MEDIA THEATRE NEWS---We are a professional music theatre company located at The Media Theatre in Media, Pa., only 20 minutes southwest of Center City Philly.
One of Philadelphia's Most Popular Theatres.
WINNER OF BROADWAY WORLD'S 'BEST THEATRE COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA' (2012, 2013, 2014)
All Broadway Series Productions, Youth Programs, Educational Programs, and Summer Camps are produced by The Media Music Theatre Company (Artistic Director Jesse Cline)
MEDIA THEATRE HAS VARIETY OF ACTING CLASSES THIS FALL
With the fall season approaching
quickly schools are getting back into session. This includes The Media Theatre’s
Acting Classes which go into full course mode starting the weekend of September
6. Produced and supervised by Media Music Theatre Company, the classes offer a
semester of professional training for those just beginning or wishing to
further their education.
Children have fun expressing themselves on stage at The Media Theatre
All classes are based
on The Meisner Technique which follows the basic structure that ‘Acting is
living as truthfully as one can under an imaginary circumstance.’ Within this
curriculum there is no ‘character’ or pretense and actors are placed in an
environment which allows them to be who they are, building self-awareness and
self-esteem within their own unique personality. The idea of ‘copying’ someone
else’s performance is pushed aside as actors create from within themselves to
fulfill the required role they may be asked to portray.
Starting this year The Media Theatre will now offer three levels of
classes for children. The popular
Children’s Class, for ages 6 and up, will continue on Saturday mornings at 9am
beginning September 6 and continuing for ten weeks. This 10-week one-hour course
is primarily for ages 6 to 9 who are just starting out or who have less stage
experience than others in their age group. It features exercises for building
basic speaking skills on stage (volume, diction), learning stage directions,
and developing self-esteem. Fun improvisational style exercises are also
utilized to build the concept that acting requires team work on occasion.
Level Two for Children will
meet Tuesdays at 4:30 beginning September 9. This 10-week one-hour course is
appropriate for children ages 8 to 11, or for those who have some onstage
experience. The focus is primarily on student scene work to strengthen
beginning acting skills. Theatre exercises are also implemented to enhance
stage focus and discipline. Diction is a big part of this class, as well
as following direction with one-on-one instruction within a group
A new class this year is the
Introduction to Theatre Class for ages 4 to 6 on Tuesdays at 3:30. The one hour
weekly course is specifically designed for the youngest age group that has an
interest in performing. The young children will learn by ‘Acting Out’ as they
tell stories such as “Goldilocks” through performance. They may also be asked
to act as if they are ‘walking in the rain or snow’ or to ‘show what your
favorite zoo animal does’. The class will instill within the students that
being who they are is important and following instructions will be a major
focus. Imagination will be a large ingredient of the Introduction to Theatre
The Teen Acting Class will
continue on Sundays at 6pm starting September 7. This eight-week 90-minute
class is ideal for ages 12 and up. Each student is given one-on-one instruction
within a group environment. Focus is on
stage skills, following direction, and monologues.
As the class progresses, the monologue is enhanced through continued study and
performance. Improvisational Scene Work is also explored.
The Adult Class will meet
Sundays at 7:30 beginning September 7. This eight-week 90-minute class is
designed for the adult (18 and up) who wishes to explore acting for the first
time or who wants to strengthen their stage skills. Scene study with partners
and monologues are the focus.
Robert Huntington will
continue his Improv Class for Teens and Adults on Tuesdays at 6:30pm starting
September 9. Huntington studied at the famous Second City Improv School based
Roger Ricker, a stage veteran of over 85 productions and concerts at
The Media Theatre, instructs the Children and Teen Classes. Tim Haney, who has
been with the theatre since 1997, instructs the Adult Class.
Jesse Cline, the Artistic Director for Media Music Theatre Company,
will once again supervise and instruct in The New School. The
conservatory-style music theatre education program focuses on acting, vocal
music, and movement for the stage. Registration for The New School is by
invitation or audition only. There are still 7 spaces left for the 2014-15
season which meets on either Monday or Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6:30.
The Media Theatre will soon make an important announcement regarding an
expansion of its education program for the new season. REGISTER FOR CLASSES HERE
To register for the Acting Classes, please call 610-891-0100 or visit
mediatheatre.org. Email email@example.com
with specific questions or request information.