Theater Academy

Let your individuality shine while learning life skills through stage skills at First Stage Theater Academy!

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Our Academy

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. 

Questions? Call us at (414) 267-2970 or e-mail academy@firststage.org.

Featured Class

Three Week Session Gr 5-6 7/16-8/3

Three Week Session - Serving new and returning students entering grades 5–6 in fall of 2018 Times: 8:45 am – 4:15 pm Students will spend two weeks rotating through the Core Curriculum developing the tools essential to the craft of acting. Additionally, in the third week, these young actors will also explore other exciting theater areas such as tech and design, playwriting, and in-depth scene study. 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 confidence. IMPROVISATION: Develop expressiveness, spontaneity, and train your brain to think quickly and 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: Examine dynamic language, characters, and plots in scenes and monologues from one of the most influential playwrights in history. 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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