COSTA MESA — Starting July 26, kids from around Orange County will have the opportunity to sharpen their acting chops through South Coast Repertory's Summer Acting Workshop.
The two-week program offered by the acclaimed Costa Mesa theater production company is an introduction to acting for students in third- through 12th-grades. Students can learn the basics of the craft and have valuable encounters with industry professionals.
"It teaches you so much about the industry," said Nicholas Huntley, a 14-year-old actor who got his start in the workshop. "It's more than just acting."
The oldest of three acting brothers, Nicholas recounted a day when a producer came in and taught the group how to manage a production.
"All the teachers acted in a play and we had to produce it," he said.
The producer broke the students into groups, where they had to make important decisions regarding lighting, props, music and direction, and they had to lead their teachers in a short production.