Acting is telling a story. Acting is the art of letting someone else see what’s going on inside the mind and life of another individual, either by facial expression, body posture, language, or all the above. Jesus told stories all the time – parables! Jesus led people to the Truth through narratives that were relatable and dramatic. When you look at it that way, telling stories is of eternal value! Therefore, the purpose of this class will be to not only introduce first-time acting students to this story-telling medium, but also to further equip those with prior theatrical experience with the best tools and the best practices to excel in their craft and worship God through this art form. The tools we’ll be diving into come from arguably the actor’s most important compartment of his/her tool-belt, and that’s IMPROV! Improv is the art of spontaneous reaction and acting without a script. Mastering this skill/art not only helps you in other improv settings, but also helps you with cold/reading/auditions, making strong character choices in a complex variety of situations, and trusting yourself and your fellow actors around you. Come join us this Fall!
Jake has been in musical theatre for the majority of his life. He found his love for theatre at CYT Tucson, where he played a variety of roles such as Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and the Cat in the Hat in Seussical to name a few. He discovered that he had an equal love for being on the other side of the curtain with directing and producing under the tutelage of Dr. Paul Russell - co-founder and president of CYT Tucson and former Dean of the Performing Arts at San Diego Christian College. Jake student directed and produced Little Shop of Horrors there, directed several one act musicals at CYT @ School, and has since moved on to directing 5 of his own original musicals for children 4th -12th grade. He worked as an actor at the Tucson-famous Gaslight Theatre for nearly 4 years, and is known to return there for a show every so often. When he is not on or near the stage, Jake teaches reading, writing, and drama at Desert Christian Schools, leads worship at his church, and lives his best life with his wife and his baby daughter.
There are entrances to the church on Woodland Ave/4th St./Craycroft Rd.. Please park in rear parking lot and walk your student onto church grounds. The site coordinator will be located at the ramada for you to sign in/out.
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