South Coast Repertory is currently accepting applications for its Adult and Young Conservatory programs. The Adult Conservatory kicks off its fall session Sept. 13 with acting and playwriting classes taught Monday-Thursday evenings for nine weeks. The Young Conservatory runs Sept. 7-Nov. 20, but is in effect a year-round program geared to school schedules.
YC is divided into Youth Theatre (lst-6th grades) and Teen Theatre (7th-12th grades). Students may enter the program at any time during their elementary and secondary school years regardless of experience. Many beginners get their first taste of theatre in the Summer Theatre Workshop, but they may also begin their training in the fall or winter season. Spring session is for returning students only. YC classes focus on development of listening skills, imagination, motor skills and storytelling; Teen Theatre emphasizes movement, vocalization, character development and acting technique.
AC's curriculum includes classes for the career-minded as well as those interested in personal growth and development. The classes range from beginning and advanced acting workshops to Shakespeare and film-acting study groups. Instructors include Norma Bowles, Roger Kern, Greg Atkins, Hal Landon, Jr. and Karen Hensle, among others.
For further information call (714) 708- 5577.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent