Session: Fall 2019
Chapter:  Phoenix
Location:  CYT Studio
Time:  4:00pm - 5:50pm
Day:  Friday
Starts:  08/09
Ages:  13-18
Tuition:  $200.00
Extra Fee:  $30.00 (Materials Fee)

** Registration ended August 11, 2019 at 11:00pm

Class Description

In this advanced acting class, students will work for two class sessions on a straight play, directed by Kim Stephenson Smith. 

This is class is by audition only. Auditions will be held on August 3rd from 10am-12pm at the CYT Studio. Students do not need to come prepared with anything to auditions. You must register for the class in order to audition, and auditions are required for participation in the class. 6 female, 5 male, and 1 stage manager role will be cast. Those not cast in this class will be transferred to their second choice class. Students who are cast must be able to take this class in both the Fall and Winter sessions.

The $30 materials fee covers the cost of licensing and scripts. All students will get to keep their script at the end of the show. There will be no materials fee in the winter session. Materials fees will be refunded in full to students not cast in the class.

Performances dates and times: January 29th, and 30th at 7:00pm

THE STORY: Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of her grown-up stepchildren’s efforts to get their hands on it. Knowing that the widow’s wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of the fortune, the stepchildren commit her to a sanatorium hoping to “bring her to her senses.” In the sanatorium Mrs. Savage meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase. At last her friends conspire to get rid of her stepchildren, and through their simple belief in the justice of her cause, they enable Mrs. Savage to carry out her plans to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. The dominant mood is high comedy, and the audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems at times motivated only by greed and dishonesty.
Prerequisite: Auditions August 3rd from 10am-12pm at the CYT Studio


Kim Stephenson Smith

Kim is thrilled to be teaching at CYT! Originally from Utah, Kim spent several years working as an actor in New York, London, and San Francisco before heading to Florida for school. She earned her BFA in Music Dance Theatre from Brigham Young University and holds a Certificate in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She recently received her MFA in Acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory. Professional affiliations include the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) and the Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME).

Class Location:

20820 N 25th Place, Suite 108, Phoenix, AZ 85050