Kids Act

New Village Arts is pleased to continue its collaboration with Kids Act, a local youth acting program that has been teaching fun and exciting children’s theatre for over 12 years! Kids Act classes are more than fun, they help develop your child’s self-confidence and creativity. Each child is encouraged to step forward and shine in an atmosphere of respect and trust, provided by experienced, professional teachers.
“Our goal in Kids Act is to encourage our students to manifest their talents and abilities through the joy of creative expression.”


Kids Act - Camps and Classes!


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Monologue Slams!

Do you have an active imagination? Do you like to write and perform?

Join us for Monologue Slams! Write your own material and share it with your peers and friends. Prompts that promise to ignite your imagination will be given for each session. Fee: $5 per class.

Sat, Dec 5, 2020

07:30 pm

11 - 14 year olds

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Saturday Stories!


Writing a Screenplay!

Mon, Dec 28, 2020

01:00 pm

Dec 28 - 31, 12-16 year olds

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Stories in Performance Camp!

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Mon, Dec 28, 2020

10:00 am

The Hatseller & The Monkeys: 5 - 8 year olds

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Monday Night Live!


In Monday Night Live!, neurodiverse students will explore themes (anime, musicals, etc) through different acting forms (stand-up, scene work, show hosting, movement, music, etc) to acquire more acting techniques based on material that interests the individual students. Of course, we end with our own comedy sketch show... Monday Night Live!


To be put on the mailing list for the future classes, email Aleta Barthell


Playwrights Project Camp!

In this 5-day camp, participants will be guided through the process of taking an idea and turning it into a finished play that will be performed by professional actors on the last day of camp. Playwrights Project has been teaching playwriting in San Diego County for over 30 years.
December 19 - 23 (Saturday - Wednesday)

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Ages: 11-15
Fee: $155


Sat, Dec 19, 2020

01:00 pm

Dec 19 - 23, Ages 11 - 15

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Improv Camps!

Improv your life and learn the art of improvisational acting. Students will learn core techniques that will help them make strong character choices, improve listening skills on stage and gain confidence while performing in front of an audience.

This class is perfect for all acting skill levels, from the beginner to the working performer who wants to keep their improvisational skills sharp for auditions!

More classes coming soon!


If you have any questions about the Kids Act program, call Aleta Barthell at 760.846.6072, or visit



Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Credit for a paid Kids Act session/camp can be used toward another session, with one week notice before the session starts. There are no refunds for classes.



Praise for Kids Act

"Kids Act inspired me to think big even though I was a little person.  It truly felt like home, even though we weren't at the theaters!"

—Scottie Smith (student)

"My daughter’s loving the Monologue Slam! Thanks so much for doing it!"

—Lance Smith (parent)

"That 'Create your own character' activity was really fun! I liked hearing the other kids' characters and the warm-ups were cool too! Again, the program was truly entertaining, and thank you for arranging it!"

—Alisha Chitko. Writer. Actor. Scientist. Veterinarian. (student)

"Drama is a fun activity that I enjoy. Kids Act online is a fun way for me to make new friends, improve my acting, connect with people, and have fun. Miss Aleta is an amazing teacher that is kind to us and helps us the best that she can. 100% recommend Kids Act online."

—Evi Sherlock (student)

"During these times of isolation it's a welcome opportunity for my daughter to interact with other kids & also develop her creativity and social interactions. Online Kids Act is a great resource and I'd highly recommend it.”

—Jon Sherlock (Parent)

"After 9 years with Kids Act! classes and camps, we were pleasantly surprised by the great opportunity of online Monologue Slams during the quarantine time! It was fun to see old friends, meet new folks, and of course, be creative with Aleta again! Aleta is wonderfully inviting, encouraging, and brilliant with so many ideas of creative outlets for kids and adults during this time! What a great activity while we’re all at home & looking for online entertainment/performance opportunities! Thank you, Aleta & Kids Act!"

—Lorraine Demi, Dan Paris & Benjamin Demi-Paris (parents and student)

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