Classes for children, teens, and adults

Stage West is pleased to offer low-cost theatre workshops for teens and adults, as well as weekly classes for young people.

Weekly Classes for Young People/Adult Acting Workshops

Youth classes begin in September and run through May.  Final showcases will be May 15, 2015.  Classes are held in Stage West's Studio Theatre at 823 W. Vickery.

The yearly registration fee for weekly classes is $50. Classes are listed below. Questions? education [at] stagewest.org

Or call Community Programs Manager Tonya Wilson-Brown at (817) 754-0231.

Current Classes

Acting Intensive with Lydia Mackay

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Yoga-Voice Union

Designed for: ​Actors, business professionals, public speakers, curious people

DatesJanuary 31, 10am-2pm; 3pm-7pm and February 1, 1pm-7pm

Cost$120 for the weekend 

Description

​The marriage of Hatha Yoga and Linklater Voice work has never felt so good! Come spend the weekend with Lydia Mackay, actress,theatre professor, and yoga teacher, for a deepening of the stretch and a release of the voice. We will explore the basics of yoga, breath connection, and a freeing of the natural voice; so bring a mat or a towel, a willingness to make strange sounds, a piece of text (dramatic, poetic, or presentational speech), an open heart, and an attitude of fun.  Whether you are an actor or a business person, our goal is to get you more in touch with your authentic physical and vocal self, to gain self confidence and strengthen our levels of communication.

Instructor:

Lydia Mackay holds a BFA in Theatre from Texas Wesleyan University and an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University.  Primarily a stage and voice actress, she also teaches performance classes at TCU. She was also awarded the “Theatre Arts Educator Award” by the Live Theatre League last year. She works commercially and in film, performs live readings, coaches’ young actors, designs props and masks, directs, and produces. Lydia is a Certified Yoga Teacher, a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association, is represented by the Mary Collins Agency of Dallas.

 

Acting and Improvisation

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

(Ages 9-12) w/Tonya Wilson-Brown

Mondays at 4pm, $50 per month  Designed for new and returning students, this class focuses on acting and improvisation aimed to strengthen performance skills.  Participants will be led through theatre games and exercises that teach acting technique, while also promoting public speaking skills and self-confidence.  There will be a special Acting for the Camera section in both the fall and spring semesters. (About Tonya Wilson-Brown.)

Register and reserve your kid's space today!

Teen Troupe: West Vickery Vagabonds

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

(Ages 13-18) w/Rob Bosquez Jr. 

Mondays and Wednesdays  5pm-6:30pm, $100 per month  Curriculum includes acting, improvisation and playwriting leading to the creation and performances of monologues and original plays.  Students explore all disciplines and styles of the craft.  We will share works developed by the students in various venues (children’s hospitals, community centers, libraries, etc.) where their theatrical endeavors can enlighten, educate and entertain.

Register and reserve your kid's space today! 

Music Theatre and Movement

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

(Ages 7-12) w/Mary Gilbreath Grim

Wednesdays at 4pm, $50 per month Triple threat performers are the most sought after in the business of theatre. If you can sing, dance, and act, you will be cast over and over again.  Musical Theatre and Movement class can also increase flexibility, self-confidence, and sequencing skills. This class will focus on strengthening performance skills while working together as an ensemble. (About Mary Gilbreath Grim.)

Register and reserve your kid's space today!