After a highly successful fall session, Wandering Aesthetics is proud to announce our Winter Class Schedule for 2016. Wandering Aesthetics’ Director of Education Kyle Jozsa and Managing Artistic Director Benjamin Rexroad will lead two classes for students age 16 and above – Act I: An Intro to Acting for Adults and FUNdamentals of Storytelling.
Private lessons are also available to help students of ALL AGES prepare for auditions, roles or simply to delve deeper into the craft of acting.
For more information, interested parties may contact Education Director Kyle Jozsa via phone at 330.612.3090, email firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.watheatre.com/registration. Payments for classes can be made online or made out to Wandering Aesthetics and sent to 377 W. Exchange St. • Akron, OH 44302. Please include a telephone number with payment.
FUNdamentals of Storytelling
Classes held at Akron Center For Art Music & Performance (ACAMP) • 118 W. Market St. • Akron, OH 44303
Tuition: $150 (Sale: $140 until January 1)
To tell a story is to be the story, and this introduction to storytelling is your first step on the path to telling yours. Working with Wandering Aesthetics’ Education Director and Master Storyteller, Kyle Jozsa, and Artistic Director Benjamin Rexroad, students will explore the basics of discovering and crafting their very own story.
Using folktales along with real life experiences, Jozsa and Rexroad will guide participants through the process of building a narrative. Moving from the bare bones to muscle & blood, participants will learn basic storytelling fundamentals and use those tools to shape their own telling.
The workshop is designed for storytelling beginners, but can also offer new techniques to more experienced storytellers.
Saturdays @ 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM (4/9 – 4/30)
About the Instructors:
Kyle Jozsa is the Co-Artistic Director and Director of Education with Wandering Aesthetics. He began his teaching career in 2010 with Weathervane Playhouse. Jozsa has worked full-time as a preschool teacher, developed curriculum for traditional and non-traditional classes alike and led many workshops for children of all age groups. He currently works as a Teaching Artist for the Artful Living Program out of Stark County as well as part-time at Gymboree in Strongsville and is working to bring a play-based enrichment program to the Akron area.
Benjamin Rexroad is a theatre artist with a passion for poetry, travel and community. Through teaching, volunteering, hosting events and creating performances designed to actively engage the community, he is driven to be a source of positive energy in the world.
Benjamin has trained with John O’Neal of Junebug Productions (Color Line Project), SITI Company (2010 Skidmore Summer Intensive) and was one of 25 international directors selected to participate in the 2014 Directors Lab North in Toronto.
Since establishing Heads Up Productions six years ago (which evolved into Wandering Aesthetics), he has produced or directed 65 performances/events. In 2011, he was presented with the Akron Arts Alive Award in the Rising Young Star/Leadership category. The same year, he helped launch Akron’s only African-American theatre company and received a grant to tour a role-playing workshop about racism, poverty, class and social status. In 2013, Benjamin and his partner completed a thru-hike of the 2,185.9-mile Appalachian Trail.
After a stint working for a title and escrow agency in Parma, Benjamin now works for both the Akronist and ArtsNow (SummitLive365.com), helping to build the arts and culture community throughout Akron and Summit County. Benjamin is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Young Professionals of Akron, Torchbearers Class of 2016 and the Downtown Akron Partnership Emerging Leaders Board.