​​APPRENTICE PROGRAM

GCT apprentice program pairs responsible teen and college age volunteers with instructors of our classes. Requirements include being able to attend class sessions weekly, an interview with the Executive Director, and shadowing an instructor or assistant. Apprentices may serve as lighting or sound board operators, assistant stage managers, student assistant directors, costume crew, etc. Requirements include being age 14+, being available to attend all tech rehearsals and performances of the production, an interview with the Executive Director, and training from the show directors and designers. This is a great graduation project or community service hours project for high school students in Interact, Key Club, National Honor Society, Thespians, etc. If interested, please email Chad@GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org



CLASSES/CAMPS DRESS CODE


Relaxed comfortable attire with sneakers. No flip flops, sandals, heels, crocs, or boots. Have hair pulled back away from face.


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SPECIAL TWO HOUR (ONE TIME) WORKSHOP

February 18, 2017 2-4pm

Introduction to Shakespeare for Students (6th-12th grade.)

Students will look at Shakespeare's iambic pentameter, use of sound to create emotional intensity, and basic stage-craft of the Globe Theatre. They will rehearse a scene of their choice from Hamlet or Much Ado About Nothing in pairs of two. Parents are welcome to come for the last twenty minutes of the workshop when students will perform their scenes together.

Shakespeare Workshops Instructor: Anna Kurtz

Anna Kurtz grew up in Gettysburg, and is so pleased to be back for a spell. She recently graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England with an MA in Professional Acting. Prior her degree, Anna performed across the USA and in two European countries. Past roles include Henry V, Gonzalo (The Tempest), and Hermione (A Winter's Tale). Her favorite performing memory is playing Justin Timberlake and Abraham Lincoln for a star-struck group of middle schoolers in Arizona--who were greatly disappointed to see her re-emerge as Eleanor Roosevelt.  Anna loves all things Shakespeare, and is excited to share her passion with others. 

 


Spring 2017 Session 1                   February 27th-April 14th, 2017
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Mondays 6-7pm “I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me” THEATRE DANCE I

4th-12th Grade

Instructor: Michelle Rose Gorski

This class will work on the staging and choreography of songs from Broadway musicals. This class is perfect for the beginner performer, as well as those that have had dance training, but no dance experience is required to have fun in this song and dance class.

 

Tuesdays 6-7pm “Any Dream Will Do” IMPROVISATION III +

4th-12th Grade

Instructor: Karen Land

In this intermediate level improv class, students will continue learning about short form comedy as they work as an ensemble to develop team building skills in this verbally and physically fast-paced class. This class is designed for the intermediate level student who has already taken at least two Improv courses here at GCT with this instructor. Improv I & II required as pre-requisite for this course.

 

Thursdays 6-7pm “Bon Voyage” CREATIVE DRAMATICS II

PreK (age 4)-3rd Grade

Instructor: Ann Walsh

Students will explore the world around them and learn a few life lessons along the way as they hear and bring to life stories from around the globe. Perfect for the young actor who is has had at least one theatre arts class at GCT. Creative Dramatics I or similar course at GCT highly recommended as pre-requisite for this course.

 

Saturdays 10am-Noon “Nice Work If You Can Get It” ACTING II

4th-12th Grade

Instructor: Misty Coy Snyder

This class teaches techniques for communicating effectively onstage with a partner through script study and performance of scenes from plays. This class is designed for the beginning/intermediate actor as well as students who have lots of acting experience. Acting I or another theatre arts course at GCT highly recommended as pre-requisite for this course.

 

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Spring 2017 Session 2                   April 17th-June 2nd, 2017
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Tuesdays 6-7pm “Start Of Something New” IMPROVISATION I

4th-12th Grade

Instructor: Karen Land

In this beginning level improv class, students will learn the basic skills of improvisation while developing critical thinking skills. Just play! This class is designed for the beginner student who has never had an Improv course here at GCT with this instructor.

 

Thursdays 6-7pm “I Won’t Grow Up” CREATIVE DRAMATICS I

PreK (age 4)-3rd Grade

Instructor: Ann Walsh

Students will explore their imaginations through creative dramatics utilizing fun hats and props, puppets, and musical instruments. Perfect for the beginner or student that has never had a theatre arts class before.  

 

Saturdays 10am-Noon “Gonna Build A Mountain” ACTING I

4th-12th Grade

Instructor: Misty Coy Snyder

Using fun theatre games and warm ups, students will learn to use their voices and bodies creating a solid foundation of what “tools” the actor needs to create memorable characters. This class is great for the beginning actor as well as students who have lots of acting experience.

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GCT PERFORMER DRESS CODE FOR ALL DRESS REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES OF GCT PRODUCTIONS.

(This is not summer day camp, evening classes, or after school program attire.)


GCT has a mandatory “theatre blacks” dress code that must be followed to be able to participate in dress rehearsals and performances. The costumes go ON TOP of this required production dress code. 


During ALL dress rehearsals and ALL performances, you are to ARRIVE to the the theatre dressed in the following. Please do not change into theatre blacks here. ARRIVE and LEAVE in this dress code. The costumes go ON TOP of this dress code. There will be two co-ed dressing rooms with our staff helping the students. 


Boys: Solid black jazz dance shoes, solid black socks, solid black sweatpants/jazz dance pants (must be ankle length), solid black spandex biker shorts/gym shorts worn under jazz pants, solid black or white t-shirt. 


Girls: Solid black spaghetti strap leotard with flesh-tone tights/panty hose (mandatory-no bare legs, solid black jazz dance shoes, solid black sweatpants/jazz dance pants (must be ankle length). 


Hair Girl’s hairstyles that are slick, nicely groomed hair in the following hairstyles are always much nicer on stage than your average pony tail or bun: French Twist, pigtail curls and ringlets, half up half down with curls, and “Little House On The Prairie” pigtail braids. Professional sleek looks really add to the glamour of the stage performance. 


Boy’s and girls hair should ALWAYS be out of the face and off of both eyebrows so the audience can see your eyes and smile. This is MOST important at Leer Photography Night  and at the performances.

SUMMER DAY CAMP 2017 SCHEDULE COMING SOON!


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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES


During the school year GCT's offers a variety of reasonably priced tuition classes in theatre arts where students ages 4-Adults will learn acting, improvisation, audition techniques, music, choreography, monologues and scenes, theatre etiquette, teamwork, and gain self confidence as well. Sessions are usually 7 weeks long with once a week classes. Every 7 weeks begins a new session of a different set of courses. 


During the summer, we offer Half Day Camps for PreK(age 4)-1st Grade and Full Day Camps for 2nd-10th Grade.


GCT also hosts a professional faculty that teach private lessons in voice, dance, piano, and audition preparation. For private lessons information, please email Chad@GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org 


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There are no refunds unless the entire course is canceled. Each course has a minimum enrollment for the class to be active.