Drama Classes - Fall 2024

Let your creativity take center stage! At Darlington, Drama students explore their imagination, gain skills and have fun. Our experienced, supportive teaching artists will help you or your child discover the actor within you and gain confidence. Classes focus on the process of acting, improvisation, or musical theatre, and performances are presented at the end of each session for family and friends.

A Play in a Day workshops are offered throughout the year. Students will create an original play or musical, create sets and costumes, and perform in front of their family and friends all in one day!

Because we are a member-supported center for the arts, a non-refundable Family Membership of $75, valid from September 1 through August 31, is required to enroll in all activities (exceptions are noted and include all workshops) and will be pro-rated to $40 for activities beginning after March 1. The Family Membership may be tax-deductible and allows Darlington to maintain facilities, provide excellent administration, care for our instruments and studios, and fulfill our mission to provide Every Art for Everyone.


Kids

Let's Make A Play!   
Ages: 7-12, Mondays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
Whether you are continuing your dramatic journey or you are brand new to the stage, this class is for you! Receive the tools and training of professional actors. Be the playwrights, designers and directors of your very own show! You will build confidence and presence while you create an original play to perform for family and friends on the final date! Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Kate McGrath

Fall Session 1: September 9 – November 11, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After August 19: $255/$268
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Fall Session 2: November 18, 2024 – January 27, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/25/24, 12/23/24, 12/30/24
Price Before/After October 28: $224/$236
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Stand Up Comedy!   
Ages: 11-14, Mondays, 5:15pm-6:15pm
Learn to think on your feet and develop your comedic skills for the stage. Students will use improv techniques and fun writing prompts in a supportive atmosphere to create stand-up routines to share with family and friends on the final class!
Teaching Artist: Kate McGrath

Fall Session 1: September 9 – November 11, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After August 19: $224/$236
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 18, 2024 – January 27, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/25/24, 12/23/24, 12/30/24
Price Before/After October 28: $180/$189
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Young Actor's Club
Ages: 5-10, Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Are you destined to be on stage? In this introduction to acting and improvisation for kids, you will build confidence and social skills while expressing and expanding your creativity! Participate in a variety of theater games while learning the skills of a theater artisan! Create characters, scenes and stories with friends! An exhibition of work will be presented on the last class of each session. Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Kate McGrath

Fall Session 1: September 10 – November 12, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/5/24
Price Before/After August 19: $202/$213
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Fall Session 2: November 19, 2024 – January 28, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/26/24, 12/24/24, 12/31/24
Price Before/After October 28: $180/$189
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Darlington Adventurer's Guild: Apprentice

Ages: 10-15, Saturdays, 10:00am-11:15am
The Apprentice class is a warm welcome to the hobby of tabletop roleplaying. From “table manners” to tricks for building an interesting character, this class level introduces the skills you’ll need to feel comfortable at a gaming table and then gives you a change to take some playful risks under imaginary circumstances.
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Fall Session 1: September 14 – November 16, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/12/24
Price Before/After August 19: $229/$242
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Fall Session 2: November 23, 2024 – February 1, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/30/24, 12/28/24
Price Before/After October 28: $229/$242
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Darlington Adventurer's Guild: Master - Spooky Season
Ages: 10-18, Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm

This Master level class focuses on games that are spooky, scary, horrifying, mysterious, and awesome! Using a Dungeons and Dragons sourcebook, you’ll explore the fine art of frightening your players without scaring them away from the table! (Prerequisite - For the 2024-2025 academic year, students must have taken two sessions of last year’s Dungeons and Darlington class in order to enroll in this Master level class).
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Fall Session 1: September 14 – November 16, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/12/24
Price Before/After August 19: $367/$386
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Darlington Adventurer's Guild: Master - Game Master's Workshop
Ages: 10-18, Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm

This Master level class focuses on how to be a successful Game Master. Students will explore running a game and practice giving constructive feedback to their fellow Game Masters. (Prerequisite - For the 2024-2025 academic year, students must have taken two sessions of last year’s Dungeons and Darlington class in order to enroll in this Master level class).
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Fall Session 1: September 14 – November 16, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/12/24
Price Before/After August 19: $367/$386
REGISTER ONLINE


Teens

Stand Up Comedy **NEW CLASS**   
Ages: 11-14, Mondays, 5:15pm-6:15pm
Learn to think on your feet and develop your comedic skills for the stage. Students will use improv techniques and fun writing prompts in a supportive atmosphere to create stand-up routines to share with family and friends on the final class!
Teaching Artist: Kate McGrath

Fall Session 1: September 9 – November 11, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After August 19: $224/$236
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 18, 2024 – January 27, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/25/24, 12/23/24, 12/30/24
Price Before/After October 28: $180/$189
REGISTER ONLINE

 


Darlington Adventurer's Guild: Apprentice **NEW CLASS**

Ages: 10-15, Saturdays, 10:00am-11:15am
The Apprentice class is a warm welcome to the hobby of tabletop roleplaying. From “table manners” to tricks for building an interesting character, this class level introduces the skills you’ll need to feel comfortable at a gaming table and then gives you a change to take some playful risks under imaginary circumstances.
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Fall Session 1: September 14 – November 16, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/12/24
Price Before/After August 19: $229/$242
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 23, 2024 – February 1, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/30/24, 12/28/24
Price Before/After October 28: $229/$242
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Darlington Adventurer's Guild: Master - Spooky Season **NEW CLASS**
Ages: 10-18, Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm

This Master level class focuses on games that are spooky, scary, horrifying, mysterious, and awesome! Using a Dungeons and Dragons sourcebook, you’ll explore the fine art of frightening your players without scaring them away from the table! (Prerequisite - For the 2024-2025 academic year, students must have taken two sessions of last year’s Dungeons and Darlington class in order to enroll in this Master level class).
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Fall Session 1: September 14 – November 16, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/12/24
Price Before/After August 19: $367/$386
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Darlington Adventurer's Guild: Master - Game Master's Workshop **NEW CLASS**
Ages: 10-18, Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm

This Master level class focuses on how to be a successful Game Master. Students will explore running a game and practice giving constructive feedback to their fellow Game Masters. (Prerequisite - For the 2024-2025 academic year, students must have taken two sessions of last year’s Dungeons and Darlington class in order to enroll in this Master level class).
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Fall Session 2: November 23 – February 1, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/30/24, 12/28/24
Price Before/After October 28: $367/$386
REGISTER ONLINE


Adults

Darlington Adventurer's Guild for Adults - NEW CLASS!
Ages: 18+, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Whether you’re new to tabletop roleplaying games or one of the Old Guard with opinions about THACO or anyone in between, you’re welcome at this table! This class will be a learner-directed class for anyone 18 or older where we’ll decide exactly what kinds of games and stories we want to explore together as a group of gamers.
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Fall Session 1: September 10, 2024 – November 12, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/5/24
Price Before/After Aug 19: $266/$280
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Fall Session 2: November 19, 2024 – January 28, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/26/24, 12/24/24, 12/31/24
Price Before/After Oct 28: $237/$249
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Audition Prep for Adults - NEW CLASS!
Ages: 18+, Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

The first rule of auditioning is that directors aren’t looking for how well you act; they’re looking for how well you can adjust. This class will focus on the craft of auditioning through a focus on acting techniques and monologue preparation. No acting experience necessary!
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Fall Session 1: September 12, 2024 – November 14, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/3/24
Price Before/After Aug 19: $184/$193
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Fall Session 2: November 21, 2024 – January 30, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/28/24, 12/26/24
Price Before/After Oct 28: $184/$193
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Introduction to Playwriting - NEW CLASS!
Ages: 18+, Thursdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Most people assume that plays are written, when really they are wrought. In this class, participants will investigate some fundamental tools of dramatic structure – working towards building a ten-minute play that’s ready for the stage! Along the way, students will touch on additional modes of playwriting such as adaptation and documentary. No playwriting experience necessary!
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Fall Session 1: September 12, 2024 – November 14, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/3/24
Price Before/After Aug 19: $184/$193
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 21, 2024 – January 30, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/28/24, 12/26/24
Price Before/After Oct 28: $184/$193
REGISTER ONLINE


Private Drama Instruction
Experienced instructors can help students of all ages and levels begin or improve their technique. To schedule your lessons call us at (610) 358-3632.


Why Darlington?

"The teachers are awesome!"

"My daughter really enjoyed working with other students to create their play."

"It's welcoming and beautiful."

"Our kids love their teacher."

"We loved the play that our daughter created! She had such a fun time and really came out of her shell."