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Act I: You wanted to be an actor...run lights or sound for a play...move the sets...but you didn't have the time or opportunity.

Act 2: Your children are grown and on their own...your career is secure...your're enjoying retirement...

Now it's time for YOU to fulfill that dream of being on stage or working behind the scenes.

Recognizing the limited opportunities for mature adults to pursue their interest in theatre, Robidoux Resident Theatre has developed a program for people with various levels of theatrical experience.

Theatre Classes for Adults 55 years+

Stepping into Theatre
Workshops for those with no to limited theatrical experience

• Meets 90 minutes once a week for 9 weeks, ending with a showcase for the public
• Sep – Nov and Feb – Apr
• Participants will take “Stepping into Theatre” only once
• Cost: $24

Curtain Up
Workshops for those with previous theatrical experience or who have taken “Stepping into Theatre”

• Meets 90 minutes once a week for 9 weeks, ending with a showcase for the public
• Sep – Nov and Feb - Apr
• Participants may repeat “Curtain Up” as often as they wish since scripts, cuttings, etc. will change
• Cost: $24
 

In “Stepping into Theatre” and “Curtain Up,” participants will experience the foundations of performance art by “playing a part” in a fun, non-threatening way. Theatre games, laughter, yet attention to detail will make the workshops enjoyable for not only the most self-conscious person but also the budding “ham”. Each session will include

• Warm-ups (vocal and physical)
• Concepts (characterization, movement, costumes, props, terminology, etc.)
• Rehearsals (improv, humorous / dramatic interpretation, duet acting, storytelling, poetry, etc.)
• Feedback from the teaching artist and class
 

2nd Act Players

A troupe for the more experienced actor/technician

• Meets 90 minutes once a week Sep – Dec (winter break) Jan – May (spring break), and May – Aug (for performances as requested)
• Rehearses one-act plays, readers theatre, storytelling, etc. and constructs transportable sets, props, costumes, etc.
• Performs multiple times for the public as well as for various agencies (schools, retirement centers, libraries, arts camps, etc.)
• Will focus on creating well-rounded performances beyond workshop activities
• May be taken in conjunction with “Curtain Up”
• Cost: $35 fall / $35 spring

  

RRT wants to make sure that everyone with an interest in theatre is able to participate.

• Workshops, rehearsals, and performances will be held in easy-access locations to accommodate everyone, including physically challenged individuals.

• Payment plans will be available. Participants may pay the entire registration fee or make two payments (1/2 fee each at the time of registration and at the

 

For specific dates/times/locations and to register, please contact Cheryl Wood, 2nd Act Coordinator at cheryl.wood@rrtstjoe.org

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103 W. Francis Street
St. Joseph, MO  64501
816-232-1778



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