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Fall Session 2022

This Fall, Constellation is offering an exciting line up of film, theater, and musical theater classes for all ages — from the youngest beginner to the adult professional. Check out our upcoming film, acting, improv, and musical theater classes below. To kick off the fall session, we’re offering FREE Crash Courses in Moviemaking for kids, teens, and adults. Learn more and sign up below!

Crash Course in Moviemaking for Teens #2

Crash Course in Moviemaking for Teens #2

FREE WORKSHOP! A Crash Course In Moviemaking is open to all 7th – 12th grade students and is a prerequisite* to participate in Constellation Studios Short Film Projects. Students will cover the basics of film production, including: Overview of the beginning-to-end filmmaking process; Shot composition; Visual Pre-Production; Storytelling; Scene Coverage; Film set roles and responsibilities; and more!

*Students are not required to take this workshop if they have previously participated in a BAFT Studios Short Film Project and/or have participated in a BAFT Movie Camp.

Saturday, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Session 1: August 20

Crash Course in Moviemaking for Kids #2

Crash Course in Moviemaking for Kids #2

FREE WORKSHOP! A Crash Course In Moviemaking is open to all 3rd – 6th grade students and is a prerequisite* to participate in Constellation Studios Short Film Projects. Students will cover the basics of film production, including: Overview of the beginning-to-end filmmaking process; Shot composition; Visual Pre-Production; Storytelling; Scene Coverage; Film set roles and responsibilities; and more!

*Students are not required to take this workshop if they have previously participated in a BAFT Studios Short Film Project and/or have participated in a BAFT Movie Camp.

Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm

Session 1: August 20

Acting for Kids

Acting for Kids

Constellation’s Acting for Kids is a fast-paced and fun introduction to acting that will focus on the building blocks of acting techniques, including voice and speech development, creative movement, and exploration of character. Through individual monologue work and collaborative scene study, students will emerge from the class more articulate, engaged, and confident performers. This class is perfect for beginners, as well as a refresher for acting students with some experience.

Wednesday, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Session 1: September 7-October 19

Session 2: October 26-December 14

Improv for Adults

Improv for Adults

Constellation’s Improv for Adults teaches and reinforces basic improv skills and performance techniques. This class will focus on short-form improv and is open to both novices and experienced improvers. Improv is a magical art form that is not only fantastically fun, it develops storytelling ability, enhances listening, communication, and collaboration skills, builds resilience, increases confidence, and so much more!

Wednesday, 7:15pm-8:45pm

Session 1: September 7-October 19

Acting Through Song Cabaret for Teens

Acting Through Song Cabaret for Teens

This class is for teens with some singing experience and is geared towards exploring musical theatre repertoire, although all genres of music are welcome. You will be able to experiment with new material or fine-tune songs that are already in your repertoire.

You will also:

  • receive acting and musical guidance to help shape your performance, focusing on techniques of musical storytelling
  • analyze song structure and explore given circumstances
  • practice interpreting the lyric, both musically and dramatically
  • build skills in vocal projection, articulation, intonation, physicality, character development, and stage presence
  • be given song suggestions that are appropriate to age and type, and will subsequently learn how to pick material for yourself
  • learn how to critique your peers in a positive, constructive way
  • gain overall confidence in performance skills

Thursday, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Session 1: September 8-October 20

Session 2: October 27-December 15

Acting Through Song Cabaret for Adults

Acting Through Song Cabaret for Adults

This class is for adults with some singing experience and is geared towards exploring musical theatre repertoire, although all genres of music are welcome. You will be able to experiment with new material or fine-tune songs that are already in your repertoire. You will also:

  • receive acting and musical guidance to help shape your performance, focusing on techniques of musical storytelling
  • analyze song structure and explore given circumstances
  • practice interpreting the lyric, both musically and dramatically
  • build skills in vocal projection, articulation, intonation, physicality, character development, and stage presence
  • be given song suggestions that are appropriate to age and type, and will subsequently learn how to pick material for yourself
  • learn how to critique your peers in a positive, constructive way
  • gain overall confidence in performance skills

Thursday, 7:15pm-9:00pm

Session 1: September 8-October 20

Session 2: October 27-December 15

Theater Playground for Littles

Theater Playground for Littles

Theater Playground is an introduction to theater arts for littles (grades K-2nd) and will implement theatre games and improvisation activities to spark creative thinking, promote active listening, and encourage self-expression. In addition to these confidence-building exercises, Theater Playground will focus on the fundamentals of storytelling. Littles will learn how to create narrative and put together the elements of a good story as they build upon communication skills and their ability to express new ideas.

Saturday, 9:00am-10:00am

Session 1: September 10-October 22

Session 2: October 29-December 17

Improv for Kids

Improv for Kids

Improv is theatre that is created together, in the moment. Through play and experimentation, students will learn to be present with each other–watching, listening, and trusting their partners as they collaborate. Whether they are in an acting studio, a classroom, a family room, or a Zoom room, building on these skills will help young improvers to:

  • grow creatively, trust artistic impulses, and take risks
  • embrace supportive collaboration (make your partner look good)
  • improve communication and listening skills, focusing on engaging fully with surroundings
  • gain a strong improv foundation – a knowledge of various games and storytelling techniques
  • be better performers and, consequently, better communicators

Monday, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Session 1: September 12-October 24

Session 2: October 31-December 12

Improv & Sketch Comedy for Teens

Improv & Sketch Comedy for Teens

For teens who want to test out their funny bone or just burst out of their shell in an open, accepting, and silly environment, Constellation’s Improv/Sketch Comedy class for Teens will offer students “tricks of the trade” to help them perfect their comedic acting, joke writing, and improv abilities! Not only will they learn the basics of how to script and improvise an original comedy show, the community-building curriculum will reinforce and strengthen 21st Century Skills in collaboration, communication, flexibility, critical thinking, and creativity. This class is just plain fun!

Monday, 6:45pm-8:00pm

Session 1: September 12-October 24

Short Film Project for Kids

Short Film Project for Kids

In this Constellation Studios project, you will jump into a full-scale short film production. This immersive, experiential, project-based learning environment will give young filmmakers the opportunity to work on a safe, fun, and collaborative film set.
Filmmakers will learn and actively participate in each stage of film production:
Pre-Production: In this 5-week phase, students will get a “writer’s room” experience–a collaborative space where the groundwork for creative ideas comes together. Students will learn world-building by exploring and incorporating elements of screenwriting. Next, filmmakers will go through visual pre-production, shot lists, scheduling, and casting.
Production: In this full-day phase, each student filmmaker will get a professionally guided hands-on experience to make their story come to life. They will learn how to effectively communicate as actors and filmmakers, rotate through crew positions, and practice industry-standard set operations.
Post-Production: In the final 2 project sessions, filmmakers will collaborate through the post-production and editing process and will complete their short film on the final day of the project.

Each filmmaker will have the chance to rotate through a variety of film set positions both in front of and behind the camera. Come ready to find your creative voice!

Tuesday, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Session 1: September 13-November 1

Short Film Project for Teens

Short Film Project for Teens

In this Constellation Studios project, you will jump into a full-scale short film production. This immersive, experiential, project-based learning environment will give young filmmakers the opportunity to work on a safe, fun, and collaborative film set.
Filmmakers will learn and actively participate in each stage of film production:
Pre-Production: In this 5-week phase, students will get a “writer’s room” experience–a collaborative space where the groundwork for creative ideas comes together. Students will learn world-building by exploring and incorporating elements of screenwriting. Next, filmmakers will go through visual pre-production, shot lists, scheduling, and casting.
Production: In this full-day phase, each student filmmaker will get a professionally guided hands-on experience to make their story come to life. They will learn how to effectively communicate as actors and filmmakers, rotate through crew positions, and practice industry-standard set operations.
Post-Production: In the final 2 project sessions, filmmakers will collaborate through the post-production and editing process and will complete their short film on the final day of the project.

Each filmmaker will have the chance to rotate through a variety of film set positions both in front of and behind the camera. Come ready to find your creative voice!

Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Session 1: September 21-November 2

Crash Course in Moviemaking for Adults #1

Crash Course in Moviemaking for Adults #1

FREE WORKSHOP: A Crash Course In Moviemaking is open to all adults and is a prerequisite* to participate in Constellation Studios Short Film Projects. Students will cover the basics of film production, including: Overview of the beginning-to-end filmmaking process; Shot composition; Visual Pre-Production; Storytelling; Scene Coverage; Film set roles and responsibilities; and more!

*Students are not required to take this workshop if they have previously participated in a BAFT Studios Short Film Project and/or have participated in a BAFT Movie Camp.

Sunday, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Session 1: October 2

Crash Course in Moviemaking for Adults #2

Crash Course in Moviemaking for Adults #2

FREE WORKSHOP: A Crash Course In Moviemaking is open to all adults and is a prerequisite* to participate in Constellation Studios Short Film Projects. Students will cover the basics of film production, including: Overview of the beginning-to-end filmmaking process; Shot composition; Visual Pre-Production; Storytelling; Scene Coverage; Film set roles and responsibilities; and more!

*Students are not required to take this workshop if they have previously participated in a BAFT Studios Short Film Project and/or have participated in a BAFT Movie Camp.

Tuesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Session 1: October 4

Short Film Project for Adults

Short Film Project for Adults

In this Constellation Studios project, you will jump into a full-scale short film production. This immersive, experiential, project-based learning environment will give young filmmakers the opportunity to work on a safe, fun, and collaborative film set.
Filmmakers will learn and actively participate in each stage of film production:
Pre-Production: In this 5-week phase, students will get a “writer’s room” experience–a collaborative space where the groundwork for creative ideas comes together. Students will learn world-building by exploring and incorporating elements of screenwriting. Next, filmmakers will go through visual pre-production, shot lists, scheduling, and casting.
Production: In this full-day phase, each student filmmaker will get a professionally guided hands-on experience to make their story come to life. They will learn how to effectively communicate as actors and filmmakers, rotate through crew positions, and practice industry-standard set operations.
Post-Production: In the final 2 project sessions, filmmakers will collaborate through the post-production and editing process and will complete their short film on the final day of the project.

Each filmmaker will have the chance to rotate through a variety of film set positions both in front of and behind the camera. Come ready to find your creative voice!

Monday, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Session 1: October 10-November 28

Acting for Adults

Acting for Adults

Constellation’s Acting for Adults curriculum is adapted from a variety of master teachers and acting traditions. Students will engage in collaborative acting exercises to help develop and sharpen their actor toolkit (body, voice, breath) and will use scripted scenes not for quick results, but as “acting laboratories” to build upon the following skills:

  • identifying given circumstances
  • character analysis
  • script/scene analysis
  • improvisation
  • presence

Students will leave the class more competent and confident performers!

Wednesday, 7:15pm-8:45pm

Session 1: October 26-December 14

Acting for Teens

Acting for Teens

Constellation’s Acting for Teens curriculum is adapted from a variety of master teachers and acting tradition and will focus on the following:

  • understanding the actor’s toolbox (body, voice, breath)
  • identifying given circumstances
  • acting exercises and improv games to build confidence, trust and creativity on stage
  • building skills in character and scene analysis
  • in-class work on scenes and monologues

Students will leave the class more competent and confident performers!

Monday, 6:45pm-8:00pm

Session 1: October 31-December 12

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Bloomington, IN 47408

Westbury Production Facility

3133 N Westbury Village Dr., Suite 5
Bloomington, IN 47404

SHOW LOCATIONS

Buskirk Chumley Theater
114 E Kirkwood
Ted Jones Playhouse
107 W 9th St.
Waldron Arts Center
122 S Walnut St

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