Acting Workshop

Our February 2nd workshop titled, “Creating a Character through Body & Voice” will focus on helping students with body language, movement, projection, and accents, as they learn about creating a character in the world of theater.

Scene from an end-of-semester showcase, 2017-18 school year

Scene from an end-of-semester showcase,
2017-18 school year

Though it is not a prerequisite, this workshop is a fabulous way to get ready for our summer theater intensive that will culminate in a performance of Mary Poppins JR.

Registration Form: Creating a Character Through Body and Voice Workshop

Workshop Information:

Saturday, February 2
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For students ages 8 to 14
Cost: $30

Arts, Commerce & Visitors Centre
211 Water Street, Bluffton IN 46714

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About the Instructor: Christopher J. Murphy is the Assistant Director/Director of Outreach of Fort Wayne Youtheatre, where he also directs and teaches Creative Drama, Comedy and Stagecraft.  Murphy served as the Director of Theatre at Blackhawk Middle School from 1993- 2015.  He is a Master Theatre Teacher with F.A.M.E. (Foundation for Art and Music in Education) and teaches musical theatre for Emmy Award-winner Mark Kistler’s fine arts camps around the country.  In addition, Murphy is an award-winning actor and director whose work regularly appears on the stages of northeast Indiana. 

Summer Theater Intensive: Mary Poppins Jr.

Join us for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure into the world of Mary Poppins! Wells Community Theater presents a two-week summer theater intensive where young people ages 8-18 will rehearse for ten days, culminating in performances of Mary Poppins, Jr. This show is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers, adapted for young performers into a 1-hour production. Pre-registration opens March 1!


Mandatory Orientation:
Saturday, May 18 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Arts, Commerce & Visitors Centre
211 Water Street | Bluffton, IN 46714

Theater Intensive:
June 10 - 21 | weekdays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

June 21-22 | Bluffton High School

About the Show

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect.
Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that
"Anything can happen if you let it."