Young People's Classes

Stage West is producing all Spring Acting classes online via Zoom starting the week of March 23. Where there is a will, there is a way!! Please contact Beth [at] stagewest.org for more info about specific dates for each class.


Theatre, acting, and writing classes can build self esteem, foster creativity, and improve academic performance. In our classes, students practice creative exploration and learn to perform under pressure in a fun and safe environment, leaving them better equipped for social situations, school, and everything in between. Stage West's Fall and Spring Classes are some of the most affordable in the area. For questions call (817) 554-3613.

 

NEW!! Spring Fling Mini-Online Classes for Kids & Teens

Tuesdays
April 7–May 19, 4:00-5:00pm

ONLINE CLASS: Short Film/Video Creation 

What a great time to create! We will dive into short film ideas—playwriting and storyboard as well as filming via smart phones! Students will meet once a week via Zoom in a small group format, no more than six kids.  Sign up fast for this limited spot class! 

Ages 8-11
Taught by Tonya Wilson-Brown

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Wednesdays
April 8–May 20,  4:00-5:00pm

ONLINE CLASS: Monologue & Scene Study  

We will use Google and Zoom virtual meeting room to hold a one hour class each week focusing on scene study and monologues for audition prep. Students will practice live on camera through Zoom in a small group format, with lots of individual attention. They will also be given some creative rehearsal homework for each class session. Sign up fast for this limited spot (6 – 8 students) class!

Ages 8-11
Taught by Tonya Wilson-Brown

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Thursdays
April 9-May 21, 4:00-5:00pm

ONLINE CLASS: Film Study & Review

What a perfect time to watch movies! This film appreciation class will be assigned a new movie to watch each week. We will then discuss the film in a live talk back format. Students will learn film terms, techniques and develop critical thinking skills. (Limited class size—up to 10 students.)

Ages 13-18
Taught by Tonya Wilson-Brown

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A Special Service to support young actors:

Audition Coaching for High School Seniors

We are offering private coaching services to high school students who will be auditioning for acceptance into college acting or musical theater programs. Please call or education [at] stagewest.org (subject: Audition%20Coaching) (email) us for arrangements.


Tuition Schedule

We are Waiving the Registration Fee for the Spring Fling Mini-Classes.
There is a $25 drop fee, plus fee for classes attended, in the first two weeks. After that time, no refunds are allowed.

All Spring Fling Mini-Online Classes: 
$75 per month, $150 total

Registration 

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Email: education [at] stagewest.org

or

Phone:  817-554-3613

Teachers

Tonya Wilson-Brown
Tonya Wilson-Brown, represented by Linda McAlister Talent, can be seen in many commercials and print ads for Kaplan College, Cooks Children's Hospital, and Boy Scouts of America. She is certified to teach Theatre for the K-12 age range and is excited to bring acting classes to the virtual format after working full time in online education for the past 4 years. Tonya has also served as the Education Director at Stage West, as well as an outreach instructor here and for The Rose Marine Theatre, and Children's Theatre of Madison, WI.

Rob Bosquez
Rob, a Fort Worth native, is a writer, director & actor. Rob has spent the last decade teaching for Ft. Worth’s Stage West Theatre, with whom he has co-founded The Summer Conservatory, The Neighborhood Play Contest & The Festival of the Kid. 

Rob is also the creative writing/acting/improv instructor for Artes de la Rosa’s Artes Academy at the Rose Marine Cultural Center, with whom he has created over 40 original productions for young audiences. As a director, credits include Death of a Salesman, Sam Shepard’s Eyes for Consuela and Waiting for Godot

Rob is a published writer with several short stories published in literary journals throughout Texas. His original play, The Breeze Through the Cherry Fields, was recently published by the Langdon Review.

Allison Connor
Allison has been performing and teaching Improv for over 20 years.  She has performed and trained with The Groundlings in L.A., The Second City in Chicago and Gotham City Improv in NYC.  She has taught Improv at The Comedy Store in L.A. and led numerous improvisational workshops for corporations, schools and universities.  She has appeared in many national television commercials and on HBO's improvised hit comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm."  

Allison teaches Improv within the Keller ISD and currently directs the Keller High School Indian Improv Troupe and the all-kid Minor Trouble Improv Co. 

She is delighted to be working at Stage West!

David Haskins
David Haskins has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in music from UNT. He  served as the musical director for the Dallas Summer Musicals School of Musical Theater for 10  years. This is where multiple collaborations between  David and Beth Bando Bontley began, including accompanying her one woman show.has been  entertaining as a professional pianist for many years and teaching private voice in the Dallas Fort Worth area. He has a growing number of students performing major roles on Broadway. He especially loves to teach serious dance students. David's studio is in Central West Arlington.