The acting programs at MTC range from the semester-long Main Stage Productions for students grades 2-12 to weekly Fun with Drama classes for grades K-3 and a Summer Camp for children ages 7-12. Opportunities range from public performances, to directing, lighting, sound and stage management. MTC takes pride in creating a positive, inclusive learning environment. Full and partial scholarships are offered to many children and payment plans are offered for all classes/programs.
Main Stage Productions members gain real, practical theatrical experience as they refine their acting, singing, dancing, and behind-the-scenes talents during several months of rehearsals culminating in a weekend of performances on the Metropolitan stage or another venue in the Morgantown area. Every student is part of the production with direct on-stage experience. Students learn teamwork, commitment, responsibility, and accountability by seeing a large project through from beginning to end. MTC students undertake intensive preparation for plays and musicals, which requires great dedication and diligence – but throughout the process they have fun and develop lasting friendships with children throughout the area. There are typically two productions a semester and each child is assigned to one.
An introduction to the craft of acting with hands-on experience in creative dramatics. Children receive a foundation in the process of acting through a variety of beginning acting exercises and through the rehearsals of a skit culminating in the performance at the end of program.
The cost for grades K-1 class is $100. Grades 2-3 is $125. The class will run approximately 10 weeks.
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