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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Theater Classes at Luna Stage in West Orange

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Our team of outstanding professional teaching artists focus on the process of creation and development of the artist. Through the generous support of our donors, our classes are kept affordable, enabling all members of our community to reap the benefits of first-rate instruction in a professional theatrical environment.

Whether you are looking to bring your child to an arts program for the first time or looking to build upon your own craft as an artist, Luna is the home for you and your family to grow.

If you have questions, please email info@lunastage.org or call our business office


Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am-3pm (summer hours) at 973-395-5551.


Luna Stage Company, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052


OUR THEATRE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AGES 4-13


Song and Dance

(Ages 4-7)

Saturdays - 9 weeks - September 9th - November 11th

(no class on 9/30)

Song and Dance I: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Song and Dance II: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

$113

Luna's Song and Dance Class allows offers a fun introduction to musical theatre for our youngest artists. Children are introduced to all the different elements of musical theatre (acting, singing, dance and stage presence) and given the opportunity to discover their individual talents, creativity and self-expression. The class culminates in a sharing for family and friends.

Little Luna

(Ages 4-7)

Saturdays - 9 weeks - September 9th - November 11th

(no class on 9/30)

Little Luna I: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Little Luna II: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

$86

In the Little Luna program, young performers discover the creative elements of drama through a basis in story-telling. Through fun games and exercises, Little Luna participants learn about different theatrical elements (sets, costumes, props, scripts, etc.) and how they combine to create a performance. The class culminates in a sharing for family and friends.

Musical Theatre

(Ages 7-9 & 10-12)

Saturdays - 9 weeks - September 9th - November 11th

(no class on 9/30)

Musical Theatre I (Ages 7-9): 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Musical Theatre II (Ages 10-12): 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

$113

Luna's Musical Theatre Class allows children of all experience levels an opportunity to discover their individual talents, creativity and performing interests while exploring the basics of Musical Theatre (acting, singing and dance). Young performers work collaboratively to explore vocal technique, character-based song interpretation, and choreography from Broadway musicals. The class culminates in a sharing for family and friends.

Creative Drama

(Ages 8-10)

Saturdays - 9 weeks - September 9th - November 11th

(no class on 9/30)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$86

The class is specially designed with creative minds and play as the focus. Through the use of theatre games and mini-performance workshops, young actors receive a comprehensive study of the various aspects of acting and performing. Topics include voice and speech, character development, creative expression through movement and solo and group improv, just to name a few. Actors will have an opportunity to perform for each other every class, and will work together to develop self-confidence, team/group dynamic, body and spatial awareness. The class culminates in a sharing for family and friends.

NEW CLASS!

Improv
(Ages 11-13)

Saturdays - 9 weeks - September 9th - November 11th

(no class on 9/30)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

$86

Young artists will have a blast learning how to think on their feet in this new class that incorporates scene work and movement-based and group exercises to explore the primary fundamentals of improvisation. Participants will gain self-confidence and improve their focus and listening skills. A great class for serious young acting students looking to improve their craft, and for beginners looking for a fun way to explore their creativity on stage.

OUR THEATRE CLASSES FOR ADULTS


NEW CLASS!!!

Introduction to Musical Theatre

Mondays - 12 Weeks - September 11th- November 27th

(no class 10/9, 11/3)

7pm-10pm

$295

Have a song in your heart?  Ready to let it out on stage?

Come to Luna's Newest Class... Introduction to Musical Theater.... for Adults!

  • Explore how to effectively tell the story of your song
  • Gain confidence in your voice
  • Learn how to transition your character from scene into song

This is the perfect class for actors who want to branch into Musical Theatre, and for more experienced singers looking to hone their talents to the particular genre of Musical Theatre. Broadway veterans, Stage Directors and Master Coaches, Robin Irwin and Erick Buckley are ready to guide you on your path from singing show tunes in the shower to singing under the lights!

Acting Essentials

Wednesdays - 10 Weeks - September 13th- December 13th

(no class 9/20, 10/4, 11/1, 11/22)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$195

Designed equally for beginning actors as well as actors with experience, this ten-week intensive class provides a nurturing professional atmosphere where participants learn to free the power of their imaginations and gain a better understanding of the actor's journey when creating a role. The class starts with a review of basic acting skills and quickly progresses through improvisations, exercises, cold readings, and script analysis to acting monologues and scenes from theatre and film. Because of the emphasis on the individual, the goal of the class is that everyone achieves a deeper insight into their own unique knowledge of the acting experience and how they personally relate to it. Directors and playwrights who want a better knowledge of the actor's process have found this course valuable for its straight forward approach.

Master Class: The Actor's Workshop 

Tuesdays - 11 Weeks - September 12th - December 19th

(no class on 10/3, 10/31, 11/21)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

$210

Take your acting skills to the next level with our Master Class. This class is designed for student actors with prior class room experience who wish to further explore the craft of acting through the use of monologues and scenes from contemporary and classic writers. Building on the principles introduced in our "Acting Essentials" class, emphasis is on character development and preparing for production. The goal of the class is that everyone achieves a deeper insight into their own unique knowledge of the acting experience and how they personally relate to it. The class will culminate in a presentation in Luna's Studio Theater with an invited audience. Students who have not taken our "Acting Essentials" Class must receive permission from the Instructor to register for the Master Class.

Civic Playwriting for New and Novice Writers

Tuesdays - 11 Weeks - September 12th - December 12th

(no class on 10/3, 10/31, 11/21)

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

$195

You've never written a play before? No problem! For thousands of years, playwrights have been bringing people together to explore what it means to be part of a particular society. This unique playwriting class will stimulate novice writers who have an interest in how their words can affect and engage their community. This class begins with the basics of playwriting, exploring what it means to write a "civic play," and sampling multiple techniques for doing so. Playwrights will work on short plays outside of class, using class time to further develop their work. The class culminates in a public reading of these plays by professional actors on Luna's mainstage.

PlayGym

Many Sessions to Choose From!

ONLY A FEW SPOTS REMAINING!

Tuesdays - 10 Weeks - September 12th - December 5th

(no class on 10/3, 10/31, 11/21)

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$245

ONLY A FEW SPOTS REMAINING!

Wednesdays - 10 Weeks - September 13th- December 13th

(no class 9/20, 10/4, 11/1, 11/22)

7:00 PM -9:30 PM

$245

Thursdays  - 10 Weeks - September 14th- December 14th

(no class 9/21, 10/5, 11/2, 11/23)

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

$245

You've taken playwriting classes, you've got drafts piling up on your desk. But how do you take that next step? PlayGym is a new play development forum for playwrights to hear their work read aloud and to receive feedback from professionals in a safe, nurturing environment. PlayGym playwrights have access to 4-5 professional actors trained in new play development and Luna's Resident Dramaturg. Workshop new material, finally finish that play that's been plaguing you, develop it with the actors in the room, try out different versions - how you use your time is up to you. Each playwright receives over 3 hours of personalized time and becomes a part of a community dedicated to play development. Please note: this class is intended for playwrights with some experience or training. Upon registering, please submit the script or scripts you wish to work on to kaitlin.stilwell@lunastage.org.

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