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Inspiring Creativity in Pikeville, KY

For The App, the arts are essential; a way to promote cultural change and growth, to celebrate and build on the area’s rich cultural history, and, most importantly, to enrich and entertain.

2024 Season

MAINSTAGE SEASON

Upcoming Events

MAY 11, 2024 - 10AM to 12PM

May 11, 2024 @ 7PM

Jun 6-7, 2024

JUN 28-29 & JUL 19-20, 2024

JUL 26, 2024

AUG 16-25, 2024

SEP 21, 2024 7:30PM

OCT 10-20, 2024

Nov 2, 2024 6:30PM

Nov 22, 2024 7PM

Dec 13-22, 2024

Upcoming Classes

Disney's Jungle Book Kids Camp (Session 2)

Current Classes

The Appalachian Center for the Arts is committed to serving the artistic educational needs of our community. No child will ever be turned away due to financial hardship. If you require assistance please email us at education@theapparts.org.

Improv Intensive! (ages 18+)

Jan 16th-26th | FREE

Whether you are a seasoned pro or just beginning your acting career, this workshop is right for you. Come play games, build relationships, create environments with members from your community all while growing your confidence and creativity. Discover the power of “Yes &” this January!

Meeting times:
  • January 16th, 2024 @ 8:30-10:00 p.m.
  • January 17th-18th @ 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • January 23rd-25th @ 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Performance:
  • January 26th 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Class is free but you must register!

Creative Play (ages 5-8)

Feb 12th – Mar 15th, 2024 | $100 FOR SEMESTER
MONDAYS FROM 4:15 – 5:00 PM
INSTRUCTORS: Shannon Daniels | T.A. – John Code
Performance: March 15th, 2024, @ 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Get ready animals! Each week, students will develop their beginning acting skills as they explore improvisation techniques, creative theatre games and crafts based on the popular children’s book “Giraffes Can’t Dance”. We’ll work on topics such as listening, movement, imagination, and more!

Creative Movement - New Works (ages 9-12)

Feb 12th – Mar 15th. 2024 | $100 FOR SEMESTER
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS FROM 4:30-6:00 PM
INSTRUCTORs: T.A. – Derek Hess

A class for our younger students! This class is designed to get young actors on their feet and explore the vast nature of acting by way of performing a new cyberbullying play. This includes the physical lives of a character, animal work, learning how to memorize and perform a small script, and much more. Sign up today to get a head start on the next generation of actors and performers. There will be a final performance at the end of the class to showcase training received during this class. Enrollment in this class guarantees ONE FREE ADMISSION to one show at The App per session.

Teen Improv (ages 13-18)

FEB 13TH – MAR 15TH, 2024 | $100 FOR SEMESTER
TUESDAYS FROM 5:00-6:00 PM
INSTRUCTORS: CROCKETT J. WARD, T.A. & JOHN CODE
PERFORMANCE: MAR 15TH, 2024 @ 7:30-9:00 P.M.

Are you between the ages of 13-18? Do you yearn for a fuller life, more friends, and a new confidence? Can you have fun? Answering “yes” to any of these questions means the Improv For Teens class is right for you! In this class, we will cover the elements of “Yes, and”, creating an environment, building relationships, and more. Enrollment in this class guarantees ONE FREE ADMISSION to one show at The App per session.

 

Adult Acting & Audition (ages 18+)

Feb 15th – Mar 15th, 2024 | $100 for semester
Thursdays from 5:15-6:30 pm
INSTRUCTOR:  Crockett J. Ward
PERFORMANCE: MARCH 15TH, 2024, @ 7:30-9:00 P.M.

Adults of all ages, hear ye, hear ye! Have you ever thought about becoming an actor? Or are you already neck deep in Beckett searching for Godot? Either way, this class is right for you. For beginners and veterans, alike, this class is focused on honing the abilities of adult actors and giving valuable feedback on the different types of auditions you might face in the professional world. There will be a community performance at the end of the session to showcase the training received during this class. Enrollment in this class guarantees ONE FREE ADMISSION to one show at The App per session.

Musical Theatre (ages 12+)

Feb 12th – Mar 15th, 2024 | $100 for semester
Mondays from 6:15-7:30 p.m.
INSTRUCTORS: Amethyst and Marcus
Performance: March 15th, 2024, @ 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Learn to hone your abilities as a true triple threat: singing, acting, and dancing! This five-week course for teens and adults ages 12 and up will give every performer a moment in the spotlight while helping them unite into a powerful and cohesive chorus. Learn to blend into an ensemble without fading into the background. Each week, you’ll be asked to bring your A-game and be ready to move. Please wear movable clothes. Bring a pencil, highlighter, water bottle, and shoes you can move in. A script/sheet music will be provided to you.

For the first class, please come prepared to sing a 30-second cut of any song that showcases your vocal ability. Send a YouTube link to amethystdawnactor@gmail.com & marcustrevon@gmail.com before the first class.

Teen Acting (ages 13-18)

Feb 13th – Mar 15th, 2024 | $100 for semester
Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15 pm
INSTRUCTORS: Crockett J. Ward, T.A. & Derek Hess
PERFORMANCE: MARCH 15TH, 2024, @ 7:30-9:00 P.M.

Being a teenager is hard; learning how to act shouldn’t be. Come join the Teen Acting class to get a better understanding on how to own the stage and the world around you. This class is going to cover a number of monologues and scenes in preparation for a community performance at the end of the class session. Enrollment in this class guarantees ONE FREE ADMISSION to one show at The App per session.

Adult Improv (ages 18+)

Feb 15th – Mar 15th, 2024 | $100 for semester
Thursdays from 6:45-8:00 pm
INSTRUCTOR: Crockett J. Ward
PERFORMANCE: MARCH 15TH, 2024, @ 7:30-9:00 P.M.

Come live, laugh, and learn. You might have seen The Peachbombs & The Country Bumpkins perform last year. Join the Country Bumpkins and get ready to play! This class is dedicated to the foundations of improv set out by Del Close from The Second City in Chicago. “Yea, and”, Never No, and a host of other key points will be covered over this ten-week process. Enrollment in this class guarantees ONE FREE ADMISSION to one show at The App per session.

Teen Combat (ages 14-18)

Feb 13th – MaR 15th, 2024 | $100 for semester
Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 pm
InstructorS: Crockett J. Ward, T.A. & Amethyst Dawn
PERFORMANCE: MARCH 15TH, 2024, @ 7:30-9:00 P.M.

You wanted it, you got it! Calling all teens that love to (fake) fight! This class is dedicated to learning how to perform an unarmed fight with safety, effectiveness, and efficiency. No previous training required. There will be a community performance at the end of the session to showcase the training received in this class. Enrollment in this class guarantees ONE FREE ADMISSION to one show at The App per session

Adult Stage Combat - Unarmed (ages 18+)

Feb 15th – Mar 15th, 2024 | $100 for semester
Thursdays from 8:15-9:30 pm
Instructor: Crockett J. Ward
PERFORMANCE: MARCH 15TH, 2024, @ 7:30-9:00 P.M.

Do you want to beat up your friends (on stage)? Well, do I have a class for you?! Stage Combat is for all adults of any shape, size, and background. In this class, we are focused on safety and story-telling through the use of violence, mayhem, and (fake) bloodshed. We will be focused on hand-to-hand fights for this session. No previous training required. There will be a community performance at the end of the session to showcase the training received in this class. Enrollment in this class guarantees ONE FREE ADMISSION to one show at The App per session.

Improv Intensive! (ages 18+)

Oct. 10th- Nov 11th | $100 for semester
Tues & Thurs 4:30-5:15 pm
Taught by Crockett J. Ward | T.A. Derek Hess

A class for our younger students! This class is designed to get young actors on their feet and exploring the vast nature of acting. This includes the physical lives of a character, animal work, learning how to memorize and perform a small script, and much more. Sign up today to get a head start on the next generation of actors and performers. There will be a final performance at the end of the class to showcase training received during this class. Enrollment in this class guarantees ONE FREE ADMISSION to one show at The App per session.

Rock of Ages Teen Edition (ages 12-18)

Auditions: Aug 21st at The Mountain Arts Center
Rehearsals: Aug 28th-Sep 27th
Shows: Sep 28th-Oct 8th

The App and the Mountain Arts Center are coming together for our 2nd annual co-production to create “Rock of Ages Teen Edition”! Open to young actors, ages 12-18, this show will feature live music performed by the MAC’s Jr. Pro band. We’ll perform one weekend at The Mountain Arts Center and one weekend at The Appalachian Center for the Arts. Spots are limited to 30 actor participants.

No child is ever turned away due to financial hardship. Contact shannon@theapparts.org for financial hardship scholarship opportunities.

Canvas & Cocktails

Sat Feb 25th, 2023 at 6pm
$40 Per PERSON
Instructor: Jessica Salyer

Join us for an evening of painting, cocktails, drinks and appetizers! Jessica Salyer will be guiding you through painting this picture!!

$40 ages 12 and up.

Mocktails will be served to participants under age 21.

NOV 17, 2022

Canvas & Cocktails

Featured Instructor: Brooklynn Watkins

Meet us for Canvas and Cocktails in the upstairs lobby of the Appalachian Center for The Arts.

Brooklynn Watkins will be guiding you through a beautiful snow globe watercolor painting! It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Each class includes a12x12 canvas, all supplies needed to create your art, charcuterie and a glass of wine or mocktail on us!  A cash bar will be available throughout the night.  ID’s will be checked for anyone purchasing alcoholic drinks.

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