2021 Spring Adult Classes
*Center Stage Theatre Education Center is committed to the health and safety of all of our students and families. Our spring programming will follow all CDC and state COVID guidelines*
ASL in the Arts with Colby Trembley, Joe Ronan and Diane Gamse
Friday, April 30, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Age 14 and up
The use of American Sign Language (ASL) has been growing in mainstream theater in recent years. Most recently, DeafWest’s production of Spring Awakening made waves by showing ASL to a new generation on the Broadway stage. Join Deaf actor Joe Ronan (Mother Hicks, Taste of Sunrise), interpreter Diane Gamse, and hearing actor and ASL student Colby Trembley for a masterclass on ASL in the Arts. The masterclass will include a question and answer portion, teaching of the ASL alphabet, a discussion on how scripts or songs are converted into ASL and the learning of a song in ASL.
Vocal Basics and The Technical Warm Up with Michelle Lambert
For Musical Directors, Choral Directors and Singers
Sunday, April 18, 2021
2:00pm - 3:30pm
This masterclass will go over the basic structure and physiology of the voice, teach basic therapeutic exercises and vocal behavior therapy exercises. The session will cover how to warm up a group - what is a technical warmup; how to help singers prepare the voice for the kind of sound you are looking for in your show, concert or choir. Instruction will include Posture and breath work, VBT, how to achieve the right
overtones, Chest dominant mix or head dominant mix sound quality and classical sound quality.