EDGE of Orion Youth Theater

Holiday Session 2018!

To hold a spot in any class, you must pay at least the deposit through the BPT link. For those paying only deposit, payment arrangements for the balance will be made with lori@edgeoforion.com

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Mondays

All Classes Six (6) Weeks: Start 11/12 End 12/17

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Monday Class Blurbs

Jr. Storytellers Club

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622247

Let your imaginations soar in this cooperative look at creating stories and worlds around them!

Combining gameplay with a "yes, and" approach to creating stories will allow students to be only

limited by their imaginations. They will use whatever comes to them in creating their own

characters and stories. We will work to create stories collaboratively as well as looking at

creating our own adventures in this class where the wonder of creation will come to life! This

class teaches co-operative skills, listening, imagination, and story structure.

Level: Adventurers

Instructors: Rick Olson

Day: Monday

Block: 1

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 12 - December 17

Location: Front Room of Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 3/8

Notes:

Cost: $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90


Shakespeare’s Fight Scenes!

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622262

Join Mr. Kevin in discovering some of the greatest battles in Shakespeare's works. You can take

just this class to work on some wonderful scenes or join STAGE COMBAT: RAPIER and

DAGGER as well to add epic choreography to your work.

Level:Legends

Instructors: Kevin and Jen

Day: Monday

Block: 1

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 12 - December 17

Location: RAST Ballet in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 4/12

Notes: *Reading Required

Cost: $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90


Chicago Improv

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622280 

Professional improv artist, host of Improv Gladiators and one of our resident instructors, Miquela

Cruz is ready to teach us the styles and techniques of improvisation. Great for the shy actor, the

actor who doesn't think they're funny and everyone else too. Fun, laughter and strengthening

your acting skills all await you in one class!

Level: Heroes

Instructors: Miquela Cruz

Day: Monday

Block: 1

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 12 - December 17

Location: Back Room of Pendulum in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 4/8

Notes:

Cost: $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90

Introduction to Stand-Up Comedy

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622292

Laughter is the music of the world! Nothing makes us happier than a room full of laughter.

Now, all of our incredibly funny community can come together to learn the art of doing Stand-Up

Comedy! From style and timing to mastering stage-fright and being in the spotlight, there is a lot

of diverse training needed to make the crowds roll in the aisles with laughter. We will take a look

at it all while learning how to write and perform our own stand-up routines!

Level: Heroes

Instructors: Rick Olson

Day: Monday

Block: 2

Time: 11:05 am - 12:05 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 12 - December 17

Location: RAST Ballet in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 4/10

Notes:

Cost: $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90

Making My Monsters

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622309

Everyone needs to let their monsters out sometimes, and what better place to do it than at

EDGE! Join Jen and Kevin as they help us craft monster puppets, discuss what makes them

scary and maybe even why they are misunderstood in this fun and energetic dive into the world

of Monsters!

Level: Adventurers

Instructors: Jen and Kevin

Day: Monday

Block: 2

Time: 11:05 am - 12:05 am

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 12 - December 17

Location: Front Room of Pendulum Space in North Center(1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 3/8

Notes:

Cost: $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90

Holiday Caroling Club

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622709

Do you LOVE The Holidays SO much that you wish you could spill out into the streets and burst

into song? If so, this is the class for you!! Join Miss Becky and brush up on some Old

Timey-Wimey Classic Christmas Carols (possibly with a twist!!) as well as some silly fun newer

Holiday Songs. Beware: Awesome Musical Adventures will be Included!

Level: Bard and Troubador

Instructors: Becky Horn

Day: Monday

Block: 3

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 12 - December 17

Location: Front Room at Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 4/20

Notes: We will be finding a location that would like to have some wonderful guests come by and

do some caroling. This will not be a mandatory part of class but will be a really fun way for us to

go out and spread some Holiday cheer! Time/Date/Location: TBA

Cost: $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90

Stage Combat: Rapier and Dagger

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622713

It’s Stage Combat, It’s EDGE, you know it’s gonna be awesome! Join Mr. Rick and Johnny as

they take a look at the classic form of Rapier and Dagger. Teaching the fundamental building

blocks of sword play on stage, we will create our own story-ography for epic fight scenes! Join

Shakespeare’s Fight Scenes class and have a scene from the bard to turn into a full-fledged

fight scene!

Level:Legend and Mature Hero

Instructors: Rick Olson and Johnny Hollowed

Day: Monday

Block: 3

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 12 - December 17

Location: RAST Ballet in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 6/16

Notes: Athletic/moveable clothing and gloves needed

Cost: $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90

The HomeSchool Ninja

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622718 

Become a Ninja at EDGE! This class will center on Sensory and Motor Skills as we learn how to

become one with our environment and blend in the shadows. All leading up to a Sensory-filled

Obstacle Course by the end!

Level: Adventurers

Instructors: Miquela Cruz and Kevin Johnson

Day: Monday

Block: 3

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 12 - December 17

Location: Back Room of Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 6/16

Notes:

Cost: $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90

Life of the Party- Social Dance Class!!

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622728 

Whether it’s a wedding, a family reunion, a day at the beach or just a good ol’ fashioned dance

party, there are certain dances that you just need to know! From the Cha Cha Slide to the

YMCA and everywhere in between, have fun with your friends while you learn it here so you can

rock it there like a pro!

Level: Adventurers and Heroes

Instructors: Becky Horn

Day: Monday

Block: 4

Time: 1:45 pm - 2:55 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 12 - December 17

Location: RAST Ballet at Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 4/16

Notes: This is a movement class. athletic/movement clothing is needed.

Cost: $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90

Modern Plays Scene Studies

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622733

From Tennessee Williams to Arthur Miller. From Angels in America to Who’s Afraid of Virginia

Woolf. There are just so many plays that a maturing young actor should be familiar with.

Legends, join Rick as he leads a deep dive into understanding some of the most potent scenes

of Contemporary Plays.

Level: Legends

Instructors: Rick Olson

Day: Monday

Block: 4

Time: 1:45 pm - 2:55 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 12 - December 17

Location: RAST Ballet at Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 4/10

Notes: Reading Required. Some of the scenes covered in class will have mature subject matter.

Mature Legends is the intended range for students.

Cost: $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90

MEDIEVAL SMASH- LARPing for Littles

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622738

In a world where nerf weapons are your best friends, we will smash epic monsters, crash

through castles, find the treasure and be the hero with live action role playing masters, Rick and

Kevin

Level: Adventurers and Smaller Heroes

Instructors: Rick Olson and Kevin Johnson

Day: Monday

Block: 5

Time: 3:05 pm - 4:00 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 12 - December 17

Location: Back Room at Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 4/12

Notes: This is a LARP/foam fight class. EDGE will provide weapons. You may bring in your foam

weapons but they must be approved by instructors before use and you must be willing to share.

Cost: $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90

Dr. Who and the Weeping Christmas Angels

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622749 

The Doctor takes his two young companions for a jolly jaunt so they can experience a proper

Victorian Christmas, but what they find when they arrive is more of a horrible haunt! There are

people popping up from the future and Weeping Angels creeping about in this supernatural

story that's sure to frighten you into the new year. Can the Doctor save Victorian London from

the Angels most dangerous plan yet? Get ready to run and remember: don't blink!

Tier: Legends

Directed by: Miquela A. Cruz

Assisted by: Rick Olson

Days: Mondays and select scenes on Wednesdays

Blocks: 5 and 6

Time: 3:05 pm - 5:15 pm

Weeks: 5

Start and end date: Nov 12 - Dec 12

Rehearsal Location: Stage at Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL

60613)

Tech/Performance Location: The EDGE Theatre (5451 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640)

Min/max: 10/18

Notes: Full production, costumes, lights, sets and props (Think: The Craft).

Some Wednesday rehearsals for Leads and small scenes

Actors will be required to provide their own base clothes including black or brown boots.

TECH/DRESS REHEARSAL

Monday Dec 10th 1- 5pm Tech 1 6-9 tech 2

PERFORMANCES

Tuesday Dec 11th- Call at 4pm, Show at 6pm

Wednesday Dec 12th Call at 4pm, Show at 6pm

Cost: $135

Wednesdays

ALL CLASSES WILL BE AT PENDULUM or RAST Ballet

All Classes 6 weeks: Start 11/14 End 12/19

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Wednesday Class Blurbs

Cosplay Costume Creation

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622759 

Do you have a favorite character from Sci-fi, Anime, Fantasy, Graphic Novels or anywhere else

in the film and literature universe? Have you always wanted to see yourself as that character?

Well, this is your chance! Join Cosplay Creator extraordinaire Meeja as she walks you through

designing your cosplay characters and helps you with how to create replica costumes and

armor.

Level: Mature Heroes and Legends.

Instructors: Meeja

Day: Wednesdays

Block: 1

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 noon

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 14 - December 19

Location: Back Room of Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 3/6

Notes: 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+

Cost: $140 ($115 for class, $25 extra for supplies)

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $115 ($90 for class, $25 extra for supplies)

Fan Fiction Writing

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622764

Do you love the worlds you read about and watch so much that you wish the stories would

never end? Well, wish no more, friend, because the Fan Fiction Writing class will let the

characters you love find all new adventures! Rick Olson will help you create stories in your

favorite worlds as you imagine yourself a student at Hogwarts, a Jedi on Tatooine or a Hobbit

with a secret quest. Create new characters or write about old favorites or make up a new saga

set in a well-known book or movie - your imagination is limitless when we explore how to write

fan fiction!

Level: Heroes and Legends.

Instructors: Rick Olson

Day: Wednesdays

Block: 1

Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 14 - December 19

Location: Front Room of Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 3/6

Notes: Writing/typing is required for this class. This class will include work at home.

Cost: $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90

Tech Ninja: Sound Design

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622775 

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

will create the entire soundscape for Dr. Who and the Weeping Christmas Angels! 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 Olson, assisted by Kevin Johnson

Day: Wednesdays

Block: 2

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 14 - December 19

Location: Front Room of Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

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 Dr. Who and the Weeping Christmas Angels.

With 4 students-

TECH/DRESS REHEARSAL- All 4 students there

Monday Dec 10th

PERFORMANCES

Tuesday Dec 11th - 2 students run sound for first show

Wednesday Dec 12th - other 2 students run sound for second show.

Cost: $135

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $110

Tech Ninja:Prop Design

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/362277

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 on-line, 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!

Ages: Mature 10 and up

Tier: Hero & Legend

Instructor: Jennifer Mohr, Assisted by Stephanie

Day: Wednesdays

Block: 2

Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Weeks:6

Start and End Date: November 14 - December 19

Primary Location:Stage of Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL

60613)

Min/max: 3/10 (capping at 8 )

Notes: We are definitely capping this at 10

● 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 show Dr. Who and the Weeping

Christmas Angels

TECH/DRESS REHEARSAL

Monday Dec 10th

PERFORMANCES

Tuesday Dec 11th - 4pm Call, 6pm Show

Wednesday Dec 12th

Cost: $135

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $110

Tech Ninja: Costuming and Sewing for Stage

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622782

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

Day: Wednesdays

Block: 2

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 14 - December 19

Location: Back Room of Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 3/6 (NOTE: There is a HARD CAP at 6 in this class)

Notes: Please note cap.

● Some buying of personal supplies necessary.

● This class requires real focus. Only mature heroes and legends suggested.

● 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 Dr. Who and

the Weeping Christmas Angels

TECH/DRESS REHEARSAL

Monday Dec 10th

PERFORMANCES

Tuesday Dec 11th - 4pm Call, 6pm Show

Wednesday Dec 12th - 4pm Call 6pm Show

Cost: $135

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $110

Star Wars D & D Role Playing Game

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622785 

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. A Jedi was recently rescued by a team of heroes

on Cato Neimoidia, Thus, Jedi Master Denia joined Senator Bail Organa’s small rebellion, now

headquartered in a secret fleet of ships. The fleet’s focus is the investigation of a top-secret

Imperial military operation called the Sarlacc Project. Join us for adventure, intrigue, battles on

foot and in the air as the saga continues!

Tier: Hero And Legend

Instructor: Rick Olson

Day: Wednesday

Block: 3 & 4

Time: 2:10 pm - 4:15 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 14 - December 19

Location: Front Room of Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

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: $150

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $135

FX Make-up: Aliens of the Galifrey Galaxy

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622793

In the spirit of our Holiday Dr. Who play, our FX make-up class will take us out into the galaxy

where we will create our own aliens and beings from all the universe! You could make your own

established Whovian creature or an alien all your own! Whether you're a beginner or have taken

many Fx makeup classes in the past this will be a great class for you!

Level: Mature Heroes and Legends.

Instructors: Meeja

Day: Wednesdays

Block: 3

Time: 2:10 pm - 3:10 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 14 - December 19

Location: Back Room of Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 3/6

Notes: Please note that this class requires lots of focus and patience and is intended for Mature

This class is recommended for ages 10+

Cost: $140 ($115 for class, $25 extra for supplies)

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $115 ($90 for class, $25 extra for supplies)

Hail Poetry

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622802 

Writing poetry is a great way to express your feelings in a powerful and meaningful way. At

EDGE we have poets ready to lead you on your journey to writing your own amazing pieces.

From Mr. Kevin’s love of verse and Ms. Stephanie’s experience with free form and stream of

consciousness poetry will make this a class where you can learn many ways to write and

express yourself!

Level: Heroes and Legends.

Instructors: Kevin Johnson and Stephanie Palko

Day: Wednesdays

Block: 4

Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 14 - December 19

Location: Stage of Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 3/8

Notes: Writing/typing is required for this class. This class will include work at home

Cost: $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90

Statistically Speaking

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3622805 

Han Solo famously said “Never tell me the odds”, but sometimes figuring out the odds can be

fun! Sometimes lovingly referred to as “playing with numbers”, statistics and analytics are a

great way for people to look at data. Join Rick in this math-based class in learning how to figure

out statistics in sports, games and all the other times in everyday life we use statistics to

determine for our brain what to expect.

Level: Heroes and Legends.

Instructors: Rick Olson

Day: Wednesdays

Block: 5

Time: 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Weeks: 6

Start and end date: November 14 - December 19

Location: Front Room of Pendulum Space in North Center (1803 W. Byron St. #216, Chicago, IL 60613)

Min/max: 3/8

Notes: Bringing a calculator, pencil and paper will be helpful for this class.

Cost: $115

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $90