TEEN SCENE STUDY FOR AGES 12-17 will focus on script analysis and scene study with a partner in a fun and creative environment. In addition to studying scenes, students will also work on a monologue of their choosing. This class is designed to teach students the craft of acting and expand their capacity for dramatic expression. Utilizing a variety of theatre improvisational games, activities in movement and characterization, and other exercises, young theatre artists will develop skills in using their body, voice, and imagination as an actor. An invited showcase will be held on the last day of class for friends and family. Class size is limited to 12.
Dates: Saturdays, September 8- October 13 (6 weeks)
Times: 10am -12pm
Instructor: Renee van Nifterik
Renee van Nifterik is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Pearland Theatre Guild. Currently, she teaches Theatre Arts at Berry Miller Jr. High in Pearland ISD. Past youth directing credits include: Alice in Wonderland, Chemical Imbalance, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, Anne Frank and Me, and The Rules of Comedy, among others. Her previous stage acting credits include: Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Beneatha in A Raisin in the Sun, Bully/Welfare in In the Blood, Rizzo in Grease, and Hermione in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Renee is currently in her final year of a Master’s in Theatre Production program.
She also holds degrees in Business Administration, English, and a Master’s degree in Information Science.
Additionally, Renee is a National Chekhov Certified Teacher Candidate. She believes in a student-led collaborative approach to actor training that encourages inquiry and discovery within a safe and creative environment.