Our June classes are online and ready to go! 

 

More classes will be added throughout the month. You can sign up for all sessions for the age group or drop in.  Classes are Free and Sizes are limited!

 

To sign up:
1) Click the link below and select classes you would like to sign up for.

2) We will send you a confirmation and a permission form for classes/a link to the class.

Questions? Email whatadoexecutivedirector@gmail.com

June Classes:

Acting through Song with Altamiece Carolyn Cooper

  • Wednesdays in June for 4pm-5pm

  • Ages 13+

  • Join equity actor Altamiece and learn how to add character to your singing.  Participants will select a song to sing and learn how to enhance and build your song to stand out at an audition!

Broadway Design with Eric Tsuchiyama

  • Wednesdays in June from 7pm-8pm

  • Ages 16+

  • NYC Graphic Designer will walk you through all the behind the scenes to Broadway graphic design. Participants will create their own designs for broadway shows and learn the tricks to advertising and marketing.

Little Theatrics with Teri Noaeill

  • Thursdays in June 10:00am-10:40am

  • Ages 3-5

  • Use imaginative play and exploration as we play games and learn the basics to creating characters.

Storybook Theatre with Teri Noaeill

  • Thursdays in June 11:00am-11:40am

  • Ages 6-10

  • We will look at different stories weekly and play theatre games to build the basics of theatre performance.

Improv with Christian Perry

  • Thursday, June 4 & 11 from 7:30pm-8:30pm

  • Ages 11-18

  • Learn the basics to improv with NYC Equity actor, Christian Perry. Christian is experienced in teaching youth theatre and has an extensive resume in the performing arts. Actors will play improv games and learn the importance of improv on the stage.

Monologue/Character Study with Teri Noaeill

  • Thursday, June 18th & June 25th

  • Ages 11-18

  • In this class, we will be performing monologues for each other and talking about the foundations to building a character. This will be an ongoing class into July based off interest of the group.

Adult Improv Drop-in Class with Lizz Matthews

  • Tuesdays starting June 9th

  • Whether you are a beginner or experienced with improv, come hang out and build your skills with former Chaos and Main Improv Artist, Lizz Matthews.

WAD Youth Board Opportunity!

 

Here is a brief letter from What A Do Board Member, Hunter King, addressing the creation of the What A Do Junior Board. We are very excited to see where this new program will take us as a theatre community!

Hello students and families of What A Do,

For those of you who may not know me, my name is Hunter King and I have been working closely with What A Do theatre since 2014. In recent times I have been seen as an employee in multiple capacities including acting, directing, stage managing, and serving as a member of the What A Do Board of Directors.

I have recently been taking some time in considering multiple issues that our theatre has been facing, as well as thinking about ways that I have found myself to be successful in the past. One major component of my life has always been being a player in my community. Through my youth I have been involved in several organizations that play a vital part in our community, and it suddenly hit me that some of the most loyal, passionate, and overall trustworthy individuals that I have worked with in the past have been the youth of our community.

As a student I was blessed with opportunities to serve my community in several ways, having been on Student Council, the National Honor Society, and serving on the Youth Alliance Committee through the Battle Creek Community Foundation. While having a discussion about the future of our theatre with Executive Director, Teri Noaeill, an idea came into my head.

What if there was a way for the artistic youth in our community to come together to help benefit and spread awareness for the arts and specifically for our theatre? I decided to take this idea and run with it, and so it is my pleasure to introduce the What A Do Theatre Junior Board of Directors. This program will operate through What A Do as a branch of our Board of Directors specifically for members still in high school. It will meet once a month and have a foundation on the principles of volunteerism, compassion, advocacy, networking, personal/professional growth, and inclusion.

The goal for this board is to handle situations and provide opportunities for students of our greater Battle Creek Community to have leadership positions that will teach them about non-profit organizations, volunteering, networking with other groups, and having a say in the daily operations of our theatre. We believe in our youth and want to put responsibility in their hands and let them blossom their own ideas and run with them.

The What A Do Theatre Junior Board of Directors will be led by Hunter King and overseen by Executive Director, Teri Noaeill, but will allow students to lead meetings and work to benefit the theatre using their own ideas and expertise.

Applications for the What A Do Theatre Junior Board of Directors will be available on Whatado.org or the What A Do Theatre facebook page. These applications will be closely considered and a small interview will take place before acceptance onto the board. This board also serves as a great stepping stone to the Board of Directors of the theatre, as well as a great resource for gaining volunteer hours and for scholarship opportunities.

I’m looking forward to collecting applications and embarking on this journey together as we work to create a theatre that is equitable and serves our community. Thank you to all who apply, I can’t wait to get this project started!

~Hunter King
What A Do Theatre Board of Directors

What A Do Theatre Youth Progam Info:

For those who do not know, What A Do is in the process of moving, which is a major step for the future of our theatre. With this being said, our programs will be at the Kool Center in downtown Battle Creek. The address is 200 West Michigan Avenue. More information will be provided at each program.

Classes are limited to 12 participants. Registration is done on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve a spot in a program, please fill out the registration form. Spots will only be reserved upon submission of payment. Financial assistance and payment plans may be available based on need and upon request.

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