The "Folsom Family Workshop Series" is for kids ages 8-18. Those who enroll will be eligible to audition for a winter show.
What is it? FIVE MONDAY EVENING WORKSHOPS!!
Jan 10 - Yes! Let's Improv!
Jan 17 - Storytelling Through Movement
Jan 24 - Stage Combat & Theatrical Arguments
Jan 31 - MakeUp for the Theater
Feb 14 - Family-Sing-Along
One parent per enrolled student (or aged 19 and up family member) may accompany their student for FREE! Our Gang students (ages 5-7) may accompany an older enrolled sibling if they bring a parent chaperone. Registration is for the workshop series; we are not offering individual workshop registration.
About a week before the series begins, you'll receive an email inviting you to tell us who will join your student for the workshops.
YES! LET'S IMPROV!
(Teachers: Austin Nunn and Andrew Hall)
Introducing Improv for the family! In this workshop, kids of all ages will learn and apply the CORE rules of improv! Create scenes, characters and conflict in a matter of seconds while having fun as you learn and play games!
STORYTELLING THROUGH MOVEMENT
(Teacher: Jinnae Stuckey and McKenna Barry)
We'll utilize a high-energy Broadway production number and focus on its most important story elements. Together, kids of all ages will learn specific movements to create a visual treat. Move your body and improve your storytelling abilities and stage pictures while expressing emotions through acting, movement and dance. All levels welcome!
STAGE COMBAT & THEATRICAL ARGUMENTS
(Teachers: Austin Nunn and Jinnae Stuckey)
This is gonna be a knockout workshop! In addition to exploring how to strengthen a theatrical argument through objectives, blocking and conflict, everyone will learn various (and safe!) methods of stage fighting including slaps, slugs, kicks, hair pulling and choking.
After all "bringing families and communities together" is part of CYT's mission! Ha ha!
MAKEUP FOR THE THEATER
(Teachers: Wendy Hoover and Austin Nunn)
Elevate your theater makeup skills in this hands-on workshop for kids of all ages! Students will practice the basics of stage makeup, including stage face for guys and girls. We'll also explore specialty techniques to create illusions such as animal characters, old age, wounds, and facial hair. Create crazy characters on the faces of those you love! (Supplies will be provided and if you have your own makeup kit, please bring it!)
(Teachers: Thais Doyle and Jenny Guemmer)
Always wanted to be a Von Trapp family singer but don't have six singing siblings? Here's your chance! This workshop is all about having fun, making music and singing with others! We'll discuss the essentials of healthy singing including posture, breathing and producing a beautiful tone. We'll build harmonies together, sing songs and above all, we're going to have a ridiculous amount of fun!
CLASSES/CAMPS REFUND POLICY-
NO REFUNDS OF ANY KIND OR CHANGES 2 weeks before the first day camp/class begins. Prior to 2 weeks a $25.00 cancellation fee per class is applied to refunds. Refunds are returned to the original form of payment. Camp/class changes are subject to availability. Tuition must be paid in full in order to register online for camp/class.
Austin Mark Nunn loves being a part of the CYT Sacramento family. He graduated with his BA in Performance and Directing from Vanguard University of Southern California. A few of Austin’s favorite productions as the director and/or choreographer include, Peter Pan, Kiss Me Kate, Metamorphosis, Dancing at Lughnasa, and The Addams Family.
Austin is the resident choreographer for Reality Youth show choir which has performed all over the United States. Austin has performed professionally throughout Southern California and in the greater Sacramento area. Favorite roles include the Baker in Into the Woods, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, Elton John in The Beat Goes On (a role he originated) Joe Cable in South Pacific and Captain Phoebus de Martin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. For his performance of First Gangster in Kiss Me Kate, Austin was nominated for the Irene Ryan Outstanding Performance Award by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He is grateful for the opportunity to share his love for the arts with the students at CYT Sacramento and looks forward to all that God has in store.
Jinnae Stuckey holds a BA in theatre from California Baptist University and a MA in Education from University of Southern California. She started dancing at the age of three and danced her way through high school. During her college years she worked on plays and musicals in every capacity possible, from house managing to choreographing to being on stage. Since graduating she has created a theatre program for the Boys and Girls Club of Auburn, worked as the theatre director and teacher for Horizon Charter Schools, taught dance at the Conservatory of Dance, and served as the Visual and Performing Arts Specialist at Community Collaborative Charter School. Now she is enjoy staying home with her daughter Everleigh and working for Inspire Charter School as a homeschool teacher
Wendy Hoover has worked professionally as a singer, actor, and violinist for more than 20 years. A proud member of the Screen Actors Guild and Actors’ Equity Association, Wendy’s love for the theater was sparked when she first took to the stage as one of the original students in the founding years of CYT San Diego. She co-founded CYT Sacramento in 2012 and has enjoyed directing, music directing, teaching classes and choreographing in CYT’s Roseville and Auburn Chapters.
Beyond CYT, Wendy studied at the University of New Mexico, where she earned a degree in Music with an emphasis in voice. After gaining experience in dinner theater, cabaret, musical theater and opera, Wendy returned to Southern California and went on to play lead and supporting roles in theater, television, and film. Some highlights of Wendy's career include roles in the Hallmark Movie, Santa Jr., the world premiere of Current Nobody at the La Jolla Playhouse, Alice in Alice in Modernland at Sledgehammer Theater and Christine in The Phantom in Concert, at the Santa Fe Music Hall. She starred in the one woman show, Marilyn...Sleepless Nights, playing Marilyn Monroe, at the American Theater in Kansas City. She has also worked as a principal actor in a number of national, regional, and local commercials. As a violinist, Wendy played for I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change for productions at San Diego Repertory Theatre and Starlight, and also for several productions of A Christmas Carol at The Rep.
Wendy moved to the Sacramento area in 2010 and is excited to bring her love of the stage and passion for developing character to a new generation of aspiring actors.
Thais Doyle is a native Californian and was raised in the Bay Area. She graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Music Performance and Music Education with an emphasis in voice, piano and choral music. She went on to receive her Masters degree from Hope University in Southern California in Worship Ministry administration and leadership.
Thais has spent almost thirty years teaching piano and voice lessons and working with bands and choirs of all ages in church, school and theater settings. She is currently serving as a Worship Arts Director at First Baptist Church in Fairfield, CA. Thais has most recently served on the board of directors for Tracy Repertory Theater and had the privilege of serving as the musical and vocal director for their 2014 to 2020 seasons. Thais is excited to join the teaching and directing staff at CYT.
From musicals, to solo performance, to accompanying, directing or singing in choirs, Jenny has been performing most of her life. She began teaching voice and piano at Broadway Academy in Sacramento, CA, and has continued teaching for more than 25 years. She received her BA in Vocal Performance and Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. Since then, Jenny has taught general music, choir, piano and music theory at every grade level in public, private and charter schools. Jenny has been a church choir director, a founding member of The Choral Project, and has sung eight seasons with the Sacramento Master Singers. Jenny has been the vocal director for numerous youth musical theatre classes and productions, most recently with CYT Sacramento. Jenny, her husband, Pastor Scott Guemmer, and Owen Myers form the Guemmer & Myers Trio, who sing inspirational music throughout Northern California. Jenny greatly enjoys helping people grow in confidence in their musicianship, performing skills, and other God-given gifts. Her greatest joy is spending time with her husband and their two boys.