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The ATC Digital Classroom is where learners of all ages can engage with theatre in a way that is educational and inspirational! Learn alongside directors, designers, actors, composers, playwrights, producers, and community leaders as we play with creative ideas.

We offer free weekly classes over Zoom for both Adults (17+) and Teens (ages 13-19). Adult classes are curated for both artists who want to deepen their craft and life-long learners who want to know more about theatre. Teen classes are an extension of our ATCteen program, dedicated to developing strong artistic leaders by providing student-driven learning opportunities. We also have resources and videos supporting education for all ages that you can enjoy at your convenience. Find out more about each program and sign up below.

Find us at @atc_education on Instagram for daily updates.

Arizona Theatre Company is committed to keeping our Learning and Education programming accessible to all. If you are interested in supporting our Learning and Education initiatives find out more here.

Adult Classes | ATCteen | Educational Videos

 

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Adult Classes

Welcome to classes for Adults! We are committed to supporting artists continue to grow in their craft, and want to help curious individuals of all ages and backgrounds be life-long learners. We have curated a selection of weekly classes for you. Take all of them or pick and choose what interests you. All experience levels welcome, unless otherwise noted.

Classes are every Thursday 4:30-5:30 pm
If you are interested in these classes but that time does not work for you, send us a note.

You can sign up for this week’s class here.

If you are interested supporting our Adult Classes find out more here.

ATCteen

Welcome to ATCteen Online! Students across the country (and world!) can now join the ATCteen family!
We offer free and accessible theatre learning for ages 13-19. ATCteen is dedicated to developing strong artistic leaders by providing student-driven learning opportunities and experiences. We strive to be a completely inclusive and supportive community. We are a safe space for students of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ethnicities and races. We want you to be part of our learning community!

To find out more about the ATCteen program visit our ATCteen page.

ATCteen is currently online only. We are offering class every Tuesday from 3-4:15, Play Readers Club every other Friday 3-4:15, and a student led improv troupe every Saturday 4-6 pm.

Stay tuned for an exciting plan for diving into creating virtual theatre in July!

If you are interested supporting our ATCteen Classes find out more here. 

June Schedule

6.2.20 Self-Tapes and Video Auditions Part 2 – taught by Veronika Duerr 

This is Part 2 of a series on video auditions. Last week we discussed the proper format and how to set up your self-tape! In this week’s class we class will delve into the technique of performing a monologue on camera.

6.9.20 #Enough & Playwriting for Social Change – taught by Jasmine Roth 

Through #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence, ATCteen is participating in a national movement to encourage young writers to write plays speaking out about gun violence. In this class we will work on writing plays about the violence we see in our communities as a call to action and a way to spark change. 

6.16.20 Theatre History Through the Dark Ages – taught by Tajh Oates

This isn’t the first time society has had to exist without centralized theatre. There is about 1,000 years between the Fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance. How did society maintain theatrical traditions during a millennia without so much as a common language to tie them together? What theatrical traditions did we develop between Seneca and Shakespeare that we still rely on as storytellers to this very day?

6.23.20 The Art of Directing – taught by Will Rogers

All of our shows at ATCteen are directed by our students. Are you interested in being a director during your time as an ATCteen student? Take this class to learn some of the ins and outs of directing, from reading the script, to coming up with a vision, to structuring rehearsals. 

Video Classes For All

Welcome to our series of video classes! If you are not able to participate in our zoom classes, or prefer being able to learn at your own pace or on your own time, we hope you enjoy our these informational videos!  

6.4.20 Adult Class Kick-Off Party! 

 We are starting a series of classes for Adults! Are you interested in joining but are not sure what to expect? Come find out more and meet other people over zoom! We’ll talk about what to expect out of this series of classes and do some exercises to get the creative juices flowing! 

6.11.20 Monologue Masterclass – taught by China Young

Artistic Manager China Young will dive into crafting your monologue for an audition or performance! Three spots will be available for direct monologue coaching, while anyone can attend and gain valuable insights. 

6.18.20 Broadway Dance – taught by Christine Peterson 

Get up and move with us! Christine will take you through fun and exciting choreography that you can do from the comfort of your own kitchen or living room! 

6.25.20 Pandemics + Shakespeare = Lear – taught by Carolyn Marie Wright 

 Did you know that William Shakespeare wrote King Lear during quarantine in 1606? What connections can we make between Elizabethan society during the bubonic plague and American society during the spread of the coronavirus? In a serendipitous sequence of events, the Brophy Theatre Program cancelled the high school’s outdoor spring 2020 performance of Lear 1984 and took the project online under the direction of Carolyn Marie Wright when the country went into quarantine. In this one-hour class, Wright will guide you through historical context of Shakespeare’s King Lear and the creative process of Lear 1984 and share connections made while social distancing during Quarantine 2020. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in scenework using original and adapted text, pending group size.

Recovery and our play The White Chip

 

 

Playwriting

Production Tutorials

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