Brooklyn Acting School offers interesting programs for kids of all ages. The programs are focusing on the art of acting and playmaking for children 4-16. Kids will learn basic acting skills as well as what it takes to tell a story on stage.

Students will devise a piece of theatre from creating characters, devising a setting, to inventing dramatic twists and stage-worthy endings over the course of the semester. They will be encouraged to dream up using their imagination guided from idea to inception by their teacher.

In addition to the playmaking portion of the class, kids will exercise their imagination, develop better focus and gain confidence through targeted acting exercises and improv games. At the course’s end, the kids take part in a presentation of the rehearsed play devised by the class.

The school offers a new class for kids 12-16 who are more serious about their acting skills. The class is called Stage & Screen for Teens. In this class, kids will work with various theatre and film/tv scripts to hone their acting technique.

Let’s take a closer look at the programs offered by Brooklyn Acting School:

Dream Up/Act Up Program For Children Ages 4-7

Kids love to dream of pretty wild things and this class will give them the freedom, guidance, and space to create while at the same time, it will strengthen their communications and listening skills. To learn more about Brooklyn’s History, check out this post.

In this class, students will play improvisation and theatre games that are honing and stretching their ability to create, imagine, and move. They will create characters they dream up themselves, build stories around these characters and then act them out. They’ll also explore what happens when their character interacts with another child’s character, learning the art of ensemble and collaboration.

This class will give children in this age group the confidence to not only create, but share their creations with the world. At the end of this course, the children will also take part in an open and final presentation of the rehearsed play devised by the class. See also this article about “A Brooklyn Family Place”. Classes held in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights.

Creative Drama Program for Children Ages 8-12

Improvisation, imagination and movement games help kids develop a more physical, mental and emotional command of their person. The art of acting and playmaking for children 8-12.

Kids will learn basic acting skills as well as what it takes to tell a story on stage. Students will devise a piece of theatre from creating characters, devising a setting, to inventing dramatic twists and stage-worthy endings over the course of the semester. They will be encouraged to dream up using their imagination guided from idea to inception by their teacher.

In addition to the playmaking portion of the class, kids will exercise their imagination, develop better focus and gain confidence through targeted acting exercises and improv games. At the end of the course, there will be an open rehearsal and a final presentation of the original play devised by the class. Classes held in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights.

Stage and Screen for Teens

This fall, the school offers five different two-week Saturday morning workshops. For two-and-a-half hours two weeks in a row, students will have a chance to explore a new interest such as film acting, physical theater, improvisation, or mask work. And parents will be able to brunch, shop, or just read the paper in peace. You will receive a 10 percent discount if you sign up for two or more workshops.

The school offers classes for kids 13-16 (and select mature 12 year-olds). The class will introduce teens who are seriously exploring the world of stage and/or screen acting to well-known acting methods, major plays and the basics of acting for the screen. Many people love living in Brooklyn, rather than in the City and a great number of children may benefit from these acting classes. Just one of the advantages of living in Brooklyn.

The program discusses and puts into practice the differences between stage and screen acting. Teens will have an opportunity to work on one scene for film or television and another scene for the stage. The screen scene will be recorded for learning purposes. Classes held in Williamsburg.

Brooklyn Acting School
Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Ave., Unit 1
Brooklyn, NY 11211