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acting classes for kids

Pigeonholed Junior


Program Overview

Our belief is that children learn and grow from doing. We created our Pigeonholed Junior classes based on our own professional experience as actors as well as our extensive experience as educators, and we believe that combination is essential in creating an environment where students are challenged to mature as independent thinkers and to trust their individual creative instincts. Equally critical to our curriculum, over the course of the program students will also participate in a highly diverse set of group activities, which will be aimed at fostering a spirit of teamwork amongst all the participants. By the end of the program we believe that students can be both more self-assured and comfortable in front of a crowd, more intuitive and empathetic as artists, and will better understand how to channel their own creative impulses into productive work that the world needs to see.



Creating Your Own Character Film Class

For ages 5-8 and 9-13

These age ranges encompass children at their most spectacularly imaginative. In this online class, we encourage the students to use that imagination to create a world and character(s) all of their own. They will learn acting games and warm-ups, improvisation, listening and communication skills, and learn how to create their own film. Throughout the session, they will develop and build upon a fully formed character and story, which will culminate in their own original film. They'll learn about how films are made and edited, and then see their work on the big (or, rather, computer) screen!

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Sasha Lazare holds a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a minor in Applied Theatre. As both a working actor and teaching artist, she has had a passion for teaching children’s theatre for over 10 years. Her work at Stage/Play Brooklyn School of Acting over the last several years has included classes in improvisation, scene study, and devising, as well as private lessons and audition coaching. In the summers, she serves as the Associate Director of the Intermediate Acting Company at Interlochen Center for the Arts and is a volunteer with Zara Aina, a nonprofit that brings theater and clowning to at-risk youth. She is so excited to be leading the Pigeonholed Junior program in its third year!


Lindsey Zinbarg holds a dual concentration degree from the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theater, & Dance in Stage Management and Theater Education. She has taught and directed theater for children of all ages, most recently directing an adaptation of Stuart Little. Lindsey served as a founding member and Director of Education for ProjectSOAR, a non-profit to promote arts education in under funded schools. She also facilitated rehabilitative theater classes for incarcerated men, specializing in devising new work. Selected Stage Management credits: #yourmemorial (Pigeonholed); The Glass Menagerie (Pigeonholed); Blood at the Root (Michigan Premiere); Sunday in the Park With George (Interlochen) Insurrection: Holding History (University of Michigan). Lindsey is thrilled to be a part of Pigeonholed Junior as a teaching artist this season! 

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