Playhouse Theatre Academy, in Hartford, to hold open house for prospective students

Youngsters learn new skills in a Playhouse Theatre Academy class.

HARTFORD — Playhouse Theatre Academy invites the public to its home at the 224 Ecospace at 224 Farmington Ave in Hartford to meet the faculty, have some snacks, and enjoy sample theater activities, on on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., according to a representative for the organization. Classes are for ages 4-18, along with classes for adults, to explore theater and hone their skills in acting, comedy/improvisation, and storytelling. New classes start as early as Jan. 22.

Playhouse Theatre Academy is a theater school offering recreational classes and pre-professional training for both children & adults. All programs, classes and workshops will now be held at its 224 EcoSpace located near anyone in Greater Hartford area or beyond. Registration is now open. Additional classes are being added regularly. The academy is also interested in learning of days/times/programs that work for you.

Registration is now open for Intermediate Improvisation for adults. This class is for ages 18 and up, on Mondays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. It runs through March 2. Continue building skills and having fun with Intermediate Improv. This class continues to work on the fundamental principles of improvisation through scene work and short-form improv games. Students will focus on concepts such as establishing relationships, agreement, defining objectives, status, tilt, and re-incorporation. It will also explore using the environment and nonlinear narrative. Emphasis on character work and playing with commitment. Performance at the end of the session at Playhouse on Park. Claire Zick returns to instruct this class. Prerequisite - Intro to Improv or permission from instructor.

Playhouse Theatre Academy is dedicated to offering professional theater programs for emerging artists of all ages and abilities. All students will learn from expert faculty who will share their exceptional abilities and love of theater. Managed by Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., Playhouse Theatre Academy is able to provide access to professional artists, productions and opportunities through our affiliation with Playhouse on Park. Whether your goal is to be a professional actor or to explore your imagination and creativity in a new way, the Playhouse Theatre Academy is a home for quality theater instruction said a release by the organization.

The 224 EcoSpace - Playhouse Theatre Academy is located at 224 EcoSpace, 224 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. There are off-street parking options, beautiful waiting areas, and dedicated teaching studios. The building is set back behind the parking lot and is purple in color. Parking is on the West Side. Enter through the East Side entrance.

For more information about our programming, contact Elizabeth Simmons, director of education at 860-523-5900 x16 or

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