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Shayne McCatty

Shayne McCatty is an actor/director based in Virginia Beach, VA with 16 years of Theatre experience locally and in New York City. He is currently the drama director for Celebrate Jesus Ministries  and is Theatre Unmasked’s Literary Director. As a graduate of Salem High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Academy (Theatre) and the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (Film/TV), Shayne is an avid lover and supporter of the arts. Some of his favorite theatrical credits include Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods, Aslan in Narnia the Musical, Homer Zuckerman in Charlotte's Web, director for Hairspray, and director of original musicals Hutchins Farm and The Big Apple.

Theater for Ages K-5th and 6th - 12th

Shayne has a ton of experience working/teaching kids being a preschool/pre-k teacher for the past 3 years and working with elementary-middle school age children in various afterschool programs through Parks and Recreation in Virginia Beach. He believes that every child is special, important, and deserves to be cared about. When not doing theatre, Shayne can be found running his photography business (mrmccatty photos) or writing/producing music.


Theatre 101: For Kids

K - 5th Class
Contact: shaynegctheatre@gmail.com
Price: $45 (sibling discount available) Venmo: Shayne-McCatty  Cash App: $ShayneMcCatty
Materials Fee: $45 - This fee will go towards props, costumes, production cost, etc.

Each class will consist of prayer, a Bible verse, rules/expectations, a warm up (relaxation, physical, vocal), lesson time and theatre games.

Theatre 101 is designed for all skill levels. So whether you have years of experience or if this is your first time acting then this is the theatre class for you. We will cover topics from theatre terminology to performance skills and everything in between with hands on fun acting activities. Some lessons/activities include: “Improv”, “Working as a Team”, “Telling The Story”, “Silent Skits”, “Puppetry” (acting with puppets).

Besides acting, theatre is a great way to build public speaking skills, confidence, community, and to discover your own unique creative voice.

- Depending on the weather we may choose to do class outside
- 2 parents on a rotating schedule to help monitor kids.
- We plan to take at least 1 field trip per semester to see a theatrical performance (age + content appropriate for class)
- Students will have the opportunity to participate in 1 showcase performance per semester. Showcases will be in December and May.

A unit breakdown of what we will be covering throughout the year is available.

I’m looking forward to going on this new and exciting journey with you and your children!

Theatre 101: For Teens

6 -12th Class
Contact: shaynegctheatre@gmail.com
Price: $45 (sibling discount available) Venmo: Shayne-McCatty  Cash App: $ShayneMcCatty
Materials Fee: $45 - This fee will go towards props, costumes, production cost, etc.
Notebook with pen or pencil for notes and journaling.

Optional: Acting for Young Actors: The Ultimate Teen Guide. $16.95 on amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Acting-Young-Actors-Ultimate-Guide/dp/0823049477/)

This book would be at-home reading if desired, with the concepts incorporated in class).

Each class will consist of prayer, a Bible verse, rules/expectations, a warm up (relaxation, physical, vocal), lesson time and theatre games.

Theatre 101 is designed for all skill levels. So whether you have years of experience or if this is your first time acting then this is the theatre class for you!  We will cover topics from theatre terminology to performance skills and everything in between with hands on fun acting activities. Some lessons/activities include: “Creating a Character”, “How To Memorize Lines”, “Scene Study”, “Drama vs Comedy”, “Stage Movement”.

Besides acting, theatre is a great way to build public speaking skills, confidence, community, and to discover your own unique creative voice.

- Depending on the weather we may choose to do class outside
- 2 Parents on rotating schedule to help monitor kids
- We plan to take at least 1 field trip per semester to see a theatrical performance (age + content appropriate for class)
- Students will have the opportunity to participate in 1 showcase performance per semester. Showcases will be in December and May.

​A unit breakdown of what we will be covering throughout the year will be available later this summer.

​The max amount for K-5th will be 15, and the max amount for 6-12th will be 20, and we can possibly add up to 5 more due to high demand.

I’m looking forward to going on this new and exciting journey with you and your children!

​Payments can be made to:
Venmo: Shayne-McCatty 
Cash App: $ShayneMcCatty

 

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