Fall 2017 Classes

EDGE Youth Theater

Fall Session 2017

Mondays

Stage Back Room Front Room
10:00-11:00  The Craft

Orion and Rick

Fairytales, Recycled!

(10:00-10:45)

Becky and Martha

11:00-12:00 Speak Up, Speak Out! (11-11:45)

Rob and Becky

12:00-12:30 LUNCH
12:30- 2:00 Teens in Musical

Theatre

Becky

Munchkins LARP Battle!

Rick and Kevin

Radio Play/Voice Acting

Rob

2:15-4:00 She Kills Monsters

(Break – 3:45-4:00)

Rick and Orion

Life is a Cabaret!

(2:15-3:30)

Rob and Becky

4:00-5:15 Nerd Improv

Rob

Scary Stories and How to Tell Them

Orion and Rick

 

Wednesdays

Stage Back Room Front Room
10-10:50 Epic Speeches and how to give them

Orion/ Rick

Blood, Gore and Science

Meeja and GG

The Craft Extra Rehearsal Time

Rick/ Orion

11-11:50 Hail Poetry

Rob

Tech Ninja pt 1 Costume Creations

Orion / Meeja

She Kills Monsters Extra Rehearsal Time Rick
12:30-2:00 Monsters of the deep

GG and Rob

Tech Ninja pt 2

Lab Time

Rick

2:15-4:15 Science of Superheros

Rob

Star Wars D & D Role-Playing Game

Rick

 

Multiple Class Discount: if you have already registered this student in another class at full price

Multiple Child Discount: if you have already registered another student in this class at full price


Mondays

The Craft: A play inspired by Minecraft (Sign-Up Here!)

Inspired by our favorite sandbox game, enter the world of the Craft! We will craft the set in front of the eyes of our audience as we uncover our skins, weapons and sets!

The Ender Dragon is much more frightening when it’s real —This fall, join our heroes as they enter a world full of creepers and zombies in -THE CRAFT

 

Primary Instructor:  Orion Couling and Rick Olson

Ages: 6 and up

Days: Mondays (at Pendulum) and some Wednesday mornings (At Pendulum)

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Weeks: 8

Start and end date:  August 28th – October 28th (NO REHEARSAL ON LABOR DAY)

Primary Location:  Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 10/40

Notes: Full production, costumes, lights, sets and props (Think Skywalker Cycle). Some Wednesday rehearsals for Leads. Actors will be required to provide their own base clothes including black or brown boots

 

Tech and performances at Devonshire Playhouse

TECH 1 and load in: Mon 10/23  10-2pm

TECH 2: Tue 10/24 10-2pm

SHOW 1: Thur 10/26 7pm show, actors called at 5pm

SHOW 2: Fri 10/27 12pm show, actors called at 10am

SHOW 3: Sat 10/28 12pm show, actors called at 10am

(staff: Sat 10/28 strike directly after the show)

Cost: $145.00


 

Fairy Tales-Recycled! : Jr. Class (Sign Up Here!)

It’s time to recycle our favorite fairy tales and make them something new. That is exactly what we do in this new class! Every week we’ll read the fairy tale of the week. The kids will then act out the story the way it was written. We then will turn the story into an improv game where we do the same story but feed them part of their lines and have them finish them however they want to. The story will go off in all kinds of crazy ways. Each week we’ll do a different story. For the final week the kids can decide which story they liked the best and they will perform it for the parents.

 

Primary Instructor: Becky Horn and Martha Southgate

Ages: 4 -7

Day: Mondays

Time: 10:00 am – 10:45 am (45 mins)

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: 8/28-10/9  (NO CLASS ON LABOR DAY)

Location:  Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 4/8

Notes: Memorization and reading are not necessary for this class. If your child is taking both  “Fairy Tales-Recycled” and “Speak up, speak out”, there will be a supervised break from 10:45-11:00. If your child could use parent time during their break time, please plan accordingly.

Cost: $100.00


 

Speak Up, Speak Out! Expressing Yourself with Words! : Jr. Class (Sign Up Here!)

Words are powerful! Your words and how you say them can change someone’s day and maybe their whole life! Learn how to use your voice and your emotions to create exciting effects! Learn to energize, explode, whisper, calm and let your heart speak!

Primary Instructor: Rob Southgate assisted by Becky Horn

Ages: 4 -7

Day: Mondays

Time: 11:00 am – 11:45 am (45 mins)

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: 8/28-10/9  (NO CLASS ON LABOR DAY)

Location:  Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 4/8

Notes: Memorization and reading are not necessary for this class. If your child is taking both  “Fairy Tales-Recycled” and “Speak up, speak out”, there will be a supervised break from 10:45-11:00. If your child could use parent time during their break time, please plan accordingly.

Cost: $100.00


Teens in Musical Theater (Sign Up Here!)

Experience solos, duets, and group songs from some of your favorite musicals (and some you might not even know exist) in a welcoming atmosphere of your peers!

 

Primary Instructor: Becky Horn

Ages: 11 and up

Day: Mondays

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: 8/28-10/09 (NO CLASS ON LABOR DAY)

Location: Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 4/12

Cost: $125.00


Radio Play and Voice Acting (Sign Up Here!)

Voice acting is a different skill from normal stage acting. In this class we will learn to convey emotions with just our voices and discuss the history of radio plays. During the course of the class, we’ll pick a script, cast characters, and practice a radio play which we will then perform live on the final day. We will also record this final performance, which we will send out to the actors after it’s edited and produced for you to keep. This session, we will be recording “A Wrinkle in Time.”

 

Primary Instructor:  Rob Southgate

Ages: 6-12

Day: Mondays

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date:8/28-10/09  (NO CLASS ON LABOR DAY)

Location:  Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 4/12

Notes: The ability to read is a strong ally in this class.

Cost: $125.00


Munchkin LARP Battle (Sign Up Here!)

Munchkin LARP -Mythology Edition

Join E.D.G.E.’s upbeat and dynamic teachers as we fight our way through mythology of the ancient world. Each week you’ll pick a new character and fight evil while learning their history and mythology. This class has is it all, nerf fighting, role playing, and top notch edutainment.

 

Primary Instructor:  Rick Olson and Kevin Johnson

Ages: 6-18

Day: Mondays

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date:8/28-10/09  (NO CLASS ON LABOR DAY)

Location:  Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 4/12

Notes: This class is physical.

Cost: $125.00


Life is a Cabaret (Sign Up Here!)

Life is a Cabaret – Cabaret was a very popular form of entertainment that featured song, dance, comedy, recitation, and drama. It was an incubator for many of the stars of the past. It was a place for them to develop material, learn their voice, and a variety of art forms. Rob and Becky have teamed up to bring the Cabaret to EDGE. Students will learn comedy routines, create acts that play to their skills (know and unknown), work on musical acts, and more all to create a modern cabaret. The last day of class we will perform our show live for family and friends.

 

Primary Instructor:  Becky Horn and Rob Southgate

Ages:  6-12

Day: Mondays

Time: 2:15pm-3:30pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date:8/28-10/09  (NO CLASS ON LABOR DAY)

Location:  Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 4/12

Notes:

Cost: $125.00


She Kills Monsters: (Sign Up Here!)

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Primary Instructor:  Rick Olson and Orion Couling

Ages:  12-18

Day: Mondays and some Wednesdays, schedule permitting

Time: 2:15 pm – 5:15 pm (includes a 15-minute break)

Weeks: 9

Start and end date: 8/28-10/31  (NO CLASS ON LABOR DAY)

Rehearsal Location: Mondays and Wednesdays Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 10/14

Notes: Studio production, light on costumes, sets and props

Tech and performances at Piven Theatre: 927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL 60201

Load in and  TECH 1: Sunday October 29th 5:30-9pm

TECH 2: Monday October 30th 10 am-3pm

SHOW 1: Monday October 30th 7pm show (5pm call, out by 10)

SHOW 2: Tuesday October 31st Halloween  7pm show (5pm call, out by 10)

(staff strike directly after the show)

Cost: $145.00


Nerd Improv (Sign Up Here!)

Let’s be serious, we all want to play at Hogwarts or escape the Death Star. This is the class where that can totally happen. Each week we will create improvised scenes set in our favorite geeky worlds. Students will learn the basics of Improv and scene work while playing with some of our favorite characters and universes. The last week, we will invite families to watch us play out our geek dreams.

Primary Instructor:  Rob Southgate

Ages:  6-12

Day: Mondays

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: 8/28-10/09  (NO CLASS ON LABOR DAY)

Location:  Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 4/12

Notes: The ability to read is a strong ally in this class.

Cost: $125.00


Scary Stories and How to Tell Them (Sign Up Here!)

There is an art to telling a frightening story. Learn the techniques used by ghost guides and create worlds of fear and mystery! This class is a combination of writing and oral storytelling!

 

Primary Instructor:  Orion Couling and Rick Olson

Ages: 6-12

Day: Mondays

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: 8/28-10/09  (NO CLASS ON LABOR DAY)

Location:  Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 4/12

Notes: The ability to read is a strong ally in this class. Last day of class is a performance for parents. This is a non-memorization class.

Cost: $125.00


Wednesdays

We have revitalized our Wednesday classes! We have expanded our offering and are bring new classes focused on science and writing with a creative swing! Check it out!


Tech Ninja (Sign Up Here!)

With both of our plays taking place in a fantasy world we will be gearing up to costume and craft these worlds. Imagine creating a Gelatinous Cube! Hands on all the way! From stitching to paper Mache!

Costume Creations and Crafting Creatures

Primary Instructor: Orion Couling and Meeja Hahn

Time:  11:00am – 11:50am

Lab Time (continued from first hour)

Primary Instructor: Rick Olson and Meeja Hahn

Time:  12:30pm-2:00pm

Ages: Mature 8 and up

Day: Wednesdays

Weeks: 10

Start and End Date: 8/30-10/31

Location: Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613) Please note that the location may be moved to EDGE Headquarters if Wednesday enrollment isn’t full enough.

Min/max: 4/10

Notes:  Students will need a copy of the scripts for our Fall shows, a pencil, and paper. Tech Ninja students will be asked to be backstage crew or board ops for our Spring Shows.  

Tech and performance schedules as follows:  

The Craft:

Tech and performances at Devonshire Playhouse

TECH 1 and load in: Mon 10/23  10-2pm

TECH 2: Tue 10/24 10-2pm

SHOW 1: Thur 10/26 7pm show, actors called at 5pm

SHOW 2: Fri 10/27 12pm show, actors called at 10am

SHOW 3: Sat 10/28 12pm show, actors called at 10am

(staff: Sat 10/28 strike directly after the show)

She Kills Monsters:

Tech and performances at Piven Theater

Load in and  TECH 1: Sunday October 29th 5:30-9pm

TECH 2: Monday October 30th 10 am-3pm

SHOW 1: Monday October 30th 7pm show (5pm call, out by 10)

SHOW 2: Tuesday October 31st Halloween  7pm show (5pm call, out by 10)

(staff strike directly after the show)

Cost:  $145.00


Epic Speeches and How to Give Them (Sign Up Here!)

There are moments in time that a speech changed the world. Analyze the techniques from Ted Talks to noted real life heroes like Martin Luther King Jr and John F. Kennedy. We will also review epic hero speeches from movies!

 

Primary Instructor: Orion Couling and Rick Olson

Ages: Mature 8 and up

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 10:00m-10:50am

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: 8/30-10/04

Location: Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Please note that the location may be moved to EDGE Headquarters if Wednesday enrollment isn’t full enough.

Min/max: 4/10

Notes:

Cost: $125.00


Blood, Gore, and Science (Sign Up Here!)

Let’s. Get. Gloppy. Guts and gore will be created and we enjoy grossing each other out creating special FX for the stage and film. Part science, part theatre, all fun!

 

Primary Instructor: GG Gallagher and Meeja Hahn

Ages: Mature 8 and up

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 10:00m-10:50am

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: 8/30-10/04

Location: Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613) Please note that the location may be moved to EDGE Headquarters if Wednesday enrollment isn’t full enough.

Min/max: 4/10

Notes: By its very nature, this class deals with fantasy violence.

Cost: $135.00


Hail Poetry (Sign Up Here!)

Writing poetry is a great way to express. We will learn several forms and explore what it’s like to read out loud!

 

Primary Instructor: Rob Southgate

Ages: Mature 8 and up

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 11:00am-11:50am

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: 8/30-10/04

Location: Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Please note that the location may be moved to EDGE Headquarters if Wednesday enrollment isn’t full enough.

Min/max: 4/10

Notes:

Cost: $125.00


Monsters of the Deep (Sign Up Here!)

We are uncovering new species yearly in the oceans and lakes of the world? What is a sea monster? Why does every cultural have them? Could they be real? Mixing biology with mythology well uncover the answers.

 

Primary Instructor: GG Gallagher and Rob Southgate

Ages: Mature 8 and up

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: 8/30-10/04

Location: Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613) Please note that the location may be moved to EDGE Headquarters if Wednesday enrollment isn’t full enough.

Min/max: 4/10

Notes:

Cost: $125.00


Science of Superheroes (Sign Up Here!)

Sure superheroes do amazing things but what’s the science behind it?  What would it take to leap over a tall building like Superman or to flame on like the Human Torch? If you get bitten by a radioactive spider, can you climb and shoot webs like Spider-Man? In this class we’ll explore the science behind some of the amazing things that superheroes do. Of course we’ll also create our own heroes and try to match them up based on the science of their abilities. Capes not necessary ( but encouraged).

 

Primary Instructor: Rob Southgate

Ages: Mature 8 and up

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 2:15pm-4:15pm

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: 8/30-10/04

Location: Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613) Please note that the location may be moved to EDGE Headquarters if Wednesday enrollment isn’t full enough.

Min/max: 4/10

Notes:

Cost: $125.00


Star Wars Role Playing Game (Sign Up Here!)

Immerse yourself in the excitement of the greatest space fantasy of all time! Using the new edition of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game, this campaign is set in the time between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. A strange danger has threatened the galaxy and the powerful Sith Holocron has seemingly been stolen. A group of adventurers have been sent to retrieve it and bring this enemy to rest. Join the adventure! And may all your rolls be natural 20s!  

Primary Instructor: Rick Olson

Ages: Mature 8 and up

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 2:15pm-4:15pm

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: 8/30-10/04

Location: Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613) Please note that the location may be moved to EDGE Headquarters if Wednesday enrollment isn’t full enough.

Min/max: 4/10

Notes:

Cost: $125.00