Friday, August 20, 2010

Fall 2010 Acting Classes from Civic Youth Theatre: Script Analysis and Characterization


Civic Youth Theatre Director Melanie R. Buchanan will be teaching three classes in Fall 2010: Aesop Theatre, Intro to Musical Theatre, and Script Analysis and Characterization.

Script Analysis and Characterization is for students in Grade 7 and above. The class begins September 20 and runs through November 8, with classes from 5:00pm-6:00pm each Monday. Classes will be held at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

This class will delve into script analysis as a way to learn more about characterization techniques from a classical point of view. This is not a performance class and is geared toward the more serious actor. This class will help students who plan on auditioning for the winter production of Macbeth and other challenging roles in the future for both Civic Youth Theatre and MainStage productions. Please note the time of this class is later than the others.

The cost of this class is $80 for members of Civic Theatre, $85 for non-members. There are a limited number of scholarships for classes.

For more information about this class, e-mail cyt@lafayettecivic.org, call the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette office at 765-423-7529 or visit the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette website.

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. She was employed for three years as lead instructor at Limelight Productions Summer Camps in Sierra Vista, Arizona. She toured with Limelight Productions as a young girl throughout the southern United States. Melanie, who has lived all over the world with her family, has a wealth of experience in musical theatre, improv and acting.

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