Posted: February 8, 2023.
Act One wants to keep all those interested in the school's programs updated on upcoming events, Winter Term registration and other activities.
The topics below include both new information and some of the most common subject areas that we have been asked about over the past two months:
With this year’s Winter Cabaret almost wrapped up (only the Adult Theatre showcase on Monday, Feb 13th remains), Act One and its instructors hope that everyone (students and audience guests alike) found the shows both educational and entertaining. With 81 student performances over 9 shows, spanning Stage Theatre, Improv, Film and Musical Theatre, we hope everyone found something of interest on the nights they were here. On a personal note, I extend my sincerest gratitude to all the audiences, for providing the students with a supportive and comfortable environment in which to challenge themselves as performers. Without all of you, critical aspects of what it means to be an actor could not have been explored.
In wrapping up this event for 2023, I just want to highlight a couple of final notes:.
With the Winter Term beginning this week, Act One students can now look forward to exploring new aspects of drama. For Musical Theatre and Theatre Basics, they will soon begin working towards their year end performances. Stage Theatre classes will transition to exploring solo performance, through monologues, culminating in their second performance of the year, the “Weekend of Monologues”, that takes place over the Mar 31st to Apr 2nd weekend. The Improv classes turn their focus to individual story-telling and long-form Improvisation.
The school takes a break for the March Break week. There are no classes from Monday, March 13th though Sunday, March 17th. During this week, Act One presents its March Break Theatre Camp for ages 6-13 (more information below).
In April, all class turn their focus towards preparing for their end of year performances, in June.
The Winter Term begins this week. On-line registration for Winter Term classes is still possible for the first three weeks of the term (ie until Feb 26th), as long as there is still space in the desired class. Please note that if a class is currently indicated as being full, it is possible to request to be put on a waiting list, in case a spot does open up during the first three weeks.
For those who may still be considering Winter Term classes for 2022/23, here are the start dates and current registration status (as of Feb 8/23) for each of our classes (in order of when they begin):
A quick reminder that all previous students and/or Summer and March Break campers receive a 5% discount off class fees if joining a class for the rest of the year.
To help prospective students with advance planning, key registration, term and performance information/dates for the 2022/23 school year can be found here. Please note that these dates reflect our best planning given current circumstances. They are all subject to change, depending on future events.
Act One is excited to once again be able to offer its 5-day March Break Theatre Camp for Ages 6-13. It will take place here at Act One from Monday March 13th until Friday, March 17th. It is an opportunity for the campers to explore aspects of drama that cannot be included in a weekly class format and to create, write and perform their own stories/plays.
You can find more detailed information and on-line registration on the Camp Programs page of the school website.
Current and previous students, as well as summer campers receive a 5% discount off March Break Camp fees.
Act One is also looking forward to presenting its 2023 Theatre Summer Camp. Consisting of four 2-week sessions through July and August, for campers aged 5-14, the camps offer both new and returning campers the opportunity to discover drama and explore its various components in a fun and educational format. All campers will write and perform their own group plays. In addition, campers aged 12+ shoot their own short film, while those 8-11 create their own interpretations of well-known fairy tales. The youngest campers, aged 5-7, work towards presenting their own puppet show.
You can find more detailed information and the link to the on-line summer camp registration form on the Camp Programs page.
I hope the above information helps answer many of the common questions I have had over the past couple of weeks and keeps everyone updated with respect to Act One's current and planned future events, activities and programs for the rest of this year.
If anyone has any questions regarding this update or any other topic, please feel free to contact the school.