Saturday classes are held in the Fall and Winter.
For additional opportunities for young thespians, please visit our Youth Productions page and our Summer Camps page.
Saturdays September 7 – October 26, 2019 *Location: New Black Box – Golden Triangle Mall
Showcase: October 26 at 1pm – Campus Theatre (214 W. Hickory) Morning rehearsals for each class to be announced
Creative Drama (ages 5-7) – 10am – 11:30am – Tuition $180*
My Big Voice – Students will learn how to use their voices in big ways onstage! Skills include vocal projection and making silly character voices. Class ends with a showcase performance of creative duet scenes showcasing student vocal abilities.
Creative Drama is an integrative process that develops imaginative thought and creative expression in children. Through the use of movement, pantomime, improvisation, story dramatization, and group discussion, children acquire language and communication skills, social awareness, problem-solving skills, self-concept enhancement, and an understanding of theatre. Rather than an attempt to train child actors, the goal of Creative Drama is to guide the child to self-fulfillment through the use of theatre techniques. Reading ability is not required. Enrollment limited to 12 students.
Acting 1 (ages 8-11) – 12:00pm – 1:30pm – Tuition $180*
The Big Audition – Students will learn all the tricks of the trade to feeling confident and prepared for their next audition. Class ends with a showcase performance of short audition monologues prepared in class.
Acting 1 is an introduction to the basics of theatre: acting; auditioning; body and voice; imagination; character history and characterization; improvisations; performing; and related skills. Individual/small group coaching will be included during class time as assessed by the instructor. Enrollment limited to 16 students.
Acting 2 (ages 12-17)* – 2:00pm – 3:30pm – Tuition $180*
Stage Combat – Students will learn the ins and outs of stage falls, rolls, pushes, slaps, and even sword play in this high activity class. Class ends with a showcase performance of creative fight scenes written and choreographed by student actors.
Acting 2 is a flexible acting class for teenagers and advanced students. Its structure is flexible depending on the abilities and experiences of the students. Study will focus on basic stage direction; audition techniques and the development of an acting resume; scene study; monologues; characterization; improvisation; and performance. Individual/small group coaching will be included during class time as assessed by the instructor. Enrollment limited to 16 students. *(younger students with acting experience may be admitted with permission of the instructor)
Technical Theatre (ages 11-17)* – 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Set Design – Students will learn the design process for creating a set for a play onstage. The class will end with student presentations at the showcase performance.
*For families with more than one child, discount of 20% on the 2nd (& 3rd, 4th if applicable) child’s tuition.
All classes at Black Box Theatre – Golden Triangle Mall (near JC Penney’s), Denton
For more information contact Daniel Bryant-Gawne at 940-383-1356 or email
See Scholarship page for more information on scholarships.