byPUBLICdemand Virtual Offerings: Week of June 1

SEE WHAT’S COMING UP IN THE byPUBLICdemand VIRTUAL STUDIO. NEW CLASSES AND NEW TEACHERS WILL MAKE THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS EXCITING!

Monday, June 1st

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. | Public Prep Virtual Studio Grades Pre K-1st (Free)
Let’s Speak Shakespeare with Actor Melissa Zarb-Cousin
No matter how old you are, Shakespeare isn’t easy to understand. Shakespeare’s writing is a different language all of itself, but have no fear – we’re here to help! As young actors, you may have not seen or heard of his plays but you have heard his stories used as the inspiration for Disney movies, Broadway musicals, and more. Join Melissa as she breaks down the Bard in a way that’s fun and easy to understand! This interactive workshop will have you speaking Shakespeare in no time, no matter your age or experience. Click here to register.

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Adult Masterclass ($5)
The First Burp: A Master Class on Song Writing with Broadway Actor and
Award Winning Composer Douglas Lyons
Douglas Lyons is an actor, writer, director, composer and playwright based out of New York City. Onstage, Doug has been seen on Broadway in The Book of Mormon and the original cast of Beautiful, as well as the national tours of Rent, Dreamgirls, and 1st Nat’l BOM. Doug’s writing credits include Polkadots (Off Broadway Alliance Winner Best Family Show, Atlantic Theater Company), Five Points (MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work, Theatre Latte Da), Beau (Adirondack Theatre Festival), ’64 (The 5th Ave), The Funeral (Prospect Theater Co). His most recent play, Chicken and Biscuits, premiered at The Queens Theatre earlier this year. Douglas is currently developing Five Points with Hamilton‘s Andy Blankenbuehler. With composing partner Ethan Pakchar, his words and lyrics have played or been developed at Roundabout Theater Company, Lincoln Center, Papermill Playhouse, Flint Rep, The Old Globe, Goodspeed Musicals, Seattle Rep, Joe’s Pub, NAMT and more. Join us for an intimate look inside a writer’s process, from the genesis of a new idea to opening night! Whether you are a seasoned writer, a novice, or just a theater enthusiast, this master class will surely spark the flame of creativity inside you! Click here to register.

Tuesday, June 2nd

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. | Public Prep Virtual Studio Grades 2-3 (Free)
Yoga with Actor and Yoga Instructor Natalie Buster
As actors, our mind, body, and voices are the tools we use onstage. Practicing mental and physical wellness is an essential part of training as an actor. This fun and physical intro to the world of Yoga is a perfect place to expand your understanding of your physical being and find your zen! Click here to register.

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Teen Masterclass ($5)
The First Burp: A Master Class on Song Writing with Broadway Actor and
Award Winning Composer Douglas Lyons
Douglas Lyons returns for the teen version of this masterclass. Click here to register.

Wednesday, June 3rd

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. | Public Prep Virtual Studio Grades Grades 4-5 (Free)
Set Design with former Public Theater Tech Director Nicholas Ponting
Have you ever wondered how an empty stage turns into the setting for a musical or play? This class will take you through the process for set designing, from first idea to opening night! Learn what role a set designer plays in the theatrical process, what skills you need to be a designer, how sets are built, and be inspired to design your own! Click here to register.

Thursday, June 4th

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. | Public Prep Virtual Studio Grades 6-8 (Free)
Vocal Technique and Pedagogy with Music Director Jaime Ramirez
Vocal health and technique are paramount as a musical theater actor and it is more important than ever to stay in practice with your vocal training during this time away from the physical classroom. This class will share vocal warm ups to do at home, go through the ways to keep your voice in shape, make the most of your breath, and discover your most powerful sound! Click here to register.

Friday, June 5th

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. | Public Prep Virtual Studio Grades 9-12 (Free)
Hip Hop with Resident Choreographer Courtnie Mercer
Get your bodies up and moving with this awesome new dance class! Modern musical theater dance isn’t just jazz hands and grapevines anymore. These days you see all sorts of dance styles on stage, from ballet and jazz to tap and ballroom. It’s important to train in every kind of dance you can find a class for and what better place to start than hip hop! Learn basic hip hop moves and then pop and lock your way through a funky routine! Click here to register.

If you have any questions, contact Ariel Rosen, Education Coordinator, at ariel.rosen@thepublicsa.org.

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