AFTER SCHOOL Explorations in Acting for Kids (ages 7-9)

Starts: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 4:15pm - 5:45pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 10/11 and 11/22

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Instructor: Candace Clift

Candace Clift is an actor, director, stage manager and education artist. She has taught acting to students ranging from the third grade through college and into the acting profession.  For her younger students, her priorities are to create a safe environment where creativity, exploration and discovery are possible, and to be the biggest cheerleader and the most constructive coach possible as her students learn the art of acting.

Candace earned an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida in 2011 and is a company member of the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, FL.

She has been a company member of Advice to the Players, a theatre company in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, since 2004.  For ATTP she has played such roles as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and Rosalind in As You Like It.  She also developed and taught a children’s summer, performance-based Shakespeare Camp for ages 7 – 12, a teen Acting Practicum for the company’s junior cast members, and a “Speaking the Verse” Shakespeare class for adults and acting professionals.

Candace spent five years at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, where she trained in Classical Acting, acted in summer performance seasons and extensively on two Education Program tours throughout New England.  For Shakespeare & Company’s Education Program, Candace directed five full-scale high school Shakespeare productions as part of the annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare and conducted in-school residencies with elementary and middle school students.  She also administered the Company’s teacher professional development programs – managing two month-long, NEH-funded teacher institutes.

Internationally, Candace co-directed a production of Romeo and Juliet in Vietnamese at the Ho Chi Minh City School of Theatre and Film in 2006.  The production received national press attention as an experimental East / West collaboration.

Instructor: Blaire O'Leary

Blaire O’Leary is a New York based actor, producer, and teaching artist.  She joined The Barrow Group in 2011 as a member of the Apprentice Company.  NY theatre credits include work at HERE, 59E59, The Living Theatre, Governors Island, The Soho Playhouse, Queens Theatre, Dixon Place, Galapagos Arts Space, PopUP Theatrics, International Wow & Shrunken Shakespeare Company.  She is also co-founder of the Brooklyn based Exquisite Corpse Company, where she has produced and performed in both New York and nationally touring productions since 2012.  As a teaching artist, Blaire most recently joined the faculty of New Jersey Performing Arts Center's in-school residency program teaching Devised Theatre.    Blaire holds a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College.  More information is available at


In-Person Classes - 520 8th Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10018*
Online Classes - held via Zoom

*Valid government-issued ID required for entry to the building



WednesdaySeptember 13, 20174:15 pm - 5:45 pm
WednesdaySeptember 20, 20174:15 pm - 5:45 pm
WednesdaySeptember 27, 20174:15 pm - 5:45 pm
WednesdayOctober 4, 20174:15 pm - 5:45 pm
WednesdayOctober 18, 20174:15 pm - 5:45 pm
WednesdayOctober 25, 20174:15 pm - 5:45 pm
WednesdayNovember 1, 20174:15 pm - 5:45 pm
WednesdayNovember 8, 20174:15 pm - 5:45 pm
WednesdayNovember 15, 20174:15 pm - 5:45 pm
WednesdayNovember 29, 20174:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Please Note:

All payments for classes are non-refundable (unless a class is canceled).
If you need to cancel a class for any reason, you must notify us by email at least one week before the class begins, and we will apply a credit to your account for a future class.
As our faculty are all working professional actors, directors and playwrights, we reserve the right to change teachers at any time.
Commitment is for the duration of the session. THERE ARE NO CREDITS OR REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES. If you discontinue any class before the ending date of the session, you forfeit your fee.