Foothill Theatre Company Announces Education Programs |

Foothill Theatre Company Announces Education Programs

Foothill Theatre Company is proud to announce its educational programming for 2006. A new actor training program, Studio FTC, will offer classes for aspiring actors, and actors who want to go beyond their current training, in a series of six week workshops starting March 18 taught by the professional actors of Foothill Theatre Company. The three-hour sessions will be held on Saturday mornings and will be grouped by age and experience.

(ages 6-12) will introduce the fundamental principles of live performance. Students will learn to feel comfortable on stage and will explore and develop their potential as stage actors. Coursework includes creative dramatics, theatre games, improvisation, and short plays created by the students.

is for ages 13-18. Participants will develop strategies and techniques for succeeding in auditions (both monologues and cold readings), and in live performances. Coursework includes text and character analysis, monologues, theatre games and audition techniques. Participants will be encouraged to audition for FTC’s production of The Crucible in the fall of 2006.

(ages 19 and up) will have participants learn to work together as an ensemble, and explore performance style and techniques that would be used in a professional production of The Crucible. Coursework includes text and character analysis, with some scholarly investigation of The Crucible in three historical contexts: Salem in the 1690’s, America in the 1950’s, and America today. Members of this class will be encouraged to audition for The Crucible and will receive premium consideration for the cast of that production.

All classes will culminate in a public showcase performance on FTC’s mainstage in the Nevada Theatre on Saturday afternoon, April 22. For more information and fees call the FTC business office at 530 265-9320.

FTC also announces its Summer High School Apprentice Program, June 13 through July 6. Interested students have the chance to experience how a theatre company gets a show on its feet while earning high school credit hours (students must commit to working a minimum of 20 hrs. a week). Apprentices work in the following areas of interest: Props; Stage Management; Costumes; and Set construction.

For more information contact Paulette Gilbert (apprentice Coordinator) at 265-0267 or

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