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.
“Christmas” in July
Youth Summer Workshop, Ages 8-12
Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, discover and improve performance skills while basking in the spirit of the holidays at Aloha Theatre’s summer workshop! Youth will explore fundamentals of theatre by creating their own stories, costumes, props, and characters. Students will also practice comedy, improv games, scene work, and stage combat! For youth interested in participating in this year’s production of A Christmas Story, this is a great way to prepare for auditions!
Advance registration: $125; Walk-in registration: $145.
Teen Summer Workshop, Ages 13-18
An “Addams Family”- themed workshop for teenage theatre lovers of any level! Happening Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27.
Morning Sessions (10:00am-12:30pm) will explore characterization, acting in scene work, and intro to play writing.
Afternoon Sessions (1:00pm-3:00pm) will focus on rehearsals, musicality, and further character development.
Students may enroll for one session, but will benefit most from attending the full course. For those interested in participating in the upcoming production of The Addams Family Musical, this is a great opportunity to gain extra training before auditions!
Advance registration: $75 for one session (5 classes), $135 for full course (10 classes); Walk-in registration: $95 for one session (5 classes) or $155 for full course (10 classes).
The Actor’s Gym
Technique and Skill Improvement Series, Ages 16+
Want to brush up on your technique? Want to add a new skill to your resume? Or maybe you just want to expand your knowledge of theatre? Whatever you’re looking for, the Actor’s Gym at Aloha Theatre is for you! Each Saturday will feature a different instructor and subject to guide you in strengthening specified performance techniques. Actors of all levels and interests are invited to attend.
On Saturday, June 30, join Instructor Kerry Matsumoto at the Actor’s Gym to workout those improv muscles and tone spontaneity, shed inhibitions, and laugh your way to acting fitness! Actors will participate in exercises designed to show the right, and wrong, techniques to “get into character”. Examples include Meisner technique, games, cold-reading, monologue dissection, and scene work. Learn to say “yes, and…” in making choices, and will discuss making choices as an actor. Advance registration: $20 each class or $35 for both; Walk-in registration: $25 per class or $50 for both. For more information, click here.
On Saturday, July 7, take those beginner acting techniques to the next level by exercising Physicality in Acting! Hosted by Guest Artist Amo Gulinello (featured in Cirque du Soleil and De La Guarda), improve your movement technique by exploring the “The Exodus”, otherwise known as imaginary landscapes. Learn dynamic movements while travelling through a series of environments. Find “neutral” in the body and emotion to better experience the inherent power, conflict, rhythm, and pace of each landscape. Actors will apply new skills to develop a “Personal Passage” by creating their own 3-step landscape for further development and artistic growth. Advance registration: $35; Walk-in registration: $50. For more information, click here.
Actor’s Core Training
Voice Over and Film Acting Workshops, Ages 15+
Actor’s Core Training, a company dedicated to providing expert training and successes of students in the many fields of acting, is bringing THREE workshops to the Big Island!
Hosted by professionals Yumi Iwama and Brian Mulligan, actors and participants of all levels are invited to explore the world of the Voice Over industry, and receive insider tips to book those film auditions! For more information and registration, click here.
Introduction to Voice Overs with Yumi Iwama (10:00am-12:30pm)
Explore the world of voice overs in this informative, interactive, and fun class!
Voice Overs Online–Booking Jobs from Home with Yumi Iwama (1:00pm-3:30pm)
Want to make an income from home as a voice actor? This class will provide the information and advice to get you started on your new career!
Film Audition Technique with Brian Mulligan (4:30pm-7:00pm)
Designed to increase confidence in the audition, this class will introduce the how-tos of the film audition process.
The Little Theatre Club
Next session begins August 15, 2018
The Little Theatre Club will be held on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm for six weeks. 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.
Early registration is recommended.
Next session begins August 14, 2018
Jerry Tracy instructs a performance skills class for 8 through 12 year olds on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, assisted by Kira Kane. A parent or adult representative must attend orientation at the start of the first class session. Tuition is $80 for the 8 week session. Early registration is recommended.
Intergenerational Acting Class
Next session begins August 16, 2018
An Inter-generational Acting Class for people of all skill levels is led by Felicity Johnson on Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. This class is for age 18 and up. Cost is $10 per class or $80 per 8 week session.
Aloha Teen Theatre
The longest running Teen Theatre on the island!
Next session begins August 10, 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!