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Method Acting CAMP: The Breakfast Club (9-13 YO) Monday, July 18

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Method Acting CAMP: The Breakfast Club (9-13 YO)

  • Date: July 18, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Price: $300
  • Location: Gorton Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Are you a rebel, princess, outcast, brain or jock? Act in an updated and family friendly adaptation of “The Breakfast Club” that encompasses all of the charm of John Hughes’s beloved 1985 film. The members of the breakfast club suffer through a Saturday detention under an aggressive principal and end up discovering something about each other and themselves.

The basics of acting such as hitting a mark, enunciation and voice projection as well as more advanced acting principles such as developing a character, developing a relationship and creating real behavior are explored.

Rehearsals and filming are done on a set, in costume with props, camera, microphones, and lights. There will be multiple casts and all students will shoot daily, which will allow everyone to have ample screen time.

If a student misses any classes, Jeremy will do his best to cover the scenes that are missed. The final product is screened at Gorton. The focus of the class is on learning about acting, learning life skills and having fun. Totally!

This camp runs Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Ages: 9 – 13 Years Old

Instructor Bio:  Jeremy Kruse, Artistic Director of Gorton Drama Studio, is the author of “The Young Actor’s Handbook” (Applause Acting Series, 2017). Jeremy is a professional actor, published playwright, award-winning screenwriter, and award-winning filmmaker. Some of the classes he taught at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York include Method Acting, Comedic Improvisation, Sketch Comedy Writing, and Acting for Film and TV. He graduated from The Strasberg Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he majored in drama. Jeremy also teaches privately, one on one. www.jeremykruse.com and www.jeremykruseactingtraining.com.

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