River Theater Company announces fall acting classes

CHARLESTOWN, NH – River Theater Company of Charlestown will be offering youth theater classes beginning in September. The class session is 8 weeks long and will meet Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Charlestown Town Hall. The class is open for children age 8 to 12. Registration is required and the cost for the eight-week session is $75.00. However, River Theater Company never turns children away due to finances and scholarships are available for those in need.

River Theater Company Vice President, Michael Wright with assistance from experienced River Theater alumni, will teach the class. “River Theater Company tends to produce shows that have many roles for children,” said Wright. “In the past, most of the children learned the basics of stagecraft while in rehearsal for a show. The goal of this class is to give kids a chance to learn and practice those skills outside of the rehearsal process. This makes the process more fun and less stressful, and it also gives the kids who take the class a bit of an advantage when they audition for a show.” Michael Wright has been directing River Theater productions for close to 10 years and most recently directed their production of “Oliver!” at the Claremont Opera House. He has been an elementary school teacher since 1999 and currently teaches third grade for the Fall Mountain School District.

This class introduces beginning acting techniques and cultivates skills that enable kids to be confident and comfortable on stage. However, the benefits of taking an acting class go far beyond comfort on stage. Acting classes help children to communicate with others, build confidence, relieve stress and tension through creative expression and make new friends in a positive and fun environment. For more information and to register for the class please email rivertheater@yahoo.com

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