Benefits of Acting Classes for Children and Teens

 Enrolling in an Averitt Center acting class is one of the best investments parents can make in helping their children develop. Acting training pays dividends over the entire course of a person’s life, no matter where their path may lead.  Acting training is not just for actors, or people who think they might want a career in acting. Acting classes benefit everyone!

Ability to work under pressure


Improved body language

Public speaking

Communication skills



Improved social skills



Reading skills

Listening skills




Presentation skills

Work ethic

Problem Solving



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Appreciation for art and culture



Access to emotions


Acting Develops Resilience:



Physical fitness


Principal: Robert Cottle Start Date: August 17, 2020

Call 912.212.2787 to register!

Theater Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, our theater classes are held in 8-week sessions:

Session 1: August 17-October 9th

Session 2: October 12-December 18th; no classes October 19-23 & November 23-27

Session 3: January 11-March 12th; no classes February 15-19

Session 4: March 22-May 21; no classes April 5-9

Adventures in Theater I

Mondays @ 3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Ages: 5-7 years old

Instructor: Robert Cottle

Tuition: $125 per 8-week session ($100 members)

This class is for our youngest performers! Focusing on teamwork, imagination, and creative play. Its limited terminology and heavy focus on unscripted, fun improvisation games promotes confidence in voice and body.

Adventures in Theater II

Tuesdays @ 3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years old

Instructor: Robert Cottle

Tuition: $125 per 8-week session ($100 members)

Maintaining the same goals as Adventures in Theater I, this class will continue to focus on confidence in voice and body. Students will also be introduced to performing memorized scenes together.

Drama I 

Thursdays @ 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 11-13 years old

Instructor: Robert Cottle

Tuition: $150 per 8-week session ($125 members)

Designed for the middle school actor, this class will introduce more theater terminology and work to demystify the audition process. Students will begin monologue and scene work. All students will have a prepared audition monologue by end of course.

Drama II

Mondays @ 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 14-17 years old

Instructor: Robert Cottle

Tuition: $150 per 8-week session ($125 members)

The High School acting class will have more focus on the individual and continue monologue and scene study. Students will be introduced to various acting methods and continue to develop a vocabulary of theater terminology. All students will have a prepared audition song and monologue by the end of the course. 

Junior Company

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays @ 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (called as needed)

Instructor: Eddie Frazier

Tuition: $170 per semester ($155 members)

Junior Company is an audition only performance ensemble that performs two shows a year, one of which is a musical. This group is only open to students who participate in either Drama I or Drama II. Students interested in the tech aspect of theater should also audition.

Averitt Stars

Rehearsals schedule by the show director
Ages: All Ages depending on the show requirements
Producer: Averitt Center for the Arts
Information: Contact Robert Cottle

The Averitt Center for the Arts produces Averitt Stars Community Theater productions throughout the year. Local thespians can take a look at upcoming auditions via the Averitt Center website. Comedies, dramas, and sometimes musicals are planned. Beginners and experienced performers are encouraged to participate. Behind the scenes enthusiasts are also needed. Contact Robert Cottle for more information.


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Downtown Statesboro

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