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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Intro To Theatre

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

Thought about theatre but were never quite sure where to start? In this sampler class, budding theatre artists get a small taste of various acting skills in a supportive environment that encourages personal growth and expression

Romeo Juliet

PLAY PRODUCTION
“20 Minute Romeo & Juliet”

Ages: 10+ No experience necessary

No singing or dancing…just ACTING. This is the class for students wanting that full production experience. Enjoy this modern comedic twist on Shakespeare’s classic. Work with a cast to put on a full-length performance with props, costumes, sets, lights and sound!. Enjoy learning all about stagecraft as well as the craft of theatre. Classes will take place every Friday from 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM with a final performance taking place on November 19th and 20th. Come join us and embrace your inner Thespian!
Guided by a professional director, students experience the rehearsal process of an all youth, non-musical, comedic play, culminating in two performances in the Bootzin Black Box Theatre at Spindrift School. Additional technical rehearsals on Friday, November 18th: 5:00 PM – 6:30
Saturday, November 19th: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Regular attendance required. Performances take place on Sat. 11/19 @ 6:00pm & Sun. 11/20 at 2:00pm. No experience required, this class is for the first timer and returning students and is limited to number of roles available.

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SSPA Theatre Conservatory

Ages 10+

Our Conservatory (started Spring of 2022) is for actors looking to take the next step in their theatrical training. This program will start in the fall and span all the way until the end of the school year in May of 2023. This is a pre-professional program that focuses on deepening our student’s understanding of every aspect of theatre; from acting to technical theatre to theatre appreciation. We bring in special guests (such as notable equity actors and other specialists) to help lend perspective and wisdom from their fields. We introduce scene work from some of the great playwrights through history, offer technical theatre master classes that go into light design, sound mixing, costume design, prop creation and much more. We explore other things such as; Shakespeare, Stage Combat and Accent/Dialect. 

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