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The Metro Arts Theater Arts program is focused on creating a positive and safe space to help young Thespians discover more about themselves and build self confidence.

  • Classes generally run parallel to the school year, from September- June.
  • Camps are offered during the summer months July & August     

STARS of the Stage is for performing artists ages 5 – 8Y,  who want to use their imaginations, creativity and energy to tell stories based on children’s books. Each session, a new story is revealed and the cast is set! Family members can enjoy a final performance the last day of each session. This class allows beginning students a place to hone their skills and serves as an introduction to the stage.        


Actor's Studio (Ages 9-18) is designed for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of acting techniques such as physical awareness, projection, diction, character development and script analysis. In the Fall students will focus on monologues and scene study then move into advanced scene study and one acts. The objective of this class is to help new performers boost their confidence and develop a better understanding of their stage presence, how to practice healthy and effective acting skills and gain a strong sense of how to work with others creatively and respectfully. Actors Studio students will be scouted and possibly recruited into the Theatre Company if and when they are ready. 
 
Theatre Company (Ages 10-18) is a rehearsal and performance class consisting of Metro Arts’ star students. All actors must either be invited or pass an audition process to participate. The focus of this company is to band together talented and driven young performing artists who are seeking training at a professional level. Actors will focus on acting techniques, specifically stage etiquette, backstage etiquette, physical and vocal techniques, character development and the understanding of ensemble and teamwork. During the fall students work on performance pieces to be presented at First Night in Tacoma. In springtime Theatre Company members have the opportunity to showcase their talents in a collaborative Spring production. For more information about the company or to audition contact Christopher McCallister at chrism@tacomaparks.com.