Young Children Get “Theater Cred”

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Posted on August 24, 2018 by Matt Geske

Young actors ages 5-6 have a wonderful opportunity to act in The Enchanted Pumpkins, the “Mini Actors’ Showcase” spin-off of this Fall’s theater production of Twinderella. Presented by Acting For Young People, the Academy’s theater division, the weekly class introduces young children to the essential building blocks of acting and theater.

The Enchanted Pumpkins was written and will be directed by Megan Gasztonyi, Madison McVeigh, and Ashley Promisel, who were also involved in the Acting Summer Camps at Mason.


Young children in theater show


“The Mini Actors’ Showcase is the perfect place to learn the building blocks of acting!” exclaimed Ms. Gasztonyi. “There is no better way to start your weekend than with an hour of teamwork and acting.”

Great for new and returning actors, the Saturday class encourages students to use their imaginations in a fun and safe environment, and gain confidence as they learn the process of putting on a play.


Acting class for young children


At the end of the session, the students will take part in a full theater production in George Mason University’s professional TheaterSpace!

Class rehearsals start September 8th. There are still a few spots left – get in on the action!