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Mr. Kyle’s passion for working with children and ability to ‘become’ one of them is exceptional... the impact of inviting their imagination into a full-blown character role-play is remarkable!
— Svetla Morrison
 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

 
 
 
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Theatre is play. Children constantly use their imaginations to create something out of nothing - a concept adults should embrace. Their lives are ones of theatricality and experimentation, discovering their world and themselves through play.

Using a play-based approach, Wandering Aesthetics works with students of all ages to develop their voices, their bodies and their imaginations in order to become more dynamic performers. Exercises are tailored toward each unique group of students, with the goal of creating a strong bond between participants while exposing them to an alternative form of theatre.

Storytellers at heart, Wandering Aesthetics’ classes are often framed as research into the art of theatre as storytelling. Students learn to craft their own stories as they dive deep into the tales of time.

–Mr. Kyle
Director of Education
 
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Fall Classes

Once Upon A Time
160.00

Once Upon A Time
Ages: 5 - 9
Saturdays @ 9:30 - 10:30 AM (9/14 - 12/14)

Entire Session: $160
* Scholarships are available (Please email info@watheatre.com)*

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Create your own “happily ever after” throughout this 12-week theatre class designed to empower and encourage young performers. From the Big Bad Wolf to Cinderella, Once Upon A Time uses basic theatrical principles to help students discover the power of self expression on and off stage.

There will be a final presentation on Saturday, December 14th.

Saturdays @ 9:30 - 10:30 AM (9/14 - 12/14 • No Class on 9/28 & 11/30)

This class will be held at:
Akron Center For Art Music & Performance
118 W. Market St. • Akron, OH 44303

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The Power of Myth
170.00

The Power of Myth
Ages: 9 - 14
Saturdays @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (9/14 - 12/14)

Entire Session: $170
* Scholarships are available (Please email info@watheatre.com)*

“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical.”

Before art, before language, before religion, there was myth. Investigating an age old tradition, students will delve into the art of storytelling and the craft of theater. The class will work together using ensemble theater games and practices to act out a chosen myth, learning techniques to prepare their bodies, voices, and imaginations for performance.

There will be a final presentation on Saturday, December 14th.

Saturdays @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (9/14 - 12/14 • No Class on 9/28 & 11/30)

This class will be held at:
Akron Center For Art Music & Performance
118 W. Market St. • Akron, OH 44303

Quantity:
Register

Be on the lookout for Wandering Aesthetics’ Winter Youth Production– The Velveteen Rabbit.


Auditions will be held in early November!!!


For more information regarding upcoming classes or available scholarships, please email
info@watheatre.com

 

2020 Summer CAMPs

 
 

Where The Wild Things Are… (TBD)

Mr. Kyle

 
 
 
Kyle Jozsa Bio
Named the 2016 Akron Arts Alive! Award Winner for Outstanding Artist in Theater, Kyle Jozsa is the lead actor, 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, Countryside Conservancy, Crown Point, the Dike School of the Arts, 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 the Skill Builders Instructor for Project RISE and as a Teaching Artist for The Artful Living Program out of Stark County. Jozsa, a member of the Falls Downtown Fridays Committee, continues to spread his play-based enrichment programs throughout the Akron area.

Read more about Kyle on the Akronist's website.
 
 
 

SCHOLARSHIPS

 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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