and theater enthusiasts of all ages are invited to take part in an exciting lineup of new and expanded theater classes
beginning this fall in Skokie and Northbrook with Jewish Community Center (JCC)
Chicago’s Young Actors Ensemble.
year, we began offering classes to create more opportunities for those
interested in theater,” said Robert Bouwman, JCC Children’s Theater Manager. JCC
Young Actors Ensemble (YAE) performance group produces 3-4 shows annually, requiring
daily rehearsals over several months. “Independent classes offer more
one-on-one time for teaching and skill development and provide a taste of
theater for those who may not be able to an entire production run,” said
acting class will be taught by theater professionals and culminate in a
performance showcase. “Knowing their talent and effort will be displayed on
stage is great motivation,” said Bouwman. “Working together to create an original
performance encourages collaboration and boosts self confidence, enriching and
developing life skills, both on and off stage.” Theater classes are just one of
several innovations Bouwman has brought to the JCC Theater program, including
improv and increased adult participation.
preparing for JCC’s semi-annual parent-child production, community theater or
job interviews, adults will benefit from, Acting for Grown Ups,
specifically designed for those seeking skill development in acting, posture, public
speaking and self-confidence. Both
experienced and novice adult actors will benefit from this eight-week class
series focusing on improv, monologues, scene study, movement, and auditions. This
eight-week class series focusing on improv, monologues, scene study, movement,
and auditions. Classes begin Oct. 8 at Mayer Kaplan JCC.
Directed One Acts workshop
provides unique opportunity for students ages 10-18 to learn and work together
professionally to produce their own one-act performances. Classes will teach character
development, relationships and stage presence through both exercises and scene
work. This seven-week workshop will be offered at Mayer Kaplan JCC in Skokie.
a long tradition of using theater to explore Judaism and Jewish identity,” said
Bouwman. “Through these expanded class offerings, we’re nurturing and guiding
the next generation of vibrant Jewish theater.”
the tiniest of the theatrically inclined, Little Movers and Shakers, designed
specifically for kids aged 3-5, introduces theater through music, puppets,
stories, and games to spark children’s imagination. Now in its second year,
this popular class gets kids up on their feet, dancing and exploring their
creativity. Seven-week class sessions will be offered at Bernard Weinger JCC in
Northbrook and Mayer Kaplan JCC in Skokie.
more information about all JCC theater classes, visit gojcc.org/theater. To
register, find your program and location at gojcc.org/theater.
For more information, contact Robert Bouwman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847.763.3514.