The historic Cape Playhouse is opening its doors to aspiring theatre artists!
The Cape Playhouse is currently enrolling students for our 2017 Summer Acting Classes – our return to acting and theatre arts education programing at The Playhouse.
You can now enroll your children and grandchildren in one of our week-long sessions and empower them with the opportunity to learn in the same space where stars such as Shirley Booth, Bernadette Peters, Bette Davis and Henry Fonda performed! The Cape Playhouse Theatre classes offer theatrical training to students ages 5-18 in a fun, kind and nurturing environment. No prior experience, knowledge of theatre or specific skill level is required. All are welcome.
Each of our week-long programs will offer classes in acting, improvisation, Shakespeare, Broadway musical theater, singing for the actor, directing, scenic elements, script writing, and more! Additionally, your child will be afforded the opportunity to work with top Broadway professionals in an extraordinary environment.
Dates for our 2017 Summer Youth Programs are as follows:
- June 19 – 23, 9am – 12pm Monday- Friday, Ages 5-8
- July 3 – 7, 10am-2pm Monday- Friday, Ages 9-13
- July 17 – 21, 9am – 12pm Monday- Friday, Ages 5-8
- July 31- August 4, 10am-2pm Monday- Friday, Ages 14-18
- August 14 – 18, 10am-2pm Monday- Friday, Ages 9-13
All classes are $180 and are filled on a first come, first serve basis.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A limited number of financial-based scholarships are available for those that qualify.
Michelle Kazanowski, Director of Education, is a theatre artist and educator based out of the Boston area. In the past, she has worked with students in the performing arts through the California Shakespeare Theater Conservatory, “Theater Plus!” in Marshfield, as well as through several public schools in Vermont. Michelle is a recent graduate of Saint Michael’s College (Vermont), where she studied Theatre Arts with concentrations in Acting & Directing. Her past theatrical work has taken her through New England, California and more recently to Florence, Italy. This is Michelle’s third summer with The Cape Playhouse and she is excited for the opportunity to lend a hand in building The Playhouse’s education department. All that she accomplishes this season is dedicated to the greatest educator she has ever known – her mother.
Michael Rader, Artistic Director, is a NYC based Director and Arts Executive. His diverse career in the arts has afforded him positions such as Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil, Broadway Liaison and Arts Education Consultant to the New York City Department of Education and Entertainment Director for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Michael is passionate about and committed to finding ways of utilizing the arts as a tool to empower the lives of those less fortunate, especially children in need. It was during his initial time working with chronically ill children that Michael fully realized his passion for humanitarian work, especially when it involved working within the arts. In addition to his work as a director he regularly teaches acting and audition technique classes in NYC and has served on the visiting faculty of SongFest at the Colburn School in Los Angeles and The Summit School near Washington, DC. His highlights as a director or associate include: A Christmas Story (National Tour), Stalking The Bogeyman (NY Times Critics Pick, Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Varekai (Cirque Du Soleil), The Testament of Mary, Deep Love (NYMF 2015), Scrooge: The Musical (National Tour), Mandela! with Norm Lewis, You are Not Alone with Betty Buckley and Lea DeLaria, productions with Sacramento Music Circus, The ZACH Theatre, The York Theatre Company, The Actors Studio Repertory Theatre, The Jerry Lewis Telethon, The Human Race Theatre, The Dramatist Guild, The Huron Playhouse, The Forestburgh Playhouse, Joe’s Pub and the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway benefit production of William Finn’s Elegies: A Song Cycle. Michael’s direction of the show, benefiting marriage equality, was acclaimed as “…profound and visionary.” He is a graduate of The Actors Studio Drama School MFA Directing Program, an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, a Fulbright Scholar finalist and a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.