*Financial aid is available for all classes - no paperwork required.

Contact Sophie Pearson at pearson@thecontemporarytheater.com for more information.

 CLASSES 

Find out more about our classes:

 Improv 

Improv 101
with Ashley Macamaux and Jess LeClair
(Ages 15-100+)

Mondays, Sept 19 - Oct 31 from 6 pm - 8 pm, $175

*Financial aid is available for all classes - no paperwork required.

Contact Sophie Pearson at pearson@thecontemporarytheater.com for more information.

Our most popular and longest-running class, Improv 101 is a perfect fit for anyone and everyone! Students have ranged in age from 15 to 80+, and all backgrounds, careers, personalities, and levels of experience and ambition are welcome!

This class makes it fun and safe to play, improvise, and even perform in the most supportive and enjoyable environment imaginable - and it is the perfect introduction to the CTC's signature style of acting - supportive, in-the-moment, and here to play!

Music Improv
with Cynthia Burke

Mondays, Sept 21 - Nov 2, 6 pm - 8 pm, $175

*Financial aid is available for all classes - no paperwork required.

Contact Sophie Pearson at pearson@thecontemporarytheater.com for more information.

We dive into the world of music improv to take your scenes to the next level! Have fun and be silly with this new adventure. Cynthia makes music improv fun, easy, and not at all intimidating.

No music experience of any sort required!

Improv 101 completion or instructor permission required to attend.

 

 Summer Camps 

Improv Camp

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! Because of the nature of the camp, you can take it multiple times with lots of new games, scenes, and fun each week!

Choose the right price for you: $360 / $300 (Use code 300) / $240 (Use code 240)

Click for details on Camp Pricing and additional financial aid 

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Creative Drama Summer Camp (Ages 11-14)

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, creating a show from scratch that's totally original and their own!

Choose the right price for you: $360 / $300 (Use code 300) / $240 (Use code 240)

Click for details on Camp Pricing and additional financial aid 

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Filmmaking Camp (Ages 13-17)

with Brian Bouyea

In this crash course introduction to film, students will learn the basics of movie making and will work collaboratively to produce a group short film. Lights, camera, action!

Choose the right price for you: $360 / $300 (Use code 300) / $240 (Use code 240)

Click for details on Camp Pricing and additional financial aid 

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Devising Camp (Ages 14-17)

Students will work as a collaborative ensemble, each of them taking on the role of a playwright, a director, and an actor, in order to produce a piece of theater in two weeks. Students will be asked to engage in the world around them, to respond to current events, and to produce a show that reflects the age we all live in. This camp is really what you make of it!

Choose the right price for you: $720 / $600 (Use code 300) / $480 (Use code 240)

Click for details on Camp Pricing and additional financial aid 

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Drama Club Summer Camp (Ages 7-10)

Students are immersed into the theater world, exploring all aspects of creating a play and collaborating! They'll use this all in their final presentation of a new, original play on Friday!

Choose the right price for you: $360 / $300 (Use code 300) / $240 (Use code 240)

Click for details on Camp Pricing and additional financial aid 

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Young Writers Camp (Ages 9-14)

Over two weeks of camp, students ages 9-14 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 instructors. In the second week, students will take the play they wrote and bring it to the stage! They'll be writers, actors, and behind-the-scenes tech all in one!

Choose the right price for you: $720 / $600 (Use code 300) / $480 (Use code 240)

Click for details on Camp Pricing and additional financial aid 

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Acting Camp (Ages 14-17)

All the world's a stage, so learn how to use it! Learn how to approach a play as an actor from finding the secrets of your character in the text to having a confident stage presence. Everyone will work on a monologue throughout the week leading up to the final performance!

Choose the right price for you: $360 / $300 (Use code 300) / $240 (Use code 240)

Click for details on Camp Pricing and additional financial aid 

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 Youth 

 
 
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Saturday Morning Drama Club (Ages 7-11)

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In this class, students work together on a show with characters they create! We build a play from scratch with the students so that they feel excited about their parts, invested in the creation of the show, and proud of the final performance. Scores of kids over the years have loved this fun class that's perfect for first-timers or drama-lovers alike!

 

CTC Thespians (High School, Ages 13 - 15)

with Ari Kassabian and Maggie Papa

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In this class, Maggie and Ari lead the students through workshopping scenes, monologues, songs, and anything else that inspires students! They'll explore different theatre techniques and genres like musical theatre, clown/circus, Beckett, Brecht, Shakespeare, and improv. They'll learn audition techniques with the goal of students emerging with more confidence, knowledge, and technical know-how.

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CTC Afterschool Arts (Ages 5-13)

Tues, Wed, Thurs, 3:30 pm - 5:45 pm

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The CTC is starting a new afterschool arts program! This is the perfect way for your student to have a safe and fun afterschool setting that allows them to nurture their artistic side.

It's a fun, accepting, creative, open, social, and highly engaging environment for young people of all abilities who have a passion for the arts. Led by teacher Matt Fraza, the program is built by and for the kids with their passions directing the course of each session. Students can sign up for a full session of 8 weeks or drop-in on a day-to-day basis.

Schedule and COVID details:

All days corresponding to the South Kingstown school calendar, snow and COVID-19 days included. If school is in session, we are open, if school is off, we are, too. Masks will be worn at all times. All teachers are fully vaccinated.

Each day includes a regular, reliable schedule with time for both social interaction and creative collaboration. We will take a centers-based approach wherein small groups focused on areas of interest work with adult help alongside groups working independently.

Each session will include a culminating experience that can be shared with parents and caregivers such as a gallery night with student performances. Our youth classes focus on nurturing the creativity of our students, creating performances and art that students feel connected to, invested in, and proud of. This will be a place and time where young people can explore their interests and share them with teaching artists that can give them caring feedback and help them to grow.

Registration and Price:

You can register by clicking here. For drop-ins, it is recommended but not required that you email info@thecontemporarytheater.com to let us know you'll be coming.

The class is $600 per 8-week session or

$25 per day for drop-ins.

Financial aid is available for anyone who needs it and no one will be turned away for lack of funds! Email info@thecontemporarytheater.com for more info. We want every child to get to explore their inner artist.

The CTC is a place where great memories are made and where dreams can be explored and made real for performers and patrons alike. This program aims to teach and empower the next generation of artists and theater-makers. Afterschool Arts is a fun and exciting alternative to more strictly-focused afterschool programs that allows kids to find joy, collaborate, and build connections and community.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to General Manager Maggie Cady at cady@thecontemporarytheater.com.

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 Improv 

We offer four levels of Improv classes (with special bonus classes offered from time to time) and over the course of the year our 101, 202, 303, and 404 will rotate through this time slot, allowing students to remain in the time that works for them!

Improv 303
with Neal Leaheey

If you've ever wondered how stories are made and tales are spun, then an adventure awaits you! Join us for Improv 303 as we set out together to explore how we can bring our work from short improvised scenes to longer, interconnected stories.

 

Anything could happen on the journey as we look at traditional structures to non-linear and unconventional approaches of crafting a story together. At the end of our travels, our time together will culminate in a show of longer tales and anecdotes based on our discoveries. Meet us at the trailhead- adventure and fellowship awaits!

 

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

 

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Improv 202

In Improv 202, we will be working on how to feel at home on the stage. Build on the collaborative work of Improv 101 while exploring new improv tools like status, gibberish, and more. Discover new possibilities in improv!

 

Completion of Improv 101 or instructor permission is required.

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