Announcing The Drama School at Perseverance Theatre

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Classes are available for theatre makers of all ages.

For more information or to register, please contact Shona Osterhout at (907) 364-2421 ext. 232 or

Youth Classes

Imagine and Play

Tuesday and Thursday: September 22-October 15, 2015

$200      Ages 3-5                 1:30pm-2:30pm

This one-hour course is a great way to introduce children to the dramatic arts. The class will focus on building imagination and movement skills.

Creative Dramatics

Tuesday and Thursday: September 22-October 15, 2015

$200      Ages 5-8                 3:00pm-4:30pm

Creative Dramatics is the perfect course for the young performer. Students will learn the actor’s tools (voice, body, and imagination) through a series of fun and creative exercises.


Monday, Wednesday and Friday: November 9-November 27, 2015

$200      Ages 9-13              4:00pm-6:00pm

This fun and high-paced class is both helpful for the beginning and intermediate actor. The course will build students’ skills in teamwork, character development, and making courageous choices onstage. Improvisation games and exercises will help the actor think quickly and creatively.

Monday Night Class Series

Hand-to-Hand Combat

Monday Night Series: September 21 and September 28, 2015

$100      Adult and High School    6:00pm-9:00pm

Othello guest actor and fight choreographer Frank Delaney will help students create the illusion of violence on stage with this hand-to-hand how-to combat class. This two-part class will delve into the basics of stage combat.

Introduction to Alexander Technique

Monday nights: October 12, October 19, October 26, 2015

$100      Adult and High School    6:00pm-9:00pm

Alexander Technique is a method of bringing awareness to one’s thinking and movement to achieve greater clarity and ease. In this hands-on group class, students will “map” their anatomy and explore how it might move more efficiently. Students will also experience the principles of Alexander Technique as applied to daily activities such as walking, sitting and standing. Taught in many conservatories, orchestras and theatre companies, the technique is popular with performers of all kinds, but studying Alexander can be helpful to anyone of any age who moves. Layered, loose, comfortable clothing is recommended. For more information about Alexander Technique, visit:

Voice for the Stage

Monday Night Series: November 2 and November 9, 2015

$100      Adult and High School    6:00pm-9:00pm

Both beginning and experienced performers will benefit from this course in vocal training for the stage. This class will guide artists in finding the natural breath, freeing the voice of tension, discovering resonance and perfecting articulation.

Basics of Technical Theatre

Monday Night Series: November 16 and November 23, 2015

Free        Adult and High School    6:00pm-9:00pm

Have you ever wondered what goes on backstage in the theatre? This course is an introduction to behind-the-scenes work, as students explore basics of sound, lights, props, set building and stage management. No experience is required.