TRAIN WITH US
Interested in TRAINING with us? Then check out THE COURT YOUTH COMPANY, weekly IMPROVISATION CLASSES with The Court Jesters, or our SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME.
The Court Youth Company
THE COURT YOUTH COMPANY is a training and performance company for young actors. It provides an opportunity to develop potential and nurture performance skills through practical experience.
Members of YOUTH COMPANY will be encouraged to develop a professional practice in order to enhance personal growth and build required performance skills in:
- Script/text analysis
The program for YOUTH COMPANY will drive towards the practical application of these skills by working towards two public performances:
- Classical text: a show based on working text and research from a classical script
- Community project: a site-specific performance devised off-site
As well as guiding the members through the craft of acting and theatre making, YOUTH COMPANY is interested in building the next generation of creative practitioners, from all cultural and social backgrounds, through nurturing skills in:
- Working in collaboration
- Strong communication
- Active listening and responsiveness
THE COURT YOUTH COMPANY offers an opportunity for young actors to train and be exposed to high-quality theatre making, and to develop a distinguished theatrical vocabulary and focus. It provides a platform for developing new work by a young practicing community, and has the potential to assist members in going on to work and train in other reputable New Zealand institutes.
AGES 16-21 YEARS
$250 PER TERM | Scholarship opportunities available
20 PLACES AVAILABLE | By audition only
Dates for 2014:
WEDNESDAYS 6pm-9pm & SATURDAYS 1pm-4pm
Term 1 Feb 3 - Apr 12
Term 2 May 5 - Jul 5 Please note: no class May 31 due to public holidays
Term 3 Jul 21 - Sep 27
Term 4 Oct 13 - Dec 13 Please note: no class Oct 25 & Nov 15 due to public holidays
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2014 INTAKE ARE NOW CLOSED
The Court Jesters, The Court Theatre's resident improvisation company, teach weekly classes onsite in improvisation and performance, catering to all levels of performer. Each term resolves with a showcase from all the classes for friends and family.
INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATION | MONDAYS | 6.30pm-8pm | $120 PER TERM
Introduces the fundamental improvisation techniques in an environment in which all participants can discover the charismatic performer inside themselves. Learn how to generate creative offers, find the joy in failure, and gain confidence. No experience necessary! Please note this class is for ages 18+.
Tutor: Derek Flores
"With over 20 years of international improvisation experience Derek brings his energy and enthusiasm to his classes at whatever level.
Learning to let go of fear, as well as storytelling, are at the heart of good improv and that is what we'll pursue with zeal and joy."
NEXT STEP IMPROVISATION* | FRIDAYS | 6.30pm-8pm | $120 PER TERM
Builds on the fundamental exercises and games to work towards creating improvised scene work and character.
Tutor: Brendon Bennetts
"Brendon has been teaching improv for 14 years and focuses on creating a relaxed, fun, and supportive learning environment for his students.
By day Brendon teaches high school English and Classics, by night he improvises with the Court Jesters where he is known for his inventive storytelling skills."
PERFORMANCE IMPROVISATION* | THURSDAYS | 6.30pm-8pm | $140 PER TERM
An advanced opportunity for students to team up with The Court Jesters to create an improvised show, honing their improv skills along the way.
Tutor: Kathleen Burns
"She sings, she acts, she teaches, and she delights audiences with her untameable comedic flair and unique brand of naughtiness. Since completing a Bachelor of Performing Arts majoring in Musical Theatre in 2009, acting has been her full time gig and has taken her to theatres all across the country."
*This stream is open to all students who have prior improv training, or who have completed two terms of INTRODUCTION.
Term Dates 2014 (8 week terms):
Term 1 Feb 3 - Mar 28 Please note: no class Feb 6 due to holiday- extra class Apr 3
Term 2 May 5 - Jun 27
Term 3 Jul 21 - Sep 12 Please note: no class Jun 2 - extra class Sep 15
Term 4 Oct 13 - Dec 5 Please note: no class Oct 27 & Nov 14 - extra class Dec 8 & 12
Registrations for Term One 2014 now closed. To register interest in enrolment for Term Two, please fill out our online form here.
School Holiday Programme
The SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME is an onsite intensive course offered to budding young performers. The aim is to introduce young people to the fundamentals of performance, build confidence, and have fun. Each holiday a new and different set of theatre making skills will be presented, including improvisation, devising, and physical theatre.
Participants also receive a complimentary ticket to The Court Theatre Kids Show, and an opportunity to meet and talk to the cast after the show.
Emma Cusdin, Dan Bain, and Ralph McCubbin Howell in GOLDILOCKS.
AGES 9-15 YEARS
MONDAY TO FRIDAY | 9am-3pm
LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE PER PROGRAMME
School Holiday Programme Dates 2014:
#01: Monday 28th April - Friday 2 May
Tutor: Lizzie Tollemache
"Lizzie Tollemache has been performing internationally since she was selected from high school to train at London's Globe Theatre. She now tours New Zealand, Australia and Canada as an actor and variety entertainer. Most recently you may have spotted Lizzie onstage with The Court Jesters, outside at The World Buskers Festival or heard her voice asking you to buy things on TV and radio."
REGISTRATIONS FOR HOLIDAY PROGRAMME #01 NOW OPEN. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO FILL OUR ONLINE APPLICATION FORM TODAY!
#02: Monday 7th July - Friday 11 July
#03: Monday 6th October - Friday 10th October
For more information on TRAINING at The Court Theatre please contact our Education Manager, Alice Canton email@example.com today!