Third Avenue Playhouse Announces Fall 2017 Education Series 

Something for Everyone!

Third Avenue Playhouse announces the class schedule for the Fall Education Series beginning September 9 and running through November 12. Whether you are an actor interested in improving your skills, a playwright working on a new piece, or a community member interested in discovering the ways theatre can improve your life, there is something for everyone at the year-round professional theatre in downtown Sturgeon Bay.
TAP offers both classes and workshops. Are you looking for a weekly class to build you skills over a period of time? Check out TAP’s class offerings. If you would like to dip your toes in to give it a try, are interested in building a specific skill set, or if you are on a budget, workshops might be the way to go. Either way, TAP has something for everyone.
Students from Kindergarten through Middle School can register for classes at TAP on Saturdays throughout the Fall to learn theatre skills through games, improvisation, and ensemble building exercises in the following classes: Theatre Games, Elementary Acting Lab, and Middle School Acting Lab. High School students may hone their skills in the High School Acting Lab on Tuesday evenings. The classes are taught by Amy Ensign and Richard Carlson. Due to a generous donation from Dennis and Bonnie Connolly to the StageKids education program, class fees range from $25 to $45. Call TAP at (920) 743 1760 for more information and to register.
Adult playwrights and actors can choose between the popular Acting for Stage and Screen taught by Spencer Milligan and Playwriting Lab, led by Paulette Laufer and Richard Carlson on Monday evenings.
New to TAP’s schedule is a series of workshops taught by Second City Instructor and Peninsula Players actor Erica Elam. Take Beginning Improvisation (Monday, September 18, 6:00 – 9:00 pm) for fun, to improve public speaking, or to eventually pursue acting professionally. Students will be introduced to the basics of improvisation with a focus on support, teamwork, bravery, silliness, and fun! For experienced actors, the emphasis in Advanced Improvisation (Monday, October 9, 6:00 – 9:00 pm) will be placed on emotional bravery and honest scene work.

 Never been on stage? Never want to? No problem! Try Erica Elam’s Improv for a More Joyful Life (Saturday, October 7, 9:00 am – noon). Scientific research tells us that the happiest people have the following in common: they laugh, express gratitude, live in the moment, give to others, are physically active, socialize with people who make them feel good, and spend money on experiences rather than things. (They also tend to have short commutes to work.) So if you live near Third Avenue Playhouse, come learn how improvisation can instantly increase your serotonin levels, get your heart rate up, and fill you with gratitude, empathy, and joy!

Erica Elam teaches Improv for a More Joyful Life and both Beginning and Advanced Improvisation at TAP.
Third Avenue Playhouse is dedicated to providing theatre education opportunities to members of the community of all ages. “We firmly believe that by learning theatre skills, one learns life skills such as creativity, confidence, and cooperation in a fun and exciting way.”  Call to learn more about the education program at TAP. The staff will be delighted to help guide you through the registration process.
For a class schedule along with descriptions, click here.