Classes

FALL CLASSES 2017

preschool

Preschool Theatre is designed for students ages 3-6 and focuses on literacy, expression, movement, and storytelling through creative drama activities. This class begins to introduce students to basic theatrical terms and skills such as stage, performance, audience, actor, narrator, storytelling, body language, facial expression, and vocal tone. This class encourages students but never forces participation—instead we allow the student to observe and decide to join the ‘fun’ when they are ready. This fosters personal decision making and confidence. Although this class is not performance driven, most classes are ready to share an original story at the end of the semester. Each semester focuses on one or two specific theatrical skills, with all elements being introduced over 4 semesters, and ends with an open class for family and friends.

 

First Baptist Church

Preschool Theatre (ages 3-6)

9:00 Mondays beginning August 14- Oct 2

8 classes at $100 (includes t-shirt)

 

Lindenwood Preschool

Preschool Theatre (ages 3-6)

9:30 Wednesdays beginning August 16-Oct 11

8 classes at $100 (includes t-shirt)

 

Maria Montessori School

Preschool Theatre (ages 3-6)

3:30 Mondays beginning Sept. 11-Oct 16 and Nov. 13-Dec 11

9 classes at $115 (includes t-shirt)

 

**Grace St. Luke's School

Preschool Theatre (ages 3-6)

3:30 Thursdays beginning August 24- Oct. 12

6 classes at $100

**denotes registration through participating school and not through SunFish Children's Theatre

 

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elementary

Elementary Theatre ( After School Theatre Program) is designed for students entering Senior Kindergarten through the fifth grade. This class begins to introduce elements of performance but is still based in creative drama techniques. Other theatre skills that are worked on in Elementary Theatre are projection, diction, blocking, areas of the stage, character development (voice, movement, expression), playwriting, plot analysis, and memorization. Each semester focuses on a type or genre of theatre (improvisation, skit comedy, drama, musical theatre, etc.) and ends with a performance of an original play written by the class in that particular style.

Maria Montessori School

Elementary Theatre (E1-E2; 1st grade- 5th grade)

3:30 Tuesdays beginning Sept. 12-Oct. 17 and Nov. 14- Dec. 12

10 classes at $140 (includes t-shirt)

 

**Grace St. Luke's School

After School Acting (SK-5th grade)

2:30 Wednesdays beginning August 23- October 11

7 classes at $115 Must be enrolled at GSL to participate 

 

Lindenwood After School Program

After School Acting  (SK-5th grade)

4:00-5:00 beginning August 18- Sept. 29, Nov. 17-Dec.8

10 classes at $140

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Privatelessions

Private Lessons are offered for students who are too old to participate in other programs, are new to theatre, or would like coaching in a specific area such as auditioning (stage or film), vocal support, stage presence/ movement, dialects, or scholarship auditions.

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summercamps

Summer Camps are offered for all ages 3-12. Past camps were Theatre Sports, Puppetry, Musical Theatre, Enchanted Theatre, Theatre Adventures, The Art of Comedy, Commedia delle Arte, and World Theatre. Camps are generally half-day and offered throughout the Memphis area from May through July

Teacher Bio

Erin Lindberg has her Master’s Degree in Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado and her BA from Rhodes College. She has been in over 50 plays, coached wining drama teams, and taught theatre since 2005 both inside the classroom and as a teaching artist with a professional theatre company. She and her husband live in Memphis with daughter.