Education

There are many ways to be a part of the theatre and we offer a number of different courses to meet a wide variety of needs for learning everything from acting to technical specialties to play writing. You’ll see below a glimpse at what we’ve got to offer.

If you have ideas for courses that you’d like to see or be a part of please let us know! We’re always looking for instructors and would love to hear what you have to offer our community.

Workshops

A Christmas Story: Children’s Audition Bootcamp
September 29, 2018; 10:00am-12:00pm; Ages 7-12

Auditions for Aloha Theatre’s production of A Christmas Story are October 15 & 16… are YOU ready? Don’t let stage fright get to you!
Come to this Chrismas Story-themed Bootcamp and work out those nerves!
For more information and registration, click here.

 

Hip-Hop on Broadway: Youth Fall Break Camp
October 8-12, 2018; 10am-1pm; Ages 8-12

Hip-Hop is much more than a sequence of movements – it’s a feeling, an attitude, and best of all a form of self-expression. “Hip-Hop on Broadway” strives to create a comfortable, high energy, and judgement-free environment while exploring the world of dance.
From 10:00am-1:00pm, students ages 8-12 will learn to apply self-expression through movement, storytelling, muscular and strength development, partner work, improv games, free-styling, and creating choreography. Let confidence grow, understand the feeling behind the movement, while discover how to combine theatrical skills to bring Hip-Hop to life in musicals like “Hamilton”, “13”, “SpongeBob the Musical”, “The Greatest Showman”, “In The Heights”, “Descendants”, and more! First time dancers are encouraged to attend!
For more information, click here. Register your Keiki today!

Classes

Cosplay 101 Series
Embracing the Inner-Geek through Creative Arts
Session begins October 17, 2018

Ever aspire to be a character from your favorite comic book or sci-fi series? Maybe being the real deal isn’t possible, but at the theatre- anything can happen! Make those cosplay aspirations come to life by registering for Aloha Theatre’s newest series!
In this hands-on, eight week session, attendees ages 16+ will practice the same details required of professional cos-players to transform into a character from scratch. Each week will feature insider tips and tricks on conquering the elements of cosplay including creating the dream character, designing sketches and patterns, introductory sewing, armor crafting, wig and hair care, special effects make up, character development, prop and weaponry building, insider tips and tricks, painting, and more! At the end of the series, celebrate and show off your transformation with a cosplay runway show, followed by a professional photo shoot to commemorate your one of a kind cosplay.
Classes are held Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm, October 17-December 5. Registered attendees are asked to bring a water bottle, and wear closed-toed shoes. Basic cosplay materials will be provided. Tuition is $125 for advanced registration; $150 for walk-in. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Funny Bone Workout
An Adult Comedy Series
Next session dates to be announced soon
What kind of funny are you? 
Learn what really makes you laugh in this 8-week series of amazing sessions. Explore and play with different types of comedy enabled by entertainer Rich Mears, featuring vice-enabler Kerry Matsumoto.
Each class, adults ages 18+ explore comedy in different forms, and what makes them worth laughing over. Practice new comedic genres through games, exercises, and activities to assist with finding the funny within everyone in a supportive environment. Subjects featured in this series include Improv, Stand up, Sketch, Farce/Slapstick, Caricature, Dark comedy, Blue humor, Gallows humor, Commedia dell’arte, Musical comedy, and Musical improv. The series will culminate in a comedy variety show on Friday September 28th, where class participants will have the opportunity to perform learnings in front of a live audience. Classes run from 5:30pm-7:00pm on Thursdays.

The Little Theatre Club
Next session begins October 17, 2018

The Little Theatre Club will be held on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm for six weeks, instructed by Jillian Bristow. The class is designed for 4 through 7 year olds and concentrates on theater basics through structured play.  A parent or adult representative must attend orientation at the start of the first class session. Tuition is $60 per student for the 6-week course.

Tuesday Troupers
Next session begins October 16, 2018

Artistic Director Jerry Tracy teaches this performance skills class for students aged 8 through 12 on Tuesdays, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, assisted by Kira Kane and Malia Moore. The class explores fundemental skills such as projection, enunciation, and characterization through development of a short play on a timely topic. The play is performed for family and friends at the final class. Students should dress for movement, provide a water bottle, and wear closed-toe shoes. A parent or adult representative must attend orientation at the start of the first class session.

Intergenerational Acting Class
Next session begins October 18, 2018

An Inter-generational Acting Class for people of all skill levels, ages 18 and up. Led by Felicity Johnson on Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Cost is $10 per class or $80 per 8 week session.

Aloha Teen Theatre
The longest running Teen Theatre on the island!
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Open registration year-round, 2nd Quarter begins October 19, 2018.
Aloha Teen Theatre is the home for the next generation of artists. Every session of ATT offers something new, so come learn it all! Meet weekly to discover and practice different elements of the theatre world. ATT members collaborate through games and hands-on activities to apply the tools that are demonstrated in the theatre industry. Members study improvisation, acting, musical theatre, technical production, make up design, Shakespeare, costume design, and more! ATT also features performance opportunities by presenting a teen-led production, as well as getting sneak peek opportunities for upcoming auditions!

For questions or opportunities you would like to offer our teen program, email us at  att@apachawaii.org
You can also visit our Aloha Teen Theatre page on facebook