BACKSTORY THEATRE ACADEMY (BSTA)
Winter classes are here!
BackStory Theatre Academy's (BSTA) fantastic performance-based program builds skills for performance, confidence, team work, and key STEAM learning skills such as active listening, working memory, and creative collaboration! Classes are taught by experienced performers and educators who focus on building performance skills and strong support bonds within ensemble casts. Learning is primarily approached through performance rehearsals with additional skills built through games, worksheets, and activities.
Foundation skills for young beginners include memorization, simple blocking, vocal projection, and basic character development. Intermediate and advanced students build on foundation skills and enhance quick line delivery, covering, timing, complex blocking, prop usage, vocal projection, diction, and in depth character integration.
Our youngest performers build literacy skills by writing many of their own lines. As older students progress, actors work from pre-written scripts and an informal audition may be held on the first day of class for role assignment; no preparation is needed for the "audition". At the end of the session, the cast typically performs a play (approx. 20-30 min length) for public audiences as part of our "Fantastic Family Theatre" series at the Broomfield Auditorium.
During COVID, performances are presented in two formats: ONLINE classes record intentionally produced Zoom videos of their final performances from scripts designed to work well with that platform on the last day of class. IN PERSON classes are recorded with professional equipment on stage at the Broomfield Auditorium on a scheduled evening at the end of their session. (updated 12/11/20 during RED COVID levels, no audience is allowed to attend the recording session at Broomfield Auditorium)
Learn all about how to share, listen, control your body, explore imagination, and build early literacy as we explore new stories, songs, and games! Ages 3-5.
Theatre is more than just stepping out on stage! Dive deeper into skills for all aspects of performance with these classes and workshops. Ages 9-18.
NEW by request! Find out how your learning pod or homeschooling group can build a custom theatre class!