Magnetic 375 at 375 Depot Street 914.830.3000


after school classes in acting and creating character using creative play for middle school students led by professional artists from Asheville's professional children's theater

Classes in Acting and Movement

After-School Theater Classes for Ages 9-12

6 Tuesday Evenings; Sept 19-Oct 24, 2017


Tuition: $200 (discounts and scholarships available, inquire by emailing

Students ages 9-12 will learn the basics of embodying a character in a play. A playwright's script is set. A director's vision is clear and firm. And within those parameters, an actor has limitless possibilities for creating a character that is uniquely their own.

This course will culminate in a performance for friends and family.

About the Instructor:

Katie Jones 
is a director, performer, puppeteer, producer, and arts educator. She has worked in the education and artistic departments of Asolo Repertory Theatre, Northlight Theatre, American Theater Company, Von Orthal Puppets and Steppenwolf. Katie served as an artist-in-residence in Chicago Public Schools, Colorado Public Libraries, and was a performer/assistant director with Kaleidoscope, a theatre program for adults with special needs. She has studied improvisation at Improv Olympic and Second City in Chicago, and studied creative drama and storytelling with Paul Sills in Door County, Wisconsin. Katie served as Program Manager at the Actor’s Academy for the Performing Arts in Denver, where she taught acting courses for students ages 6-17. She is also an ensemble member of Wishbone Theatre Collective, a company that creates social justice based original work and tours nationally and internationally. In North Carolina, Katie teaches storytelling at Catawba Valley Community College, writing courses for the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, and creative drama for the Bright Ideas program at Isaac Dickson Elementary School. She serves as Festival Director for the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, as Artistic Associate at The Magnetic Theatre and as a Resident Artist with Asheville Creative Arts. Katie holds a B.A. in Performing Arts from Clemson University, an MFA in Performance from Naropa University, and was in the 2005 class of Directors Lab New York.


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