theatre classes 2017 - 2018 ARE open for registration

CLICK HERE to read DRT'S Educational Philosophy

Cost for each 8-week session: $145

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

Hamlet Project Durham classes are $25/8-weeks with a three-year commitment

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 & Singing 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 2017-2018  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 9-13)

Students play acting games, invent play plots & characters based on the class theme, rehearse the characters they have created and perform the play written just for them. 

September 12 - Oct 31: "THe haunted forest"

JANUAry 9 - feb. 27: "Sail away"

March 13 - May 8: (No class 4/3) Build your wings, acting games*acting games*acting Games

Tuesdays, Winter 2018
Tuesdays, Spring 2018

WEDNESDAYS - 4:30 - 6:00 pm

NEW CLASS! Acting for teens (Ages 13-18)

 We are constantly asked to add a class for Teen Actors so we are taking the opportunity to try it out - We will shape the curriculum around the actors' needs for improvisation, scene study, character work, voice training or even to rehearse  audition monologues. Jump in - help invent a new class and have a great time doing what you love.

September 13 - Nov. 1: "What do you want?"

January 10 - Feb. 28: Audition scenes - The how, the what, the when & the where

March 14 - May 9: Sttttrrreeeeetttttccccchhhhh!

Acting for Teens: Winter 2018
Acting for Teens: Spring 2018

THURSDAYS - 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Hamlet Project Durham (2015-2020)

HPD Fall 2017 classes: September 14 - November 2, 2017

In 2017-2018 HPD is welcoming male actors aged 12-15 to join us. You and your family must be willing and able to make a 3-year commitment to HPD and perform with us in May 2020.

Hamlet Project Durham is a five-year educational/social justice project culminating in a high quality, multi-racial performance of William Shakespeare’s masterwork, Hamlet in May 2020.  READ ALL ABOUT HPD at

HPD 8-week sessions begin on September 14, 2017, January 11 & March 15, 2018 (no class 4/5)

Fall, Winter, Spring Sessions

FRIDAYS - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

creative acting 2 (Ages 9-13)

(Students should have previous acting training/experience)

DRT Artistic Director Jenny Justice is writing several thrilling play-series for youth that are performed in Friday class showcases & summer camps. Intermediate & advanced acting students help create series’ characters and plots so we all grow together.

September 15 - Nov. 3, 2017: "Terry the time traveler" A NEW SERies of plays for youth by jenny justicE

january 12 - March 2: Adventures of the Blue Moon Shape Shifters #3

March 16 - may 11: (no class 4/6) Building your wings -acting games*acting Games*Acting Games

Fridays, Winter 2018
Fridays, Spring 2018

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 16 - Nov. 4, 2017: BATs, Owls and crows

january 13 - march 3: Giants, heros & Fairies

march 17 - may 12: (no class 4/7) Growing things

Saturdays Winter 2018
Saturdays Spring 2018

See you at acting classes!

Jenny Justice, Artistic Director

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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