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Acting & Theater: Disney & Broadway Small-Group Play Reading Class! (9-14)

Janet B Milstein
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(265)
In this 9-week course, student actors will read a minimum of 3 Disney/Broadway (Jr)/Middle Grade plays out loud in order to practice cold-reading, play a variety of characters, listen and react with others, and of course, have fun!

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Students will become familiar with the formatting and structure of plays, as well as the particular scripts we read. Reading plays out loud in class will improve students' cold reading ability, confidence, listening and reacting skills, and general knowledge of plays and script formats. 
I am an award-winning acting coach, actor, writer and filmmaker with over 15 years of experience, 16 books published, an MFA in Acting, and a BA in Theater. The students I have coached have booked hundreds of projects including:

TV - Even Stevens, One Tree Hill, One Life to Live, Gilmore Girls, Carnivàle, Chicago Fire, Pleading Guilty, Chicago PD, APB, The Exorcist, Chicago Justice, Patriot, Empire, Girl Meets World, Chicago Code, Web Girl, Chicago Med, The Event, Timeless: Live in Concert (starring Barbra Streisand), Habla más, The Giggle Club, Prison Break, ER, Roaring 20’s, The Blue Marble Gang, Reels, PrankStars, Bimbo, In an Instant, You, Me and Johnny, The Voice, The First Family, All That, and many more! 

FILM - Contagion, Stranger Than Fiction, Payback starring Mel Gibson, The Even Stevens Movie, Barber Shop, Barber Shop 2, Spirited starring Will Ferrell, Soul Food, Chain Reaction starring Keanu Reeves, Just Visiting starring Christina Applegate, The Lake House, One Missed Call starring Edward Burns, The Last Airbender, The Dark Knight, An American Crime, Blood Deep, Codename: Simon, Malibu's Most Wanted, Serenity, Ancient Evil: Scream of the Mummy, The Brotherhood, Mrs. Hobbes' House, D.I.N.K.S., Merry Gentlemen, Meet the Browns, Eagle Eye, Awaken the Dead, Beyond the Soul, Roll, Bounce, Let's Go to Prison, Cover, Dedicated, Chicago Heights, Leaving Atlanta with Ben Vereen, Converging with Angels, RiffRaff, The European Kid, Iris, Blindsided, The Kari Files, Power Singles, Not Scene, The Turndown, Beyond the Soul, Playing Dress-up, Jaded, The New Detective, Pirates, Last Stop, Iodine Ink, Fallen, Turtle, The Big Fish Story, Rough Start, Parallel, Happily After, Two Days in Limbo, Henchmen: At Dr. Death’s Door, Voice of the Vespers, Ephemeralbliss.com, 72h, She Wolf! Paddy's Bar, The Box, Delirium, Roadside, So Will Smiling, Fall(ing), A Penny For Your Thoughts, More Than Friends, Danny's Day Trip, Late Rush, The Whisperer, Late Rush, The Cyber Kid, Pen and Paper, The Pass Out Game, Through His Eyes, Meredith's Magic Wand, It's Always Cloudy, Ms. Lucky, Nighthawks, The Giver Should Be Thankful, Made in Chiraq, Counterfeit Luck, Dry, Chinese Jesus,  Riding 79, Homecoming, Spud, Number One Dad, Glamour, The Salesman, Denied, Pandemonium, Sam I am, The Sleepover, Where There's a Will, Sick Smelly Dirty Politics, Grading Curves, Fractured, Tweet Revenge, Normal, L.A. Storm Zombie, Chiraq, Sick Day, Fading, Alice: The Hatred, and many more! 

THEATER- performing with theaters such as The Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Dramatists, Raven, A Red Orchid Theatre, Second City, Timeline Theater, The Chicago Theater, Stage Left Theatre, Bailiwick Repertory, Teatro Luna, The Birmingham Children's Stockyards Theatre Co, Collaboraction, Free Associates, Steep Theatre Co, Sandhill Theatre Co, Piccolo Theatre, Appetite Theatre, Point of Contention, Pegasus Players, Village Players, Oak Park Festival Theater, Hubris Productions, The Side Project, Nothing Without A Company, Congo Square Theatre, Teatro Vista, Greenhouse Theater, The Poor Theater, ETA, Black Ensemble Theater, Emerald City, Cuckoo's Theater, Theatre Evolve, Towle Theater, Women's Theatre Alliance of Chicago, and more! 

COMMERCIALS - for clients such as McDonald's, Pepsi, Bounty Paper Towel, Chevrolet, Miller Light, Harris Bank, Footlocker, Mercedes Benz, Jordan’s, State Farm, PSP, U.S. Cellular, Toys R' Us, Virgin Mobile, UI Hospital, Wisconsin Dells, Denny's Restaurant, Tyson, Bright Start College Savings Fund, Humira, Kmart, Kenmore, Ford, Humana, Frontera Foods, Time Life, Ms. Mary's Restaurant, PBS, American Girl Doll, Home Chef, Moen, Payless, T-Mobile, Texas Tourism, Cheez-Its, and more! 

INDUSTRIALS - for clients such as United Airlines, Kohls, ComEd, American Heart Association, Seimans, Accenture, CVS, Allstate, American Medical Association, Trinity Services, Firestone, Sears, Glade, BMO Harris, GE, Kelloggs, Visa, Allstate, Bank of America, Citi, TUI, Straight Talk Wireless, and more! 

VOICE-OVER - for clients such as ​Marriot, McDonald's, Razer, Cellular One, Commonwealth Edison, Lunchables, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Six Flags Great America, Farmers Insurance, Janssen, AT&T, National Louis University, USAA and many more! 

PRINT - for clients such as McDonald's, Sears “Canyon River Blue Jeans”, JC Penney, JC Penney Bridal, Abercrombie & Fitch,Coca Cola, Montgomery Ward, DeVry, V-Tech, Triton College, CNA Insurance, Roosevelt Collection, USAA, Man Alive, Miller Lite, Staples, Real Faith in Life Magazine, Home Depot, Purina Chat Chow, Walgreens, Vein Clinics of America, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Hamricks, Velveeta, Tyson, Proffitt's Department Store, American Girl Doll, Groupon, IHOP, Genomic, Otis Spunkmeyer, Corona, Illinois Lotto, Protect-A-Bed, Snapper, Kohls, Trunk Club, Cadence Physician Group, AT&T, Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Ginny's, Unity Health, The Dump, Hefty, Demco Catalog, Avery Products, Mercedes, and many more!
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
There is no formal or informal letter grade. The student will receive feedback during the course.
Grades Offered
I will provide the scripts via screen sharing for reading during class.
We will be reading several play scripts that I will provide for reading during class. I will chose scripts that are frequently performed in elementary and middle schools that are from the Broadway (Jr)/Disney (Jr) cannon or are Middle Grade plays. There may be some content with very slight adult language or themes, but I will chose plays listed for 4th-7th grade audiences.
We will be reading several play scripts that I will provide for reading during class. I will chose scripts that are frequently performed in elementary and middle schools that are from the Broadway (Jr)/Disney (Jr ) cannon or are Middle Grade plays. There may be some content with very slight adult language or themes, but I will chose plays listed for 4th-7th grade audiences.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(265)
Hi! My name is Janet and I am an actor, award-winning acting instructor, private acting coach, best-selling author, and filmmaker. I have an MFA in Acting from State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY) and a BA in Theater with distinctions... 
Group Class


for 9 classes
1x per week, 9 weeks
60 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 9-14
3-5 learners per class

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