Registration Opens Tuesday, June 11 at 9am!

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 EDGE Youth Theater Fall 2019:

Mondays  

All Non-Event Classes 8 weeks (8/26 - 10/21: No Classes 10/7 except All Ages Show)

All Classes at The Edge Theatre at 5451 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640 in Edgewater

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Monday Class Blurbs

ALL AGES PLAY: STORMBREAKER!

Register Here: https://edgeoforion.com/register-for-fall-2019-here/all-ages-play-stormbreaker

A promise made long ago in a far away sea must be kept on the shores of the Great Lakes in the 1950s. Will one mermaid be enough to withstand the storm of The November Witch out for vengeance against unwitting sailors? Based on a traditional Great Lakes legend, this reimagined historical fantasy features gods, monsters, and heroic merfolk in an epic battle that will take you by storm.

Tier: All ages welcome designed for Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Abigail with Angela

Days:  Monday

Blocks:  1 and 2

Time:  10:00am - 12:00pm

Wednesday for small groups/scene work/character work 10:00am - 11:00am*

*(Not all actors will be called for Wednesdays, and no actor should be called for more than 2 Wednesday Rehearsals)

Weeks: 7

Start and End Date: August 26th through October 13th     

Primary Location:  On Main Stage of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 15/40

BONUS REHEARSAL:   MONDAY October 7th-  11am-3pm- Location: TBD

STORMBREAKER

Techs and Performances:  Devonshire Playhouse (4400 Greenwood St.  Skokie, IL 60076

  • Load-In/Actor Splash Down- Sunday October 6th: 5pm-7pm

  • Tech 1 Tuesday, October 8th: 9:30a-12:30p

  • Tech 2  Wednesday, October 9th: 12:30p-3:30p

  • Tech 3  Friday, October 11th: (Leads/Featured Roles Only) 9:30a-12:30p

  • PERFORMANCE 1:  Friday October 11th-  5pm call, 7pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 2:  Saturday October 12th - 5pm Call, 7pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 3:  Sunday October 13th - 3pm Call, 5pm Show

NOTES:  

Cost:  $160

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $135


Under the Sea Adventures

Register Here: https://edgeoforion.com/register-for-fall-2019-here/under-the-sea-adventures

Let your imagination run wild in this class where we go on a water-based adventure each week with nothing more than our imagination and ourselves as the actors! Problem solve on how to overcome obstacles along the way and play until we reach our goal. One week we may be attacked by the Kraken, the next we may need to find a way to speak with the Mermaids or save the beached whale! We will have a different adventure each week as we work on problem-solving, working together as a group, and using our bodies and imaginations to create a world!

Tier: Adventurers

Instructor:  Jen and Kevin

Days:  Monday

Blocks:  1

Time:  10:00am - 11:00am

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 26th - October 21st (NO CLASS 10/7)   

Primary Location:  Multi-Purpose Room of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/8

NOTES:  

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


Acting in Strange Places

Register Here: https://edgeoforion.com/register-for-fall-2019-here/acting-in-strange-places

Getting your message out to the audience is the primary focus of stage acting. But what happens when that stage isn’t the standard shape or size that we have become accustomed to?   In this class we will explore techniques for acting in all different kinds of theatre. From Prosceniums to Thrusts to Theatre-in-the-round and even Found-Space Theatres, this class is perfect for the experienced actor looking to maximize their performances regardless of the space they are performed in.

Tier:  Legends

Instructor:  Rick and Tori

Days:  Monday

Blocks:  1

Time:  10:00am - 11:00am

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 26th - October 21st (NO CLASS 10/7)   

Primary Location:  Black Box Theatre or Lobby of Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/10

NOTES:  

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


Breaking the Mirror: Games for reflecting Actions and Emotions

Communication is more than just words! It's the way you say them. It's the non-verbal actions we can use to convey what we are trying to say. In this class, we will use classic games like Charades, board games like Moods and some basic universal signage that we can use to learn how to say exactly what we mean with our tone or to say it without any words at all!

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Rick and Kevin

Days:  Monday

Block:  2

Time:  11:00am - 12:00pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 26th - October 21st (NO CLASS 10/7)   

Primary Location:  Black Box Theatre and Front Lobby

Min/Max: 4/10

NOTES:   Reading will be HIGHLY encouraged for some of the games we will be playing.

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


Puppets Sing Broadway!

EDGE has a whole buncha puppets, from Adorable animals to crazy monsters! Now we are going to let them sing the most awesome songs ever! They don’t have to sound “pretty'' or “cool” - they can just be themselves! And when we let our monsters learn to love their voices we’ll learn to love ours as well! All the while working on our motor skills to handle and operate different kinds of puppets!

Tier: Adventurers

Instructor:  Becky and Jen

Days:  Monday

Block:  2

Time:  11:00am - 12:00pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 26th - October 21st (NO CLASS 10/7)   

Primary Location:  Multi-Purpose Room of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/8

NOTES:  

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


History and Heroes of Middle Earth

One class to rule them all...

This class will dive into the world of Lord of the Rings, from creation to the Third Age with our favorite fellowship. This class is recommended for people who have some familiarity with Lord of the Rings

Tier: Legends

Instructor:  Angela and Rick

Days:  Monday

Block:  3

Time:  12:30pm - 1:30pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 26th - October 21st (NO CLASS 10/7)   

Primary Location:  Black Box Theatre and Front Lobby

Min/Max: 4/10

NOTES:  

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


Crocheting for a Cause

Have you ever wanted to learn how to crochet? Do you already have those skills but want to use them to make a difference in the world? Join us in Crocheting for a Cause!

We will learn how to make socks, scarves, hats and more and be able to help some folks in need!  Everything that we make will be making a difference too! We will give all of our work to “Friends on the Streets EG” who do amazing work with the homeless community in Chicago!

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Tori and Abigail

Days:  Monday

Block:  3

Time:  12:30pm - 1:30pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 26th - October 21st (NO CLASS 10/7)   

Primary Location:  Meeting Room at Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/10

NOTES:   You will need a 5mm crochet hook for this class. If you don’t have one, please let Rick or Lori know so they can obtain one for you.  

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

We all have so much energy bursting out of us at all times. Now, we will learn how to breathe with that energy, to bring it into ourselves and to let that energy relax our minds. Explore the art of Tai-Chi and Meditation in this brand new class perfect for focussing our minds, bodies and spirits.

Tier: Adventurers and Heroes

Instructor:  Stephanie and Becky

Days:  Monday

Block:  3

Time:  12:30pm - 1:30pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 26th - October 21st (NO CLASS 10/7)   

Primary Location:  Main Stage of the Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/10

NOTES:   

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


Superhero Creation Lab!

Superheroes are everywhere you look.  On TV, in the Movies, in Comics, at the Cons. So many Superheroes.  Where do they come from? How do you make a hero with superpowers? What superpowers do you want to have? From designing their logo and costume, to making their powers and figuring out how to show those powers in scenarios, this class will be a great way to become the hero you always wanted to be!   

Tier: Adventurers

Instructor:  Rick and Angela

Days:  Monday

Block:  4

Time:  1:35pm - 2:35pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 26th - October 21st (NO CLASS 10/7)   

Primary Location:  Main Stage of the Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/8

NOTES:   

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


Introduction to Fight Choreography

We have all been a part of epic fights and battles on stage with EDGE. For years you have listened hard to your directors as they that told you exactly what moves they wanted, and how to use those moves to tell the characters story... NOW IT’S YOUR TURN! That’s right, now you will get to create the fights from different scenes. What moves are the best idea? What is the safe move to use? How do you craft a fight from nothing but an idea on paper? Learn how in this exciting class!   

*****PLEASE NOTE THE PRE-REQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS!  IF YOU ARE NOT SURE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS CLASS, YOU MUST CONTACT RICK TO GET CLEARANCE*****

Tier: Legends*

Instructor:  Kevin and Tori

Days:  Monday

Block:  4

Time:  1:35pm - 2:35pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 26th - October 21st (NO CLASS 10/7)   

Primary Location:  Multi-Purpose Room of The Edge Theater

Min/Max: 4/8

NOTES:   *PRE-REQUISITE!- A student in this class must have taken at least 3 different Stage Combat classes with EDGE in the past and have a firm grip on safety precautions as it pertains to Stage Combat.

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


Musical Theatre: Singing Through History

Join Miss Abigail and Miss Becky as we explore the history of Musical Theatre through song! Sing through history during the various ages of Musical Theatre! Explore the songs of The Golden Age, Changing Times, Second Century, and ending with present day musical theatre!

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Abigail and Becky

Days:  Monday

Block:  4

Time:  1:35pm - 2:35pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 26th - October 21st (NO CLASS 10/7)   

Primary Location:  Black Box and Lobby of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/10

NOTES:   

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125



Musical Theatre: Singing Through History

Join Miss Abigail and Miss Becky as we explore the history of Musical Theatre through song! Sing through history during the various ages of Musical Theatre! Explore the songs of The Golden Age, Changing Times, Second Century, and ending with present day musical theatre!

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Abigail and Becky

Days:  Monday

Block:  4

Time:  1:35pm - 2:35pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 26th - October 21st (NO CLASS 10/7)   

Primary Location:  Black Box and Lobby of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/10

NOTES:   

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


Improvised Storytelling

Join Mr. Kevin and Ms. Angela to learn how to create a story out of thin air, to stimulate your mind and amuse your friends/yourself! Teaching skills to help you express your stories in a stream of consciousness style without worrying about whether what you are saying is “right” or “good” is a great avenue to self-confidence! Quick thinking and improvisational skills abound in this comedic and creative class!

Tier: Heroes

Instructor:  Kevin and Angela

Days:  Monday

Block:  6

Time:  3:55pm - 5:00pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 26th - October 21st (NO CLASS 10/7)   

Primary Location:   Black Box or Lobby of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/10

NOTES:   

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


LEGENDS PLAY: The Horseman!

Murder, Mystery, Mayhem and Madness are all running rampid in the small village of Sleepy Hollow in this exciting Legends Play! Inspired by the classic tale of The Headless Horseman by Washington Irving, tensions and suspense will be in high supply! Is it a myth, or is it a man?  Join classic characters like Ichabod Crane, Katrina, and the Horseman themself to find out!

Tier: Legends

Instructor:  Rick and Stephanie

Days:  Monday

Blocks:  5 and 6

Time:  2:45pm - 5:00pm

Wednesday for small groups/scene work/character work 11:00am - 12:00pm*

*(Not all actors will be called for Wednesdays, and no actor should be called for more than 2 Wednesday Rehearsals)

Weeks: 9

Start and End Date: August 26th through November 3rd    

Primary Location:  On Main Stage of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 14/20

THE HORSEMAN

Techs and Performances:  The Edge Theatre  (5451 N Broadway St. Chicago, Illinois 60640)

  • Tech 1 Tuesday, October 29th: 12:00p-4:00p

  • Tech 2  Wednesday, October 30th: 12:00p-4:00p

  • Tech 3  Thursday, October 31st: 11:00a-3:00p

  • PERFORMANCE 1:  Friday, November 1st-  5pm call, 7pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 2:  Saturday, November 2nd - 1pm Call, 3pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 3:  Sunday, November 3rd - 1pm Call, 3pm Show

NOTES:  

Cost:  $180

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $155


Fall Tuesdays STEAM classes 2019

What is STEAM? Arts Integration and STEAM are approaches to learning. They are not a curriculum, nor are these a set of strategies. Instead, these are research-based shifts which embed both the art and the science into education. EDGE of Orion’s new Tuesday classes have a specific focus of integrating performing arts with science, math, language studies and imagination. At EDGE of Orion, STEAM is integrated into student-led learning that encourages and inspires students to find new, creative ways to use all they learn without barriers. They emerge with confidence and a multi-faceted approach to thinking about the world with EDGE of Orion as their guiding mentors.

All classes 6 weeks (Start date 8/27- End Date 10/1)

Classes at Pendulum Space (1803 W Byron St #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

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Tuesday Class Blurbs

Hands-On Science Lab!

The beakers, the bubbling and our hypotheses are about to be put to the test! Dive into Science experiments and devices in this hands-on look at how the world around us operates! From creating a storm in a bottle to finding out what is inside a penny and making potions, it is all here!

Tier: Adventurers

Instructor:   Abigail and Jen

Days:  Tuesday

Blocks:  1

Time:  10:00am - 11:10am

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: August 27th - October 1st.       

Primary Location:  Back room of Pendulum Space- 1803 W Byron St #216, Chicago, IL 60613

Min/Max: 4/6

NOTES:   This class will have different materials on different weeks.  It is advised that you bring clothing that can get messy.

Cost:  $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90


The Passion Papers

It is important to know how to voice our opinions. It is even more important to know how to properly state our opinions in a persuasive way without letting it degenerate into insulting people who think differently than us. In this class, we will learn the skill of writing Position Papers.   Students will be able to choose a topic that they are passionate about and learn how to craft writing that shows their view on the subject. Working on our writing skills with both passion and compassion!

Tier: Legends and Heroes

Instructor:  Becky and Kevin

Days:  Tuesday

Blocks:  1

Time:  10:00am - 11:10am

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: August 27th - October 1st.       

Primary Location:   Front Room at Pendulum Space- 1803 W Byron St #216, Chicago, IL 60613

Min/Max: 4/6

NOTES:  This is a writing class, something to write on and a writing utensil will be required. Some work at home will be required.

Cost:  $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90


Teatro en Espanol: Learning Spanish through Theatre

En Espanol, Theatre is known as Teatro. Join us as we use the art of Teatro to explore an introduction to speaking and understanding Spanish. There is no better way to learn a language than being in conversational situations with it, and what better way to have conversational situations than taking scripts and scenes and learning them in Spanish!

  

Tier: Legends and Heroes

Instructor:   Rick and Angela

Days:  Tuesday

Blocks:  1

Time:  10:00am - 11:10am

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: August 27th - October 1st.       

Primary Location:   Stage Space at Pendulum Space- 1803 W Byron St #216, Chicago, IL 60613

Min/Max: 4/8

NOTES:  

Cost:  $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90


World Tour! Physical Geography around the World

The dastardly villain “The Phoenix” rises again. Our class, the world-renowned EDGE Detective Agency, will track down the “The Phoenix” as they continue to pop up on different pieces of physical geography around the world. The clues left behind will tell us where to look next. A fun game used as a method to learn physical geography we will be studying everything from depths of trenches to the heights of mountains and everywhere in between!  All while using co-operation and problem-solving with our peers to help crack the case!

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Rick and Becky

Days:  Tuesday

Blocks:  2

Time:  11:15am - 12:25pm

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: August 27th - October 1st.       

Primary Location:   Front room of Pendulum Space- 1803 W Byron St #216, Chicago, IL 60613

Min/Max: 4/10

NOTES:  This class will use the projector and have pictures and images on the wall. Bringing paper and a writing utensil will be helpful.  

Cost:  $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90


American Sign Language through Shakespeare

Our continuing journey in learning other languages through the lens of theatre continues as we take a look at some of the works of the Bard, and use them to learn American Sign Language!   Sonnets, Speeches, and Scenes. Learn how to sign aspects of these timeless works. Enjoy acting together while learning an important way to communicate at the same time!

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Abigail and Kevin

Days:  Tuesday

Blocks:  2

Time:  11:15am - 12:25pm

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: August 27th - October 1st.       

Primary Location:   Stage Space of Pendulum Space- 1803 W Byron St #216, Chicago, IL 60613

Min/Max: 4/10

NOTES:   

Cost:  $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90


BATTLE BLASTERS: Viking Raid!

The call of battle roared through your veins. The longships wait, beckoning you to the west to pillage. Grab your axe and shield any answer the call to raid with Battle Blasters: Viking Raid! Learn about these conquering warriors and why their brief window of history left a legacy for all time!

Tier:  Adventurers

Instructor:  Tori and Jen

Days:  Tuesday

Blocks:  2

Time:  11:15am - 12:25pm

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: August 27th - October 1st.       

Primary Location:   Back Room of Pendulum Space- 1803 W Byron St #216, Chicago, IL 60613

Min/Max: 4/10

NOTES:  This class will include foam fighting. Protective eyewear is not required but recommended

Cost:  $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90


Human Hurrahs: Marvels of Engineering

From the beginning of civilization to the Modern Age, humans have always had the ingenuity and wherewithal to create amazing marvels of engineering. Whether it be the Great Wall of China, the Leaning Tower of Pisa or something more local like the Mackinac Bridge, you can find amazing wonders created by human hands. Learn about these structures and even get a chance to look at the process of building some marvels or our own in this class!

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Rick and Stephanie

Days:  Tuesday

Blocks:  3

Time:  1:00pm - 2:10pm

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: August 27th - October 1st.       

Primary Location: Front room of Pendulum Space- 1803 W Byron St #216, Chicago, IL 60613

Min/Max: 4/10

NOTES:  This class will use the projector and have pictures and images on the wall. Bringing paper and a writing utensil will be helpful.  

Cost:  $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90


Biology of Mythological Creatures

How does a Dragon get air-born? What makes a unicorn’s blood have such healing properties?  How does the Kraken grow so large underwater? In this class, we will take a look at the biological make-up of famous mythological creatures. A great way to incorporate Science with our imaginations and History as we take a closer look at the beasts and beings that take up pages in the stories of long ago!

Tier: Legends

Instructor:   Abigail and Angela

Days:  Tuesday

Blocks:  3

Time:  1:00pm - 2:10pm

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: August 27th - October 1st.       

Primary Location:  Stage Space of Pendulum Space- 1803 W Byron St #216, Chicago, IL 60613

Min/Max: 4/6

NOTES:  

Cost:  $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90


Making My First Comic

Whether it be a comic strip on the Sunday Funnies, or making a full-tilt Graphic Novel, there is nothing like being able to tell a tale through illustration and art! In this class, we will use our creativity and imaginations as well as some helpful techniques to make your drawings come to life as you get to make your own comics!


Tier: Adventurers and Heroes

Instructor:  Tori and Kevin

Days:  Tuesday

Blocks:  3

Time:  1:00pm - 2:10pm

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: August 27th - October 1st.       

Primary Location:  Back Room of Pendulum Space- 1803 W Byron St #216, Chicago, IL 60613

Min/Max: 4/10

NOTES:  

Cost:  $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90


Wednesdays

All Non-Event Classes 8 weeks (8/28 - 10/23)

All Classes at The Edge Theatre at 5451 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640 in Edgewater

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Wednesday Class Blurbs

Sensory Skills Splashdown!

Sensory play enhances learning through hands-on activities that stimulate the child's senses. This is a great way for children to explore the world they live in! Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills and social interaction. Each week we’ll explore and sense together! Perfect for our younger and up and coming adventurers!

Tier: Adventurers

Instructor:  Jen and Tori

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks:  1

Time:  10:00am - 11:00am

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 28th - October 23rd (No Classes 10/9)

Primary Location:  Multi-Purpose Room of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/6

Notes:

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


Introduction to Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering’s 25-year legacy is impressive. Featuring innovative game design, incredible art, and story, this gaming hit is both incredibly challenging and incredibly fun for players of all ages! In this card game with a fantasy theme (monsters, magic spells, that sort of thing), we will learn how to build our own decks out of a large pool of cards and pit them against each other in strategy and fun! Come learn one of the most popular card games ever created!

Tier: Heroes

Instructor:  Rick

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks:  1

Time:  10:00am - 11:00am

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 28th - October 23rd (No Classes 10/9)   

Primary Location:  Black Box/Front Lobby of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 3/8

Notes:  Students will not need their own cards as we will have cards brought in to build our starting decks out of each week. Each student will end the class with their own starting deck.

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


Fashion Design

Have you have ever wanted to have that one special outfit, piece of clothing or accessory that you just can’t find, or what you find just isn’t right? Then this is the class for you! Learn how to properly use patterns and design patterns to learn how to make your own clothing and pieces!

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Meeja and Jen

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks:  1

Time:  10:00am - 11:00am

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 28th - October 23rd (No Classes 10/9)   

Primary Location:  Meeting room of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/8

Notes:

Cost:  $175 ($150 + $25 for supplies)  

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $150 ($125 + $25 for supplies)


Workout Warriors!

It’s time to work it out! Learn exercises, stretches, games and other activities that will not only be fun but also be a great workout. Tori and Jen will put you through the paces in this high-energy, high-reward class. Let’s run and jump together!   

Tier: Adventurers

Instructor:  Tori and Jen

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks:  2

Time:  11:05am - 12:05pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 28th - October 23rd (No Classes 10/9)   

Primary Location:  Black Box/Front Lobby of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/6

Notes:

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


Halloween Prosthetics/FX Make-up

Learn how to create everything from severed fingers to hand sculpted prosthetics. You will get to work with professional grade materials to create your projects. If you have taken a previous FX makeup class with Meeja this will be a great class to refresh your skills as well as learn a few new techniques. If you are new to FX Makeup this will be a fun introduction to this exciting art.

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Meeja and Jen

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks:  2

Time:  11:05am - 12:05pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 28th - October 23rd (No Classes 10/9)   

Primary Location:  Meeting Room of the Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 3/6

Notes:

Cost:  $175 ($150 + $25 for supplies)  

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $150 ($125 + $25 for supplies)


RADIO DRAMA: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein!

With Halloween approaching, journey with us to one of the all-time classics as we do a short script Readers Theatre version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as a Radio Drama! Learn the skills actors use to make believable stage readings come alive with the script in hand. Create voices separate from your own as we record scenes. Learn how to use sound effects and underscoring to make a scene turn from a reading into a chilling tale!

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Rick

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks:  2

Time:  11:05am - 12:05pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 28th - October 23rd (No Classes 10/9)   

Primary Location:  Black Box/Front Lobby of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 3/8

Notes:

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


Tech Ninja: Scenic Painting

Another great class to add to our Tech Ninja Arsenal! Nothing can help scenes and shows come to life than a bright and vibrant settings to help the audience see exactly where we are in the show! Using lauan plywood flats we will create beautiful scenic paintings for our Spring shows! Whether you are a lover of the technical side of theatre or someone who loves to draw and paint, this class is for you.

Tier:  Legends and Heroes

Instructor:  Tori and Kevin

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks:  3

Time:  12:35pm - 2:00pm

Weeks: 6

Start and End Date: March 20th - April 24th     

Primary Location: Multi-Purpose Room of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max:  3/6 (we are capping this at 6)

Notes:  

  • Please note the cap on this class. We are definitely capping at 6 students.

  • Please note that this class requires lots of focus and patience and is intended for Mature Heroes and Legends only. This class is recommended for ages 10+

  • Want to work Tech on a show, but not be backstage during the runs of the performances, this is a GREAT class for that

  • Also great for those of you in the shows that want to work on Tech too!


Cost:  $160

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $135


Tech Ninja: Sound Design

Orchestrate our plays with scoring and sound effects that will blow the audience's minds! We

will create the entire soundscape for

Storm Breaker! and The Horseman! Using Mac computers we’ll teach you the ins and outs of Qlab so you can create awesome soundscapes and create your part of the show!


Level: Heroes and Legends

Instructors: Rick

Day: Wednesdays

Block: 3

Time: 12:35 pm - 2:05 pm

Weeks: 8

Start and end date: March 20 - May 19   

Location: Back Meeting/Conference Room of The Edge Theatre

Min/max: 2/4 (NOTE: There is a HARD CAP at 4 in this class)

Notes:

  • We are definitely capping this at 4.

  • Students will need a copy of the scripts for our Spring shows, a pencil, and paper.

  • Sound Design students will be asked to be board ops (sound and mics) for our shows.

  • Students will need their own headphones. Having a Mac is helpful if you desire to work on this at

            home.

  • Students will run the Sound board and mics for Jurassic Park: The Parody Musical and Arsenic and Old Lace

STORMBREAKER!

Techs and Performances:  Devonshire Playhouse (4400 Greenwood St.  Skokie, IL 60076

  • Build Day:  Monday October 7th: 9:00a-1:00p

  • Tech 1 Tuesday, October 8th: 9:30a-12:30p

  • Tech 2  Wednesday, October 9th: 12:30p-3:30p

  • Tech 3  Friday, October 11th: (Leads/Featured Roles Only) 9:30a-12:30p

  • PERFORMANCE 1:  Friday October 11th-  5pm call, 7pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 2:  Saturday October 12th - 5pm Call, 7pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 3:  Sunday October 13th - 3pm Call, 5pm Show

THE HORSEMAN

Techs and Performances:  The Edge Theatre  (5451 N Broadway St. Chicago, Illinois 60640)

  • Tech 1 Tuesday, October 29th: 12:00p-4:00p

  • Tech 2  Wednesday, October 30th: 12:00p-4:00p

  • Tech 3  Thursday, October 31st: 11:00a-3:00p

  • PERFORMANCE 1:  Friday, November 1st-  5pm call, 7pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 2:  Saturday, November 2nd - 1pm Call, 3pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 3:  Sunday, November 3rd - 1pm Call, 3pm Show

Cost:  $160

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $135



Tech Ninja: Prop Design

Having a show is great but having a show with awesome props to use and play with are even

better! In this class, students will learn how to create a master prop list for our show and then

design, search and create the props and pieces needed for a successful production. Whether

you are technically inclined and like to search the right pieces online, love to draw and sketch

out ideas or love to get your hands dirty and create, this class is for you! There is sure to be all

kinds of interesting pieces to build!

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor: Jen and Stephanie

Day: Wednesdays

Block: 3

Time: 12:35 pm - 2:05 pm

Weeks: 8

Start and end date: Marche 20 - May 19  

Location: on-Stage Space of The Edge Theatre

Min/max: 3/8

Notes:

  • We are definitely capping this at 8

  • Students will need a copy of the scripts for our shows, a pencil, and paper/sketch pads

  • Students that have access to a laptop/tablet might be asked to bring it to search for items that we can’t build/don’t have

  • Prop Design students will be asked to be backstage Crew for our shows Jurassic Park: The Parody Musical and Arsenic and Old Lace

STORMBREAKER!

Techs and Performances:  Devonshire Playhouse (4400 Greenwood St.  Skokie, IL 60076

  • Build Day:  Monday October 7th: 9:00a-1:00p

  • Tech 1 Tuesday, October 8th: 9:30a-12:30p

  • Tech 2  Wednesday, October 9th: 12:30p-3:30p

  • Tech 3  Friday, October 11th: (Leads/Featured Roles Only) 9:30a-12:30p

  • PERFORMANCE 1:  Friday October 11th-  5pm call, 7pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 2:  Saturday October 12th - 5pm Call, 7pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 3:  Sunday October 13th - 3pm Call, 5pm Show

  

THE HORSEMAN

Techs and Performances:  The Edge Theatre  (5451 N Broadway St. Chicago, Illinois 60640)

  • Tech 1 Tuesday, October 29th: 12:00p-4:00p

  • Tech 2  Wednesday, October 30th: 12:00p-4:00p

  • Tech 3  Thursday, October 31st: 11:00a-3:00p

  • PERFORMANCE 1:  Friday, November 1st-  5pm call, 7pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 2:  Saturday, November 2nd - 1pm Call, 3pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 3:  Sunday, November 3rd - 1pm Call, 3pm Show

 

Cost:  $160

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $135


Tech Ninja: Costuming and Sewing for Stage

Have you ever wondered what goes into making a show look great? What about how your

favorite characters costumes are made? If so, this is the class for you! In this class you will learn

the basics of sewing and costume design and will help to design and create the costumes to

make our shows look amazing!

Level: Heroes and Legends

Instructors: Meeja and Abigail

Day: Wednesdays

Block: 3

Time: 12:35 pm - 2:00 pm

Weeks: 8

Start and end date: March 20 - May 19  

Location: Multi-Purpose Room of The Edge Theatre

Min/max: 3/8 (NOTE: There is a HARD CAP at 8 in this class)

Notes:

  • Please note cap.

  • Some buying of personal supplies necessary.

  • Please note that this class requires lots of focus and patience and is intended for Mature Heroes

            and Legends only. This class is recommended for ages 10+

  • If you have a sewing machine at home you will likely be asked to bring it.

  • Costume Design students will be asked to be backstage Crew for our show Jurassic Park: The Parody Musical and Arsenic and Old Lace

STORMBREAKER!

Techs and Performances:  Devonshire Playhouse (4400 Greenwood St.  Skokie, IL 60076

  • Build Day:  Monday October 7th: 9:00a-1:00p

  • Tech 1 Tuesday, October 8th: 9:30a-12:30p

  • Tech 2  Wednesday, October 9th: 12:30p-3:30p

  • Tech 3  Friday, October 11th: (Leads/Featured Roles Only) 9:30a-12:30p

  • PERFORMANCE 1:  Friday October 11th-  5pm call, 7pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 2:  Saturday October 12th - 5pm Call, 7pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 3:  Sunday October 13th - 3pm Call, 5pm Show

 

THE HORSEMAN

Techs and Performances:  The Edge Theatre  (5451 N Broadway St. Chicago, Illinois 60640)

  • Tech 1 Tuesday, October 29th: 12:00p-4:00p

  • Tech 2  Wednesday, October 30th: 12:00p-4:00p

  • Tech 3  Thursday, October 31st: 11:00a-3:00p

  • PERFORMANCE 1:  Friday, November 1st-  5pm call, 7pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 2:  Saturday, November 2nd - 1pm Call, 3pm Show

  • PERFORMANCE 3:  Sunday, November 3rd - 1pm Call, 3pm Show

 

Cost:  $160

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $135


STAR WARS D & D ROLE PLAYING GAME

From Jedis and Lightsabers to nobles with connections to a soldier with a blaster rifle or a scoundrel who knows how to survive and get paid, Star Wars Role Playing has it all! In this table-based, d20-style role-playing game you will become your own character in the Star Wars universe and dive headlong into an adventure.

With the taste of victory still sweet upon their tongues, the heroes find refuge on Coruscant with loyalists. Following the destruction of the Inquisitors’ tower, the Empire is searching for the culprits with extreme prejudice. Just as there seems to be a lull in the action, word comes that one of the captive designers of the Sarlacc Project has survived and is seeking asylum with the loyalists . . .

Tier: Hero and Legend

Instructor: Rick Olson

Day: Wednesday

Block: 4 & 5

Time: 2:10pm - 4:15pm

Weeks:  8

Start and end date: August 28th - October 23rd (No Classes 10/9)

Location: Back Meeting/Conference Room at The Edge Theatre

Min/max: 3/8 (Hard cap at 8)

Notes: Please note cap. The game isn’t playable with more than 8. Returning and New Players both

welcome. New Players MUST get information to create a character before the first day.

Cost: $180

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $155


Rock Painting and Leaf Art

Nature gives us so many beautiful things to be in awe of, so many objects that we can use to make interesting and unique art. Fall leaves can be made into fun and exciting pictures just waiting to be framed. Rock, yes, rocks can be made into anything you imagine, we can make pet rocks, pictures on rocks or simply right words that are inspiring and uplifting. Let your imagination run wild and create awesomeness with us.

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Stephanie and Angela

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks:  4

Time:  2:10pm - 3:10pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 28th - October 23rd (No Classes 10/9)   

Primary Location:  Black Box/Front Lobby of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 3/8

Notes:

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


Magnetized Imagination Makers

One word can start an adventure or change it and take it on a whole new route. A good prompt can be the key to opening up a story all of its own. In this class we will use word magnets and other devices to prompt us into writing poetry and stories.  A great way to think on the spot and be capable to harness creativity out of nearly thin air. Join us and let us hear the words in you that were just waiting for a way to get out.

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Stephanie and Angela

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks:  5

Time:  3:15pm - 4:15pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 28th - October 23rd (No Classes 10/9)   

Primary Location:  Black Box/Front Lobby of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 3/8

Notes:

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125


Confounding Card Games

A deck of 52 cards is always fun for players of all ages. They boost mental skills, memory and logic. But what about those confusing games that everyone in the family plays at the dreaded “adult” table that they haven’t taught you yet? Well, wait no more. In this class we’ll take a look at classic games that might be a little more difficult to learn, but so much fun once they are mastered. Games like Cribbage, Euchre, and Spades will all be learned! Be Confounded by these Card games no more!


Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Rick

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks:  6

Time:  4:20pm - 5:20pm

Weeks: 8

Start and End Date: August 28th - October 23rd (No Classes 10/9)   

Primary Location:  Black Box/Front Lobby of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 3/8

Notes:

Cost:  $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $125