The Athenaeum 401 E. Michigan St.Indianapolis , IN , 46204
Phone: (317)258-225539° 46' 25.4892" N, 86° 9' 1.0152" W
Young Actors Theatre was founded in 1976 by Charlotte Kaufman, an actress from NYC, who made her home in the midwest. At first, we were part of the Athenaeum Turners School of Performing Arts, based at the historic Athenaeum building in downtown Indianapolis. For students grades K-3, our focus is on learning basic acting technique through interactive fairy tales. We practice confidence by saying lines loudly, creativity by learning how to be in character, and discipline by working on staying focused and engaged. These classes will end in a short performance for family and friends on Sandbox Day. For students grades 4-8, our focus is developing Self-Empowerment Theatre plays. We practice confidence by making bold choices onstage, creativity by learning how to build a character that is different than ourselves, and discipline by running the material outside of class. For high school students, our focus is Expanding on the elements that make up self-empowerment theatre. We practice confidence by serving as leaders for younger actors, creativity by building unique and realistic characters, and discipline by building proficiency in a variety of theatre styles and techniques.
Classes available for grades K-12.