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Announcing Playmakers’ Spring 2017 classes:

Beginners Class

ages 4-7
Tuesdays, February 14-April 18
from 5:00-6:00pm
at the Music & Dramatic Arts Building
on the LSU campus
$150

Playmakers’ youngest students are introduced to the world of theatre! Students will learn acting warm-ups, games, and vocabulary used in the theatre. The Instructor will guide students through play to increase emotional and spatial awareness as well as self-confidence! This class will culminate in a final performance on the last day.

Juniors Class

ages 8-12
Saturdays, February 11-April 8
from 10:00-11:00am
at the Music & Dramatic Arts Building
on the LSU campus
$150

The Juniors Class is perfect for students who have been through our Beginners Classes as well as students who are just starting their theatre journey! Students will learn more advanced warm-ups, games, and vocabulary. At this level, students become more independent from the Instructor, making more of their own decisions onstage such as story content and acting choices. This important stage of theatre training allows students to become more confident in the unique input that they bring to the class as individuals. This class will culminate in a final performance on the last day.

Teen Class

ages 13-17
Saturdays, February 11-April 8
from 11:00-12:00pm
at the Music & Dramatic Arts Building
on the LSU campus
$150

Teen classes are great for students looking to get into theatre or who already have some experience. At this level, students will practice theatre through the use of a particular text, whether monologue, scene, or even song. The Instructor will direct students through the text to guide them through the telling of a story through acting. This level requires more student involvement such as the study and memorization of scripts. This class is a good step for students who would like to become involved in our prestigious Young Professionals program. This class will culminate in a final performance on the last day.

Playmakers Young Professionals
*admission by audition only*

ages 13-17
Auditions: Monday, January 30 from 5-8pm at LSU’s M&DA Building
Classes: Saturdays, February 4-April 15 from 12:00-3:00pm at LSU’s M&DA Building
Performances: April 21-23
$150

Playmakers’ Young Professionals program is for students who are committed to furthering their theatre training or those who are looking to gain production experience. In these intensive 3-hour classes, students will rehearse a full-length classic play, while learning the acting techniques pertinent to the play’s style. This class will be taught/directed by Playmakers staff member Michael Guillot and LSU Theatre student Kendall Kresbach. The Young Professionals production for 2017 will be Two Gentlemen of Verona. This class will culminate in a final weekend of performances to be held at a found theatre space.

To secure an audition and receive details, email Michael Guillot at michael@playmakersbr.org. 

What people are saying…

You can’t go wrong with Playmakers!!! Lovely people and a wealth of experience but most of all FUN! I highly recommend! – Lorri King, Parent

For anyone who has seen one of my girls in a show and thinks “I wonder if my little one would like to do that” or “he/she keeps asking me to do it”-this is the information you need! Great classes; fun, talented, patient instructors who love to see kids succeed; and a place for every kid to build confidence and feel comfortable (even if a little out of their comfort zone!). – Jennie Stevens, Parent

I know that I’ve been a huge, possibly sometimes annoyingly so, cheerleader for Playmakers’, but – seriously – these are some really good people teaching kids some great things (even if your kids don’t aspire to be on stage for the rest of their lives). The kids have fun, support each other, and learn how to do so much more than just act (not that that’s a bad thing in and of itself). How many of you parents avoid speaking in front of groups, experience your mind going blank when you need to improvise, or are afraid to fail? Playmakers has helped both of my daughters feel more comfortable with public speaking, realize that the only thing worse than failing is never trying in the first place, understand that saying “yes, and” can take you in some wonderful directions, and – I’ve said it before – I avoid arguing with them because they literally think faster than I do now. All that improv training. Lastly, the folks at Playmakers’ somehow manage to love our kids almost as much as we do. I can’t imagine a more worthwhile organization to become involved with!! – Lara Gautreau, Parent