By Cindy Shore Smith
Wolfscratch Performing Arts will kick off its fall semester with an Open House showcasing a new round of classes. The free introductory sessions are designed for Big Canoe residents who are interested in learning more about one or more of the five courses for the fall.
Acting 201 will hold its Open House on August 19 from noon to 1 pm at the Wellness Center studio. Instructor Jeffrey Kurtz is a former professional actor,
director and producer who has worked on theater, television and film projects. His course requires completion of Acting 101, which was taught last spring, or an
audition. This is the only course that is not for beginners.
Bonnie East will teach Theater/Stage Dance and her Open House session is scheduled for Aug. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the Wellness Center studio. Bonnie is
the founder of Wolfscratch Performing Arts. She has danced professionally and taught at performing arts venues. Her fall class will focus on technique, dance
combinations and mind-body connection.
The Open House for Storytelling will take place on Aug. 26 from 9 to 10 am at Canoe Lodge. Moth Story Slam winner Cindy Shore Smith is the instructor
and class goals include choosing engaging stories, stage presence and performance preparation. The course culminates in a class show for family and friends.
Wolfscratch Writing Group, led by retired college professor Paul Williamson, will hold its Open House on Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. until noon. The writing group will
include refinement of writing skills, group and individual writing projects, development of scripts and guest presenters.
Jim Dewberry starred in WPA’s first public show, “Make Yourself Uncomfortable,” and will be teaching Long-Form Improv in the fall. The Open House session for this course will be Aug. 26, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center studio. Dewberry has more than 10 years experience doing improv in Atlanta and his
class will involve creative expression, working with others, and gaining confidence on stage.
To register for the Open House free introductory classes, learn more about course dates/times, or find out how you can get involved, check out the Wolfscratch
Performing Arts website at wolfscratchpa.com.