Sign up for fall acting classes at the Center for Applied Drama & Autism

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Sign up for fall acting classes at the Center for Applied Drama & Autism



Our ten week sessions begin Saturday, September 16 and go through November 16.

Enrollment is limited to five students per class — enroll now to ensure a space.

Register online at

Join us at our new location:

The Center for Applied Drama & Autism
In the Village at New Seasons
1501 S Hawkins Ave.
Akron, OH 44320

Fall Schedule: *Inclusive and diverse — for young people of all abilities
**Designed for young people with autism specifically

*Improv for All!
All ages
Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
10 weeks – $250.00
Instructors: Ruben Ryan of Just Go With It Improv and Wendy Duke
Improv games and exercises that promote co-operation, turn-taking,
collaboration and creative play with favorite characters! This class
is for all ages and abilities. It covers the basics of improv including
saying “Yes” to your scene partner, practicing “Give and Take,” and
transforming physically and vocally into multiple characters.

**All the World’s a Stage
Ages 8-13
Saturdays 10:45am – 11:45am
10 weeks, $250
Instructors: Laura Valendza and Wendy Duke
Elementary through grade 6: This class will focus on beginning drama
techniques with a lot of emphasis on individual needs in terms of
developing social/emotional/communication skills. We will be working
animal tales, superheroes and sidekicks and other favorite characters to tell
stories through dramatic play.

**Next Stage: Transitions
Ages 14-18
Saturdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm
10 weeks, $250
Instructors: Wendy Duke & Laura Valendza
For young people on the spectrum who are getting ready for a transitional
time in their lives, moving from middle to school to high school to college to
career. Through work on a collaborative theatre project, participants will be
rehearsing the skills they will need to use in real life.

Wendy Duke
Co-Founder, The Center for Applied Drama and Autism

telephone: 234-678-7830


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