Engaging Young Minds through Theatre Arts Education

Our Education Department is dedicated to introducing the joy and transformative power of theatre to the diverse youth of Los Angeles and beyond. Our commitment is to provide programs that are vital to unique populations, which empower children and teens to discover, develop and share their individual creative voices. We utilize “The Style”, our signature acting technique, based in the physical and improvisational form of Commedia dell’Arte, in all of our youth programs.

Free Arts Education Programs:

Free After School Programs

For 30 weeks each year, elementary and middle school students of Culver City attend free after school acting workshops in The Actors Gang theatre. Under the guidance and direction of professional actors in the company, each session culminates into an original theatre performance open to family, friends, and the community.   Current schools include: Lindwood Howe, El Rincon, El Marino, La Ballona, Farragut, and Culver City Middle School

Free In-School Programs

For at least 40 weeks each year, The Actors’ Gang provides theatre integration into middle and high school social studies, language arts, and foreign language classes. Teaching Artists work alongside classroom teachers infusing theatre exercises to deepen the connection and understanding of the current curriculum. Students work collectively, bringing the culture and history of the subject matter alive. Current on-going programs:  Culver City Middle School, Le Conte Middle School, APEX High School, STEM Academy, and Culver City High School

Continuation High School Programs

For 24 weeks each year, teaching artists provide workshops to students at area continuation high schools.  These programs provide opportunities for non-traditional and at greater risk students to empower their imaginations, develop empathy, and explore career pathways.  Current on-going programs:  Culver Park, Whitney Young, and Phoenix Continuation High Schools

Summer Camp

The Actors’ Gang offers a Summer Camp for young people, ages 6-12 years of age, each summer. The program is designed for both beginning & advanced actors who are interested in exploring all aspects of theatre. Experienced company members teach all classes. In addition to learning the Style, participants will rehearse and perform a play at the end of the 2 week camp. 

Dates:

July 10, 2017-July 21, 2017

Meeting Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm

Price: $900

Summer Teen Conservatory

The Actors’ Gang offers a Summer Teen Conservatory for actors, 13-17 years of age. The focus is to provide training for young theatre artists to explore their craft and develop their talents. Instruction will be provided by company members. Students will have the opportunity to dive deep into “The Style” that entails a high level of focus, a strong connection to emotions, and a heightened awareness of ensemble.

Audition Dates for Conservatory:

July 8, 2017 12pm-2pm

July 15, 2017 12pm-2pm

Session:

July 24, 2017-July 28, 2017

Meeting Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm

Price: $500

Saturday Acting Classes for Kids

The Actors’ Gang offers acting classes at the theatre for young people interested in further cultivating their craft as young actors. Experienced, professional Actors’ Gang company members teach all classes.  In addition to learning “The Style”, participants will share 2 special performances of an original theatre piece.

2017 FALL SAT CLASS SCHEDULE (Kids & Teens)
Saturdays 10am-1pm (kids, ages 6-12)
2pm-5pm (teens, ages 13-17)
September 16 through December 2
Tuition: $500
NO CLASS September 30
NO CLASS November 25
 
Performances on:
Saturday December 9 10am-3pm
Sunday December 10 10am-3pm
Possible Special Benefit Performance on:
Saturday December 16 10am-3pm
2018 WINTER SAT CLASS SCHEDULE (Teens only)
Saturdays | 10am-1pm (teens, ages 13-17)
January 6 through March 10
Tuition: $500
Performances on:
Saturday, March 17 10am-3pm
Sunday, March 18 10am-3pm
2018 SPRING SAT CLASS SCHEDULE (Kids only)
Saturdays | 10am-1pm (kids, ages 6-12)
 April 7 through June 9
Tuition: $500
Performances on:
Saturday, June 16 10am-3pm
Sunday, June 17 10am-3pm

Spring Break Camp

The Actors’ Gang offers a Spring Break Camp for young people, ages 6-12 years of age, each summer. The program is designed for both beginning & advanced actors who are interested in exploring all aspects of theatre. Experienced company members teach all classes. In addition to learning the Style, participants will rehearse and perform a play at the end of the week-long camp. 

Monday-Friday | 9am-3pm (kids, ages 6-12)
March 26 through March 30, 2018
Tuition: $500

“The art of performing helps students recognize their potential for success and improves their confidence. ”

- American Alliance for Theatre & Education.
For more information or help with registration please contact:
The Education Department
education@theactorsgang.com or call 310.838.4264, ext. 1007

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