Lafayette Theatre Academy Classes 2016-2017

Registration now for the 2016-2017 Lafayette Theatre Academy!

This year our academy welcomes new instructors and activities, with a program designed to be more flexible, meeting each individual student’s needs and interests. 

We realize that our talented students are involved in many activities through school, in the community, with faith-­‐based organizations, and socially.  Our new structure will allow families to work LTA into their schedules and create the theatre program that is perfect for them.  By registering for LTA now, each student becomes eligible for all of the activities and classes planned for the 2016-­‐2017 year!





Avery Jones is an award-winning puppeteer and actor. He spends his time creating puppets for theatre, television, and performers across the country, including, Musical Theatre International, the Springer Opera House in Columbus, GA; the GA Aquarium. He has been featured on Sesame Street and performed "Slappy" alongside Jack Black in the 2015 film Goosebumps.

Avery's new workshop series, "Introduction to Puppetry," begins on Saturdays in February! Learn basic puppetry and ventriloquism techniques from one of our favorite artists!

February 4, 11, 18, and 25

1:00 - 2:00pm: 4th - 6th graders ($50)*

2:30 - 4:00pm: 7th - 12th graders ($65)*

*Registration with LTA is required to attend the workshop. (see below)



with Carol Cain, assisted by Audrey Rushan
First - Third grade
Tuesdays from 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Class begins on September 13, 2016

In this introduction to the world of theatre, students will experience the roles of playwright, actor, designer, director, and audience member through narrated story, pantomime, puppetry, role play, movement, and theatre games.



with Carol Cain, assisted by Audrey Rushan
Fourth - Sixth grade
Tuesdays from 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Class begins on September 13, 2016

As students continue their exploration of the world of theatre as playwrights, actors, designers, directors, and audience members, they will use their body, voice, and imagination in story drama, pantomime, process drama, original monologues, puppetry, improvisation, and reader’s theatre.

Membership in the Lafayette Theatre Academy includes:

  • Access to classes focusing on a variety of skills and techniques
  • Special workshops with guest professionals
  • Opportunities to perform, throughout the year, at local and regional events (auditions may be required)
  • Social events designed for students of LTA
  • Group trips to area productions and other events
  • Joint events with the Lafayette Center for Dance, Young Singers of West Georgia, and the Lafayette Theatre Outreach Program
  • The Lafayette Theatre Academy Spring Production of Charlotte’s Web in March of 2017 (auditions only open to academy students)
  • End of the Year Showcase and Awards Ceremony

A $35 one-­‐time registration fee, per student, for annual membership in LTA, does not apply to class fees, special events, or workshops.
Classes and other activities may incur additional fees.

If you would like to register for the Lafayette Theatre Academy, have any questions,
or would like more information, please contact:
Amy McDow (Lafayette Theatre Academy Program Coordinator),
or call the LSPA offices at 706-882-9909.

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