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.
Winter Semester – Registration available November 15, 2019.
Saturdays – January 11 – February 29, 2020 *Location: New Black Box – Golden Triangle Mall
Showcase: February 29 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*
Masks and Puppets- Students will learn about the role of masks and puppets in dramatic play and will create their own original masks and puppets in short original scenes. Class ends in a showcase performance of mask/puppet scenes.
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*
Storytelling and Playwriting – Students will develop a story as a class and use play script formatting to develop an original short play. Class ends in a showcase performance of the original short play.
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*
Comedy, A Stand Up Act– Students will learn the tricks of the comedy trade and will write and develop their own stand up comedy routines. Class ends in a showcase performance of stand up comedy routines.
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
Makeup and Hair – Students will learn a variety of makeup and hair techniques common to live theatre. Students will design makeup and hair for a character in a play and will present their designs 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.