Free Workshop Series

Presented by Foote Theatre School


Since our students can’t come to class right now, the Citadel’s Foote Theatre School is bringing class to you! All through May, we’re launching our Free Workshop Series, featuring a wide range of sessions for students aged 2-18 with our fantastic faculty.

Pre-registration is required. All workshops are free to register, limit two per student.

Generously supported by:

Parent/Tot Creative Dramatics

Date: Monday, May 4
Time: 10:00-10:45am
Ages: 2-5
Instructor: Sophie Gareau-Brennan
Code: W01

This parent and child class will be a fun mix of games, songs, and storytelling! We will learn how our body moves, all of the emotions we can feel, and our likes and dislikes.  

Puppetry class full

Date: Wednesday, May 6
Time: 11:00-11:45am
Ages: 6-10
Instructor: Kate Ryan
Code: W02

Join theatre artist and puppeteer Kate Ryan (Kaybridge Puppets) as she helps you bring a puppet to life. Learn about the fun behind acting, creating and puppeteering in your own home! (some supplies will be needed)

Sketch Comedy class full

Date: Friday, May 8
Time: 3:00-3:45pm
Ages: 11-14
Instructor: Clayton Plamondon
Code: W03

Learn how to become part of the growing online sketch comedy scene! This workshop will give you the basics of writing sketches and setting up your characters and stories for success! Clayton is a member of the Blackout Sketch Comedy troupe.

Create a Character class full

Date: Monday, May 11
Time: 1:00-1:45pm
Ages: 9-11
Instructor: Eileen Sproule
Code: W04

How do you make a character? You make some choices - How do I move? How do I sound? What do I like? In this workshop, led by Eileen Sproule, we'll play with some of the most basic tools of acting - the voice and the body - and have fun making up someone new!

Improvisation class full

Date: Wednesday, May 13
Time: 2:00-2:45pm
Ages: 6-9
Instructor: Joleen Ballendine
Code: W05

Join seasoned Improvisor Joleen Ballendine as she leads the class in high energy improv games and exercises designed to get the creative juices flowing!  Improv teaches all kinds of skills like listening, collaboration and positivity. This workshop will be as physical as it is will be silly so be sure to bring a water bottle, wear comfy clothing, and don't forget that one-of-a-kind personality! 

Musical Theatre class full

Date: Friday, May 15
Time: 4:00-4:45pm
Ages: 12-14
Instructor: Joyanne Rudiak
Code: W06

Join Joyanne Rudiak as she teaches you a short section of “Seize the Day” from Newsies. After a brief warm up, you will learn to sing your selection and begin to put it on its feet. In just 45 minutes you’ll be a musical theatre performer!

Audition Prep class full

Date: Monday, May 18
Time: 4:00-4:45pm
Ages: 15-18
Instructor: April Banigan & Luc Tellier
Code: W07

Auditions are stressful! This is true even for seasoned actors. Since now all of our auditions are self-taped, we look at ways to give the best theatrical performance on video.  What’s the best way to frame your shot? Where should your focus be? How do you deal with nerves on camera?  In this workshop we'll examine some of the things that can make the process easier for all of us!

Improvisation class full

Date: Wednesday, May 20
Time: 1:00-1:45pm
Ages: 10-12
Instructor: Quinn Contini
Code: W08

Join seasoned Improvisor Quinn Contini as he leads this virtual class designed to get the creative juices flowing while stuck in your house! In this workshop we will be using our minds just as much as our bodies, so be sure to bring a water bottle, wear comfy clothing, and don't forget that one-of-a-kind personality! 

Drama Creation

Date: Friday, May 22
Time: 10:00-10:45am
Ages: 6-9
Instructor: Josh Languedoc
Code: W09

Learn to adapt story telling techniques to the format of online performance! The instructor will challenge you to create a dramatic version of the story using props and costume pieces you have in your house!

Comedy & Laughter class full

Date: Monday, May 25
Time: 3:00-3:45pm
Ages: 12-16
Instructor: Eileen Sproule
Code: W10

What tickles your funny bone? We laugh from surprise, from recognition, from release -  In this workshop, led by Eileen Sproule, you'll look at some of the ways we create comedy while playing various improv games and exploring characters.  Who doesn't want to laugh?

Musical Theatre class full

Date: Wednesday, May 27
Time: 11:00-11:45am
Ages: 9-11
Instructor: Crystal Hanson
Code: W11

In this workshop you will learn and perform a song! After a brief warm-up you will examine the musical structure of the song, examine the lyrics, and begin to stage it - all in 45 minutes! Learn what it takes to be a triple threat!

Parent/Tot Creative Dramatics

Date: Friday, May 29
Time: 9:30-10:15am
Ages: 2-5
Instructor: Ashley Butler
Code: W12

Parents and children will learn to creatively play together through song and movement, rhymes and stories. Learn to be creative together!

Want to register for a class? Click here!