NO CLASS ON OCTOBER 8. Come join us at the theatre to celebrate the fall holidays. Beginner and experienced young artists can join together to create and present fun holiday scenes. Working with holiday scenes, students will learn the basics of acting as they participate in storytelling, role playing, improvisation, and scene readings. Play selection depends on the size of the class, but there is a wide variety from ‘Twas The Night Before’ to “The Grinch Who Stole Halloween?…’. Or students may make up their own holiday story and stage characters using their greatest tool, their imagination and natural abilities. Class activities also include a brief introduction to the technical side of a stage performance: sets, props, and costumes. Additionally, the class includes a unique opportunity to observe sets being built for the current main stage production. Classes join together for a Halloween party in costumes and students will act out their Halloween characters for the class. Pending student attendance and class participation, we will wrap up the fall session with final holiday scenes to present to their family and friends. INSTRUCTOR KATHY DILLABER is a JMU graduate, B.A. Communication Arts & Educational Certification, plus graduate studies. Post college, she performed at “Tecumseh”, Ohio; ‘Land of Oz’, N. C.; Busch Gardens, Williamsburg; and local theatres. Since 2013, she participates annually in the Broadway Teachers Workshop, NYC, working with Broadway’s top artists onstage and backstage. Workshops explored the theatre craft as it pertains to school and community productions. Other experiences include a techie backstage and a theatre instructor where she has directed numerous children’s productions. Her professional education, theatre positions, and years of ballet training (Cecchetti method) are constant resources for classes.