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Malta Drama Programs are run by Elyse Young, Malta’s Theater Director and founder of Malta’s Spotlighter’s Theater Troupe. She holds her BFA in Theater Arts from Boston University and has been teaching classes and camps in Malta and the Capital District for over 30 years. Theater participants benefit physically and intellectually through creative exploration and team building activities. Students learn through acting skills such as concentration, memorization, improvisation thinking, and understanding and exploring the five senses. One of the most rewarding benefits is having the satisfaction of hard work resulting in a positive outcome viewed by an audience.
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"Hello: The acting class I just completed, lead by Elyse Young exceeded my expectations. Elyse brings hard work, talent, and passion to her teaching, and I thoroughly enjoyed the class."
After School Drama
In this fun and creative class, children ages 7-12 will learn acting skills and play theater games in a small group setting with Artistic Director Elyse Young! Students will also rehearse a short play that will be performed on the last day of class. Actors and actresses will also be involved in the costume and scenery work. Students must wear a mask when not performing.
Actors and Actresses ages 10-14 will work in a small group setting to develop their craft. We will practice vocal skills and acting techniques, play theater games, rehearse and perform all within a intense 5 week session. No shared props or costumes. Students must wear a mask when not performing.
Teen/Adult Acting Ages 14-Adult
Class includes acting technique, monologue and scene study, character development and video critiquing. Final class will include virtual performance for invited guests only. Students must wear a mask when not performing.
February Break Drama Camp
Activities will include acting exercises, theater games, improvisation, vocal techniques, creative movement, character analysis, arts projects and more! Each camper will also rehearse and present a short performance at the end of the last day of camp, Friday, February 25. Our show will have costumes, set pieces, props, lights, sound and will be performed on the Malta Community Center Stage for invited guests. Students must wear a mask when not performing.