MASTER CLASS

​Series

June 15th, 2019
1pm - 3pm


Class Fee - $35


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​Class Description:

A focus on different aspects of jazz/contemporary dance. Including stretches to increase flexibility, across the floor and center work to encourage proper technique, and combinations to improve dance movement quality and speed of learning. Class will be taught in a multi-level format appropriate for beginners to advanced.


Instructor Bio:

Dede has over twenty years of dance experience with training in jazz, contemporary, ballet, tap, drill and cheer. She has earned two associate degrees, one in dance and one in musical theatre as well as a bachelor degree with a minor in dance. While in collage she danced with Dessert Star Dance Company and Orchesis Dance Theatre.  Dede has won the opportunity to tour with her dance around the country.  She has enjoyed choreographing for dozens of theater productions as well as routines for drill and cheer. Her favorite part of choreography is the opportunity to be creative. She has owned and operated a local dance studio, D for Danze for over a decade.

Stage Makeup

With - 

Curtis Kidd

Our Master Class Series is designed for those looking to further their education in the theatre arts.  Our education department has gathered experienced teachers in all areas of theatre to give each class a master level teacher.

You can join us for one class or purchase a 4 class pass that is good for the next 4 classes.

September 14th, 2019
1pm - 3pm


Class Fee - $35


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​Class Description:

Look at the fundamentals of theatre directing from choice of piece, casting, textual analysis, casting and rehearsals. Learn excercises that will help you break down your piece to understand and give the show the best direction possible.


Instructor Bio:

Jamie is a Freelance Theatre Director specialising in the Classics and New writing, he completed his MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck College London. Born and raised in London, Jamie is now based in the US. He has also served as the Literary manager of the Jermyn Street Theatre and was Co-director of Forsite/Hindsite, a writer's group based at the Royal Court Theatre. Jamie was an Associate Artist at the Bush Theatre London.

Jamie has worked at numerous Theatres and Universities both in the UK and US including The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Globe Theatre London, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake Acting Company, Grand Theatre, and Plan B Theatre Company. 

Directing

With - 

Jamie Rocha Allan

August 10th, 2019
1pm - 3pm


Class Fee - $35


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​Class Description:

Do you find Shakespeare a little intimidating? Are you looking for some ways to help you take Shakespeare from the page to the stage? This two-hour boot camp will take the mystery away, and give you the skills to feel confident acting in Shakespeare!


Instructor Bio:

Mark Fossen is an award-winning director and actor in the Salt Lake area. His Shakespeare credits include work with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Salt Lake Shakespeare, and three years directing Shakespeare in the Parks for Davis Arts Center. Other work includes such companies as Steppenwolf Theatre, Plan-B Theatre, The Grand Theatre, and PYGmalion Productions. He is an adjunct instructor at Westminster College and  the University of Utah. He received his BA from the University of Utah, and holds an MFA from the University of Idaho.Kyle studied at Utah Valley University and Weber State University in Acting/Directing and Musical Theatre. He has focus his post-college studies on Michael Chekhov's variation of Method Acting, using classical techniques to create dynamic characters.

July 20th, 2019
1pm - 3pm


Class Fee - $35


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​Class Description:

This course will review what will make more interesting and layered characters, along with script analysis to discover overarching themes to help you craft a character that works in the style of the piece and the vision of your directors.


Instructor Bio:

Kyle Esposito has been acting mainly in the local community for 18 years. Kyle performed at a variety of theatres including Hale Center Theatre, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, The Egyptian Theatre in Park City, The Grand Theatre, Off-Broadway Theatre, and for smaller passion projects like the New Play Project. Additionally, he has performed back east in a two-man comedy show for Busch Gardens in Virginia. He was also a member of Jim Christian's Chameleons, doing immersive dinner theatre murder comedies. Recently, he has begun to focus more on the production side, working as director for Catch Me If You Can at the Hopebox Theatre and the upcoming Cash on Delivery at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre. He also worked as a writer, writing comedies for Busch Gardens and a miniseries on Amazon Prime.
Kyle studied at Utah Valley University and Weber State University in Acting/Directing and Musical Theatre. He has focus his post-college studies on Michael Chekhov's variation of Method Acting, using classical techniques to create dynamic characters.

November 9th, 2019
1pm - 3pm


Class Fee - $35


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​Class Description:

Over the course of this class, we will discuss, briefly, the reasons for stage makeup and look at some examples of what can be done with it and how it can enhance a production.  We will also get into some hands-on work, learning about some of the most common makeup applications (basic stage makeup, corrective techniques, aging, and some basic effects makeup like bruises or road-rash).  Students should have their own makeup kit and brushes.


Instructor Bio:

Curtis' theater career began in stage makeup, and has branched out through props and costume design, scenic art, set construction, writing, acting, and fight choreography.  He currently works as part of Lagoon's Entertainment Division, as the Scenic and Wardrobe Assistant Manager, and regularly freelances with productions throughout the Wasatch Front.  Makeup continues to be his 'first love' of the stage, however, and he has been involved with over a decade of productions at Layton High School, twenty years of Frightmares Entertainment, and several other productions in the area in that capacity.

May 18th, 2019
1pm - 3pm


Class Fee - $35


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​Class Description:

In this class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of comedy improvisation. The class combines fun with practical performance training, as the exercises build skills and experience applicable in stage games seen on television. Whether your goal is to be funnier in conversation, more confidant in public speaking, or more playful in general, we can provide you with the tools necessary to do that.


Instructor Bio:

Our community is a collage of comedians, actors, musicians, writers, producers, and artists that strive to create hilarious and innovative performances for the people of Utah.

Dance & Movement

With - 

Dede Williams

October 12th, 2019
1pm - 3pm


Class Fee - $35


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​Class Description:

Most actors won't be in a show that involves heavy sword fighting, but most actors will find themselves in a show that involves violence, even if it's a simple as a slap, punch or kick. This class will teach actors the basics of hand to hand stage combat, including how to safely and effectively perform slaps, punches, kicks, chokes, and hair pulling. Yes, it will be as fun as it sounds!


Instructor Bio:

While studying Political Science at the UofU Justin also found time to study acting and stage combat. That balance continues today as he works at the Utah State Capitol during the day and performs on stage and choreographs fights at night. Recent fight credits include: West Side Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Aida, Arabian Nights, Robin Hood, and The Three Musketeers. 

Acting & Characters

With - 

Kyle Esposito

Stage Combat

With - 

Justin Lee

Improv Techniques

With -

Cleaver EnDeAvors

All Class dates, instructors, and topics are subject to change. 

Purchasing the 4 pass will grant you entrance to the NEXT 4 classes.

No Refunds, exchanges, please see all ticket policies for further polices for these classes.

All classes will be taught at On Pitch Performing Arts Center - 587 N Main Street, Layton, UT 84041

Shakespeare

With - 

Mark Fossen