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Expressing Yourself: Acting 101

What if I told you that you've already discovered the secret weapon to a memorable performance? Drumroll, please. It's.... YOU! You are unique, interesting, funny, and brilliant—all in your own way. In this lively acting workshop, we will explore not only the basics of acting technique, but also how to use your own personality and talents to make any character your own. That means if you feel shy on stage, as a group we will try to help you feel supported and comfortable; if you feel great up there already, we'll endeavor to help you stretch yourself with perhaps a different kind of character than you're used to playing. Throughout the day, we will play goofy theatre games, test out some improv, try on some scenes, and most of all, have a whole bunch of FUN! This class is geared toward the beginning actor, but all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For ages 8–12!

About the Instructor

Genevieve Breitbach is thrilled to bring her expansive love of theatre and FUN to CCftA! A recent Midwestern expat, she has previously enjoyed teaching theater with the Lake Country Playhouse Academy (Hartland, WI) and Hope Academy (Decatur, IL). Her license to “thrill”—a BFA in Acting from Millikin University—has given her a strong variety of skills to help bring creative awareness and lively learning through theatrical collaboration. She enthusiastically looks forward to helping you enhance your natural theatricality at CCftA!

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at