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 Drama and Improvisation to students ages 4 – 17. 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 which will develop skills applicable in all of the arts as well as life.
Intro To Theatre
This class is offered for Ages 4-7. It it the perfect introduction course for understanding the craft of Theatre.
Begin the Journey with basic theatre knowledge, stage directions, blocking and more. Mostly done through theatre games that give a fundamental base for future understanding and training. A focus on creativity, imagination and expression is found here!
Perfect for beginners and intermediate students, these classes focus on developing core theatre skills of volume, diction, oral communication, text analysis, scene work, theatre history/appreciation, body language, and expression of mood. This is the perfect opportunity to grow your skills to prepare you for any theatre production All skills learned in this class can be applied to public speaking & promote social/ emotional health.
These are a good fit for more mature beginners as well as advanced students. These classes focus on developing theatre skills of text analysis, scene work, action/intention work, creative problem solving, professional habit building, theatre history/appreciation, theatrical technique and control. For the students who wish to take a deeper dive and pursue more challenging roles.
Having some of the most fun you’ll ever have in a theatre, we will work on active listening, body language, self expression, confidence, social/emotional awareness, body language, comedic communication & team building.
Script Writing & Analysis ages TEEN 13-17
Create, write and perform your own play that you’ve made with your friends! We will develop skills in building a character, critical analysis, understanding historical and cultural context, and theatre traditions. We will endeavor to reimagine style, genre, form, and conventions as you write your own drama/theatre piece.
Audition Intensive ages 10-17
For those looking to find their first monologue or to polish and refine one of their favorites. We will provide in-depth coaching, assistance in material selection, theatrical tips and tricks as well as a deep dive into core skills such as: rules of comedy, body language, combating nerves, cold reading, and vocal variation. This is a fun way to learn and refine vital skills so you’re ready for any audition!
Physical Acting ages 10-17
We will get up on our feet and explore the words of stage combat, mask work, rules of comedy, posture, timing, movement, mime, stillness, advanced breathing techniques and developing physical attributes of a character. All actors are physical actors, and your body is your greatest tool.
Play Production “CLUE” ages 10-17
Join the cast! Enroll now in Play Production. We will produce a fully realized play with high production values and a full weekend of performances open to the public. This is a fast paced show with terrific carachters. Space is limited to roles.
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!