Youtheatre Classes

Winter 2017 Classes

Beginning Acting (Ages 5-9)

January 25-March 15, 2017, Wednesday 5:00-6:00pm 

Do your little ones have active imaginations? Let their creativity take flight in this introduction to the basics of acting and improvisation.   Using theatre games, basic scenes, and creative movement, your young actors will learn how to translate their imaginings into a performance.  (Cost: $85.)

Intermediate Acting (Ages 10-14) 

January 26-March 16, 2017, Thursday 5:00-6:00pm 

If your children have been “bitten” by the theatre bug, let us help them hone their skills.  Through improvisation, scene work, and collaboration with their fellow students, the students will have a chance to express themselves while refining their stage skills. (Cost: $85.) 

Intermediate/Advanced Acting (Determined based on experience)

January 24-March 14, 2017, Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm 

If your child has already taken several classes, performed in shows, and is already comfortable on stage, let us help them further their knowledge.  We’ll focus on monologue and scene work, provide more tools to help create a character, and work on more advanced improvisation to help young actors stay on their toes! (Cost:  $85)

NEW! Singing for the Stage (Ages 8-12)

January 28-March 18, 2017, Saturday 10:00-11:00am 

Our newest class offering is for children who love to sing and would like to get some more experience reading music, learning basic vocal technique, and discovering new music to use for auditions and performances.  Students will begin building techniques for proper breathing, support, diction, and ways to interpret songs. (Cost: $85.)

NEW!  Music Theory for the Stage (Ages 12-Adult)

January 28-March 18, 2017, Saturday 11:00a-12:00pm

If you feel like you’re trying to read hieroglyphics at music rehearsals, let us help give you the building blocks to make sense of it.  In this introductory music theory course, you’ll learn the basics of reading notes and rhythms, sight-singing, music terminology, and some basic chord structures that you see in the choral music in shows.  If you’re a student thinking about a college career in musical theatre or a volunteer performer who wants to know more about what you’re singing, let us give you the tools to be a better singer & musician. (Cost $85)

Advanced Theatre Seminar Sessions (Experienced High School, College, and Adults) 

Times and Dates TBD, based on participant’s availability.  Kate will contact registrants to set a time. 

These 3-4 week sessions will provide participants an opportunity to strengthen their core interpretation, character development, script analysis, audition, and communication skills.  Sessions will all center around scene work, monologues, character development, physicality, interpretation, as well as introducing different techniques & theories on how to “work” as an actor, using Michael Chekhov, Uta Hagen, Meisner, and beyond.  The sessions will look at the creation of all of these through different lenses, first working on auditions and material selection, then acting and interpretation, then directing.  The sessions will be guided by the instructors as well as the needs of the participants.  (Cost:  $45/session or $125/3 sessions) 


Costs are listed with the class descriptions, but please note that a non-refundable $15 deposit is required, which will be applied towards your balance.

Teaching Artists

Ellise Chase (Beginning & Intermediate Acting)

Domenic Del Greco (Intermediate/Advanced Acting & Stagecraft Seminars)

Kate Neubert-Lechner (Stagecraft Seminars)

Will Steadman (Singing for the Stage & Music Theory)


Erie Playhouse Rehearsal Hall
1158 East 12th Street, Upstairs


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Scholarships are available. Please contact Kate for more information regarding full or partial tuition assistance.

More Information

If you have questions, please email Kate Neubert-Lechner