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Acting and Play Production

Acting and Play Production is primarily a performance based class, but we will start by learning the fundamentals of acting and audition technique.  Students in 6th-12th grade will apply their knowledge as they audition for our spring play, All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten. All students enrolled in the class will be cast in the play. After auditions and casting have concluded, all students will begin to gain the powerful hands on experience of producing a play.  Rehearsals will be held during their normal class time, with the possibility of a few extra rehearsals being called the weeks leading up to the play.

Based on Robert Fulghum’s best-selling books, Kindergarten takes a funny, insightful, heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life. This tightly woven adaptation has earned standing ovations from Singapore to Prague— from L.A. to D.C. It’s an evening of theatrical storytelling in revue format, with monologues, dialogues, and multiple voice narration. The delightful stories feature colorful characters such as: a shy little boy who insists on playing the “pig” in his class production of Cinderella and steals the show; a man whose dream of flying carries him high over Los Angeles … in a lawn chair buoyed by surplus weather balloons; a “mother of the bride” who’s staged a perfect wedding—until the bowling ball of fate rolls down the aisle; and a modern-day Greek philosopher who finds the meaning of life in a piece of broken mirror from World War II. These stories celebrate our very existence, from the whimsy of childhood to the wisdom of old age.

We offer two sections of this class.  Please enroll in the section that works best for you.

Classes for the 2021-2022 Season begin the week of August 30, 2021.

  • Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30 pm (11-18 year olds)
  • Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm (6th-12th grade)


Tuition is $75 per month.  Students taking more than one class (i.e. Acting and Play Production and a dance class) will receive a discounted rate on additional classes. 

Additional Fees

In addition to the $75.00 monthly tuition, there is also a $60.00 Production Fee due in the spring semester, as well as an annual $25 Enrollment Fee.  The Production Fee helps cover the cost of show royalties, scripts, costumes, sets, props, etc.

Additional Rehearsals

Toward the end of each semester, students in Junior Players may be called on a Saturday to rehearse with the entire cast.  During the week of the show they will be called for extended, mandatory rehearsals at the theater.

Class Attire

Students should wear clothes which allow for ease of movement to class. 

Performance Dates

Performances for All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten will be April 22-24, 2022.   We will announce the performance times and number of performances after enrollment is finalized. 


Rehearsals and performances will be at the Loft Theatre at the ArtWorks Academy Main Campus in Norman, which is located at 3251 Market Place.



Tickets will be $10 each.  They will go on sale the week of the show. Parents will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase tickets. 

“My granddaughter, Ashley, has been going here since she was in 5th grade. She has grown so much in dance, singing and her drama skills. ArtWorks Academy is very dedicated to helping all their aspiring theater students. They do a fantastic job!” –Rita S.