Come discover what being onstage is all about! In this fun, active class, we will learn how to create characters using our bodies and voices, work together to tell stories, and increase our understanding of what it means to be an actor. Through lively games, songs, stories, and group activities we will explore the actor’s toolkit, encouraging confidence, communication, and kindness throughout. You will learn basic stage terminology and experience what it is like to rehearse for and present a performance. We invite friends and family to join us for an informal presentation of our work on the last day of class!
Maren Spillane earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater and English at Skidmore College and a Master’s Degree in English Education at The Graduate College of Union University (now called Clarkson). Maren spent seven years acting in New York City and regionally before returning to her native Vermont. She is currently an actress with recent performances at Phantom Theater and Middlebury Actor's Workshop. Maren has taught acting classes and camps around Vermont, including with the Bridges Afterschool Program, Dog River Education, and within the central Vermont home school community.