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April 2014


Waukesha Civic Theatre Teaches How to Act

December 19, 2013 – Hartford, WI – The Schauer Community School of the Arts announces acting class offerings with the Academy at Civic Theatre (ACT), the educational arm of the Waukesha Civic Theatre (WCT). The Schauer Center has partnered with WCT to offer classes in improvisation, character development, play writing, audition technique, and scene work for ages 6 to 18.

All classes are held on Tuesday evenings and run Tuesday, January 21 through February 25.
Theater Fun 101 (Ages 6-8) from 4:30-5:20 pm
An introduction to basic stage skills, while utilizing improv games.

Acting Up (Ages 9-13) from 5:30-6:20 pm or (Ages 14-18) from 6:30-7:20 pm
Engage in character, voice, and movement exercises to prepare to perform a scripted scene.

Play Writers (Ages 14-18) from 7:30-8:20 pm
Learn the power of the playwright and develop a writing style with an emphasis on core principles like character, environment, and plot development.

Second session runs Tuesdays, April 1 – May 13 with no class on April 22.
Create a Play (Ages 6-8) from 4:30-5:20 pm
Memorize and perform an original script featuring a made up character.

Incredible Improv (Ages 9-13) from 5:30-6:20 pm or (Ages 14-18) from 6:30-7:20 pm
Learn the hilarious art of improvisation through fun games and outrageous scenes. Students will develop and strengthen their self-confidence, communication, and social skills.

Audition Technique (Ages 14-18) from 7:30-8:20 pm
Learn everything from the basics of audition etiquette to monologue selection and the different types of auditions. Students will memorize and perform a short monologue for the final class.

To register for classes or request a brochure, contact the Schauer Center by phone at 262-670-0560, ext. 4 or in person, Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm, at 147 N. Rural Street in Hartford. For a complete list of classes and descriptions, or to register online, visit Financial aid and payment plan options are available for those who qualify.
The Schauer Community School of the Arts offers year-round program in music, dance, theater, and visual arts classes for students of all ages, levels, and visions.


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