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UW Youth & Teen Programs

Young Actors Workshop: Adventures Under the Big Top

In this course we’ll use the circus theme as a jumping-off place to practice improvisation, scene work and theater games. You’ll learn fun and compelling voice, body and imagination exercises that are also a vital part of stage work. We’ll do daily warm-up sequences that emphasize listening, creative movement, play and spontaneous interaction. You’ll have the chance to work on monologues and group scenes from theater and film, and apply the tools and techniques you’ve learned. You’ll receive direction and constructive feedback as you work to create moments of conflict, celebration and everyday life on the stage. On the final day of class, you'll have the chance to share your work with family and friends.

Who Should Register

This course is for incoming fourth and fifth graders.


Angela Kelley and Dora Lanier

More Information

This in-person course is taught on the UW Seattle campus.

Students who want a full-day experience can register for two courses — one in the morning and one in the afternoon — which will include a supervised lunch break between courses. Students should bring a lunch.

See the Policies page for details about registration policies, COVID-19 vaccination requirements and more. 


Jul 31–Aug 11, 2023

9 a.m.–12 p.m.
UW Seattle
Refund Deadline
Jun 19, 2023