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Update: byPUBLICdemand Offerings for Week of May 18


Join us for one (or all!) of our upcoming byPUBLICdemand events! Click on each link to get registered for that specific class. All classes will be presented through Zoom.

Monday, May 18th

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. | Public Prep Virtual Studio Grades K-1st (Free)
Musical Theater Dance Technique with Briane Green
This class will teach foundational technique and basic musical theater dance moves to set the groundwork for your dance education or just give you a chance to refresh your skills! Learn how to make any room in the house into your personal dance studio and get your body moving from home! Click here to register.

Tuesday, May 19th

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. | Public Prep Virtual Studio Grades Grades 2-3 (Free)
Intro to Costume Design with Michael Ciaramitaro
Have you ever wondered what it takes to design the costumes you see on The Public stage? Join us to learn the basics of costume sketching, how to match a character to their costume, how costumes are made, and tips from our very own costumer, Michael Ciaramitaro! Click here to register.

Wednesday, May 20th

4:30 to 5:15 pm Public Prep Virtual Studio Grades 4 -5 (Free)
Acting Technique with Ariel Rosen
This class will go over acting basics and methods to begin or continue your relationship with theater. Learn how to warm up your voice, mind, and body, how to connect a character to an emotion, and explore various popular acting methods. Click here to register.

Thursday, May 21st

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. | Public Prep Virtual Studio Grades 6-8 (Free)
Let’s Speak Shakespeare with Melissa Zarb-Cousin
Does the language of Shakespeare make your head spin? We’re here to help! Join Mel as she helps break down the Bard in a way that is fun and easy to understand! Students will learn the ins and outs of Shakespeare’s pentameter, become familiar with his plays and sonnets, and uncover some historical realities of the Elizabethan era along the way. This interactive workshop will have you speaking Shakespeare in no time, no matter your age or experience. Click here to register.

Friday, May 22nd

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. | Public Prep Virtual Studio Grades 9-12 (Free)
Improv Skills with James Welch
Learn how to act without a script and straight out of your imagination with this beginner’s course in improvisational acting! Train your brain to quickly respond to uncertain circumstances, learn fun (and funny) games, and find out why knowing what to say when there are no words is such an important tool for an actor. Click here to register.

If you have any questions, contact Ariel Rosen, Education Coordinator, at

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