CLASSES AND CAMP

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River's Edge Theatre Co. places emphasis on the social emotional benefits of theatre education, allowing students to collaborate in a fun and nurturing environment. Classes are process (not product) driven. We encourage students to hone their craft, connect to their peers,

and explore their creative side through theatre arts.

Classes take place at GaragePod in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

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WINTER

CLASSES 2023!

Page to Stage on SATURDAYS

(Ages 6-9)

This 10 week workshop will give students an opportunity to create and perform in their very own play!

Perfect for social emotional learning, this theatre making class requires students to collaborate and connect. Basic acting, playwriting, improvisation, and storytelling techniques will be explored through creative play. Parents are invited to a final performance on the last day of class. Taught by Meghan Covington.
 

January 7-March 25th

2 CLASS TIMES:

Saturday 10am-10:50am (REGISTER HERE)

OR

Saturday 11am-11:50am (REGISTER HERE)

*Final performance on March 25th

**No class February 18 and February 25 for winter break


Cost: $250 for 10 weeks

Location: GaragePod - 127 Main Street Dobbs Ferry, NY

*Masks are optional for indoor classes.

Acting Lab on WEDNESDAYS

(Ages 9-13)

Acting Lab is a place for middle school actors of all skill levels to come together and develop their craft. This 10 week workshop gives students a safe and supportive environment to learn or build upon acting techniques for stage and screen. Students will have an opportunity to work on assigned scenes and monologues throughout the course of the session. All levels are welcome. Family members are invited to a final presentation on the last day of class. Taught by Meghan Covington
 

January 11- March 22rd

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm (REGISTER HERE)

*Final Performance on March 22nd

**No class February 22nd for winter break



Cost: $250 for 10 weeks

Location: GaragePod - 127 Main Street Dobbs Ferry, NY

*Masks are optional for indoor classes.

SPRING and SUMMER

REGISTRATION

WILL OPEN IN 2023.

SUMMER INFO!

Page to Stage - Mini Summer Sessions

(For ages 5-10)

 

River's Edge Theatre Company is offering one week Page to Stage sessions that give students an opportunity to create and perform in their very own play! Perfect for social emotional learning, this theatre making class requires students to collaborate and connect. Basic acting, playwriting, improvisation, and storytelling techniques will be explored through creative play, as students take their work from the page to the stage. Parents/caregivers are invited to a final performance on the Friday of each session.

 

Dates TBD...

Camp times: 9am - 12pm

Location: GaragePod - 127 Main Street Dobbs Ferry, NY

Cost: $350 per week

Typical Page to Stage Schedule:

9:30-10am - Warm up acting exercises

10am - 10:30am - Special theatre making lesson (Pantomime, Improv, Clowning, Puppetry, Costume/Set Design))

10:30am - 10:45am - Snack (campers bring their own)

10:45am - 11:45am - Writing and rehearsal for final performance

11:45am - 12 noon - Games

OUR TEACHERS!

Jed Aicher (Acting Lab for Adults)

Jed  has been teaching acting for twenty five years. He has taught toddlers and retirees, at a private middle school and at a medium security prison. As an actor, his roles include Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire at Gulfshore Playhouse and Lennie in Of Mice and Men at Playhouse on Park. Favorite roles for River's Edge include being an award-winning liar for Two Truths and a Lie and Leo Irving in In the Next Room.

Merideth Maddox (Improv)

Merideth holds both a BFA (University of Florida) and MFA (FSU/Asolo Conservatory) in Acting and worked as a performer in regional theatre before moving to New York and beginning her work in theatre education. While in NYC, Merideth was the Director of the Young Actors Program at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, a teacher of acting technique at the Professional Performing Art School, an annual guest lecturer at the School of Visual Arts and a private audition coach. Merideth relocated to Westchester to teach at Hackley School, where she has been teaching middle school theatre classes and directing multiple productions each year since 2009. Her favorite thing to tell young actors is "make bold choices!" 

Meghan Covington (Page to Stage and Acting Lab for 10-13)

Meghan is the Artistic Director, Co-Founder, and President of River's Edge Theatre Company. She started working professionally as an actor almost 20 years ago while obtaining her BFA in Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University.Her most notable stage work took place regionally on the stages of The Kennedy Center for the Preforming Arts, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co, The Shakespeare Theatre, Round House Theatre, Olney Theatre in Washington DC, and Firehouse Theatre, Richmond Shakespeare Festival, and Theatre Lab in Richmond, VA. She was also a company member for Synetic Theatre, where she spent 4+ years developing skills in classical pantomime technique, physical theatre, and dance. In the arts management world, Meghan ran the Education and Outreach department for Synetic Theatre, where she spent time teaching acting, dance, and pantomime skills to children and adults in classroom, workshop, and camp settings.