Youth Studio Classes

All in-person Winter Studio classes will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 136 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Map »

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In Person Classes: Saturdays

Please note: all students must show proof of vaccination or submit weekly negative Covid tests (Please see our FAQ for more information.)

Mini Production: How and Why Stories

Teaching Artist: Tori Mooney

Ages 5-7

January 22 – March 19, 2022

Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:15 am

$150

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Come join our popular teacher, Tori Mooney (Miss T$) acting out stories exploring how things have come to be! Students will use theatre games, improv, movement and storytelling to act out scenes together!

Comedy Improv

Teaching Artist: Thomas Beebe

Ages 8-12

January 22 – March 19, 2022

Saturdays: 10:30 – 11:30am

$140

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Learn the basics of improv through fun and engaging games that emphasize team building, listening skills and thinking on your feet.

Acting for the Camera

Teaching Artist: Nick Palazzo

Ages 12+

January 22 – March 19, 2022

Saturdays: 10:45 – 11:45 am

$140

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This class will introduce performers to the principles of acting for different genres through work on scenes and monologues from TV, film and stage. Students will also work on audition technique for video submissions. All levels welcome.

Production Class: Stuart Little

Teaching Artist: Thomas Beebe

Ages 10+

January 22 – April 9, 2022

Saturdays: 12:00 – 3:00 pm

$300

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*Production Dates: April 8 & 9, 7 pm
*Tech Week Rehearsals: April 5-7; 6:00 – 8:30 pm 

The many adventures – both big and small – of Stuart Little are brought to life in this beautiful story. Join the cast of animals and human alike in the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse trying to survive in a “real people’s world.” Our plan is to hold the performance in person, but if plans must change, we will switch to a virtual production, based on recommendations of the CDC and local health department.  

Private Acting Coaching

January 22 – March 12, 2022 (By Appointment)

In-Person spots open on Saturdays located at First Presbyterian Church, 136 Capitol Avenue, Hartford

In person appointments are only open to fully vaccinated students and proof of vaccination is required.

Virtual options also available.

8-Week Session: $240 / Individual Sessions: $30 per half hour

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Register for 8 Sessions

Work one-on-one with one of our teaching artists!  Lessons will be scheduled by appointment only in 30 minute sessions. Attention will be given to voice and speech work, character development, physical acting, audition techniques and material selection.

Saturday Samplers

Story Explorers: Happily Ever After

Teaching Artist: TBA

Ages 5-8

February 12 – March 12, 2022

Saturdays: 12:15 – 1:15 pm

$75

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In the land of princesses, dragons, and knights in shining armor, anything is possible. Recreate the classic tales of Kings and Queens using popular children’s literature.

Cast of Characters

Teaching Artist: Erica LuBonta

Ages 9+

February 12 – March 12, 2022

Saturdays: 12:30 – 1:30 pm

$75

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Students will work on how to develop strong characters, explore creative choices, and make bold moves with character development.

Virtual Classes: Weekdays

Crafty Creators

Teaching Artist: TBA

Ages 5-8

February 17 – March 17, 2022

Thursdays: 4:30–5:30 pm

All classes will take place via Zoom

$60

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Calling all creators! Students will use supplies they have at home to make creatures, construct puppets, and craft up some characters. Each week we will explore folklore from around the globe to inspire our own designs.

Musical Theatre Dance Basics

Teaching Artist: Cait Collazo

Ages 8-12

February 16 – March 16, 2022

Wednesdays: 4:30–5:30 pm

All classes will take place via Zoom

$60

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Join us online to learn some of the most common steps you see in Musical Theatre Dance! This class is a great introduction to musical theatre, as well as a good brush up to prepare for any upcoming auditions. All levels welcome!

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More Information

Have questions? Please contact Emely Larson at elarson@hartfordstage.org or (203) 908-1832

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Click on the “REGISTER…” button and follow instructions to our Ticketing Page (please note you are “buying a ticket” to the class!)

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