Youth Enrichment
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PCPA Plays On

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Education & Outreach Director,
Leo Cortez

PCPA offers a new series of virtual programming for youth that will take place virtually in your home.

These exciting ZOOM 60-minute session will hold a variety of fun and interactive activities, including appearances by special guests from current Resident Artists and our prestigious alumni. Age specified participants can engage in “How To” demonstrations and take a rare interactive “behind the scenes” peek of the PCPA Acting Studios and Production Departments.
Registration is free, but participation is by enrollment only.
Some Sessions will require special materials for full participation in “hands on” demonstrations (please read the “Materials Needed” section carefully as they pertain to specific programs).
All Sessions begin last an hour, however, each session will have an additional 15 minutes of “hang time”, so participants can stay a little longer if they’d like and chill or chat with our guests and staff.
Enrollment is limited for each session.
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Properties Master
Tim Hogan

Meet the Prop Master
Taught by Leo Cortez with PCPA Properties Master Tim Hogan
PCPA Prop Master, Tim Hogan, will present a workshop that not only explains all that goes into making theatre props, but will guide participants through the steps of making a prop themselves.
Tuesday, July 14
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
Thursday, July 16
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 13 - 17
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
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Resident Artist
Katie Fuchs-Wackowski

Between the Lines: Active Listening Onstage
Taught by Leo Cortez with PCPA Resident Artist Katie Fuchs-Wackowski
This Session will explore the fundamental roots of acting - how to listen. Acting is not so much what you say on stage, but rather, listening to what is being said to you. How you respond to that information can be the most important decision an actor has to make when playing a role in a play.
Tuesday, July 21
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
Thursday, July 23
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 13 - 17
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
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Casting Director
Erik Stein

Video Your Audition: Part 1 & 2
Taught by Leo Cortez with PCPA Casting Director Erik Stein
Video Auditions are the future. Most University, College, and Conservatory programs now require videos as part of the audition process, and the majority of theatre companies are asking for video auditions during their casting process. This class will teach you how to film video auditions like a pro. We’ll watch examples of strong video auditions, we’ll practice specific techniques, and we will create our own videos that will pop on any screen. You will need 32 bars of a song memorized and recorded accompaniment. A piano or karaoke track will work well. Access to a smart phone, iPad, or video camera is needed for this class. We will also need you to be able to upload your video to YouTube on the unlisted setting.
Part 1
Tuesday, July 28
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
Part 2
Friday, July 31
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
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Resident Artist
Yusef Seevers

There is no "I" in T.E.A.M.
Taught by Leo Cortez with Resident Artist Yusef Seevers
In this Session, students will explore games and exercises that will help them relax and connect with their classmates in creative play in an environment of easy bonding and respectful acceptance of each other.
Tuesday, August 4
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
Thursday, August 6
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 13 - 17
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
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Casting Director
Erik Stein

Video Your Audition: Part 1 & 2
Taught by Leo Cortez with PCPA Casting Director Erik Stein
Video Auditions are the future. Most University, College, and Conservatory programs now require videos as part of the audition process, and the majority of theatre companies are asking for video auditions during their casting process. This class will teach you how to film video auditions like a pro. We’ll watch examples of strong video auditions, we’ll practice specific techniques, and we will create our own videos that will pop on any screen. You will need 32 bars of a song memorized and recorded accompaniment. A piano or karaoke track will work well. Access to a smart phone, iPad, or video camera is needed for this class. We will also need you to be able to upload your video to YouTube on the unlisted setting.
Part 1
Tuesday, August 11
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 13 - 17
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
Part 2
Thursday, August 13
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 13 - 17
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
Ages 8 - 12 Registration

Ages 13 - 17 Registration

Make-up Workshop Sessions in 3 parts

One registration for each age group for all three sessions.
Explore the world of stage make up with make-up artist Leo Cortez. Participants will experience the process an actor goes through to establish a look that can transform them into the character needed to tell the story in a play or musical.
These are “hands on” tutorials, and participants will need a make-up kit. If one is needed, you will find a link to purchase an affordable kit in the “Materials Needed”.
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Education & Outreach Director,
Leo Cortez

Make-up Workshop Session1
Who Is That In My Mirror?
Taught by Education and Outreach Director Leo Cortez
Beginning by taking a close look at the face - the bone structure (placement of eyes, nose and mouth), the skin, the hair. What we see in a mirror is often very different from what others see when they look at us. In this Session we will explore how “corrective make up” can make you selfie-ready.
Tuesday, August 18
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
Thursday, August 20
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 13 - 17
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
Make-up Workshop Session 2
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Lighting Director
Jennifer 'Z" Zornow

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Master Electrician / Lighting Designer
Cody Soper

Sunlight and Shadow
Taught by Leo Cortez and PCPA Resident Lighting Designers Jennifer 'Z' Zornow and Codey Soper
In this Session, students will use photographs and drawings to begin practicing makeup application focused on Light and Shadow - discovering what parts of their own face can be highlighted or defused to create the appearance of different bone structures.
Registration coming soon.
Tuesday, August 25
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
Registration coming soon.
Thursday, August 27
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 13 - 17
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
Make-up Workshop Session 3
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Education & Outreach Director,
Leo Cortez

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Costume Shop Manager
Robin Newell

Today, I Am Not Myself
Taught by Leo Cortez and PCPA Costume Shop Manager Robin Newell
In our final Session of this series, students will apply the make up for a character they design themselves.
Registration coming soon.
Tuesday, September 1
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
Registration coming soon.
Thursday, September 3
10 - 11:00am
  • Ages 13 - 17
  • Session enrollment cap - 30
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