​​​Fall 2018 Classes
 REGISTRATION + PRICING INFO 


To register online using a debit or credit card, please go to BrownPaperTickets.com.  

To register with payment by cash or check, or for additional information, email Education Director JanLee Marshall at janlee@b8theatre.org or call 925.890.8877.


All students registering by September 7 receive a 10% Early-bird Discount!

Creative Kids

for students ages 3 - 5
Fridays 4:00pm – 4:45pm
September 21st – December 14th
(no class November 23rd)

$170.00
  

Intro to Acting Techniques

for students in 1st + 2nd grades

Wednesdays 4:00pm – 5:00pm 
September 19th – December 12th
(no class November 21st)

$170.00


Acting Techniques

for students in 3rd through 5th grades

Mondays 4:00pm -5:00pm
September 17 – December 10
(no class November 19th)

$170.00


All courses culminate in a showcase performance for family and friends.



About our Teaching Artists

Be Curious.

Be Brave.

B8.

As teaching artists, we offer a safe, creative, and inclusive environment in which actors of all ages and levels can explore the craft of theatre at their own pace and comfort level. The courses we offer are designed to not only teach the skills required for performance, but also to enhance each student’s self-esteem, public speaking skills, and self-confidence. By participating in the performing arts, students become in tune with their mind and body.

A limited number of scholarships are available.

Please contact Education Director JanLee Marshall at janlee@b8theatre.org for more information.

Be Honest — Be Engaged — Be Connected — Be Heard — Be Inclusive — Be Generous — Be Curious — Be Brave 

JanLee Marshall

JanLee Marshall, B8 Theatre Company Artistic Director and Director of Education, is a longtime teaching artist, actor, clown and director bringing over 25 years of experience to her work in theatre.  JanLee has taught with educational theatre programs of Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Program as well as having taught at schools such as the Meher Schools and UC Davis.  JanLee continues to teach, act and direct as her schedule permits while keeping things going year round at B8 Theatre Company.


Mikah Johnson

Mikah Johnson (billed as Mikah Kavita) is a California-raised teaching artist and actress. She received her BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen from Azusa Pacific University. Apart from acting, Mikah is passionate about stoking the creative flame in others so they might be empowered to boldly create and live. She has taught and directed a wide range of ages from San Francisco elementary students with New Conservatory Theatre Company and StageWrite, to the incarcerated population in San Quentin State Prison and California Medical Facility with Prison Fellowship and Marin Shakespeare Company. She recently choreographed and directed New Conservatory Theatre Company’s summer camp productions of James and the Giant Peach and Matilda.

The Wizard of Oz camp - 2017

FALL 2018 Classes


Creative Kids

ages 3 – 5 years
Come play and use your imagination while exploring stories through Acting, Singing, and Dancing.  Using theatre games and activities, these Creative Kids will explore their own ways to expresses themselves while learning the building blocks of theatre.

INSTRUCTOR: Mikah Johnson


Intro to Acting Techniques

1st + 2nd grades
For children in first and second grade, Intro to Acting Techniques focuses on their amazing imaginations and how to bring their favorite tales to life on stage. Using theatre games, acting exercises, and lots of movement and music we will learn the basics of the craft of acting.  

INSTRUCTOR: Mikah Johnson


Acting Techniques

3rd through 5th grades
For the beginning to the experienced actor, Acting Techniques will build your skills both on stage and off. Students will learn acting techniques, including playing intentions, creating honest emotions, vocal projection, stage direction, active listening, and much more.  All these skills will be applied to monologues and scene study.

INSTRUCTOR: Mikah Johnson

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