BPA Theatre School is now enrolling for Fall Classes

BPA Theatre School is Now Enrolling
Fall Classes at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

BPA Theatre School is now registering for an enticing array of fall classes for pupils of all ages. Under the creative and insightful tutelage of Kate Drummond, students (ages 4 – 7) in Creative Drama will explore the elements of theatre and learn to use their faces, bodies, and voices to tell a story. Kate will also lead students from grades 1 – 3 as they learn two song-and-dance numbers and engage in goofy, imaginative skill-building theatre games in Introduction to Musical Theatre. For grades 2 – 4, H.G. Wells’ most popular classic tale will get a brand new twist in War of the Worlds: This time the aliens have invaded Bainbridge Island!

Led by BPA Director of Education Pete Benson, students in grades 5 – 8 will meet Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623 – 1673) – a female Science Fiction writer from the 17th century whose utopian romance explores science, politics, gender, and identity in The Blazing World. Fifth – tenth grade students will mix skill-building and rehearsal in Musical Theatre, an eight week course with international singer, actress and philanthropist, Stephanie Reese.

In BPA’s Teen Lab: Intermediate Acting, students will explore a variety of acting methods and styles through a series of intensive exercises, improv games, and scene study for stage, camera, and voice over with instructors Pete Benson, Ann Wilkinson Ellis, and professional actress Amanda Yeoman Brooke. Ann will be familiar to BPA families for her riveting 2017 performance in August: Osage County (Winner, Best Supporting Actress from South Sound Stage Excellence Awards). Amanda comes to us by way of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, where she taught Acting for the Camera to teenagers in 2015 – 2016, in a class that culminated in a polished short film they premiered to the community and that was entered into the National Film Festival for Talented Youth.

Amanda also joins us as instructor for Adult Acting for the Camera for ages 19 and up. For those who are interested in working in front of or behind the camera – this  is the class for you! No experience is required for this 8-week workshop, just creative interest and dedication.

Read more and register today online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or contact Pete Benson by phone at 206.842.4560 x3 with questions.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow BPA and BSO on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/bpasallyjomartine) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). 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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