Registration for the Fall 2 Session begins October 26 at 5PM! Space is limited.

CharacterWorks is excited to offer a variety of theater classes in 6-week sessions, under the new guidelines, during our 2020-2021 season! To adjust to this unique time, CWorks is moving to 6-week class sessions that will allow class to continue throughout the school year. Our next session, Fall 2, begins November 2, 2020. 

Classes are a great way for students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence and make life-long friends! 

CharacterWorks Class Sessions - The Next Stage

The CWorks staff is thrilled to continue to offer in-person and virtual opportunities this November and December, 2020, for students to be together and to grow in the performing arts. 

At this time, we know that many families are looking forward to getting back to CharacterWorks activities, while others may not feel comfortable doing so yet. We understand and respect both of these perspectives and any others between, and look forward to the day when everyone can comfortably come together again.

What’s the Same?
CharacterWorks is still dedicated to the mission of honoring Christ, building character, and creating community through quality theatre arts education and performances, and we look forward to carrying out this mission under new guidelines. Classes are still offered once a week. Students enrolled in a Fall 2 class are still eligible to audition for the indoor, socially-distanced Christmas production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

What’s Changed?
The CWorks staff has adapted our typical CWorks schedule and structure to accommodate new health and safety procedures. CharacterWorks has developed these procedures in accordance with CDC, Virginia state reopening, and Virginia school reopening guidelines. 

Class Calendar

Each class lasts for 1.5 hours and runs for 6 weeks. All children ages 6-19 (by the last day of class) may register for a class in their age group. The cost for an 6-week session is $170 per student. Students enrolled in classes who are ages 8-19 by the end of the class session are then eligible to audition for the Christmas production, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! 
 
Classes offered in the Richmond area for the 6-week NEW FALL 2 Session:
  • Mondays (5:00-6:30 p.m.) at KingsWay Community Church (Midlothian) 
  • Tuesdays (7:00-8:30 p.m.) Virtual Classes on Zoom 
  • Thursdays (4:30-6:00 p.m.) and (6:30-8:00pm) at KingsWay Community Church (Midlothian) 
  • Fridays (1:30-3:00 p.m.) at Kingsway Community Church 
Fall 2 Class Session 2020: 
  • Monday Academy Classes: November 2-December 14 (NO class 11/23)
  • Tuesday Virtual Classes: November 3- December 15 (NO class 11/24) 
  • Thursday Kingsway Classes: November 5- December 17 (NO class 11/26)
  • Friday Kingsway Classes: November 6-December 18 (NO class 11/27)
Upcoming Class Sessions 2021: 
Winter Session: Week of January 4- Week of February 8 
Spring Session: Week of March 1-Week of April 12 (No class April 5)
Late Spring and Summer: TBD
 

Refund Policy

For information about withdrawing from class or about class cancellations, see the document below.

Assumption of Risk

CWorks students will be prompted to say they have read this Assumption of Risk upon registering for a class.

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
ACADEMY: Acting 12-16 Midlothian
(Fall 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:30pm Nov 02 Dec 14
ACADEMY: Advanced Acting (Comedy) 15-19 Midlothian
(Fall 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:30pm Nov 02 Dec 14
ACADEMY: Junior (Green) 10-13 Midlothian
(Fall 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:30pm Nov 02 Dec 14
ACADEMY: Junior (Purple) 10-13 Midlothian
(Fall 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:30pm Nov 02 Dec 14
Beginning Broadway Dance: Christmas Musicals 8-11 Midlothian
(Fall 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:00pm Nov 05 Dec 17
Broadway Dance: Christmas Musicals 12-19 Midlothian
(Fall 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 6:30pm - 8:00pm Nov 05 Dec 17
Drama Games 8-11 Midlothian
(Fall 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:00pm Nov 05 Dec 17
Drama Workshop: Christmas Characters 8-11 Midlothian
(Fall 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Fri 1:30pm - 3:00pm Nov 06 Dec 18
DramaWorks: A Seussified Christmas Carol 12-19 Midlothian
(Fall 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 6:30pm - 8:00pm Nov 05 Dec 17
DramaWorks: Reader's Theater 8-11 Midlothian
(Fall 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:00pm Nov 05 Dec 17
Improv Games 12-19 Midlothian
(Fall 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 6:30pm - 8:00pm Nov 05 Dec 17
Sprockets (Friday): A Charlie Brown Christmas 6-7 Midlothian
(Fall 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Fri 1:30pm - 3:00pm Nov 06 Dec 18
Sprockets (Thursday): A Charlie Brown Christmas 6-7 Midlothian
(Fall 2020)
KingsWay Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:00pm Nov 05 Dec 17
VIRTUAL MT: Christmas on Broadway 12-19 Midlothian
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Tue 7:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 03 Dec 15
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE: One Act Christmas Play 12-19 Midlothian
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Tue 7:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 03 Dec 15

"I cannot express my gratitude for this experience enough. It has not only helped develop my knowledge of theater and my acting skills, but it has also helped me develop as a person."


CWorks Alumni

Academy Classes

CharacterWorks Academy classes are year-long, application/audition-only classes that offer more focused curriculum and training. Each summer, students have a chance to apply online and gain acceptance before regular class registration opens. Students will meet for three session with an extended full performance at the CharacterWorks Academy Festival in the spring.