Adult Classes & Workshops

At Aloha Theatre, we strive to offer courses for all interests in the arts. Our classes are designed for students to improve real world skills through creative and theatrical approaches.

We are happy to offer a limited number of scholarships for our classes and workshops. To inquire or learn more, click here to send an email.

Have a keiki looking for activities in the theatre? Our youth Summer Workshops are now open for registration! To find out more, visit our Summer Workshop page.

As we continue to expand the variety of affordable classes requested via community feedback, we must maintain a minimum number of registered students in all educational events to cover facility and instructional fees. If classes or workshops do not reach the minimum, we are unable to hold that event. If a class or workshop does not have a minimum of four students registered 24 hours before the program, that class or workshop will be cancelled or postponed to a later start date.
Don’t risk programs getting cancelled, and save money! We offer discounted rates for registering early online or calling our office in advance of the event’s start date.

Workshops

Playwriting with Caleen Jennings

Ages 18+
July 24, 2019; 6:30pm-8:30pm
$25 Early Online Fee; $35 Walk-in Fee

Using the techniques she shared at the Kennedy Center’s Playwrights Intensive, Caleen Jennings’ exercises in this workshop will span various writing skill levels.

This workshop will focus on addressing “how to get started” in the Play-writing industry, and follow with “what to do” once drafts are in place.
After the workshop, Caleen will take time to discuss and review currently written works-so bring additional scripts for this special chance to work one on one with our visiting artist.

For more information about Caleen and her other workshop offerings, click here. 

Beyond Therapy Audition Boot Camp

Ages 18+
July 27, 2019; 2:00pm-5:00pm
$25 Registration Fee

Aloha Theatre is holding auditions for their production of “Beyond Therapy”, the comedy classic on August 5 and 6….are YOU ready to audition?!

We want you to feel comfortable, confident, and ready to audition for this hilarious show! On Saturday, July 27, Get ready to improvise, act, and have a blast getting prepped for auditions by attending this unique “Beyond Therapy”-themed Audition Boot Camp. Train with Jerry Tracy, Director of the upcoming production, as he gets you in shape through performing monologues, improvisation, physical characterization, and public speaking techniques! He’ll also be providing more information about the production, audition tips, and sneak peek opportunities for interested auditionees.

Please wear comfortable clothing to move in and toe-covered shoes. Bring a notepad and water bottle.
Ages 18+. Interested auditioners of all levels are welcome. For casting details, please visit our audition page.

Voice and Speech with Caleen Jennings

Ages 18+
July 28, 2019; 11:00am-1:00pm
$25 Early Online Fee; $35 Walk-in Fee

Visiting Artist Caleen Jennings presents a special workshop covering advanced techniques in voice and speech to the Aloha Theatre!

In this two-hour workshop, students will explore and practice the concepts for a healthy and effective voice for the theatre. Focusing on the “building blocks of speech”, Caleen will share methods to warm up, expand, strengthen, and maintain vocal muscles that are easy to apply to any public speaking or character work!
Training with Caleen is an opportunity you do not want to miss! Click here for more information about this visiting artist!
Please wear comfortable clothing to move in, toe-covered shoes, and bring a water bottle. Participants of all experiences are welcome to register.
**Special offer: Register for this course, and sign up for the 2:00pm Intermediate Acting for only $15!**

Intermediate Acting with Caleen Jennings

Ages 18+
July 28, 2019; 2:00pm-4:00pm
$25 Early Online Fee; $35 Walk-in Fee

Caleen Jennings will instruct a workshop covering advanced techniques in acting.

In this two-hour workshop, performers will explore intermediate and advanced level acting techniques to further expand their knowledge and use of body, voice, text, objectives, obstacles, and beliefs. Through monologues, feedback, and activities organized by Caleen, adults will be able to experience developing their skills in an entertaining and welcoming environment.

Training with Caleen is an opportunity you do not want to miss! Click here for more information about this visiting artist!
Please wear comfortable clothing to move in, toe-covered shoes, and bring a water bottle. Participants with beginner Acting training or experience are invited to register.
**Special offer: Register for this course, and sign up for the 11:00am Voice and Speech for only $15!**

 

Classes

Level C with Q: Intro to Short Form Improvisation

Ages 18+ 
Sundays
6:30pm-8:30pm
Registration for this series is now closed, check in again soon for upcoming dates!
Join Quinton Loder in the third of his FIVE LEVELED Improv Theatre series in West Hawaii! An introduction to short-form improvisation.

Students must have completed Level E: Improv Comedy FUNdamentals and/or Level D: Intro to Long Form Improv to register for this course.

Insider info: This is the third series of a prerequisite course. Once the prerequisite Level E has been completed, you’ll advance to Level D: Intro to Long Form (a study of the Harold), followed by Level C: Intro to Short Form (a study of short form performance games) all the way up to the A-team of Improvisers! Get in on the start of something big in West Hawaii, and improve your improv!
Please wear toe-covered shoes and bring a water bottle.

Adult Acting and Showbiz Series 

Ages 18+ 
Tuesdays
6:00pm-7:30pm
Registration for this series is now closed, check in again for upcoming dates! 
Join Artist Amanda Trusty in this 8-week series focusing on the fundamentals of Acting and Show Business!
This series requires no previous training, and will cover the basics of acting you THOUGHT you knew!
Classes will feature understanding theatre vocabulary, introduction to scene work, rehearsal etiquette, and audition tactics- just in time for Beyond Therapy and The Rocky Horror Show auditions! The skills learned from this class are creative, insightful, and can applied to enhance everyday life!

This series will be held in the APAC loft, located across the street from the former Oshima’s store, above the King’s Daughters Thrift Shop. Tuition is $80 for online registration by June 3; $95 Walk-in. Drop ins are accepted upon Teacher and Education Director’s approval in advance of the requested class date. Students must wear toe-covered shoes, comfortable clothing to move in, and provide a notebook and water bottle. For more information, click here. 

Adult Movement and Choreography Training

Ages 18+ 
Wednesdays
6:00pm-7:30pm
Registration for this series is now closed, check in again soon for upcoming dates! 
Amanda Trusty will instruct this 8-week series focusing on movement basics and choreography techniques!
This series requires no previous training, and will conquer any fears of dancing on the stage! Classes will introduce basic dance vocabulary, tips on picking up choreography, rehearsal etiquette, introduction to partnering, and explore audition tactics- just in time for The Rocky Horror Show!

This series will be held in the APAC loft, located across the street from the former Oshima’s store, above the King’s Daughters Thrift Shop. Tuition is $80 for online registration by June 3; $95 Walk-in. Drop ins are accepted upon Teacher and Education Director’s approval in advance of the requested class date. Students must wear toe-covered/dance shoes, comfortable clothing to move in, and provide a water bottle. For more information, click here. 

Perfecting the Truth in Character

Ages 18+
Thursdays
Registration for this series is now closed, check in again soon for upcoming dates! 
An Acting Class for all skill levels, talents, and interests for ages 18 and up. Led by Felicity Johnson, this acting course focuses on Stanislavski’s method of Character Development.
Come and gain deeper character development skills while Felicity shares her expertise with you! With character exploration, scene analysis, body awareness, and voice work, this course is sure to help you connect to any character you portray!
Perfecting the Truth in Character will be held on Thursdays, August 15 – October 3, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Cost is $80 for the 8-week series, or $10 for drop-ins. Students must wear toe-covered shoes and bring a water bottle.