Education

At Aloha Theatre, 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 we’ve got to offer.

Have ideas for future courses? Let us know! We’re always looking for instructors and would love to hear what you have to offer our community.

Workshops

All Around Improv: An Introduction to Improvisational Comedy
November 25, 2018; 4:00pm-7:00pm; Ages 18+
$30 for participation; $15 for observation

Perfect for those with zero experience that want to build confidence and test the waters of Improv, and perfecter for adults with experience looking to refresh or hone their skills, all in a fun and supportive environment! Join guest instructor Quinton Loder on Sunday, November 25th from 4:00pm-7:00pm, as he shows you the how-to’s of short and long form improvisation.
For more information and to register, click here.

Classes

Tuesday Troupers
Next session begins October 16, 2018

Artistic Director Jerry Tracy teaches this performance skills class for students aged 8 through 12,   assisted by Kira Kane and Malia Moore. Exploring fundamental skills such as projection, enunciation, and characterization, this series is sure to prepare your keiki for the main stage. A showcase 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 on October 16. Tuesday Troupers will be held on Tuesdays, October 16 through December 4, from 3:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $80 for the 8-week course.

The Little Theatre Club
Next session begins October 17, 2018

Join the club and explore the magic of the arts through games, crafts, music, and more! Led by instructor Josey Creger, the series is designed for ages 4 to 7, and focuses on theater basics through imagination, storytelling, and structured play.
Students must wear toe-covered shoes and bring a water bottle. A parent or guardian must attend orientation at the start of the first class on October 17. The Little Theatre Club will be held on Wednesdays, October 17 through November 21, from 4:00-5:00pm. Tuition is $60 per student for the 6-week course.

Cosplay 101 Adult Series
Celebrate your 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!

Intergenerational Acting Class
Next session POSTPONED to October 25, 2018

An Acting Class for all skill levels, talents, and interests for ages 18 and up. Led by Felicity Johnson, This series encourages adults to improve theatre skills through various performance techniques and establishing stronger character choices. Intergenerational Acting will be held on Thursdays, October 25 through December 13, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Cost is $70 for the 7-week series, or $10 for drop-ins.

Playwrights Anonymous
A play-writing series for all interests, levels, and genres.
Session begins November 8, 2018

Are you a Hawaii-based playwright trying to make it in the industry? Having a hard time finishing that script you started years ago? Feel like the only person interested in writing plays on the island? Guess what, you’re not alone!
Come to Playwrights Anonymous, a new series offered by Aloha Theatre, for local writers of all skill levels to create, develop, and share their stories. Playwrights attending this crash course will develop and improve fundamentals of script writing, share feedback with fellow writers, and be inspired through “talk story” events with professional hawaii-based playwrights. Take the lessons learned in Playwrights Anonymous, and apply it by completing and sharing your play!
Ages 16+ , This series runs Thursdays November 8 through December 20th, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Tuition is $60 for advanced registration; $70 for walk-in. For more information, click here.

Aloha Teen Theatre
The longest running Teen Theatre on the island!
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Open registration year-round, next 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 to offer our teen program, email us at  att@apachawaii.org
You can also visit our Aloha Teen Theatre page on facebook