Registration begins August 1, 2021

Fall 2021 Schedule

All classes will be in person!
See full COVID-19 Policies & Procedures here. By registering for a MacGuffin class, or maintaining registration, all families are agreeing to the Policies & Procedures outlined here.

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Little Twister Classes (ages 4-6)

Jungle Cruise Plus

Tuesdays
Time: 4-4:45 PM
Ages 4-6
September 14 - November 2
Instructor: Emma Ditnes

Welcome to our Jungle Cruise! Imaginations spring to life as you become characters from The Jungle Book, Tarzan, The Lion King, and Bambi. Learn how to speak, sing and dance for an audience. Find your voice and build confidence as you learn to speak and sing clearly…all the way to the BACK ROW! Coordinate your body and create dance moves that reveal character. Also dive into dialogue and character development as you learn how to memorize lines and  conform your body and voice to fit the scene. There will be a performance of the songs and scenes from the class on the last day of class, Tuesday, November 2nd at 4:30pm; at the end, each actor will take their professional bow!

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Youth and Middler & Teen Classes

Saturdays

September 18 - November 6

Youth Classes (Ages 7-10)

Kicklines and Grapevines 

Time: 9-10 AM
Instructor: John Rea & Dana Orange

Ready to get back on stage and working together again? This class will get you in sync with your fellow actors and having a great time. Strengthen your confidence and musical theatre presence as you learn songs and dances from Beauty and the Beast, Hamilton, Cabaret, Hello Dolly, and Damn Yankees. Learn to project your voice, take your dance moves to the next level, and interpret these fantastic songs as only you can.

 

From Page to Stage 

Time: 10-11 AM
Instructor: Emma Ditnes

Let’s take scenes from classic books and bring them to life! This Fall we'll be working on a new comedy called The Play We're In based upon Mo Willems' I'm in a Book. You will practice the building blocks of acting such as memorization and projecting your voice, but your confidence as an actor will really grow as you explore what it means to create fully formed, three dimensional characters! There will be a filmed performance on Saturday, November 6 at 6 PM.

 

Production Class 

Time: 11 AM - 12 PM
Instructor: Emma Ditnes

Be part of a world premiere new comedy by Kate Leone called, Monster Training. Dr, Frankenstein and their lab assistants attempt to facilitate a meeting and possible friendship between Frankenstein's monster, Al and a new creation, Margaret. The monsters can't speak so well and are often confused but with guidance from the assistants the monsters may figure out how to communicate like regular people.  Learn how to project your voice and develop your character. Get into the act of working with an ensemble to tell a funny story. There will be a filmed performance on Saturday, November 6 at 6 PM. The cast size is limited so sign up today!

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Middler & Teen Classes (ages 11-18)

Kicklines and Grapevines
Time: 10-11 AM
Instructor: John Rea and Dana Orange

It's time to work together again. Get your legs and arms in sync.  This class will get you moving with your fellow actors and having a great time. Strengthen your confidence and musical theatre presence as you learn songs and dances from Hamilton, Chicago, Cabaret, Hello Dolly, and Damn Yankees. Learn to project your voice, take your dance moves to the next level, and interpret these fantastic songs as only you can.

 

Production Class
Time: 11 AM - 12:45 PM
Instructor: John Rea

Ready to stretch yourself as an actor? Director, John Rea, will lead you on a dramatic slam poetry exploration. You will perform in ensemble and solo using the bombastic and quiet texts of some of America's best slam poets. Develop your artistic voice as you create your own slam poem which you can perform if you choose. We'll take you step by step and help you build your confidence and take acting chances that will delight our audience. There will be a performance on Saturday, November 6 at 7 PM.

 

Comedy Improv
Time: 1-2 PM
Instructor: Jen Jaynes

Making people laugh is one of the great joys in life. Get your funny on while you learn to create comedy on the spot, using simple suggestions and your own top-of-your-head responses. Comedy and the ability to bring humor to a situation serves you in every aspect of your life. We have a long tradition of creating comedy improv at MacGuffin, with our expert comedians performing in This Side Up Comedy Improv Troupe. This class is a perfect first step in learning how to work with partners, make up wacky jokes and characters, and test your limits…all while having a great time! If you like the tv show Whose Line is it Anyway, you can’t miss this class!

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FINE PRINT

COVID-19:
- All students and instructors will wear masks during their time in the MacGuffin space.
- For production and performance classes, special instructions will be issued and agreed upon.
- Students who are sick or have knowingly been exposed to COVID-19 may not attend class.
- COVID-19 restrictions may be adjusted at any time depending on Philadelphia guidelines.
- For specific question, please contact Liz at LFredette@MacGuffinTF.com

Most classes are 1 hour in length. Exceptions:
- Middler & Teen Production Class (105 minutes)
- Life and the Social Situation  (2 hours)
- Little Twister Classes (45 minutes)

Tuition will be refundable up to 24 hours before the 1st class.

Our email address is info@macguffintf.com

All classes are held at 2030 Sansom Street, 2nd Floor (purple door), Philadelphia, PA 19103

A limited number of scholarships and work/studys are available for MacGuffin classes on a financial need basis. Learn More