Encore Theatre Company

is for actors of all ages who want to be on the stage!

Anyone may audition whether they have ever acted or not. 

Auditions will be for class placement only - no one is ever "cut".

During auditions, actors are evaluated and placed in one of three "stages":

  • Beginner Stage - ages 7-9.  Actors will work on developing a foundational understanding of acting for the stage.  During the course of the semester (typically 4 months), actors will work together with their director to write a script, develop their characters, incorporate basic stage movements (blocking) , and learn voice projection and memorization of lines.  This stage is all about having fun while learning the basics of theatre acting.  Semester will end with a performance of their original play. 
  • Intermediate Stage - ages 10+, no experience or previous acting classes required.  (Ages 7-9 may audition to "move up" into this stage once they have been in the beginner stage for at least one year and have demonstrated the dedication and ability to work at a higher level.)  During the semester, actors will work on monologues, scene work and improvisation. Class may be divided into Intermediate 1 (beginners over the age of 10) and Intermediate 2 (not beginners, but not ready for advanced yet) if there are enough students to have two classes.  Semester will end with a performance of monologues and short scenes.                                                                               Audition requirements:  1-2 minute monologue (optional), cold reading from a script, improvisation
  • Advanced Stage - ages 10+, experienced actors who have demonstrated they are ready for a full-length production of a scripted play. Actors will rehearse more, be responsible for more, and learn more about the total production process.  Must have completed at least one year in Beginner Stage, Intermediate Stage or equivalent classes elsewhere.  Semester will end with a full production of a published script.                                        Audition requirements:  1 - 2 minute memorized monologue (required), cold-reading from the script, improvisation
  • Triple Threat Class - Our Triple Threat Class is the only one of its kind in the greater Easley area! This two part class will offer Broadway style dance at Sterling Studio and group voice and acting at The Fine Arts Center of Easley (a.k.a FACE). This class will perform in a musical with FACE as well as the year end recitals with Sterling Studio and FACE. The goal of this class is to help young performers be well rounded in all aspects of theatre and groom them for "real world" auditions. 
    Ages 7-11 - Triple Threat I
    Ages 12+  - Triple Threat II

2018 Fall Production!


Tuition:

Beginner Stage:  $108 per semester or $30 per month for 4 months


Intermediate Stage:  $108 per semester or $30 per month for 4 months


Advanced Stage:  $144 per semester or $40 per month for 4 months


Triple Threat Class:  ages 7-11 $80 per month; ages 12+ $90 per month (paid at Sterling Studio)



If making monthly payments, tuition is due the first class of every month.  There is a $5 late fee for late payments. 



IMPORTANT NOTE

This program operates on a budget based on the number of actors who begin each semester.  Withdrawal from the program negatively affects our ability to produce a quality program for everyone and causes an unfair extra work load for those who have to take over the lines of actors who drop out. Therefore, actors who begin the semester are expected to complete the semester.  There are no refunds.


Important Dates:
Auditions for Fall Production:                              Monday, August 6th, 5-7 pm
Beginner/Intermediate Class Registration:           Monday, August 6th, 4-6 pm
Advanced Class Auditions:                                  Monday, August 6th, 6 pm (must have memorized monologue)
Classes begin:                                                       Thursday, August 9th & Monday, August 13th
                                                                            (Triple Threat Dance classes begin Monday, August 6th)

Last Day to enroll for Fall Semester:                    Monday, August 27th


CLASS & REHEARSAL SCHEDULE*                                                   INSTRUCTOR     
Beginner Stage                           Mondays,  5:00-6:00 p.m.                          Eryn Chickey -Tillery
Intermediate Stage                    Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.                            Eryn Chickey-Tillery


Triple Threat I:  Dance            Monday           4:00 – 4:45                        Brooke Diaz (at Sterling Studio)
Triple Threat I: Vocals            Thursday           4:00 - 4:45                          TBA (at FACE)


Triple Threat II:  Dance           Monday           5:00 – 6:00                       Brooke Diaz (at Sterling Studio)
Triple Threat II: Vocals          Thursday          5:00 - 6:00                         TBA   (at FACE)  
 

Advanced Stage & Play Rehearsals                                                               Eryn Chickey-Tillery

Mondays, 7:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Saturday Rehearsals:     TBA


Tech Week                  TBA

    ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL TECH WEEK REHEARSALS - NO EXCEPTIONS!


Parent Work Days:       TBA


Cast Party:                   TBA


Performances   November 9, 10, 16 & 17       Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Jr  7:00 P.M.
                        November 20th                     Fall Showcase – Beginner, Intermediate & Triple Threat Classes


                     
*Schedule is subject to changes once rehearsals begin and we determine the needs of the show