BPA Theatre School moves summer classes online

The Bainbridge Performing Arts Theatre School will soon be back in session and officials are now accepting enrollments for four online courses for students age 8 to 19 to be held this summer.

Students ages 12 to 19 may sign up for one of two summer Teen Lab courses.

BPA Director of Education Pete Benson will lead “Mask Characterization – An Acting Process.”

Older than theatre and older than most religions, the mask is a potent instrument for transformation and understanding the human condition. Over the course of four weeks, students will search within to find new aspects of character that they never thought possible.

Liz Ellis returns to BPA (virtually) to lead “E‑Theatrical Devising,” for the same age group.

Students in this immersive, project-based course will put their heads together to create work that showcases the strengths of remote collaboration and performance rather than suffering from the associated limitations. Students will conceive, write, direct, perform, and broadcast their piece while building their storytelling skills and, crucially, their ability to set and meet their own goals.

Instructors Havilah Criss and Kooper Campell will team up to lead two sessions of the Musical Theatre Workshop program for ages 8 to 11.

Students will be led online through a series of dance warm-ups, play-filled theatre games, and dancing and singing individual songs that can be used for auditioning or performing in their living rooms. This class takes a break from the usual nature of online classes, and makes virtual learning fun again.

Register online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or contact Benson by phone at 206-842-4560 with questions.

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