Now Registering: BPA Theatre School Winter Session and more

Now Registering: BPA Theatre School
Winter Session + Mid-Winter & Spring Break Camps
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

BPA Theatre School is now registering for the Winter Session (mid-January – late March) plus Mid-Winter (February 16 – 20) and Spring Break (March 30 - April 3) Camps. Led by experienced teaching artists, BPA Theatre School provides year-round classes and camps for all ages and experience levels. The Winter Session includes offerings in four primary programs: Developing Actors, Building Character, Teen Intensive, and Performance Series.

The overriding goal of the Developing Actors program is to create a rich, positive learning environment that focuses on developing capable people as well as future performers. Classes include “Story Drama” led by Director of Education Zandi Carlson for Ages 3 ½ -5 and “Creative Drama - Superhero Adventures” with instructor Rachael LeValley for Grades K – 1.

In BPA Theatre School’s Building Character program, students focus on ensemble building, pursuing objectives, overcoming obstacles, and using their voice and body to create captivating characters. Classes include “Acting I” (Grades 2 – 4) and “Acting II” (Grades 4 – 6) with Rachael LeValley, plus “Acting II” (Grades 6 – 10) with Zandi Carlson.

As part of a year-long program, Zandi Carlson teaches the Teen Intensive Program along with guest artists, who are also working theatre professionals. This quarter, The BPA Shakespeare Society’s Director Tom Challinor joins Zandi to lead classes and rehearsals for Grades 8 – 12. Students will explore Shakespeare through rehearsal and performance of the hilarious “Comedy of Errors.” Auditions for this show are on January 5, and interested students should email Zandi Carlson at

BPA Theatre School’s Performance Series program is about more than just getting on stage. When it comes to performing, BPA’s educational program inspires confidence building, character building, community building, and celebrating the joy of artistic expression. This winter Zandi Carlson and Michelle Abad head up Broadway Basics for Grades 1 – 2; Broadway Dreams are led by Michelle Abad for Grades 3 – 5; and Characters of Broadway for Grades 6 – 8 is taught by Julia Beers.

In addition to our winter programs for Ages 3 ½ - Grade 12, BPA Theatre School is pleased to offer a Senior Adult Acting Class specifically designed with mature adults in mind. Targeted for both novices and seasoned veterans, Barbara Deering has crafted an exciting theatre program that builds skills in acting, movement, and character development using material from great theatrical works.

BPA Theatre School’s break camps effectively combine learning opportunities with FUN! Mid-Winter Break Camps run February 16 - 20 and include Creative Drama – “Frozen” for Grades K – 2 led by Zandi Carlson, Musical Theatre Camp – “Shrek” for Grades 3 – 5 led by Daniel Stoltenberg, and Intermediate Intensive – “Improv” for Grades 6 – 12 led by Rachael LeValley. Spring Break Camps run March 30 - April 3 and include Creative Drama – “Guild of Geniuses” for Grades K – 2 taught by Zandi Carlson, Theatre Camp – “Improv” for Grades 3 – 5 taught by Rachael LeValley, and Intermediate Intensive – “Alice in Wonderland” for Grades 6 – 12 taught by Daniel Stoltenberg.

BPA Theatre School presents a fun and enriching environment for students of all ages and all walks of life. It’s the perfect holiday gift for yourself, your child or a loved one. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of something magical. Register today online at For additional information or queries, please contact Director of Education Zandi Carlson at or 206.842.4560 x3.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to BPA Theatre School’s 2014 – 2015 Presenting Sponsor Aberown Studio and Corporate Sponsor Columbia Bank. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Check us out on Facebook (, join the conversation at Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn ( and Twitter (@BPAPresents), or find out more about BPA at Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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