School of Theater

2015 School of Theater!

Spring Semester:

January 12–March 19, 2015

Creative Theater Classes for Students Pre-K – Grade 12.

Click here for Brochure with full class descriptions.

A class for everyone! Classes meet after school at Boise Contemporary Theater, 
854 Fulton Street in downtown Boise.

School of Theater Spring Classes

Story Theater – Ages 3 – 5
Each Saturday morning we read a new story and learn to make them come alive through our voices, bodies, imagination, and play.
A great class for the little star in your family! Beginning Saturday 1/17, ending Saturday 3/14.
Saturdays 10:00am – 11:00am ~ Cost $120

Page to Stage – Grades 1 – 3
Using new and exciting children’s literature, students will create their own performance from a story they choose. Complete with costumes and props, the students will perform their play making the class’ favorite story jump from the page to the stage.
Just right for the young actor with a big imagination!
Tuesdays 4:15pm – 5:45pm ~ Cost $160

Performance Play – Grades 4 – 6
Everyone gets a part, lines to explore, and a character as we bring a play to life. Using plays for young actors, students will learn the basics of acting while they experience the joy of producing a play.
A great challenge for the young actor!
Thursdays 4:15pm – 5:45pm ~ Cost $160

Broadway Basics! – Grades 1 – 3
Learn the basics of Broadway! Sing, dance, and act your heart out while experiencing the joy of musical theater. Set up in the style of musical revue, students will learn songs and choreography from selected Broadway musicals. Perfect for the little “Annie” or the little “Oliver” in your family!
Thursdays 4:15pm – 5:45pm ~ Cost $160

Broadway Bound! – Grades 4 – 6
Sing, dance, and act your heart out while experiencing the joy of musical theater. Students will learn songs and choreography from selected Broadway musicals, all while learning to tell a story through musical theater.
Perfect for the Broadway bound star!
Tuesdays 4:15pm – 5:45pm ~ Cost $160

Improv! – Grades 6 – 12
Taking Improv skills to the next level! Students will learn long form improvisation and perform improvised plays, as well as sharpen their basic skills. This is a hysterical and fast paced class that will have the students performing in no time!
Perfect for anyone with a sense of humor and a big imagination!
Wednesdays 4:15pm – 5:45pm ~ Cost $160

Performance Intensive – Grades 7 – 12
Performance Intensives continue to be the pinnacle of success for students who have worked hard on their skills as an actor and can be a springboard to the ISF Apprentice Program. Students work in-depth on a play they will produce at the end of the semester, and in the meantime develop creativity, confidence and character. Class is held two days a week. A necessary class for the pre-college actor.
Mon. & Tues. 6:00pm – 8:30pm ~ Cost $320

Adult Class!
Adult Improv 101 – Ages 18 – 101
You’re never too old to learn (or remember) the joy of performance. Students will expand and improve their acting skills through the art of improvisation work. This class is fantastic for learning to think on your feet, as well as improving your interpersonal and communication skills. Tons of fun for all adults interested in playing!
You know you have always wanted to…
Tuesdays 7 – 8:30pm ~ Cost $160

Final Performances for each class! – Date and time are TBA the week of March 17 – 19.

Arrival and Parking

The office of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival is at the corner of 9th and Fulton and is housed in the same building as Boise Contemporary Theater.  There is parking to be found around the area and there are two pay lots directly across the street.  Be careful about the No Parking signs, they are enforced.  Do not park in the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Complex lots – those are private parking.  You’ll see the signs.

There’s a big porch at Boise Contemporary Theater and students come in the big silver front doors, through the Lobby area and downstairs to their classes (Classrooms A, B, and C).  The Instructorst will be there waiting for their students to arrive.

As a reminder, we do not have pre or post class child care – please be prompt in picking up your student.  You can come into the Lobby of the Boise Contemporary Theater to wait for your child or pick them up outside.  The teachers will not allow any student to leave the theater porch area until you arrive.

The Spark of Creativity, The Power of Confidence, the Joy of Character, the Magic of Theater

Parent Information

Arrival and Departure

The teachers will be waiting for your student in the classrooms downstairs.  It is very important that you pick up your student ON TIME.  We are sorry but we do not have child care available for after class times.

Water & Snacks

Please send a water bottle with your student.  Acting is thirsty work!  If your child needs to have a snack, feel free to send something small and easy for him or her to handle.


Short skirts, bare middles, tight clothing — no fun!  If the student is afraid of something showing, all that creativity will go right out the window.  Please have your student wear loose, easy-going clothing!  It’s time to play and have fun!


Parents are always welcome to visit but we ask that you participate in the class.  Younger siblings can be a distraction, so please avoid this if possible.  The park and library are close by for your convenience.


It’s all about play and we want all our students to have lots of fun & enjoy the creative experience!   So if a student becomes disruptive instead of joining in — we just use the “time out” method & invite the student to rejoin the group when they’re ready.  However, if behavior becomes an issue, we’ll contact you to help us.