Virtual Class Information

Thank you for joining us in an exciting semester for theater instruction! We hope to return to in person classes, but in the meantime we plan to meet for classes in a virtual setting. Please see all of the details below so that you know what to expect and how to participate.

 

  • All classes will meet at their current day and time, just in a Zoom classroom. You will receive an email with your Zoom link. This same link will work for the duration of our online class offerings. You can access it anytime through the School of Theater portal at www.matthewsplayhouse.com.

  • Be sure to check out the “Meet the Teacher” page on the website so that you are familiar with all of our instructors.

  • Please be sure to have your student have their camera ON during the entire class. Theater is best taught when the instructor can see you! After all, the art of drama is one that people most often see and hear so we want to make sure that we can see your bright smiles throughout each class.

  • Double check that the display name on Zoom has the student’s name listed, especially if they are using a borrowed device. Please no alternate screen names or character names :) This will help both the teachers and fellow classmates with getting to know one another in these early weeks. 

  • Especially for our younger students, please make sure they know how to use the “mute” feature on their device. The teacher may ask you to “unmute” at specific times. 

  • Just as you would for in person instruction, please be sure that you are not eating during class. Having water nearby is great and encouraged!

  • If you are ever unsure as to what your student needs, please visit the website first. We have developed a special School of Theater portal where we will post documents, scripts, assignments, sheet music and other class materials. You can access by clicking on the School of Theater Icon or by clicking here: https://www.matthewsplayhouse.com/school-of-theatre

  • For the musical theater students, we are going to dance virtually, so make sure you have enough room to move.

  • Voice class for musical theater students will continue in our usual online format. For these first couple of weeks, we will hold voice class as part of our weekly class instruction.

  • For all classes, be sure to have a distraction free area where you can participate. 

  • Some instructors may choose to use some of the online classes to meet with students for a few minutes individually. A schedule will be sent as to when your student should join the meeting. The same Zoom link will be used for all students.

  • Bring an open mind and your creativity to each class!


 

We hope that this online format is only temporary, and we are striving to bring you excellent theater education no matter what! Please be sure to reach out with questions. See you in class!