Below are some common topics parents have questions about when interested in our MCT Education programs. If you have additional concerns, or specific questions concerning certain classes, contact Judith Giebler, Education Director at 432-682-2544, ext. 121 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although the main focus of education programs is the creative process, some activities will emphasize acting. Work with character development, improvisation with given circumstances, and monologue and scene work may be included, especially as students get older and/or more comfortable with what theatre is all about. We will also work on practical elements of the rehearsal process, such as blocking and stage movement, especially as we plan for the spring production.
Our many education programs are creative drama based, meaning that we focus on the process first. Production is a part of that process and each program we offer approaches performance in different ways. Performance could mean a classroom presentation for other students (Summer Theatre School). Performance could mean a parent sharing day (Creative Play, Theatre School, Centerstage). Performance could mean a more formal production on one of our stages (Theatre School Spring Production, Spring Break Fine Arts Camp, Centerstage).
Each Education program has its own Parent Observation policy. In general, we do not allow parents to stay during class time. Depending on the program, there may be an in-class parent sharing time, formal performance, or none at all. Please refer to the Parent Handbooks for the specific observation policies.
We fill classes on a first come first served basis and they usually fill up rather quickly. A student is considered registered when they have completed the registration form and paid tuition. A spot in class cannot be held without tuition payment. Also note, there are NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS of tuition, so be sure you are ready to commit the time and money to our program.
In general, class sizes have a minimum registration of 10 students, and a maximum ranging from 12 to 30. Our class sizes depend on a number of factors which include (but are not limited to) the age of students, the type of projects for the class, and the number of teachers and/or assistants available.