LAMusArt’s Drama department features two diverse programs that offer students an outlet to develop their skills in dramatic performance and dramatic writing.

Drama (Ages 8+)
Thurs. 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Drama: LAMusArt offers weekly classes that expose children as young as 7 to the art of acting. Youngsters learn basic dramatic skills such as creating characters, reading and memorizing lines, and stage direction. As the class progresses, students advance their proficiency by challenging their development as actors, utilizing the art of improvisation and character analysis. In addition to audition techniques and design elements incorporated in the curriculum, our Drama program prepares students to enter the world of theatre as well-rounded performers.

The class is limited to 15 students. ($16 per class)


Playmaking (Ages 9-11)
Seasonal. Check back for waitlist details. 

Playmaking: Playmaking engages students ages 9 – 11 in the fundamentals of playwriting over the course of 10 weeks, culminating in a live production of the student-written plays performed by adult directors and actors. During the first half of the program, students focus on the academic approach to dramatic writing, basic vocabulary, structure of a play, and why plays are written. Further lessons will focus on the concepts of character, narrative, dialogue, stage directions, and plot. After being paired with an adult dramaturge on our Saturday retreat, “Play Day,” each student will write an original work. Students will then have the opportunity to see a realized version of their originals plays and songs performed and directed by professional adults. The goal of this project is to support the growth and development of the student’s literacy and to validate their unique artistic voices. The project aims to help support each student’s cognitive and emotional development and to enrich their creative, social, and behavioral progress.

The class is limited to 10 students.