CTA provides young performers workshops, audition training, summer camp and “Behind the Scenes” theater training days. These programs give each participant the opportunity to learn the basics of theatre, expand their imagination, develop voice, dance and performance techniques, and much more.
CTA provides a wide range of theatre arts education, including:
- Audition workshops, including the basics of how to audition and how to get noticed by the production team.
- Workshops with multiple sessions in both fall and winter sessions, held weekly over 8 to 12 weeks period focusing on development of the total performer and ending with a performance for family, friends, and the general public.
- Special master classes are presented periodically with highly regarded professionals in different areas of the theatre arts.
- “Behind the Scenes” training is presented to all production participants and walks them through all the aspects of the physical theatre.
All training, workshops and camps are aimed to specific age and skill groups.
Registration is required for all workshops and students must be a CTA member to participate. Memberships are $10 for an individual, $20 for a family. To register, download and complete the Education Registration Form and follow the instructions at the bottom of the form on how to submit your completed Registration Form and payment.
Students are required wear comfortable clothes and sneakers or closed toe shoes (no Crocs, sandals, flip-flops or skirts for the ladies.) Students are not allowed to bring cell phones, toys, games or other electronic devices. A telephone is available for emergency use.
All workshops are located at CTA’s new theater in Bay Head Park, 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis 21409. For more information email or call us at (410) 757-2281.
- Minimum of 3 weeks prior to camp: Full refund minus the membership fee.
- 2 weeks prior to camp: Refund minus $75 registration fee and membership fee.
- First day of camp or later: No refund
Inclement Weather Policy: Workshops follow the Anne Arundel County School closings. If schools are closed or afternoon and evening activities are cancelled, the workshop is cancelled for the day. You can email the instructor if you have questions or concerns.
IMPROVE YOUR IMPROV
Ask any Casting Director what skills are most important for actors to have at an audition and the vast majority will answer that it is the ability to improvise. Whether you want to nail an audition or learn how to handle “situations” when they come up on the live stage, set, or out and about, this workshop is for you. Through fun games, exciting activities, and the development of performance techniques, your improvisational, storytelling and stagecraft skills will be brought to a whole new level. It’s time to IMPROVE YOUR IMPROV!
Ages: 10 to 16
Date: March 22, 2014
Instructor: Emily Cory
INTRO TO BROADWAY DANCE
Fabulous singer and actor – what about that final element – DANCE?! Cultivate your creativity & increase your artistry on stage with this class which focuses on an introduction to dance terminology and technique for: jazz, lyrical, pop and ballet dance styles. The class will focus on: basic positions, transitional steps, pirouettes, body isolations and more. The class will end with a presentation for friends and family. Bring your “A Game” to your next audition and BE that triple threat every Director looks for!
Ages: 8 to 14
Date: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Thursdays, March 6 to May 8 (no class on April 17)
Instructor: Jason Kimmell
THE ART OF CHARACTER CREATION
Join this workshop and learn the secrets behind in-depth character exploration. Learn how to unwrap the layers of the physical, intellectual, and emotional sides of a person to develop a character that your audience will relate to. BONUS: Learn aspects of the Michael Lugering projection technique which allows your body to perform the action of vocal resonation. A MUST for everyone intersted in pursing acting in college, professionally, or on stage locally. The final class will conclude with a presentation of developed monologues.
Ages: 12 to 18
Date: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, March 11 to April 29 (possibility of no class on April 15)
Instructor: Gerrad Taylor
BROADWAY CONNECTION MASTER CLASS
Broadway Insider Q&A With a Broadway Connection Teacher and Star of PETER & THE STARCATCHER Acting and Improv Techniques in the style of PETER & THE STARCATCHER
CTA and Broadway Connections is bringing Broadway to you!!! Students will have an unforgettable experience taking their acting and improv skills to new heights in a BC workshop! Join us for an exciting and inspiring class taught by a Broadway performer currently touring with Peter & the Starcatcher. The class will end with an exciting “Behind-the-Scenes” Q & A where students are encouraged to ask about auditions, Broadway, and the excitement of performing every night! A FEATURED BROADWAY BOUND STUDENT will be chosen by the teacher after every BC Master Class or Workshop. This is an extra special addition to the class that inspires students to be at their best! The student will be announced at the end of class and then featured on Broadway Connections Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BwayConnection.
Ages: 12 to 18
Date: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 10
Workshops presented by Tiffany Shannon Productions
- Session one: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, February 17 to May 12, 2014. (No class on April 14th). Final performance at 3 p.m. May 17, 2014.
- Session two: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, February 19 to May 14, 2014. (No class on April 16th). Final performance at 5 p.m. May 17, 2014.
- Session three: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, February 19 to May 14, 2014. (No class on April 16th). Final performance at 7 p.m. May 17, 2014.
* NOTE: This class is currently in progress.
Dates: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, February 17 to May 12, 2014. (No class on April 14th). Final performance at 6:30 p.m. May 16, 2014.
* NOTE: This class is currently in progress.
Dates: 1-3 p.m. March 6 to May 15, 2014. (No class on April 17th). Final performance at 6:30 p.m. May 15, 2014.
Ages: For home-schoolers age 7 to 17
By Brian D. Taylor
It’s the beloved tale of The Ugly Duckling with a super-powered, action-packed twist! When a strange egg falls from the sky and lands near the duck pond, a mother duck decides to let it hatch and raise the strange looking creature as her own. Cluck quickly becomes an outcast at swim school. He looks weird and swimming is impossible because the water burns his skin and all the other ducks make fun of him. Certain that he’s not a duck at all, he sets out to find his real family. Along the way, he discovers he has super powers when he rescues a flock of migrating geese and a crazy chicken who are being terrorized by the evil feline genius, Dr. Tabby Clawslice, and her sidekick, Squishy the Worm. This pair of vile villains wants to destroy — and devour in Dr. Tabby’s case — any feathered creature they encounter. When Cluck meets a beautiful family of royal swans, he finally learns who he really is. No, not a swan — that’s too ordinary a tale! Cluck discovers he’s a duck from another planet with amazing superpowers and a hero’s heart. He finally returns home only to have to rescue his family from — guess who? — Dr. Tabby and Squishy in an epic battle of feline vs. fowl!
* * * * SUMMER CAMPS! * * * *
This week-long summer camp focuses on the three main components of musical theatre: singing, dancing and acting! Your student will have a blast as they sing and dance to styles ranging from classic musical theatre ballads to funky hip-hop. Students will build confidence playing improv games, working on group acting scenes, and so much more! There will be a final performance for families and friends on CTA’s main stage. The performance will take place on Friday during the last hour of camp. Don’t forget to send in a pre-washed T-shirt for your student to tie-dye and wear for the performance!
- Session 1: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14-18
- Session 2: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28- August 1
- Session 3: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 11-15
- 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 23-27
Wee Kid’s Cabaret
Do you have a little performer at home? We have the workshop for you! Students will meet others with similar interests and build social skills through singing, dancing and acting out our favorite stories. Students will gain insight on becoming a character and movement skills. There will be an exciting performance on CTA’s main stage on the final day at 12:30 p.m.
- Session 1: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21-25
- Session 2: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. August 4-8