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ACTING FOUNDATIONS (ages 5-8) SPRING 2024

  • Tue, March 12, 2024
  • Tue, April 23, 2024
  • 7 sessions
  • Tue, March 12, 2024, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CDT)
  • Tue, March 19, 2024, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CDT)
  • Tue, March 26, 2024, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CDT)
  • Tue, April 02, 2024, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CDT)
  • Tue, April 09, 2024, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CDT)
  • Tue, April 16, 2024, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CDT)
  • Tue, April 23, 2024, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CDT)
  • 35512 Washington Ave, Honey Creek, WI 53138
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It's time to put those imaginations to work! The Acting Foundations class for ages 5-8 uses scripts written specifically for this age group. These scripts are based on classic children's stories such as fairy tales, folk tales, and the like to dive into the wonderful world of theater.

Each week, students will have fun with:

  • dramatic play
  • story enactment
  • movement
  • creating characters
  • voice work
  • visual arts

Through creative play, artistic expression, and theater games students will explore and learn the basics of acting and performance. This class will strengthen their ability to cooperate with others, focus on a task, and gain self-confidence. Students will apply all the skills they've learned in their final class day performance showcase of a short play.

Play will be based on the total number of students enrolled in this class.

Instructor: Patti Punzi

Please note: 5 yr olds must be enrolled in Kindergarten and/or learning to read basic text.

Parents must be available to assist their child at home with line memorization.

Class location: 

Honey Creek Community Church Hall

35512 Washington Ave

Honey Creek, WI 53138


Class Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm


Class Dates:

Tuesdays - March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, & 23

(**There is no time off for Spring Break as we have students from multiple school districts.)

NOTE: Attendance is very important as the entire class will be working together on a play script to perform on the final day. It is very difficult to have meaningful rehearsals when a cast member is absent often. This is a 7-week class so please plan accordingly.


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COSTUME INFORMATION

Students in the Acting Foundation class will be wearing costumes for their final performance. We will require every student to wear a basic base costume that parents must provide. We do our very best to keep it simple and items that you already have or can easily find without spending money.

Any additional costume items will be provided by Wisconsin Theater Arts.

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“There are no small parts, only small actors”

(Konstantin Stanislaviski)

Stanislavski was the “father of modern acting”. He revolutionized the craft of acting. Not just for lead performers, but for the actors with small parts and for background actors and ensemble. Prior to Stanislavski, actors who were cast in small roles or in the ensemble often gave “smaller” performances. This means their acting lacked a sense of purpose. Their characters lacked depth and commitment and it was more like they were spectators versus performers.

Stanislavski found this unacceptable. When he arrived on the scene he expected his actors to truly engage in their roles with “equal commitment” regardless of the role size.

When Stanislavski’s company, the Moscow Art Theater, toured around the world, spectators immediately noticed the change he had made. Audiences now saw ALL the actors, even those with smaller roles or those in the ensemble, move with a sense of purpose and perform their characters with depth and truth. There was a full commitment by every actor on the stage to achieve their character’s objective no matter if they had hundreds of lines, a handful of lines, or none at all.

Here are Wisconsin Theater Arts, we follow this same philosophy. No matter the size of the role, we expect our actors, our performers to be true to their characters and create realistic representations on stage. Every single role in a play or musical has purpose otherwise it wouldn’t be there. We expect every cast member to have full commitment to their performance regardless of the size of the role they’ve been cast in.

(Stanislavski info from: https://actingmagazine.com/2018/07/there-are-no-small-parts-only-small-actors-konstantin-stanislavski/)

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