Riverside Theatre Announces theatre classes for fall 2020

Riverside Theatre for Kids announces its class schedule for the fall of 2020. Kevin Quillinan, Director of Theatre Education, will be leading an all virtual slate of classes that start on September 9th and run through mid-November. “We are thrilled to be able to offer top notch theatre instruction again to our amazing students,” says Mr. Quillinan. “Although the means are a little different, these classes will still allow our talented young performers opportunities to expand upon their skills.”

Riverside Theatre for Kids’ theatre and music classes are designed to offer performance opportunities, while building skills for life and introducing young people to an appreciation of all areas of theatre. Classes are structured to explore various topics and forms of theatrical expressions under the guidance of trained and encouraging educators within a safe and supportive environment.

“Theatre education is not just about putting on shows,” says Mr. Quillinan. “There are so many more benefits than just performing. These classes build up confidence and self-esteem and interacting with others. Theatre teaches empathy and, if we do it right, helps create a more compassionate society.”

Because of the virtual component of the classes for the fall, a couple of them are limited to only 20 students. Theatre Classes begin September 9th and run for 10 weeks through November 16th.

Class details are as follows:

Kids Story Making

Recommended for ages 6-9

Tuesdays: 4:30 – 5:30pm

Class capacity: 20 students

Kids will use their imaginations, existing stories, and songs to create stories and plays from the comfort of their own home. A final video showing will be provided to families of their fabulous creations!

Junior/Teen Acting Through Song

Recommended for ages 10 and up

Wednesdays: 4:30 – 5:30pm

Class capacity: None

Students will increase their acting and storytelling skills using their favorite music theatre songs. A final video concert will be provided to families to showcase the students’ hard work.

Junior/Teen Virtual Show – She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

Recommended for ages 10 and up

Thursdays: 4:30 – 5:30pm

Class capacity: 20 students

Students will rehearse and perform the play She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms entirely online in a new version of the popular show! She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms is a high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, offering a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. A final video concert will be provided to families to showcase the students’ hard work.

For more information on Youth Theatre Classes or to register, go to www.RiversideTheatre.com/youth-classes Tuition Assistance and scholarship programs are available to qualifying students.

Riverside Theatre is located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963. Riverside Theatre programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Riverside Theatre is a member of the Cultural Council of Indian River County, the Indian River Chamber of Commerce, and the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce.

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