theatre classes 2018 - 2019 ARE open for registration

Read DRT'S Educational Philosophy at the bottom of this page

“Every time our daughter takes one of your acting classes, her reading scores leap up.” DRT Family since 2013

Cost for each 8-week session: $175

10% discount for 2nd+ child in family enrolled in same class

CLASS LOCATION: CityWell Church, 2317 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, NC (Corner of Huron & Chapel Hill)

SCHOLARSHIPS always available. Click Here for a: Scholarship Application form. 

  • Acting students perform a showcase play at the end of each 8-week class session.

  • DRT acting classes are designed to increase acting, language, physical, problem-solving and communication skills by playing acting games and rehearsing & performing original plays

how to register  

  • With a CARD: Press the BUTTON below the class session(s) you want to join

  • With a CHECK: Send Check & registration form to Durham Regional Theatre (DRT), PO Box 61894, Durham, NC 27715.

  • Download, fill out and return a 2018-2019 Class Registration Form.

DRT REFUND POLICY: DRT does not refund camp or class registration fees except in the case of medical emergencies. YOU MAY: 1) Make a tax deductible contribution to our vital SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM or 2) apply your registration fee to a future DRT class or summer theatre camp.

drt theatre classes

TUESDAYS - 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Creative acting 1 (Ages 9-14)

September 11 - October 30, 2018, Flight to Nowhere

January 15 - March 5, 2019, Snowball Fight

March 19 - May 14, 2019, (No class 3/26) Acting Games (Improvisation) and Scenarios

Tuesdays Fall 2018
Tuesdays Winter 2019
Tuesdays Spring 2019

FRIDAYS - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

creative acting 2 (Ages 9-14)

September 14 - November 2, 2018, Ghosts*R*US, The Giggling Ghost (new episode)

January 18 - March 8, 2019, Terry the Time Traveler (new episode)

March 22 - May 17, 2019, (No class 3/20) Acting Games & Scenarios

Fridays Fall 2018
Fridays Winter 2019
Fridays Spring 2019

SATURDAYS - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Story-theatre (5-9 year-olds)

with Master Storyteller (Boston Globe,) Jennifer Justice

Story Theatre  for imagination, language development, group cooperation, self-esteem, play invention and problem solving - and FUN! FUN! FUN! Students help develop characters and plot, then learn and act out a play written specifically for them!

September 15 - November 3, 2018, Haunted Forest

January 19 - March 9, 2019, Polar Bears, Arctic Foxes, Wolves & Reindeer

March 23 - May 18, 2019, (No class 3/30) Great Green Jolly Giant in the Garden

Saturdays Fall 2018
Saturdays Winter 2019
Saturdays Spring 2019

See you at acting classes!

Jenny Justice, Artistic Director

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DRT EDucational philosophy

Durham Regional Theatre has a student centered educational philosophy that utilizes the ability of theatre arts to engage each child’s power to learn, with a special focus on literacy.

“Every time our daughter takes one of your acting classes, her reading scores leap up.” DRT Family since 2013

Each DRT theatre class provides learning opportunities across a range of knowledge – including art, music, math, history, science, geography, empathy, problem solving, group collaboration, as well as oral and written word literacy …

Two cornerstones of literacy are ownership of language and the motivation to use language. Even so-called ‘non-reading’ students take scripts eagerly from my hands and start to read without being asked, picking out key words and noting new vocabulary - deciding which character they want to play, whose words and feelings they will make their own and bring to life.      Jennifer Justice, DRT artistic director                                                                     

One mother asked her ‘non-reading’ daughter why the girl studied her scripts so diligently, underlining and looking up words she didn’t know, trying out the sound of lines she liked. The 5th grader answered with the strongest motivator of all (after our innate desire to learn.) She said, “This is fun.”
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Class Location at CityWell Church, 2317 Chapel Rd., Durham, NC

Wormy with DRT faculty, Jeffrey Sullivan

Wormy with DRT faculty, Jeffrey Sullivan