Theatre at SSPA is far from run-of-the-mill; grounded in the natural pursuit of play, our theatre classes build the skills, discipline and confidence that will not only support a student on stage, but in life in general. From ensemble building to the creative demands of improvisation, even the most timid students of theatre leave our classes having found their voice.

We offer leveled classes in Theatre and Improvisation to students ages 5 – 18. In addition, we offer Performance classes throughout the year that culminate in a staged production, from musical theatre shows to comedic or dramatic work. In Spindrift’s leveled classes, students work toward discipline specific benchmarks. 2022 marks the launch of our pre-professional “Spindrift Theatre Conservatory” which will develop skills applicable in all of the arts as well as life.

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Beginning Improvisation

In this silly and engaging course, students will learn basic acting technique, including character, relationship, objectives, and tactics through the theatrical form, Improvisation, the art of thinking on your feet! 18 classes. Class WILL meet on MLK 1/17 AND on 2/28 (staff dev day) NO CLASSES 2/21, 4/18

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Intro To Theatre

This class is offered for Ages 8-10 and for Ages 10+. It it the perfect introduction course for understanding the craft of Theatre.

Considering diving into the world of theatre? This class is a fantastic way to either start your theatrical journey or to continue honing your skills. Students will be guided through the basics of theatre: stage presence and confidence; diction and projection; monologue work; audition preparation; improvisation, and so much more. 19 Classes.

White Weevil

PLAY PRODUCTION I

The Astonishing Adventures of the White Weevil

It’s 1942, and the radio drama of the White Weevil is in deep trouble. Have no fear—management has an idea to save the show: Introduce a female superhero, Mrs. Amazing! But the chauvinistic White Weevil doesn’t want to give up his starring role, and the fact that they’ve cast his wife is driving him insane. If that weren’t bad enough, the script is a mess, his youthful ward is having a fainting fit and they’re going on the air in five minutes.

Put on a full play with your friends! This fun and wacky production experience offers acting fundamentals mixed with over the top comedy. Learn the tricks of the trade in this ensemble-building production of The Astonishing Adventures of the White Weevil. *Conveniently scheduled before our new acting conservatory program; consider registering for both for a full training experience. 20 total classes including tech & performances. Classes are 1.5 hours for 15 weeks. TECH: May 12th + 13th. SHOWS: May 13th (evening) & May 14th (matinee). No Classes 2/25 or 4/22.

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PLAY PRODUCTION II

Play Production II We are thrilled to offer the next level of our popular Play Production class. Designed to provide a more mature and focused experience, students will continue to hone their acting skills as they work together to select a play, then take a deep dive into more complex work. *Conveniently scheduled after our new acting conservatory program; consider registering for both for a full training experience. This class meets 2x a week. 32 classes including tech and performances. TECH: May 12th, 13th, & 14th SHOWS: May 14th (evening) & May 15th (matinee) No classes 2/24-2/25 or 4/21-4/22.

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SSPA Theatre Conservatory I

Actors will be placed in levels following auditions held on Thursday, January 13, from 4:30-7:00pm. Please call the office to sign up for an audition slot between 4:30pm & 5:30pm and come prepared with résumé, headshot and a brief, memorized monologue. All actors will then participate in the group portion of the audition from 5:30-7pm.

Inspired by the success of our popular Spindrift Dance Company, our new Spindrift Theatre Conservatory (STC) is intended for students who are looking to take their theatre skills to the next level. This pre-professional program will delve into everything from Shakespeare, to character building, to technical theatre; all culminating in a student-run, devised theatre project. *Placed in between our Play Production classes, students may elect to elevate their experiences by participating in both.Tuition may be billed @ $235 per month. Class meets 2x a week on Th/F for 1.5 each class. 15 weeks + Showcase. TECH – May 5th & May 6th. SHOWCASE: May 7th. No classes 2/24-2/25 or 4/21-4/22. **Inquire into joining STC at any point during the session; our rotating curriculum offers many opportune starts. PLEASE NOTE: THURSDAY class meets 4:30-6:00 & FRIDAY class meets 5:00-6:30. Time listed on registration will be 4:30-6:00 only.

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SSPA Theatre Conservatory II

Actors will be placed in levels following auditions held on Thursday, January 13, from 4:30-7:00pm. Please call the office to sign up for an audition slot between 4:30pm & 5:30pm and come prepared with résumé, headshot and a brief, memorized monologue. All actors will then participate in the group portion of the audition from 5:30-7pm.

Inspired by the success of our popular Spindrift Dance Company, our new Spindrift Theatre Conservatory (STC) is intended for students who are looking to take their theatre skills to the next level. This pre-professional program will delve into everything from Shakespeare, to character building, to technical theatre; all culminating in a student-run, devised theatre project. *Placed in between our Play Production classes, students may elect to elevate their experiences by participating in both. Tuition may be billed @ $235 per month. Class meets 2x a week on Th/F for 1.5 each class. 15 weeks + Showcase. TECH – May 5th & May 6th. SHOWCASE: May 7th. No classes 2/24-2/25 or 4/21-4/22. **Inquire into joining STC at any point during the session; our rotating curriculum offers many opportune starts

Acting Classes

(Note: Conservatory class placement Actors will be placed in levels following auditions held on Thursday, January 13, from 4:30-7:00pm. Please call the office to sign up for an audition slot between 4:30pm & 5:30pm and come prepared with résumé, headshot and a brief, memorized monologue. All actors will then participate in the group portion of the audition from 5:30-7pm.)

Production Classes