MEDIA THEATRE HAS SEVERAL LEVELS OF ACTING CLASSES AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES THIS FALL
Roger Ricker, who has been with The Media Theatre since 1994 and has appeared in over 90 productions, will be instructing Level One Acting for Children and the TeenActing Class. Tim Haney, an actor and stage manager, will instruct the Teen Improv Class and Level Two Acting for Children as well as the Adult Acting Class.
The Media Theatre’s New School, a conservatory-style educational approach to music theatre, is headed into its fourth year. Enrollment is by interview or audition only. Jesse Cline, the theatre’s Artistic Director, will hold auditions on Saturday August 17 for the 2013-2014 session.
Cline, who led the theatre to Broadway World Philadelphia’s “Best Theatre Company 2012” Award, instructs the acting classes within The New School, while resident music director Tom Fosnocht teaches vocal music and music theory. There is also a movement element to the course.
The New School is the only theatre school in Delaware County and the region with a focus on preparing students for performance in music theatre. It includes instruction in the three disciplines of acting, music, and movement—all of which are needed in the performance of music theatre.
“Acting, music, and dance are intertwined throughout this program,” Cline added. “The objective of the New School is to incorporate all of these elements into a common approach put forth by the faculty. If one were to synthesize the fundamental premise of the training it would be that ‘the truth is everything’. This premise is essential and should maintain itself in everything that takes place on stage. Each student finds the truth within himself or herself and that particular truth means they are individual and special.”