The Z’s Creative Classroom


The Zeiterion’s Creative Classroom offers classes in the performing arts to learners of all ages and abilities in a variety of mediums. Classes take place in the Penler Lounge which is adjacent to the theater and are led by local teachers, performers and artists. The Creative Classroom offers a safe and inviting space in which all members of the community are able to explore their curiosity and interest in the arts.

Have Questions?
Please contact
or The Z’s Box Office at (508) 994-2900

Zeiterion Members receive $5 off tuition fees.

Attendance Policy: Because group classes have multiple attendees, make-ups are not available. Refunds are not available for sessions you are unable to attend.

Classes that fail to meet the minimum number
of required participants will not run.


Audition Tips and Tricks

TUESDAYS, October 30 – November 20
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Jessica Ellis-Wilson
Suggested Ages: Teens and Adults
Cost: $85


Make your next audition a home run! Auditioning is an unavoidable part of the acting world, but it doesn’t have to be so terrifying! Learn how to better prepare and showcase your skills to directors and casting agents in this 4-session course. Spruce up your resume, select appropriate headshots and prepare a monologue that may just help you land your next role! Whether you’re interested in stage or screen, this class is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their audition technique.


Move with Me!

TUESDAYS, October 16 – November 20
11:00 – 11:45 am
Instructor: Melissa Costa
Suggested Ages: 2 – 5 Years
Cost: $65*
*Cost Includes 1 child and 1 caretaker


Move and groove with your toddler! An introductory dance class that encourages children to explore creative movement while working on their coordination, listening skills, motor development, sense of rhythm and so much more. No experience necessary!

Move with me

Backyard Dramatics

MONDAYS, October 15 – December 10 (no class 11/12)
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Rapoza
Suggested Ages: 6 – 15 Years
Cost: $90


Be your own playwright! Students will use the building blocks of their imagination to create their own play. Develop interesting plots, characters and dialogue all while learning about the foundations of acting. The class will culminate in a performance of the original piece.

Backyard Dramatics

Explore World Drumming

THURSDAYS, October 11 – November 15
6 – 7 pm
Instructor: Sam Holmstock of Entrain
Suggested Ages: Teen and Adult
Cost: $85


It’s Time for More Rhythm in your Life! 

In this hands-on class, students explore traditional world drumming rhythms and play them individually as well and in the traditional ensemble setting. While learning the hand drumming technique from the drum cultures of Africa, Cuba, Brazil, Haiti and the Middle-East, students will trace the evolution of world rhythms from their tribal roots to present day musical contexts of Hip-Hop and International Pop styles. A fun opportunity for beginners to get their feet wet and for experienced players to hone their skills. Drums will be supplied. No experience necessary.


Swinging in Style

THURSDAYS, October 11 – November 15
7:15 – 8:15 pm
Instructor: Susan Young
Suggested Ages: Adult
Cost: $75


Swing into fall with this West Coast Swing class! WCS is a smooth and modern form of swing dancing that can be danced to a variety of musical styles and genres. A great way to spend an evening with your partner or some friends! No experience or dance partner required.



SUNDAY, November 4
1-5 pm
Instructor: Jessica Ellis-Wilson and Garrett Olson
Suggested Ages: Teen and Adult
Cost: $90


Become a swordsman of the stage! This course is a beginner’s introduction to stage combat with an emphasis on swordplay. Students will learn basic rapier technique which draws from western fencing and eastern disciplines. Students should comfortably and be prepared to move for every class.