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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. Our next round of classes begin in October. Learn more and sign up below!

Constellation’s Education Initiative is proudly sponsored by:

IU Credit Union

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.

This workshop is SOLD OUT! Click here to join the wait list.

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.

This workshop is SOLD OUT! Click here to join the wait list.

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 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: October 26-December 14

Musical Theater Workshop (16+)

Musical Theater Workshop (16+)

Do you dream of being on stage in the next big musical? Want to nail that next audition? Do you struggle with knowing what to sing? Do you just want to have fun belting out your favorite show tunes? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then this class is for you! For budding performers with some singing experience to accomplished performers with a long resume, this 7-week workshop is geared towards audition technique and exploring and building 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:

  • be given song suggestions that are appropriate to age and type, and will subsequently learn how to pick material for yourself
  • learn how to build and organize your audition book
  • work on audition technique, including how to enter the room, talk to the accompanist, and present your material
  • 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
  • learn how to critique your peers in a positive, constructive way
  • gain overall confidence in performance skills -have the opportunity to perform in an end-of-workshop cabaret with an invited audience!

Thursday, 6:30pm-8:15pm

Session 1: October 27-December 15

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

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: 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: October 31-December 12

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

BOX OFFICE

M-F 12 - 5pm
(812) 336-9300 Box Office
(812) 336-7110 Admin
info@seeconstellation.org

Mailing Address / Constellation Studios

411 E 7th St.
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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