Civic Youth Theatre Director Melanie R. Buchanan will be teaching four classes in late winter/early spring 2009: After-School Fun, Raise the Curtain, Welcome to the Theatre and There's No Business Like Show Business! All classes include two separate sessions; students can choose either one or the other.
After-School Fun is for students in Grade 4 or Grade 5. The first session of classes begins January 12 and runs through February 16, with class time from 4:30-5:30 p.m. every Monday. The second session of classes begins April 6 and runs through May 11, with class time from 4:30-5:30 p.m. every Monday.
This class will focus on character development as well as basic acting techniques. Students will learn how to read a script and create a character and scene from the lines. The class will conclude with a Share Day, when parents will be invited to observe.
The cost of this class is $60 for a Civic Friend, $65 for a Non-Member.
For more information about this class, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette office at 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette Web site.
Melanie comes to Civic Theatre from Chicago, where she studied graduate acting at DePaul University. She has a theatre degree from Creighton University and has worked in Los Angeles. Melanie, who has lived all over the world with her family, has a wealth of experience in musical theatre, improv and acting.