Enriched Theater Arts Program for Homeschoolers

Theater is more than actors pretending to be someone else. In theater, society examines itself and views the issues that confront our culture. We can then be more aware and effective citizens.

In theater arts participants interact with others of various ages, backgrounds, cultures and beliefs, opening them up to a new set of opinions and ideas. This promotes understanding, tolerance and empathy.

Program Benefits

  • Support passion for life-long learning
  • Encourage natural curiosity
  • Challenge intellect
  • Foster emotional growth by working in ensemble
  • Increase self-knowledge, self-expression, and self-empowerment

Topics of Study

  • Journals: Reflective writing about character
  • Literature Circles: Discuss elements of story-making
  • Performance Skills: Acting, improvisation, vocal and physical exercises
  • Theater Production: Costuming, lighting, sound design, props, set design

The Program

Production:

The ensemble will explore, then produce every aspect of a play they choose.

Participants will focus on one piece of literature exploring culture, social change, history, art, self-awareness, problem solving, and adaptability – what it is to be a globalized human being.  

Sharing with community:

The ensemble will stage their production in the Studio Theater for friends and family.
There will be opportunities to perform at other venues or on tour to local school classrooms.

Meet the Lead Instructor:  Juliet Noonan

Juliet is a working director, an actor, and has been an instructor at 6th Street for three years. She has been acting, teaching and directing for over fifteen years. Juliet trained in acting at the American Conservatory Theater. She earned her B.A. in Theater with an emphasis in acting and directing from Idaho State University in 2001, and her master’s in education from Sonoma State University in 2012.  Her graduate work focused on the design of a theater curriculum that utilizes improvisation and storytelling to teach empathy. Next up at 6th Street, Juliet is directing The Twelve Dates of Christmas in the Studio Theatre - opening December 14, 2018.

This is a year-long program with two sessions, held at the 6th Street Playhouse Rehearsal Hall.
Maximum # participants in each session: 12
6th Street Playhouse is an approved Vendor Course Instructor (VCI) with Summit Academy

Sessions

Growing Through Theater    Ages 7-10    Tuesdays 11-2:30

Fall Session #101: September 11th -December 18th (14 classes) Thanksgiving Break off week of November 19th
Tuition: $395.00

Spring Session #102: January 22nd - May 14th (16 classes) Spring Break off week of March 18th
Tuition: $445.00

Learning Through Theater    Ages 10-15   Wednesdays: 11-2:30 

Fall Session #201: September 12th-December 19th (14 classes) Thanksgiving Break off week of November 19th
Tuition: $395.00

Spring Session #202: January 23rd- May 15th (16 classes) Spring Break off week of March 18th
Tuition: $445.00

Contact

Lennie Dean
Education Associate

(707)523-4185 ext.122 (message box only)
education@6thstreetplayhouse.com

How to Register:

Click to download fill-in registration form

  • Mail completed registration form to
    52 W 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
  • Fax completed registration form to
    707 523-3544.
  • In person during box office hours
    1:00 - 4:00 Tuesday - Friday, or
    11:00 - 2:00 Saturday.

Tuition

Fall Sessions – 14 classes: $395

  • $100 nonrefundable deposit on registration
  • $295 balance due on the first of class, 9/11/2018 & 9/12/2018

Spring Sessions – 16 classes: $445

  • $100 nonrefundable deposit on registration
  • $345 balance due on first day of class, 1/22/2019 & 1/23/2019