Virtual Summer Theatre Academy 2020: Ensemble Anywhere!

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Summer Academy 2019. Photo by Brad Resnick.

George Street Playhouse’s  Virtual Summer Academy celebrates each student’s  artistic  expression; providing a fun, engaging environment to create theatre,  develop friendships, and positively collaborate with others. 

Our classes are ideal for students with or without theatre experience and all classes  are taught by professional theatre artists.   

All classes culminate in a Virtual Sharing with family and friends. 

Join us for a summer of joy, friendship and creativity!

Choose from a variety of classes and theatrical disciplines: 

  • Session 1: July 6 - July 17, 2020 (2 Weeks)
  • Session 2: July 20 - July 31, 2020 (2 Weeks)

 ​“After everything transitioned to a virtual world, our son was not fond of the thought  of yet another zoom activity.  However, after the trial class with George Street  Playhouse, he was pleasantly surprised with how much he enjoyed it and wished to  continue. We could see the spark of excitement, and he has enjoyed the experience since.” 


-GSP Virtual Academy Parent

To Enroll: 
Call: 732-497-8097 
Email: education@georgestplayhouse.org 

Register Online


 

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Ages 5 - 8

Two-Week Programs
Monday - Friday

MYTH MAKERS (July 6 - July 17)
11AM - 11:45AM

Cost: $135
45 Minutes

Explore the adventurous world of ancient myths! Students will learn the foundations of theatre as they encounter magical settings, develop exciting characters, and learn about the power of mythic storytelling.  By collaborating with their peers, students will strengthen their imagination, literacy, and social/emotional development. This class culminates with a virtual sharing for family and friends.


PUPPET TALES (July 6 - July 17)
9:30AM- 10:15 AM

Cost: $135
45 Minutes

Bring new characters to life! Using old socks, napkins, cotton balls, and other common household objects, students will create original puppets and bring them to life through exciting, improvised stories.  This class strengthens students’ ability to imagine new characters and worlds, bond with friends, and develop fine motor skills. This class culminates with a virtual sharing for family and friends. 


MAGICAL STEAM PLAY (July 20 - July 31)
​11AM - 11:45AM

Cost: $135
45 Minutes

Immerse yourself in the world of fantasy and fairy tales! This class focuses on the integration of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) with improvisation, acting, and collaboration skills. Inspired by a beloved story, young artists will craft new worlds using objects and materials inside their home. Students will strengthen their imagination, understanding of engineering, and ability to bond with their peers. This class culminates with a virtual sharing for family and friends.


PUPPET SONGS! (July 20 - July 31)
9:30AM- 10:15 AM

Cost: $135
45 Minutes

Let the Puppets Sing! Using common objects from their home, young artists will create original puppets and bring them to life singing classic and contemporary songs. This introduction to puppetry and musical theatre will teach students proper singing technique, help them bond with friends, and develop their fine motor skills.  PUPPET SONGS! culminates with a virtual sharing for family and friends.

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Ages 9 - 12

Two Week Programs
Monday - Friday

COMIC CHARACTERS (July 6 - July 17)
9:30 AM- 10:30 AM

Cost: $180
1 Hour

Embrace the FUNNY!  Learn how to transform everyday experiences into wildy comedic characters and stories through costumes, character development, and improvisation. Students will strengthen their imagination and ability to think on their feet as they use classic comic structures to delight and bond with new friends. This class culminates with a virtual sharing for family and friends. 


PUPPET SONGS! (July 6 - July 17)
11AM - 12:30 PM

Cost: $270
90 Minutes

Meet new friends, sing classic and contemporary songs! The world of puppetry and musical theatre combine in this new class that focuses on character development, puppet building, and performance of solos and duets. Students will learn proper singing technique, bond with new friends, and strengthen fine motor skills. PUPPET SONGS! culminates with a virtual sharing for family and friends. 


MYTHIC ADVENTURE (July 6 - July 17)
2:30 PM- 4PM

Cost: $270
90 Minutes

Enter the world of myths and legends! Young artists learn the foundations of acting and playwriting through improvisation, character development, and collaboration as they create an original script inspired by a mythical story. Students will strengthen their imagination, literacy, and social/emotional development. MYTHIC ADVENTURE culminates with a virtual sharing for family and friends. 


STEAM PLAY (July 20 - July 31)
9:30 AM- 10:30 AM

Cost: $180
1 Hour

In this hands-on class, everyday household objects transform into new worlds and characters. This class focuses on the integration of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) with improvisation, acting, and collaboration skills. Students will strengthen their imagination, understanding of engineering, and ability to bond with their peers. The experience culminates with a virtual sharing for family and friends. 


PUPPET IMPROV (July 20 - July 31)
11AM - 12:00 PM

Cost: $180
1 Hour

Make a puppet! Learn improv! Make your puppet learn improv! Students will learn how to make one-of-kind puppets from common household items AND essential improv skills like listening and responding and collaborative story building. This class culminates with a virtual sharing for family and friends.


MODERN MYTH MUSICAL (July 20 - July 31)
2:30 PM- 4PM

Cost: $270
90 Minutes

Create, rehearse, and perform an original play with music!  Starting with exciting source material, students will envision worlds, develop characters, and devise creative ways to sing the story to life.  Students will strengthen their imagination and musical theatre as they bond with new friends. MODERN MYTH culminates with a virtual sharing for family and friends. 

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Ages 13 - 18

Two Week Programs
Monday - Friday

STEAM PLAY (July 6 - July 17)
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM

Cost: $180
1 Hour

In this hands-on class, transform everyday household objects into new worlds and characters. This class focuses on the integration of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) with improvisation, acting, and collaboration skills. Students will strengthen their imagination, understanding of story structure, and ability to bond with their peers. STEAM PLAY culminates with a virtual sharing for family and friends.


PUPPET IMPROV (July 6 - July 17)
3 PM- 4 PM

Cost: $180
1 Hour

Make a puppet! Learn improv! Make your puppet learn improv! Students will learn how to make one-of-kind puppets from common household items AND essential improv skills like listening and responding and collaborative story building. PUPPET IMPROV culminates with a virtual sharing for family and friends. 


MODERN MYTH (July 6 - July 17)
11AM - 12:30 PM

Cost: $270
90 Minutes

Create, rehearse, and perform an original play!  Starting as playwrights, students will envision worlds, develop characters, and then bring them to life.  MODERN MYTH creates opportunities for students to positively bond with new friends through exploration of the ideas and issues that they are passionate about. This class culminates with a virtual sharing for family and friends


SHAKESPEARE’S SOLILOQUIES (July 20 - July 31)
1:30 PM- 2:30 PM

Cost: $180
1 Hour

Embrace the words, characters, and circumstances of Shakespeare’s soliloquies through text analysis, character development, and acting technique. Students will learn the skills to transform a classic Shakespearean soliloquy into an exciting audition piece. Students will strengthen their imagination, voice and ability to bond with their peers.  This class culminates with a digital sharing for family and friends.


PUPPET SONGS (July 20 - July 31)
2:30 PM- 4PM

Cost: $270
90 Minutes

The world of puppetry and musical theatre combine in this new class that focuses on character development, puppet building, and song. How does it move? How would it sing? You decide!  Students will strengthen their musical theatre skills, bond with new friends, and enhance fine motor skills. PUPPET SONGS! culminates with a virtual sharing for family and friends. This class culminates with a digital sharing for family and friends.


MODERN MYTHICAL MUSICAL (July 20 - July 31)
​11AM - 12:30 PM

Cost: $270
90 Minutes

Create, rehearse, and perform an original play with music!  Starting with exciting source material, students will write songs and scripts and devise creative ways to digitally perform their show. MODERN MYTHICAL MUSICAL creates opportunities for students to positively bond with new friends through an exploration of the ideas and issues that they are passionate about. This class culminates with a virtual sharing for family and friends.