We take playing very seriously.
When children learn the craft of acting they cultivate self-expression, creativity, and joy!
They gain lasting friendships, confidence in their new-found skills and the ability to make a positive impact in our world.
For ages 6-11
Improvisation and theater games help stoke creativity, create an ensemble and develop the spirit of play as students rehearse a complete piece of theater in the semester. A great session for kids to increase confidence, craft, and their ability to work as park of an ensemble.
Kids learn how to create a character from a place of instinct and play. They also amass skills in singing, dance, speech, and improvisation taught by master teachers and performers at the top of their field.
Our Players Series programming meetings in Brooklyn Heights for Fall 2018.
Annie Kids - Fall 2018 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
1st – 3rd Grades
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Annie Kids meets at First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights.
The Tuesday section meets September 18th – December 11th from 3:30p-4:45p.
The Wednesday section meets September 11th – December 19th from 4p-5:30p.
Price for the full semester is $700.
Peter Pan Jr. - Fall 2018 on Tuesdays
4th – 5th grades
Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years and is now adapted for young performers.
Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook
Peter Pan Jr. meets at First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights from 5p-6:30p. Class meets Tuesdays from October 2nd – January 15th.
Price for the full semester is $700.
For ages 4-6
Self-expression and artistry are the name of the game in our Mini Musical program.
Kids work in-depth on a specific show and use it’s plot as a springboard for their own mini-plays. Through improvisation and creative movement they flex their imaginative muscles.
We then layer on theater technique: Students learn the basics of vocal warm-ups, character development, singing and choreography from our expert teachers.
The unique blend of play and performance is realized in a final “sharing” for friends and family. Students get to showcase their abilities as young storytellers, singers and dancers!
Under the Sea - Fall 2018 in Carroll Gardens
Learn to speak mermaid/merman as you swim and play with your family under the sea. Make a trade for legs with the Sea Witch for a special skill that only you possess. Play an exciting game of Ocean Tag – and careful not to get turned into a statue! Dance at the ball on your new found legs and sing such classics as “Under the Sea”, and “Part of Your World”.
Class meets from 3:20p-4:20p at Prema Yoga in Carroll Gardens (498 Court Street).
The 13 week session runs September 18 – December 11.
The fee is $35/class, the full session tuition is $455.
For ages 8-12
Young people become confident with Shakespeare’s world, language and characters as they learn how to interpret a role with technique and courage. Classically trained professional actors assist the players in their physical, vocal and emotional transformations.
All Shakespeare Players teaching artists are classically trained professional actors and have performed Shakespeare both on and off Broadway and in regional theaters across the country.
In addition to core teaching staff, in Shakespeare Ensemble we introduce a roster of exciting guest teachers who will use their specific expertise (Text, Comedia dell Arte, Stage Combat) to enrich our rehearsals.
Our Shakespeare Players programming meets in Brooklyn Heights for Fall 2018.
Romeo & Juliet - Fall 2018 on Thursdays
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
Romeo & Juliet yearn to be together despite their warring families in this classic Shakespeare tragedy of young love.
Romeo & Juliet runs for 14 sessions at 121 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights.
Class meets from 4:00p-6:00 from October 4 through January 17. Tuition for the semester is $700.
Twelfth Night - Fall 2018 on Sundays
“If music be the food of love, play on!”
When shipwrecked twins are lost among lovelorn aristocrats, mistaken-identity and romance ensues. Throw in some misbehaving servants, a clown and a do-gooder and you have a comedy that delights and also tugs at the heart-strings.
Twelfth Night runs for 15 sessions from September 16th – January 13th for ages 8-12. Cost for the session is $625.
Class will meet from 4:00p-5:30p at St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street, in Brooklyn Heights.
For ages 12-16
Our teenage ensemble works on complex material and relishes a challenge. From Greek Myths to Shakespearean Histories to classics of American Theater, we love a great play. Students inspire each other and do work that is brave, specific and nuanced.
Teen Ensemble meets in Brooklyn Heights.
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Fall 2018 on Sundays
“The course of true love never did run smooth”
What happens when you cross some mischievous fairies, four star-crossed lovers and some guys trying to put on a play? Join us for an enchanted adventure into one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs for 15 sessions from September 16 – January 13 for ages 12-16. Cost for the session is $625.
Class will meet from 5:35p-7:05p at St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street, in Brooklyn Heights.
Children explore story-telling, song and creative movement in classes for the youngest of thespians.
Using their bodies, voices and minds, students re-interpret classic and contemporary children’s literature and are inspired to create their own adventures. Simple props and costumes help them bring their characters to life.
Connections are made to literature and the world around them. Classes encourage creative expression and confidence. The last day of class is open for family and friends.
For ages 2-3
A princess hails a cab in Brooklyn…a shark needs to visit the dentist…a superhero visits the grocery store to power-up…a pirate wants a playdate with YOU! Let your imaginations run wild when we put incredible characters into real-life scenarios.