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Youth Education

Musical Theatre Apprentice (MTA)

(We're sorry, MTA is closed for 2022-2023.  Check back later for our next enrollment cycle!)

Brunswick Little Theatre is proud to offer the MUSICAL THEATRE APPRENTICE program, a nine-month educational intensive performance course for students ages 11 through 18.  Students study and apply skills in vocal technique, stage movement, acting, and improvisation.  

Class is held for two and 1/2 hours on Saturdays, 3:00 - 5:30 PM, beginning after Labor Day and ending mid-May with a showcase revue.  

Instructors for the program are Bev Veenker, Professor Emeritus, Western Kentucky University and Deborah Skillman, MM, East Carolina Univerisity, and NBPTS.

Class size is limited to 18.

Fee per semester is $125.  

Registration closed on August 31, 2022.

For more information/questions and to register contact dskillman@ec.rr.com,    910-470-5652.


Shakespeare Rocks Workshop

(Shakespeare Rocks completed in November, 2022.  Check back later for our next enrollment cycle.)

"Reading Shakespeare is like going to a restaurant and eating the menu."  Stanton Davis

Brunswick Little Theatre announces the next installment of the teen Shakespeare Rocks Workshop.  The class is open to all teens 13-19 regardless of experience.

Wednesdays, September 14- November 16, 2022, 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

Fees are $90 for 10 weeks.

Shakespeare plays are meant to be performed and contain comedy, intrigue, romance, revenge, murder and even the supernatural.  The class is taught in an action and experiential environment. 

To register, download and submit the attached registration form.  
For additional information, contact Rosina Whitfield at 336-549-2476 or Rosinact@bellsouth.net.   

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Theatre Tech and Lighting Class

Brunswick Little Theatre combines theatre education, practical experience and LOTS of fun for all people of all ages. Contact us about our Theatre Tech and Lighting class which culminates in hands-on live theatre experience.



Deborah Skillman is a career music educator who holds both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees and received certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. She currently serves as the organist and choirmaster at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.

Her theater experiences include roles both on and offstage.  She founded the youth performance division of BLT, the Stagestruck Players, in 2002, and the youth musical theater training program, Musical Theater Apprentices, in 2015, with colleague Bev Veenker.  Debbie also serves on the Theatre Board of Directors.

Rosina Whitfield recently moved to Brunswick County after 16 years as the Artistic Director of the Drama Center in Greensboro NC.  One of her specialties is making teenagers fall in love with Shakespeare.  Her past responsibilities include the Director of Theatre Arts and Education at York Little Theatre in York, Pa where she performed and taught Shakespeare.  She is from the Washington, DC area where she freelanced for many years.  She has a degree in theatre from American University and studied Shakespeare in London, England.