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Learn a new skill in two hours!

Put your play idea to paper! | @ $40

With Aleta B.
Sat, Mar 25 from 2 – 4pm | 18 yrs and up

Take that idea that has been rolling around in your head and find out how to put it down onto paper and turn it into your own original play!  This class is designed for the beginner or anyone who is looking for a brush-up on playwriting techniques and exercises to help get them started on that new play.  This class is for 18 and up.

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Spring Semester Classes 

Puppet Design!

With Michelle W., Cassandra W.
Thu, Mar 23, 2023 – Apr 27, 2023 from 10:00am – 1:00pm

This exciting art-based class is geared for young adults with neurodiversity.  In this class students will be desiging puppets for the school tour of the play, “Stellaluna.”  They will be walked through the steps of what it takes to be a designer of a show.  Participants will learn about character breakdowns, design boards, and then actually build and create the puppets for the production.  

Silver Singers

With Beatrice C.
Tue, Apr 11, 2023 – May 23, 2023 from 10:00am – 11:30am

It’s time to raise your voice! This series is for our Senior vocalists, professional and recreational, who are looking to explore new music and dust off the old tunes. We will explore a variety of vocal stylings, from Gershwin to Elton John, and increase vocal flexibility and strength through warm ups and exercises. Each week will bring a new opportunity to sing, sing a song, sing it loud, sing it strong!

Writing the 10 minute Play

With Farah D.
Wed, Apr 12, 2023 – May 31, 2023 from 10am – 12pm

This interactive playwriting course will guide new and more experienced writers through the process of building a 10 minute play through lecture, discussion, feedback, and written exercises.

Monday Night Live!

With Aleta B., Paul E.
Mon, Apr 17, 2023 – May 22, 2023 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

In this class students with neurodiversity will explore themes (anime, musicals, etc) through sketch comedy 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!

Create Your Own Clown Show

With Danielle L., Nathaniel F.
Tue, Apr 18, 2023 – May 23, 2023 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

In the six-week course called students will learn the basics of clowning performance, character development, and routine creation. With the guidance of 2 expert physical theatre and clown class instructors, students will explore the history and art of clowning, develop their own unique characters, brainstorm comedic ideas for bits, and create a cohesive and entertaining clown routine.

Cabaret Workshop and Showcase

With Korrie Y.
Wed, Apr 19, 2023 – May 31, 2023 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

This class is for intermediate to advanced musical theatre singers who want to create their own cabaret show.  We’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of how to put your one-person show together, including the 4 pillars of your set list, the 4 key emotional moments to include, and how to mine your own history for stories to share in your banter.  You’ll brainstorm specific songs that you might include in your one-person show, and bring in songs each week to coach on the music interpretation and storytelling.  This class will culminate in performance on the NVA cabaret stage where each participant will perform 2 songs with their own original banter!

Keeping it Reel: On-Camera Acting Class

With Milena P.
Thu, Apr 27, 2023 – Jun 1, 2023 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

This six week on camera class is for actor of all levels to be your unique authentic self while the camera is rolling.  We will focus on cold reading, auditioning and scene work. Keeping It Reel is a no acting acting class.

“I am so elated to be a part of this amazing time at New Village Arts. The Sahm Foundation Arts Education Center will be a place where the community can gather and be exposed to different forms of theatre. We are wired for connection and this center will be a place that connects us closer to ourselves and others.”

-Samantha Ginn, Director of Education at New Village Arts

“With our gift for the Sahm Family Arts Education Center, the Sahm Family Foundation is proud to support New Village Arts’ commitment to education, inclusion, and diversity in all their programs, especially their ongoing dedication to creating and growing an enriched community through arts education.”

-Christopher A. Sahm, President and Chairman of the Sahm Family Foundation

For other questions please contact Samantha Ginn at