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2019 Registration Opens November 1st!

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Middle School Actors Workshop

Education Unlimited - Middle School Actors Workshop

This one-week program builds students' acting, creative expression and public speaking skills, helping students perform confidently onstage in a variety of settings. Through daily monologue work, scene work and a variety of electives, the students will discover how to create rapport with the audience and let their personal charisma shine.

Ensemble Scene Work Theater at any level is a collaborative process. Working effectively in an ensemble requires that an actor possess both the skills to shine when the spotlight is on them and the ability to support the other members of the group when it’s their turn in the spotlight. Each day, students will practice exercises that help them vocally project, physically tell stories, as well as emotionally and intellectually connect to other characters sharing the stage.

Electives Elective offerings vary and will depend on the specialty of the faculty. Possible electives include:

  • Improvisation: Act without a script! Learn about spontaneity, sharing control, and status while creating scenes and playing games that focus on your intuition and ability to create situations together.

  • Reader's Theater: In this fun and popular event, students write and perform a short play (or learn and perform a play for other students). Students create their characters, devise plot twists, write dialogue, and deliver partial practice performances followed by the whole play.

  • Audition Workshop: Even the most talented actors and speakers might still experience stage fright. Learn helpful tips to overcome fear of an audience and casting directors!

  • Mask-Making: Masks add another unique, creative dimension to each character. Students will learn to improve gestures and body language to enhance the characters created in the masks.

We are excited to bring back the Middle School Actors Workshop, which was offered to students prior to 2010. Since then, we have continued to hone our curriculum and expertise through the California Actors Workship for high school students.

“(Our primary acting coach Brace) was an amazing teacher who taught all of us so much. He was patient, kind and so helpful to all of us.” Julia Belanoff, Middle School Actors Workshop participant

“The final project demonstrated actors’ camaraderie, which Adriana will carry with her the rest of her life.” –Carla Porch, California Actors Workshop parent


Middle School Actors Workshop - Staff Profiles

Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Nikki Chawla (Instructor)

Nikki Chawla — Instructor

Nikki Chawla is an actress and experienced drama teacher with dual masters degrees.  She holds a Master of Fine Arts from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City as well as a Master of Science in Education from C.W. Post LIU in Brookville, New York.  Formally trained in the Stanislavski method, she has over 10 years...


Education Unlimited - Casey Ann Hayward, MA (Instructor)

Casey Ann Hayward, MA — Instructor

Casey Ann Hayward is a teacher with a Master of Arts in Educational Theatre from New York University.  As a seasoned performer and teaching artist, Casey Ann has a natural ability to empower students to find their own voice and confidence in front of a crowd, whether it be on stage as a performer or public speaker.  Her background in educating...


Education Unlimited - Gerry Weiner (Acting Instructor)

Gerry Weiner — Acting Instructor

Gerry Wiener is a drama teacher with a Masters in English Education from New York University. He has taught beginning and advanced levels of drama as well as musical theatre, choir, and English with an emphasis on arts integration for over 25 years in Martinez, CA. He was both a participant and later a presenter with the California Arts...


We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.



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