SCCT Academy

Shelby County Community Theatre is committed to providing access to the arts for everyone, which includes art education. Please join us for a class. For more information, email the theatre at .

Register for Classes

Fall Break Camp for Kids
October 9-13, 2023
Ages 7-10 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Ages 11-14 – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Instructor – Emily Kees
Cost $150

Children will learn and develop basic theatre skills. With a balance of fun drama games and character work, each participant, regardless of experience, will grow teir skills with confidence. Students will be assigned a monologue and scene with another student to be performed at a Showcase on October 13 at 5:30 p.m.


Directing for Theatre
November 1 – December 6 (Wednesdays), 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Ages 18 and up – Open to individuals with all levels of experience
Instructor: Dr. Jack Wann, AEA, SAG-AFTRA
$150 per student

A 6-week adult class in directing exploring what it takes to be a director in the theatre. Six weeks of “tips”- Lectures and demonstrations from a veteran professional, lively discussions and hands-on sessions with live actors allow the participants to examine the directing process from play selection, play analysis, creating a concept, ground plan, auditioning and casting through the rehearsal process and performance. Classes will meet on Wednesdays beginning November 1st from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Thanksgiving week classes will meet on Monday, November 20.


Adult Acting (Scene Study) Class
January 3-February 7 (Wednesdays), 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Ages 16 and up
Instructor: Dr. Jack Wann
$150 per student

Join Dr. Jack Wann for an adult acting class emphasizing scene work and the special acting skills required for successful relationship work on the stage. Participants will work on short scenes with various classmates, focusing on the give and take of good scene partners. Material to be performed will range from classics to contemporary, according to the emphasis each actor desires. There will be a public Showcase at the end of the series of classes. Individual work with Dr. Wann is included. Classes will meet on Wednesdays beginning January 3 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for six weeks, with the showcase on February 9. Space is limited. Register early to secure your spot.