Fall Classes 2020
Ages 5-8: Story Invention: From Page to Stage Fairy Tales
Teaching Artist – Andrea Unger
4 Saturday Mornings 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 10 and 17 (skip Oct. 3)
($32) Min 6, Max 12
Imaginations unbound in this workshop designed for our youngest theatre enthusiasts. We will experience the art of theatre by immersing ourselves in the magical world of fairy tales and learn how to bring the stories to life — on stage. Students will be the costume designers, props fabricators, and actors!
Ages 10 and Up – Green Screen Basics Class
Teaching Artist – Jay Schmuck
Monday and Tuesday 6:00-8:00 p.m., October 12 & 13
($32) Min of 4, Max 12
Learn about the process of setting up a green screen and shooting in front of it. This class includes an overview of the history and technology of green screen as well as the lighting and camera requirements for quality green screen shooting. Participants will have hands-on activities of shooting and editing using green screen on our stage. (Potential for longer more in-depth class if there’s interest.)
Ages 11-14: Working the Craft: Acting for Middle Schoolers
Teaching Artist – Andrea Unger
4 Saturday Afternoons 1:00-3:00, Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 10, 17 (skip Oct. 3)
($64) Min of 6, Max 12
Thought about acting but nervous to give it a try? Or maybe you’ve been in a few plays and want to go a little deeper? This workshop is perfect for anyone interested in the craft of acting. Through theatre games, improv, and scene work we’ll learn to take our character development to the next level — wowing audition panels and audiences alike!
Ages 18 and up: Scene Study with Roze
Teaching Artist – Ernesto Rosas
6 Thursday evenings 7:00-9:00
Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5 & 12
($96) Min of 6, Max 12
Sharpen the actor’s craft through the development of the character and understanding of the relationships between characters in a scene.
We are following the protocols suggested by the CDC and Gov. Wolf.
- Regular handwashing during the day.
- All staff and participants wear masks.
- 6-foot social distancing as much as possible.
- Routine cleaning of all high-touch, public spaces.
We recognize that these protocols are difficult on many levels and we are committed to providing a safe space for all.
Andrea finds great joy in encouraging others to stretch and grow creatively. She has a Bachelor of Science in English and Communications Design and was a graphic designer before “retiring” to homeschool her children. She has spent the past two decades working in teaching roles: as a substitute teacher, in the development of after school programs, teaching high school graphic design, and instructing in homeschool co-ops.
While always an avid appreciator and participant of the performance arts, it was not until adulthood, with the arm twisting of her son, that she made her stage debut and fell in love with theater. She has since been involved in over 28 shows in the York area.
Benjamin Rowan is a New York City based Director/Choreographer, Music Director, Producer and Creative Collaborator. National Tour credits include: Baby Shark Live! (Associate Director/Choreographer, Associate Music Director), Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: King for a Day! (Associate Director/Choreographer), PJ Masks Live: Save the Day! (Music Director, Assistant Director/Choreographer), Blippi The Musical! (Assistant Director/Choreographer). Other credits include: Director/Choreographer for Nickelodeon branded programming/shows on board Norwegian Cruise Line and Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts, Associate Choreographer for Disney’s Newsies (Pittsburgh Musical Theatre), Creative Team for various Theme Park entertainment packages across the country, and Lead Creative Producer/Collaborator for Mysterio: Magic Rocks the Night with RWS Entertainment Group (2018 IAAPA Brass Ring Award Finalist – Best Theatrical Production Worldwide). Ben is excited to be returning to DreamWrights as a Teaching Artist this fall after leading the Dance Conservatory this summer for their summer camp.
Ernesto is an American TV and Film Actor, Writer, Voice-Over Artist and Songwriter.
Born and raised in South Texas, Ernesto began his journey in the entertainment industry as a drummer/ vocalist in local rock bands, playing small parts in school and church plays and basically being a class clown. His first major acting accomplishment was being directed by Peter Berg on the hit series Friday Night Lights. Life and new responsibilities brought him to New York City where he landed roles on Blue Bloods, Unforgettable, Body of Proof (opposite Dana Delany), X-Men: First Class (opposite Kevin Bacon) and Brawl in Cell Block 99 (opposite Vince Vaughn) among many others. In his spare time, Ernesto goes back to his first love, music, as he is an accomplished songwriter writing for major Country Music Artists.
Toby Bradbury has been performing improv, in one for or another, for over 15 years. Toby is a founding member of The Oxymorons, and with the group, has performed up and down the east coast in various venues, improv festivals, and corporate events. He can also be seen performing regularly at the Harrisburg Improv Theatre. Over the years, Toby has taught improv classes, and workshops to groups of various sizes, and skill levels.
A founding board member of DreamWrights, Jay has worked in theatre most of his life, on and offstage with innumerable community theatre productions, including guest directing several shows at DreamWrights. Jay has been the editor for WRCT’s “Culture and Main” for the last few years. Utilizing his film degree from Boston University, Jay has directed several music videos as well as comedy videos.