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2014-2015 Adult Education Program

Steps to the Stage

Raleigh Little Theatre is pleased to present adult acting classes designed to take students through the process of preparing for the stage. The adult theatre classes offer the same commitment to excellence found in the Youth Education Program where the goal is to provide high quality theatre arts training in a safe nurturing environment. We believe that theatre arts training extends well beyond the stage as well by promoting self- esteem, building confidence, stimulating creativity, sharpening communication skills and fostering an appreciation of teamwork. It’s also a lot of fun!

If you have any questions, please call or email me.

You might also be interested in reading this article in Midtown Raleigh News about RLT's adult classes.

Linda O’Day Young
Youth Theatre and Education Director
linda@raleighlittletheatre.org , (919) 821-4579 ext 235

Enrollments: Send in the registration form

Note: Refunds (minus a $20 drop fee) will be made if the student officially withdraws 10 days before the start of a class. To officially withdraw, call Kathleen Rudolph at 919-821-4579 extension 225 or email kathleen@raleighlittletheatre.org .

There is a $10 returned check fee for insufficient funds.

The following classes and workshops have been announced.


Readers Theatre (APEX)

Ages: 55 and up

Have you ever seen a play and thought, “I could do that!”? Well then this class is for you! Readers Theatre is a style of theatre in which actors do not memorize their lines and use vocal expression to help the audience understand the story rather than sets, costumes, intricate blocking or movement. Learn what it is like to be onstage by participating in a variety of theatre activities used to build confidence and boost creativity. The session will culminate in a Readers Theatre presentation for friends and family. No previous experience necessary. Limited to 10 participants.

Dates: Fridays, September 5 – November 14 (no class October 10)
Times: 9:30am-10:30am
Performance will be held at 10am on November 14.

Instructor: Kathleen Rudolph

Registration: Please call the Halle Cultural Arts Center directly at 919-249-1120.

Beginning Actors Studio SESSION 1 FULL

This class is designed for adults who thought they might want to give acting a try or for those actors who wish to revisit the basics and explore acting concepts and techniques. Students will participate in lively theatre games and exercises designed to free up the voice and body, stimulate creativity, promote confidence and teach the basics of acting.. Students are asked to wear comfortable clothing allowing for freedom of movement, and closed toe shoes. Limit: 12 students.

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $100 each session

Session 1 (Fall Class): FULL

Dates: Sundays, September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5
Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Lucius Robinson

Session 2 (Winter Class):

Dates: Sundays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8
Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Sue Scarborough

To enroll, please send in a Registration Form.

Much Ado About Shakespeare

Our new Artistic Director, Patrick Torres wants to spread his love of Shakespeare.
Whether you have been a long-time fan of Shakespeare or you truly don't understand what all the fuss over Shakespeare is about, this class will demonstrate just how approachable the Bard’s work is and give you insight into why his work is timeless.Through performance and text analysis, participants in this class will learn how Shakespeare uses language to reveal character, intention, and action for actors. Limit: 16 students.

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $120

Dates: Sundays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12
Times: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor: Patrick Torres

To enroll, please send in a Registration Form.

Improv Performance Ensemble!

Ages 16 – Adult

Older teens and adults come together to explore creative possibilities in this unique course co-taught by area actors/improvisors J Chachula and Dan Sipp. J will lead students through the first four weeks teaching improv fundamentals while exploring personal point-of-view and life experience. Students will then use those skills to craft simple, grounded scenes. Dan will then take over for the next four weeks introducing group work and teaching how to weave themes and stories into a long-form performance. Dan and J then join forces for the final two weeks preparing this improv performance ensemble for their live public show! Limit 14 students.

Cost: $225

Classes: Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:30pm
September 18 – December 4 (no class November 27)
Performance: Thursday, December 4 at 8:00pm

Instructors: J Chachula and Dan Sipp

To enroll, please send in a Registration Form.

Monologue Clinics NEW!

Is your monologue in good shape? Does it need a check- up? Well, the Doctors are in.

Participants are asked to come prepared to present a monologue. Students will receive constructive feedback from both the Instructor and other students. They will also participate in exercises designed to bring their work to its fullest potential. They will also learn valuable tips about audition etiquette and introducing themselves and their work. There are three clinics from which to choose. Take one or all three! For a list of monologue resources, contact Linda O’Day Young. Limit 10 students.

Ages: 13-adult

Cost: $35 per clinic or take all 3 for $90

Saturday September 20, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Renee Wimberley

Saturday September 27, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Lucius Robinson

Saturday October 4, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Christine Northrup

To enroll, please send in the registration form (PDF)

Scene Study

This class is for both beginning and intermediate students who wish to learn and sharpen basic acting skills and explore character development through scene study. To enable our instructor to elect scenes for class work, please download Scene Study Student Profile (see below) and submit with registration form. Limit: 12 students.

Ages 18 and up

Cost: $120 each session

Session 1: (Fall Class):

Dates: Sundays, October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23
Times: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor: Lucius Robinson

Session 2: (Winter Class):

Dates: Sundays, February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22
Times: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor: Sue Scarborough

To enroll, please send in a Registration Form.
Please also include your Scene Study Student Profile.

Musical Theatre Audition Workshop

Ages: 18 and up

An actor’s audition begins the second he or she walks into the theatre. How you conduct yourself says a lot to the Director. This two day workshop will address audition preparation including how to pick a monologue and how to choose the right song, obtain sheet music in the right key, selecting the best 16 bars and even cutting the sheet music so that an accompanist has no problem playing the part you want. On the first day, students will be given a one minute monologue to prepare for the second day. Students will discuss audition attire and the proper etiquette for introducing themselves and their selections as well as communicating with the accompanist. Limit 12 students.

Cost: $90

Dates: Sundays, 6:30pm-9:30pm, December 7 and 14
Times: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Instructor: Lauren Busteed

To enroll, please send in a Registration Form.

Directing for the Stage

Ages: 18 and up

Learn the fundamentals of directing in this exciting new class! From casting to working with actors to staging, participants will learn the art of directing through practice - each director will fully stage a two person scene to be shared with the public during the final class. The only way to truly learn how to be a director is to do it, and this class will give you that opportunity. This class will require work outside of the workshop hours. Limit: 12 students.

Cost: $160

Dates: Sundays, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 31, June 7
Times: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Instructor: Patrick Torres

To enroll, please send in a Registration Form.

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