Classes

Programs for Kids

Fall 2020 class registration is now open! This Fall, Synetic’s Saturday Morning classes for Elementary and Middle School kids will have a virtual and an outdoor in-person option! Our Teen Acting class will also return in an entirely virtual form only.

Elementary: Synetic Adventures
Saturdays, Sept 19 – Oct 21, 9am – 10am

 

What do dragons, princesses, wizards, and unicorns all have in common? They can be a part of your adventure! In this “choose your own adventure” style class, students will work together and use their imaginations to come up with their own fairytale adventure! With a focus on ensemble, creativity, dance, stage combat, and storytelling, this dynamic class will get students up on their feet and engage them in creative play with a focus on how we use our bodies to tell stories.

Will there be monsters? Princess? Pirates? It’s up to YOU!

This Virtual class is hosted over Zoom, but don’t worry, your students won’t be just sitting and watching. Students will be up on their feet, active, and engaged. A few weeks into the class, students will be sent a box containing all necessary props and art supplies

Come see why parents are saying “this is the best theater program in the DC area!”

Want to try it out first? Join our trial class on Saturday. September 12 at 9:00am!

*Note these classes are hosted via Zoom. To allow for a smooth class, please take the time to download the program here.

Email education(at)synetictheater.org with questions!

More about Outdoor In-Person Classes:
As always, the highest priority for our students is safety and we are fully committed to offering a safe and healthy space for our students to join in community and see their friends. Classes in September and October will be hosted outside in one the many beautiful parks near Synetic Theater. If weather is an issue, students will be brought into the Theater lobby or studio. Additional safety measures will include temperature checks, social distancing, and universal mask use for students and teaching artists. All spaces will be regularly sanitized and disinfected. Parents will be asked to review and sign a waiver when enrolling their student.

More about Virtual Classes:
The virtual class will be hosted over Zoom. A customizable “Classroom kit” will be assembled and mailed to students after three classes. This kit will include all necessary props, scripts, and art supplies.

 

Programs for Teens

Teen Acting: Shakespeare in Motion
Saturdays, Sept 19 – Oct 21, 10am – 11:30am

Synetic Theater is world renown for its Wordless Shakespeare series. We are bringing the same exercises and activities that we use for our mainstage productions to our students with this class Helen Hayes Award-nominated director Vato Tsikurishvili leads this class, guiding students through Physical Theater exercises that will make them a more well-rounded performer. Students who take this class will develop a stronger acting vocabulary, gain more confidence and movement, and learn techniques that they can apply to future performances.

Each student will work on a short piece from Shakespeare or another classical author and by the end of the class they will have a polished performance piece ready to show off.

This show is hosted over Zoom and culminates in a “shareformance” open to friends and family.

What are you waiting for? Sign up today, and elevate your acting!

*Note these classes are hosted via Zoom. To allow for a smooth class, please take the time to download the program here.


*Note for all classes: if home supplies are needed, we will send that information to you the week before. Supplies needed would be under $20. For example, a class might call for paper and crayons. Or paperclips and a plastic spoon.

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TEEN COMPANY

Synetic’s Teen Company is a year-round training program dedicated to developing the next generation of athletic performers.

Teen Company members gain confidence, discipline, and the responsibility to challenge themselves and their peers. Artists’ study and train in the infused theatrical methodologies of Growtowski, Lecoq, Stanislavski, and Chekhov through the Synetic-style. The teen cast work closely with Irina Tsikurishvili and other artistic professionals.

By early-April, the teen ensemble has a fully staged, full-length production, to go along with an experience of a lifetime. Past teen program alumni have gone on to star in main stage productions here at Synetic, and in professional theatre, television, and films around the world! Auditions for the Teen Company are typically held in late Summer or early Fall. To sign up to be notified about the next round of auditions, please email Education Associate Ashton Schaffer at ashton (at) synetictheater.org.

Click here to learn more about the Teen Company.

 

Email education(at)synetictheater.org with questions