SKIT Theatre is taking registrations now for its fall classes.

And a recent change is good news for local residents.

“We’re excited that our new location will be very handy for all Keizer residents,” said director Lori Hammer.

SKIT Theatre provides youths with a creative outlet. (submitted photo)

Both the SKIT classes, for students in grades 6-12, and  the SKIT-L’s classes, for students in grades 1-5, will be at New Harvest Church, 4290 Portland Road NE, Salem.

Each session is 10 weeks and costs $100.

SKIT Theatre began at Dayspring Fellowship as a theatre outreach for teens in the Salem/Keizer community and has grown into its own non-profit theatre company.

Students can take part in theatre classes or full-scale productions.

This past season audiences were treated to “Holes” and all its dirt at Claggett Creek Middle School, and “Beauty and the Beast,” complete with tea party, at the Historic Grand Theatre in Salem.

SKIT classes start Thursday, Sept. 16, and end Nov. 18.

Students choose from any of the following offerings: improvisation, acting, dance, vocals or directing.

“Though the idea was always to focus on teens, the demand has been so great that we’ve expanded to include the SKIT-L’s program of theatre classes for students in grades 1-5,” said Hammer.

SKIT-L’s classes start Wednesday, Sept. 16, and run through Nov. 17.

Students study acting, singing and dance in their age group.

Registration night for SKIT and SKIT-L’s is Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 5-7 p.m., at New Harvest Church in Salem.

Or maybe your student is interested in auditioning.

“Facing the Giants,” the inspirational football movie, is being adapted into an exciting, crowd-cheering play, Hammer said.Auditions are open to all Salem/Keizer teens in grades 6-12.

They will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, 10-11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., or 1:30-3 p.m., and on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2-3:30 p.m. or 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Those wishing to audition need to email info@skittheatre.com to book a time and date.

Rehearsals are Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons from October through January.

Performances are Feb 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11, 2011 at the Christian CenterRd NE.

Check out the web site at www.skittheatre.com for more information.