After-school theatre arts classes at African American Children’s Theatre (AACT) provide children with opportunities to learn life skills in a fun, interactive setting. Registration/auditions for AACT’s fall classes will be held from 4 to 5 pm on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21 in the Sondheim Room at Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St.
All children are welcome. Boys and girls ages 8 to 14 who want to sing, dance and act should prepare a short poem and a song. Parents are required to accompany their child and register in person. They also must attend a Parent Orientation at 4:30 pm on Thursday, September 2.
“Our after school program teaches students important communication skills,” said Constance Clark, AACT’s Artistic/Executive Director. “Through acting and theatre games, children learn to imagine, solve problems together, and adapt to change. Our program encourages students to use their creative powers to better understand how people think, feel and live.”
Students develop and perform musical theatre presentations for the public at various events in the area. They also will perform in two musicals written for youth by Patsy Ford Simms. Show will be at 7 pm on March 9 and 2 pm on March 10, 2012.
Instructors include Milwaukee area professional theatre artists Dr. Wallace Cheatham and Jason Drake Hames. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 4 to 6 pm, and start on September 27. The program runs through June 2010. AACT’s home is in the Sondheim Room at Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St.