier, Stephen Grueb, and guest Master Classes with Erika Van Pelt

Join a sensational lineup of the CTC's foremost musical educators for a week-long vocal intensive featuring Master Classes, a group choir, an A Cappella group, one-on-one instruction, classes on vocal technique, solfege, music literacy, and articulation, and even some extremely fun improv and musical improv exercises to learn to bring joy and freedom to your music. There will also be one-on-one portfolio/college audition prep sessions!

Returning Summer 2020, $349 (snacks included, bring a lunch), at 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI

$349

Young Writers Camp (9-13 years old)

with Maggie Papa and Andrew Katzman

Over a week of camp, students ages 9-13 will learn to turn the creative ideas in their head into a real play! Students will work together to write a play over the course of a week with guidance from the instructor. The July camp will focus on writing a new play to be produced as the CTC's August children's show! The August camp will be more free form diving into more advanced writing and following the group's muse! Both camps will be a great writing experience, so let your inner writer out!


Returning Summer 2020, 9 am – 3 pm, $240, (snacks included, bring a lunch)

$240

Improv Camp (12-16 years old)

with Ashley Macamaux and Riley Cash

Take that creative spark and learn how to spin it into fun onstage! Have fun with a week of improv learning games, skills, and collaboration. Get out of your head and onto the stage!

Returning Summer 2020, 9 am – 3 pm, $240, (snacks included, bring a lunch)

$240

Drama Club Summer Camp (7-10 years old)

with Maggie Papa and Witt Tarantino

Love our school-year classes? We have more fun in store this summer! Students are immersed into the theater world, exploring all aspects of creating a play! They'll use this all in their final presentation of a play on Friday!

Returning Summer 2020, 9 am – 3 pm, $240, (snacks included, bring a lunch)

$240

Creative Drama Summer Camp (11-14 years old)

with Maggie Papa and Ari Kassabian

Enjoy a week of theater at the Contemporary Theater Company! Students will delve into a week of immersion into the theater world, exploring theater from many different angles - acting, tech, and more! They'll use this all in their final presentation of a play on Friday!

Returning Summer 2020, 9 am – 3 pm, $240, (snacks included, bring a lunch)

$240

Shakespeare Camp (11-17 years old)

with Tammy Brown and Andrew Katzman

Ready for an exciting challenge with a whole lot of fun? Spend your summer days with the Bard at Shakespeare Camp! Our teachers help break down the beautiful language to explore the rich characters, thrilling worlds, and classical silliness of Shakespeare. No previous experience necessary!

Returning Summer 2020, 9 am – 3 pm, $240, (snacks included, bring a lunch)

$240

Playing with Music! (8-12 years old)

with Katrina Fortier, Stephen Grueb, and Jean Maxon-Carpenter

Let's have fun exploring different ways to think about music! We'll work on rhythm, singing together as a choir, reading music, listening activities, music games, and all the different ways we can make music in our lives!

Returning Summer 2020, 9 am – 3 pm, $240, (snacks included, bring a lunch)

$275

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 Guests 

 

Scene Starts Buffet

$45.00Price