Gorton Center - Lake Forest, IL - “Peter Pan Now Adventures” - Thurs

“Peter Pan Now Adventures” – Thurs

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“Peter Pan Now Adventures” – Thurs

Thu, March 21
4:30 pm
- 6:30 pm


Thu, March 21, 2024 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

In “Peter Pan Now Adventures,” students pick a character from Gorton Drama Studio’s original play, “Peter Pan Now” and help develop, write and shoot original short films. If a student was in the production of “Peter Pan Now,” she can play her original role or choose a new role. Students do not have to have been in the production of “Peter Pan Now” in order to be in the class and all students will work on multiple films and get the opportunity to portray multiple characters.

For example, an actor who portrayed a lost kid in our play can try portraying Peter Pan. Or an actor who portrayed a pirate in our play can play a lost kid. An example of a short film we can develop, write and shoot is: Tootles leads the lost kids to Mermaid Lagoon to retrieve a shark tooth that one of the mermaids stole from him.

Guided by experienced instructors, students master fundamental acting techniques such as hitting marks, voice projection, and character development, while also delving into more nuanced aspects of performance, like authentic relationships and believable behavior. Veterans and first timers are welcome in this class that provides a supportive space to grow, learn, and most importantly, have fun. Join us at Gorton Drama Studio and unlock the magic of storytelling on screen.

Ages 9 – 14 Years 

Thursdays 4:30 – 6:30

March 21 – May 16

No class March 28

8 classes- $400

About Our Artistic Director:

Jeremy Kruse, Artistic Director of Gorton Drama Studio is the author of “The Young Actor’s Handbook” (Applause Acting Series, 2017).The book was published in Korean and Chinese in 2022. 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 

Instructor, Madison Kisst is an actor, director, and theatre teacher. She has taught for professional theater companies across the country and for the undergraduate acting program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Madison has extensive training in physical and classical theatre, voice and movement, and devising. As an actor, some of her credits include: American Repertory Theater, Lyric Repertory Company, The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Nevada Conservatory Theater, and Santa Cruz Shakespeare. She has her BA in Theatre Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Performance.

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Thu, March 21
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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(847) 234-6060