COVID-19 Response

A Message

from the Act One Team

Our #1 concern is for the health and safety of the students who will be involved in our programs.  For this reason, the decision was made last spring to move our summer camp from the beautiful Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA to the online platform Zoom.  We were extremely sad to not be able to use the Alex, and we were definitely nervous about moving the entire camp to a 100% digital format.

But to our pleasant surprise, it was amazing!!  Not only did we have truly astounding young actors join us from all over the country, but we even had students from all over the world jump in: from Canada, to Mexico, to Uruguay, and even as far away as Saudi Arabia!

Each session brought more and more eager students from all over the place, and we were able to create some truly magnificent pieces of art.  Their final movies were awesome, and are now a digital memory that they'll be able to share and re-watch for years to come.

We had so much fun this summer, that we didn't want it to end!  So we're extremely excited to offer our new Act One After School program, in order to keep the fun rolling.  This time, with a Shakespeare twist!

 

We'll meet after school every Thursday for eight weeks.  Each meeting will give the students the opportunity to engage in three different classes: Improv Comedy, On-Camera Lab, and Acting Class.  All while working towards creating an originally written piece, based on the themes and characters of Shakespeare entitled, "Hotel Shakespeare".  And once the teachers have all the film footage that our students will create at home, we'll piece it all together into a professionally produced film which we'll premiere on YouTube for everyone to enjoy.

 

We hope you'll join us!!

Check out our Act One After School FAQ page!

Still trying to figure out how a virtual after-school program for theatre will operate?

We've got tons of answers for you!

 
The Blue Ace
From Paris to Murder
Frankie
The Vidiot

Wondering how the Final Movie is going to work?

Check out some of the original movies

that we created during summer camp

Written and edited by our summer camp teachers, these fun and entertaining movies are fantastic examples of how we can provide creative and engaging acting opportunities for all of our students.  These actors were given a script and a few pointers on how to film it... and they were off!  Under the supervision and guidance of their teachers, they came up with all of their own make-up, costumes, props, set designs, and accents.  Many of them even had their parents and older siblings chip in to help read lines off-camera, giving the whole family a fun and memorable project that they worked on together during these Stay at Home times.

 

And it was so easy for the actors to do!

All the footage was shot on cell phones, and sent (free!) to our teachers via Dropbox, Google Drive, or WeTransfer.

 

Grab some popcorn and ejoy the shows!

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