Malta Drama Programs are run by Elyse Young, Malta’s Theater Director and founder of Malta’s Spotlighter’s Theater Troupe. She holds her BFA in Theater Arts from Boston University and has been teaching classes and camps in Malta and the Capital District for over 30 years. Theater participants benefit physically and intellectually through creative exploration and team building activities. Students learn through acting skills such as concentration, memorization, improvisation thinking, and understanding and exploring the five senses. One of the most rewarding benefits is having the satisfaction of hard work resulting in a positive outcome viewed by an audience.
Quote from a participant:
"Hello: The acting class I just completed, lead by Elyse Young exceeded my expectations. Elyse brings hard work, talent, and passion to her teaching, and I thoroughly enjoyed the class."
After School Drama
In this fun and creative class, children ages 6-10 will learn acting skills and play theater games in a small group setting with Artistic Director Elyse Young! Students will also rehearse a short play that will be performed on the last day of class. Actors and actresses will also be involved in the costume and scenery work.
February Break Drama Camp
Activities will include acting exercises, theater games, improvisation, vocal techniques, creative movement, character analysis, arts projects and more! Each camper will also rehearse and present a short performance at the end of the last day of camp, Friday, February 25. Our show will have costumes, set pieces, props, lights, sound and will be performed on the Malta Community Center Stage for invited guests.
FAIRYTALES AND FANTASIES
Explore the land of Make Believe with Princes and Princesses, Royal Guards, Dragons, Kings, Queens and more! Theater games, crafts and rehearsals included. This class fills very fast so don’t wait! Camp culminates in a short performance complete with costumes!
ACTING and PERFORMANCE
Actors and actresses collaborate as a team to decide whether to write an original script or use existing storylines that they make their own. Through the process campers will develop characters, design a set, choose costumes, rehearse and perform their work, all within a 2 week period! This program for 11-16 year olds is led by Malta Artistic Director, Elyse Young, encouraging and challenging the young artists in their creative efforts. Camp culminates with a performance of their work the last day of camp on the Malta Community Center Stage.
Learn musical numbers from favorite Broadway shows, complete with scene work, costume pieces and simple choreography. Vocal skill, acting exercises and theater games will also be a part of this fun and creative camp! Performance of our work on the last day!