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Winter Acting Classes for Students in 3rd to 8th Grades

The Ocean City Theatre Company classes offer an introduction to acting.

The cast of the recent 'A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol' is made up of students from across Cape May and Atlantic counties.
The cast of the recent 'A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol' is made up of students from across Cape May and Atlantic counties.

The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) will present two acting workshops this winter geared for students who have an interest in theater.

For students in 3rd to 5th grades, OCTC is offering Acting 101: Storytelling and Beyond. This workshop is an excellent ‘crash course’ for young artists interested in learning the nuts and bolts of an actor’s work. Through a variety of theater games and discussion activities, students will explore the concept of acting as it relates to storytelling, and learn the basic techniques for creating a performance, as well as audition etiquette and professionalism.  Students will then apply those techniques to an individually assigned monologue, suitable for use in auditions.

Acting 201: Character Creation is geared for students in 6th to 8th grade. This workshop is ideal for young performers who are interested to learn how actors create the living, breathing characters seen on screen and stage.  Students will learn a variety of acting techniques ranging from character research to voice, movement and improvisation, and use those skills to create a dynamic, unique fictional character.  This character will then be used as the basis for writing an original monologue, suitable for use in auditions, and to participate in improvised scenes as that character with their fellow students.   This workshop is recommended for students who already have a minimum to moderate amount of acting experience. 

Both workshops will end with an informal showcase that will highlight the work of the young performers.

All classes begin in February but with limited space, early enrollment is encouraged.

For a full description, dates, registration information, and pricing, please visit the “Education Page” at www.OceanCityTheatreCompany.com or via email info@oceancitytheatrecompany.com you can also call 609-398-1118 for more information.

— News release from the Ocean City Theatre Company

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