Thomasville Center for the Arts Theater Classes


by Mary Oglesby
Youth Program Director
Thomasville Center for the Arts

The Center is delighted to introduce our newest theatre arts program partner, Southern Shakespeare Company. They come to us from Tallahassee bringing with them a remarkable wealth of theatre experience that they are excited to share with us this fall with a full line up of youth theatre art classes for ages 4-15 years.

Southern Shakespeare Company will be Shakin’ it Up! in Thomasville with our students by providing a supportive environment where young artists will gain self-confidence through improvisational games and enhancing their acting skills by exploring the four main acting styles of Stanislavsky and Method, as well as Brechtian and Meisner. Characterization and posture will be taught, along with breathing, voice, and accent work, leading to a grounded and confident stage presence.

Our young artists will also become familiar with the requirements needed to stage a theatrical production, from rehearsing, to staging; from lighting to sound; and set design and costuming.

During the fall semester, each group will study and rehearse scenes from Romeo and Juliet, leading to a holiday performance of this timeless Shakespeare classic.

The spring semester will see each class begin to research and prepare for a performance of As You Like It during the Southern Shakespeare May 12-14 Festival weekend at Cascades Park in Tallahassee with opportunities to work with cast members of the mainstage production of As You Like It with the Thomasville Center for the Arts young artist dress rehearsal in Thomasville for family and friends to enjoy.

The teachers are Phil Croton and Robin Jackson. To learn more about these terrific instructors, visit

To register for 2016-2017 Art in the Afternoon Southern Shakespeare Shake It Up! Theatre Arts Classes, click LINK below:

2016-2017 REGISTRATION Shake It Up! Drama Classes:


Theatre Arts Class Schedule:

Junior 1 • Ages 4-5 • Tuesday • 3:30-4:15 pm
Junior 2 • Ages 6-7 • Tuesday • 4:30-5:30 pm
Apprentice • Ages 8-10 • Thursday • 3:30-5:00 pm
Seniors • Ages 11-15 • Thursday • 3:30-5:30 pm