SCCT Academy

The Shelby County Community Theatre is excited to announce the return of the SCCT Academy!

There will be two sessions, one for adults and one for children.

  • The SCCT Academy for Adults will be held over six sessions from June 7th to July 12th, and is taught by Dr. Jack Wann. This is an acting intensive set of classes culminating in a workshop presentation of monologues and/or short scenes. The class is open to individuals with all levels of experience ages 16 and older.  Participants will receive both group and individual attention. The cost of attendance is $150 per student.
    • Registration form: SCCT Academy – Adults  Please download, fill out, and mail with payment to the Shelby County Community Theatre. 
    • Dr. Wann, Equity and SAG-AFTRA actor and director, recently moved to this area from New York City, where, as a retired university professor, he acted and directed professionally and served as a member of the faculty of the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is a published author and has been called “hands down, one of the finest at breaking something down and making it accessible to beginners and experts.” Dozens of his students have been and are currently in major films, on Broadway and performing all over the world.
  • The SCCT Academy for Children will meet daily from June 19th-23rd, either from 9 am-12 pm or 1pm-4pm, depending on the workshop you choose. The cost of each workshop is $150, or $300 for both.
    • The morning workshop will focus on vocalization, movement, character development, and theatre knowledge. Each student will be given a two short monologues to preform at a showcase event.
    • The afternoon workshop will focus on musical theatre. Students will focus on reading music, interpreting songs and lyrics, and dancing for the stage.
    • Registration form: SCCT Academy – Childrens  Please download, fill out, and mail with payment to the Shelby County Community Theatre. 
    • The course is taught by Emily Kees, who is an active member of  Shelby County Community Theater. She has acted in several productions with the theater, as well as many others prior to becoming active with SCCT.  She participated in dance and theater as a child and throughout college, and currently teaches dance at Gotta Dance Studio in Shelbyville.