Junior Division

Young people in this age range thrive on the creative environment of acting classes, and love to play characters and put on plays.

After 10 weeks, guests are invited to an open class.

Every 22-week course ends in a class performance!

 

 

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Junior Acting  for ages 7 - 12 

What is acting about? How do you begin? Build your acting skills through fun drama games, character-building exercises, and acting out stories. A typical class will include physical and vocal warm-ups, creative movement, and lots and lots of acting! The benefits of this class include developing teamwork and cooperation, imagination, concentration, and discovering the power of stories. Join the fun of imagining, learning, and performing together with new friends who love to act, just like you!

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HOME SCHOOL DRAMA  for ages 8 - 11 

The Total Drama Experience in 32 weeks! Add the Junior Acting curriculum to your home school program.

Young people can experience the joy of drama and imagination in these Monday morning acting classes.

 What is acting about? How do you begin? Build your acting skills through fun drama games, character-building exercises, and acting out stories. A typical class will include physical and vocal warm-ups, creative movement, and lots and lots of acting! The benefits of this class include developing teamwork and cooperation, imagination, concentration, and discovering the power of stories. Join the fun of imagining, learning, and performing together with new friends who love to act, just like you!

Please note that there are no classes on the following Mondays: October 9, December 25, January 1, February 19, March 19, 26, April 2, May 21.

 

Showtime! for ages 8 - 12 

Have you completed Junior Acting? It's time to LEVEL UP! This performance-oriented class advances your skills in the essentials of acting. Improvisation training, scene work, rehearsing scripts, and onstage performance are key steps in your journey to becoming an actor. Each Showtime! class rehearses and performs a scripted play for an invited audience at the end of the year.

Prerequisite: Junior Acting

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Junior Improv for ages 9 -12

Hey, actors age 9-12, get ready to experience improvisation: theatre that is made up on the spot! Learn theatre sports, character-building exercises, storytelling games, and short form improv techniques. Improv is fun to learn, a blast to watch, and it builds your acting skills. That's three great reasons to join the adventure!

Prerequisite: Junior Acting

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NEW!! Junior Shakespeare for ages 10 -12

Experienced actors age 10 to 12, get ready to dive into the wonderful world of Shakespeare! Shakespearean quotes, insults, and vocal exercises give us a fun introduction to the bard, and then we will move to text work, monologues, and scenes. Working on Shakespeare is a training ground for serious actors, a great way to work on speech and public speaking skills, and a lot of fun.

Prerequisite: Junior Acting

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Actor's Workshop for ages 8 -12

Are you serious about your actor training? Are you looking for opportunities to improve your skills? Are you interested in landing parts in plays, movies, and TV shows? If you said yes to any of these questions, the Actor's Workshop is right for you. Offered only in spring, this course is a unique opportunity to work with an acting coach on everything an actor needs to know. From audition monologues and voice training to mime and movement, actors will have fun bringing their skills to the next level.

Prerequisite: Junior Acting

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MUSICAL THEATRE

Every Fall musical theatre class will perform on stage as part of the Musical Theatre Gala: The Wonky Candy Factory on March 8, 9, and 10, 2018 in the MTYP theatre.

  

Musical Theatre for 7 & 8 year-olds

Does your child burst into song and dance whenever company arrives?  Especially designed for children age 7 and 8 who would love the chance to perform, this course combines songs, stories, and creative movement.  We will act out the best-loved children's stories of all time and have fun adding music and movement as we go!

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Junior Musical Theatre Level 1

9-12 years

Have you been dreaming of Broadway? Start here with a course for those who are up for the challenge of acting, singing and dancing -- all at the same time! Come share the fun of learning choreography and performing chorus numbers from your favourite musicals.

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Junior Musical Theatre Level 2

10-12 years

Do you enjoy big musical numbers and working with a chorus of energetic actors, singers and dancers? This course is designed for students who have experience in this style of theatre and want to further their skills in voice, acting, and choreography.

Prerequisite: Junior Musical Theatre Level 1

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Lights, Camera, Action & More!

The following classes give you the chance to see your work on the world-wide web and on the big screen! Film and Animation projects will be posted on MTYP's Vimeo account so you can share them with your friends and watch them any time you want. A great way to share your skills and creativity with a wide audience!

 

Moviemakers 9 - 12 years

Put all your skills into play as you write, act, and record your own movies. Work on both sides of the camera under the guidance of a professional filmmaker and gain hands-on experience in the many aspects of video production. Actor, director or videographer . . . try on all these hats and see which one fits best!

Prerequisite: Two years of actor training at MTYP (40 weeks or more)

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Animation Adventures

Discover the vibrant art of stop-motion animation. Create characters from modeling clay and get ready to transform your concept into a finished film. Not just for actors, this course is for anyone who likes to draw, sculpt, or simply watch cartoons.

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The Extra-curricular Shows!

To be performed in Richardson Hall March 22, 23, & 24, 2018

We look forward to putting on a play and a musical featuring theatre school students with the support of MTYP's professional production team, complete with lighting and costumes. Ticket sales support this investment of time and resources, and we are dedicated to preparing you to shine onstage. Please bring a large audience of family and friends to the final performance!

Auditions in November (dates to be announced).

Please bring a photo and resume to your audition.

Rehearsals begin in December.

It is free to audition for this program, but if you are selected to be in the cast, you will be asked to pay a production fee of $150, to go toward production and staff costs.

Please see descriptions below for details about who may audition for these shows:

 

The Extra-curricular Junior Play

This play has rehearsals on Wednesdays from 6-9 pm. It is open to advanced students age 8-12 enrolled in:

Showtime!

Junior Improv

Junior Shakespeare

Movie Makers

Second Year of Home School Drama

Please memorize and rehearse a one-minute monologue for your audition.

 

 

The Extra-curricular Junior Musical

This musical has rehearsals on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 9:30 pm It is open to advanced students (at least 20 weeks of training at MTYP) age 9-12 enrolled in:

Junior Musical Theatre Level 1

Junior Musical Theatre Level 2

For your audition, please prepare a song you can sing by heart, a capella.