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Akron, OH, 44302
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Telling the stories from Appalachia to Akron and beyond!

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Youth Classes

[Our daughter] was well prepared thanks to Kyle Jozsa. [He] transformed her into a way more confident young performer.
— Emily Chesnic

Winter Classes

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150.00 155.00

interACT
Ages: 5 - 9 Years
Entire Session: $155
An Ensemble Building Class.

"The rhythm of working in a group and the dynamic of each individual relationship...coming together is such a special thing."
- Sarah Baker, Actress

Create and collaborate! Jump in and join your fellow actors in this interactive theatre class. From improvisation to creation, you'll learn the value of teamwork in performance.

In this class, students will learn the basics of teamwork and how that relates to the art of theatre. By working together students learn to celebrate diversity as they discover the power of positive relationships and engagement of their collective imaginations.Through weekly ensemble exercises, the group will learn and grow together. The class will culminate in the creation of a short scene.

*There will be a final performance held on Saturday, March 17th*

Saturdays @ 9:00 - 10:00 AM (1/13 - 3/17)

This class will be held at:
Summit Artspace
140 E. Market St. • Akron, OH 44308

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Make A SCENE
160.00 165.00

Make A SCENE
Ages: 9 - 14 Years
Entire Session: $165
Honing Performance Skills

"Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to..."
- Willem Dafoe, Actor

Places! Places! Find your spot in this advanced theatre course designed to hone your performance skills. From the ensemble to the self, you'll craft a scene from scratch.

This class is intended to guide students towards making and committing to choices. Using teamwork and improvisation, students will tackle challenges head on. They will craft a scene focusing on the role of details and repetition in the rehearsal process. This work will culminate in a final performance.

*There will be a final performance held on Saturday, March 17th*

Saturdays @ 10:30 - 11:30 AM (1/13- 3/17)

This class will be held at:
Summit Artspace
140 E. Market St. • Akron, OH 44308

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Let's Play Pretend!
$10/Family

Let's Play Pretend! (A Drop-In Class)
Ages: 3 - 5 Years
$10/Family (Up to 3 people including kiddos)
$5/Each Additional Person

Theatre is play.

Children constantly use their imaginations to create something out of nothing. Their lives are ones of theatricality and experimentation, discovering their world and themselves through play.

Drop in to this weekly class and explore the world of theatre through the eyes of a child... Let’s Play! uses theatrical concepts (such as: movement, voice, imagination, costumes, props) to facilitate physical, social & emotional development in your young performer. Designed for children ages 3 - 5, the class incorporates songs, stories and activities that use imaginative play as a foundation for learning.

Each parent/gaurdian will stay with their child during the program and help them through the games and activities geared to prepare their little one for preschool and beyond.

EVERY Friday @ 10:00 AM

This class will be held at:
Akron Children's Museum
216 S Main St. • Akron, OH 44308

REGISTER:

Preregistration is encouraged at the museum or by calling 330.396.6103
Admission to the museum is only $5/person if wish to come before or stay after.

Workshops

Let's Play!

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Let's Play Workshops!!!
$10/Family

Let's Play Workshops! (A Drop-In Class)
Ages: 4 - 7 Years
$10/Family (Up to 3 people including kiddos)
$5/Each Additional Person

DATES:

Fridays - November 24th, December 8th & 22nd  @ 4 PM

LOCATION:

Akron Children's Museum
216 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308

COST:

$10/Family (Up to 3 people including kiddos)
$5/Each Additional Person

Preregistration is encouraged at the museum or by calling 330.396.6103
Admission to the museum is only $5/person if wish to come before or stay after.

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Join Teaching Artist Kyle Jozsa as he – along with parents – guides children on a themed theatrical adventure every other week! From animals to super heroes and everything in between, these Let's Play! workshops are designed to encourage creativity and teach teamwork through the lens of play.

Children acquire many skills from acting out stories. From oral language skills—vocabulary and narrative understanding—to social and emotional skills, dramatic play acts as the great enhancer.

Let’s Play! is a 50-minute class that utilizes theatrical concepts (such as: movement, voice, imagination, costumes, props) to facilitate physical, social & emotional development in your young performer. Creative play allows young students to express themselves in a safe and open environment, as well as providing an excellent outlet for creativity, energy and fun! Designed for children ages 4 - 7, the class incorporates songs, stories and activities that use imaginative play as a foundation for learning.

Parents/Guardians will stay with their child during the program and are encouraged to participate!


About the instructor

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Named the 2016 Akron Arts Alive! Award Winner for Outstanding Artist in Theater, Kyle Jozsa is the primary Storyteller and Director of Education with Wandering Aesthetics. He began his teaching career in 2010 with Weathervane Playhouse. Since that time, Jozsa has worked full-time as a preschool teacher, developed curriculum for traditional and non-traditional classes alike, and led workshops for students of all age groups throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond – working with organizations such as City Sprouts, Cleveland School of the Arts - Lower Campus, Countryside Conservancy, Crown Point, Firestone High School, The Goddard School, Junior Leadership of Akron, TACA, TransOhio and many more. Primarily focused on the sustained growth of Wandering Aesthetics, Kyle works part-time as a Teaching Artist for HBTI and The Artful Living Program out of Stark County. Jozsa, a member of Ohio Voices For Learning, continues to spread his play-based enrichment programs throughout the Akron area.

Read more about Kyle on the Akronist's website.


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Wandering Aesthetics is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Wandering Aesthetics must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.