Theater Academy

The nation's largest high-impact theater training program for young people.

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First Stage Theater Academy fosters life skills through stage skills through classes emphasizing Creative Drama, Stage Movement, Voice and Speech and Scene Study. Summer and School Year sessions are held at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center and the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield. Contact us at (414) 267-2970 or e-mail academy@firststage.org.

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Featured Class

Two Week Session Grades 5-12 7/29-8/9

Two Week Session - Serving new and returning students entering grades 5-12 in fall of 2019 Classes will be divided basaed on grades in fall of 2019 Times: 8:45 am - 4:15 pm Students will rotate through a Core Curriculum that explores the fundamental elements of actor training: Acting Theory, Improvisation, Musical Theater, Shakespeare, and Voice & Movement. GRADES 5-12 CURRICULUM BEGINNING OF DAY: Each Academy day begins with a gathering to prepare, share goals, and encourage each other to do our best: ACTING THEORY: Explore character, relationships, action and text while developing overall acting skills and IMPROVISATION: Develop expressiveness, spontaneity, and train your brain to think quickly with reason through improvisational character and scene work. MUSICAL THEATER: Increase your versatility and work on new vocal and dance techniques while exploring the art of telling a story through words, music, and movement. SHAKESPEARE: Students crack the code of Shakespeare's use of language and perform some of the greatest stories ever written for the theater. VOICE & MOVEMENT: Build strength, flexibility, awareness, and expression through a class devoted to the fundamentals of two of the actor's most important tools. END OF DAY: Each Academy day concludes with a gathering to reflect and acknowledge the hard work of fellow students.

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