Theater on the Edge: Stage Combat

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Back by popular demand! Trained fight choreographers will lead beginning students through the building blocks of stage combat as they learn how to stab, slap, tumble, and kick with control.

Theatrical Makeup

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Master the secrets of stage make-up! Students will learn the foundations of foundation, and cover the techniques required to create incredible characters and illusions onstage.

Musical Theater: Screen to Stage

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Everything is better as a musical! In this skill-builder, students will tackle Broadway musicals that began as major motion pictures. Songs include selections from Mean Girls, SpongeBob, Waitress, Hairspray, and more!

Acting: Character Study

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Learn the importance of NOT being yourself in this essential skills class! Develop complex, well-rounded characters, study objectives, and discover how characters maneuver around obstacles to get what they want.

Theater on the Edge: Sketch Comedy

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Live from Portland, it’s NWCT! In this Sketch Comedy crash course, students will have the opportunity to write and star in their own comedic stage pieces. They’ll play wacky characters, explore absurd situations, and carefully craft a sketch from first pitch to perfection.

Physical Comedy

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Make ’em laugh in this high-energy physical comedy workshop! Explore techniques to make the audience roar without saying a word. Perfect the pratfall, master your miming, and make your slapstick look slick.

Musical Theater: Knock ‘Em Dead

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“Let your darker side give in” as you master songs of murder and mischief in this musical theater skill-builder. From Sweeney Todd to Chicago, the mayhem begins when the music starts to play.

Harmony

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Take your vocal performance to the next level. Develop the foundations of proper vocal technique, choral singing, and harmony. Students will explore their vocal range with song styles ranging from musical theater to pop to folk. We recommend taking this class multiple times.

Acting Essentials

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Learn the fundamentals of acting, from voice projection to character creation to physicality. This class is the perfect stepping stone for students looking to become well-rounded performers. Suggested prerequisite to playlabs.

Theater on the Edge

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Theater is more than just song and dance; it’s also about how you use your voice, move your body, and create alternative art. Stretch your performance muscles as you explore nontraditional areas of acting, from online videos to circus performance. How far out onto the edge of theater will you go?

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