SpotLight On

A Learning Series For Adults

Spotlight On - Learning Series for Adults

(RE)IGNITE YOUR CREATIVE SPARK

In our SPOTLIGHT ON Learning Series for Adults, La Jolla Playhouse will help you (re)ignite your creative spark while also giving you an opportunity to interact with fellow arts and theatre lovers.

For more information please email [email protected].

Registration is now open!

Musical Theatre Dance Styles

MUSICAL THEATRE: DANCE STYLES

Monday Evenings, June 13 – July 25 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
(No class July 4)

Instructor: Wilfred Paloma

Whether you are someone brand new to Musical Theatre or simply looking to expand/explore dance styles through the Musical Theatre form, this class is for you. This course is designed to combine movement/dance, Musical Theatre, and fitness by exploring choreography in the style of iconic artists like Fosse, Robbins, Ailey, Bausch, and Graham…to name a few. Come work up a sweat, and join the fun! Please wear clothing and closed toed shoes for movement.

For Ages 18+

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Improv: Intro to Improvisational Theatre

IMPROV: INTRO TO IMPROVISATIONAL THEATRE

Monday Evenings, June 13 – July 25 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
(No class July 4)

Instructor: Marjorie Treger

Students will explore the fundamental principles of improvisation through exercises in agreement, commitment, spontaneity, and listening. This class will focus on scene work, characters and engaging in the moment. Learn to craft improvised formats complete with discovered connections, unique characters, and relationships and feel comfortable on stage while you gain confidence in “Yes, and”! Dress in clothing comfortable for light movement and closed toed shoes.

For Ages 18+

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Playwriting: Writing the 10 Min Play

PLAYWRITING: WRITING THE 10 MIN PLAY

Tuesday Evenings, June 14 – July 26 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Farah Dinga

This interactive playwriting course will guide new and more experienced writers through the process of building a 10 minute play through lecture, discussion, feedback, and written exercises.

For Ages 18+

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Acting: Contemporary Scene Study

ACTING: CONTEMPORARY SCENE STUDY

Tuesday Evenings, June 14 – July 26 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Justin Lang

This performance-based acting class will explore compelling characters and scenes that are aimed at improving students’ approach to acting. Topics and areas of acting this class will cover include: in-depth text analysis, character building and development, physical and vocal control. Students will leave this course more confident about their craft and inspired to deliver compelling performances. Please dress comfortably for movement and closed toed shoes.

For Ages 18+

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Acting: Intro to Acting

ACTING: INTRO TO ACTING

Wednesday Evenings, June 15 – July 27 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Instructor: Frankie Alicea-Ford

Whether you are an aspiring performer; wish to revitalize your creativity; or simply want to try something new and build self-confidence, you will find this course active, fun and rewarding. In this class, you will explore group exercises, drama techniques and improvisation. You will apply newly acquired skills in character development to monologues and scenes, and explore the use of the voice and body on stage. Please dress comfortably in clothing for movement and closed toed shoes.

For Ages 18+

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Acting: Audition Technique

ACTING: AUDITION TECHNIQUE

Wednesday Evenings, June 15 – July 27 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
(No class June 29)

Instructor: Desiree Clarke

Are you trying to book that next role? This class will prepare beginning and advanced actors to walk into the room and smash their next audition! Participants will engage in conversations and exercises in headshot preparation, audition wardrobe, monologue selection and preparation, and confidence building. Please dress in clothing comfortable for movement.

For Ages 18+

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Musical Theatre: Scene Into Song

MUSICAL THEATRE: SCENE INTO SONG

Thursday Evenings, June 16 – July 28 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Melissa Glasgow

Often in musicals, emotions are so high that we can’t speak the words anymore – we have to sing them. In this class, students will explore the magical transition between spoken dialogue and song. Through script and score analysis, group discussions, and acting exercises, students will apply fundamental musical theatre techniques to two-person scenes from the musical theatre canon. Whether you are an aspiring performer or simply looking for a creative outlet, you will be able to examine the world of musical theatre in a collaborative and supportive environment. Please wear clothes you can move in and close-toed shoes.

For Ages 18+

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Read what students from our most recent virtual classes had to say:

“I thoroughly enjoyed attending La Jolla Playhouse’s virtual class, Landmark Moments in Musical Theatre. I looked forward with great anticipation to each class session. The history of musical theatre presentations, conversations with like-minded musical theatre lovers, and challenge ‘homework’ of watching musicals in my spare time were all exciting and thought-provoking. I loved learning about the origins of the genre, as well as discussing some long-time favorites. Thanks, LJP, for providing such a wonderful experience in this tumultuous time!– Amy Kinseth, Landmark Moments in Musical Theater Student

“It was LIFE giving!” – Acting Student

“I’ve really enjoyed and benefitted from these offerings. Thank you so much.” – Playwriting Student

“I wrote my first One Act Play! It’s such an achievement for me. Thank you!” – Playwriting Student

“I enjoyed it 100%.” – Playwriting Student

“I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity for my son. He was fully included and embraced by the instructor and other students…. I don’t know if you know how groundbreaking it is to include a student with autism in your mainstream classes. No one else is doing this, to my knowledge…. I have always enjoyed LJP’s quality productions, but will now offer even more support, like buying season tickets when you re-open.” – Mother of an Acting Student

“The class was uplifting and positive during this most difficult time.” – Landmark Moments in Musical Theatre Student

“Very caring teacher who balanced the class experience really well!” – Landmark Moments in Musical Theatre Student

“Pure joy.” – Landmark Moments in Musical Theatre Student

“I absolutely enjoyed myself! Thanks for getting Christopher Ashley, He was delightful.” – Landmark Moments in Musical Theatre Student

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