Forte Studios acting classes offer students an exciting way to learn all about what it means to be an actor. Students will learn the basics, delve into more advanced aspects of theater, better their communication skills, learn respect for themselves and for others in a team-based setting, gain confidence and better self-expression while having an amazing amount of fun . . . in short, actors at Forte will be ready for their curtain call. And who knows...maybe we will be watching your little one on Broadway someday! Below is information for our younger actors, middle school actors and teens. Below you will find more information regarding acting classes and shows.
Rather than one winter show and our spring show, our actors will now have a winter and full spring show of their own at Forte Studios. We feel that this will offer our actors a true opportunity to perform a complete show that will result in a fuller richer experience for both our performers and audience members. Dates and details of the performances will be listed on our important dates as well as our show page above.
ACTING CLASS INFORMATION FOR YOUNGER ACTORS & MIDDLE SCHOOLER'S
CLASS: Youngest Group: Acting Up! (45 mins.)
Do you like to play pretend? Have you ever been told that you should be onstage? Do you like working with others on creating something amazing? Have you ever wanted to take the most awesome class ever? If you said “yes” to any of the above, or if you almost said yes, then this is the class for you. Acting Up is for both beginning actors and those with experience. We’ll delve into the world of theatre and equip you with all the skills to help you shine onstage. The course will be full of high-energy and fun lessons that will keep your actor’s toolbox full as you act in many scenes throughout the year – and two full-length productions!
CLASS: Middle School: Acting for the Middle: To Be or...Line! (60 mins.)
The world of acting is exciting, challenging, fun, confusing, and ever-changing. This class is for anyone who has ever wanted to learn about acting, has an imagination, read a play, a book, or seen a movie, played or wanted to play amazing games, wants to increase their self-confidence, wanted to be onstage acting with a bunch of really awesome people, and wanted to performed brain surgery. If any of those are you, then this is the perfect class for you because we do all of those things! Except the brain surgery. (Sorry for the confusion.) So whether you’re new to acting or a seasoned performer, come join us as we learn all types of acting techniques, the art of pantomime, the thrills of improvisational acting, and the importance of creating a cohesive team. We’ll also help you avoid the worst thing an actor can do onstage . . . act. Along the way, students will also rehearse and perform monologues, duet scenes, and group scenes, and the class will feature two full-length performances.
CLASS: Acting For Teens: We’re Actors . . . We’re the Opposite of People: (60 mins.)
If you’re in middle school or high school and looking for something new and amazing to try . . . or you’ve taken this class before . . . this class definitely qualifies. Acting is a great way to learn about theatre, performance, and yourself. We'll examine all parts of the world of theatre, including building an acting troupe, the actor’s toolbox, G.O.T.E, Actor's Wheel of Connection, creating believable characters, improvisation skills, auditioning techniques, monologue writing and performing, the ins and outs of the play-staging process, and many other topics. And this year will be even more amazing because you will perform in two full-length productions, with one being the most intense and awesome play ever attempted on the Forté stage. Can we pull it off? Who knows – but don’t you want to be a part of seeing if we can? If you’re looking to improve your acting skills, practice self-expression, build your confidence in a safe and supportive environment, and be a part of something never before attempted . . . well, I think you know what you need to do.