6 Stools and a Folding Chair Youth Theater Workshop-Clarkson
Fall Theater Workshops to begin Tuesday, September 24.
First day, September 24, 2:30 to 4:30 pm all ages.
2:30 to 3:30 Dance/Paper work etc. all ages
3:30 to 4:30 Split two groups for exercises
Weekly Schedule – Tuesdays
2:30 – 12 and up musical theater skills and production numbers
3:00 – 11 and under arrive musical theater skills and production
12 years and up topical workshops: make up, an actors guide to reading
music, interpretation of songs, musical terms etc.
3:30 – to 5:00 All ages acting classes
Sashabaw Presbyterian Church 5300 Maybee Rd., Clarkston, MI
Dues: $50 (for the year for those attending workshops and if paid in the fall)
(For payment plans see the director)
There is an additional fee for those who only wish to participate in the spring musical. Auditions for the musical are usually held in January.
For more information please call 248-310-0792 or visit Facebook page.
6 Stools & a Folding Chair Youth Theater (6S&FCYT) – a.k.a. Drama Clubis a non-profit Youth Theater established to promote a quality theater experience in a wholesome environment where character means more than the part you play! As a Theater organization they will be beginning their second decade of youth theater. They specialize in musicals and believe in using quality(usually Broadway) shows. Their 10th Anniversary production was “Camelot” which was followed by our 2013 revival of “Bye, Bye Birdie” other shows they have produced are “Hello, Dolly!” ; “My Fair Lady”, “Kiss Me, Kate”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Oklahoma! ” and “Oliver! ” Other performance opportunities have included One Act Play festival, Readers Theater, Showcase, and our annual “Happy Days Review” to name a few.
Theater Workshops are held in the fall for various age groups on topics such as acting techniques, script analysis, stage movement, musical theater, the actor’s voice; make up skills, production, etc.
They are an ecumenical group of youth who are primarily home educated; however their group also welcomes private and public schoolers.
6S&FCYT has been recognized by the Purple Rose Theater as a quality Youth Theater program and holds membership in the following organizations:
· National Music Theater Association
· American Association of Community Theater
· *International Thespian Association (provisional) a 75 year old theater education organization.
Producer and Director – Laura Sias-Lee, graduated from Central Michigan University where she studied Theater Arts and minored in Vocal Music Performance. She also holds a degree in Sociology and a minor in Family Living. Laura received a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in the use of Visual and Performing Arts from McCormick Theological Seminary at the University of Chicago. She has been directing shows for the last 30 plus years and specialized in children and youth productions over the last 25 plus years. Her experience includes community theater, church theater groups, teaching classes in theater in a variety of settings including home school groups and the public school as a guest teacher.
She is a member of the National Thespian Society, The National Musical Theater Association and the American Association of Community Theater.
Music Director -Nan Lichtenberg, has studied music for 30 years. She has been involved with musical theater for Repertory Theater, Community Theater, church and home school groups. Most recently she has been recognized for her achievements by the Lakeland Players Community
Theater for her role as co-music director for their production of “Curtains” ;, and as Music Director for “Scheherazade & quot; and “Cinderella &# 39;s Glass Slipper” . She has received many other recognitions of this type over the years.
Choreographer/ Costume Designer – Abigail Lee, is a home school graduate and will be receiving her degree in Music from at Oakland University this summer. She studied Musical Theater dance with such teachers as Mark McClease and has choreographed numerous musicals including 6 for our group. She studied costume design for 6 years and has created and
designed costumes for over 10 shows.
Abigail works in dance from the perspective of teaching non dancing actors how to move on stage. She has been a judge for the Performing Arts division of the Oakland County4-H fair and has worked as Stage Manager and Assistant director for Pontiac Theater IV, Lakeland Players
and other theater groups. She is herself an award winning actress and singer, most recently receiving the Audience Choice Award for her portrayal of “Georgia” in the Lakeland Players production of “Curtains” ;.
Fall Workshop Director (ages 5/6 to 11) and Asst. Vocal Coach – JoAnn Kroll has a degree in Religious Studies (Children’ s Ministry) from Alma College with a minor in Vocal Music and has been a professional music teacher for several years. She currently teaches music for OHMI (Oakland Home School Music, Inc.) and Performing Arts for E-HUB. Jo Anne is also the Performing Arts Superintendent for the Oakland County Fair.
Fall Workshop Director (ages 12 to 19) and Acting Coach Matthew Jarjosa Matthew is a thespian who truly relishes in his craft. He is both an actor, director and acting coach. He has extensive credits on stage as on actor and as a director with Lakeland Players, Pontiac Theater IV. He is an acting coach at Shining Star Performance Academy. If you have a keen eye, you may have seen Matthew as an extra in Disney’s Oz; The Great & Powerful. He will appear as an extra in the
upcoming independent horror/romance film Love in Dead Places. Matthew is a member and the Corresponding Secretary of the Lakeland Players Board of Directors and an alumni of 6 Stools & a Folding Chair.
Their group is truly nonprofit and no one receives any salary or remuneration.
6S&FCYT is sponsored by Sashabaw Presbyterian Church (USA)
Costs (see dues above)
There is a $50.00 membership fee. (there is an additional fee for those joining in January.)
Family rates and reductions for various volunteer activities can be arranged.
Reasons for theater education and participation:
· Students build self confidence
· Students learn about cooperation, collaboration
· Students learn how to be sensitive and respectful of others.
· Students learn to be team players and work as an ensemble
· Students learn to give and take constructive criticism
· Students learn to be responsible for themselves
· Students learn communication skills
· Students learn how to present themselves in a social setting
· Students learn the invaluable lessons