This class is designed to apply theatrical training to the work of everyday business interactions. Skills learned in this class - communication, improvisation, active listening, creative and critical thinking and speaking with intention - will have a direct impact on the daily lives of the participants.
This class is designed for adults who want to give acting a try, or who would like to revisit the basics in order to improve their technique! Students will participate in lively theatre games and exercises designed to free up the voice and body, stimulate creativity, promote self-confidence, and teach the building blocks of acting. Exercises in this class will explore:
- Finding a Character’s objectives
- Identifying a Character’s obstacle
- Executing Tactics
- Exploring Environment
- Defining “beats”
This class is designed for adults who want to give acting a try or who would like to revisit the basics to improve their technique! Students will participate in lively theatre games and exercises designed to free up the voice and body, stimulate creativity, promote self-confidence and teach the building blocks of acting.
Actors’ use of their bodies on stage accounts for nearly 80% of everything that is communicated to an audience. As more and more audiences are accustomed to watching actors on tiny screens, theatre become more unique in the way views see the whole actor. Participants in the class will work on training and using their bodies to engage audiences through movement and characterization. Part physical fitness training and part theatre training, this is a class for anyone who wants to create more dynamic characters. All fitness levels are encouraged to sign up as modifications can be made for all exercises.
Learn how to safely execute unarmed fight choreography in a fun-filled environment. This class is great for actors and anyone who wants to develop skills in teamwork and communication while pretending to hurt others and themselves. Is there a better way to spend a week in the summer?
Ages 55+ Need more creativity, spontaneity, laughter and fun in your life? Want to improve your one-on-one interactions by sharpening your listening skills? Then join us as we tackle improv games and learn to work as a team. No experience necessary. All you need is an open mind.
It's time to turn up the tunes and warm-up those jazz hands! In Introduction to Musical Theatre Dance, you'll learn beginner dance routines from some of your favorite musical theatre shows including classic and contemporary material. No judgment, no stress, and no experience needed.
The Meisner Technique is largely regarded as one of the most effective acting techniques taught today. Sanford Meisner’s step-by-step approach to acting training develops an actor’s ability to organically create truthful, expressive behavior in acting.
A knife fight can be one the most intense and dramatic fights to watch because of how fast the blade moves and how close it gets to body. Learn the unique movement and fighting style of knife combat and how these fast and furious fights are created for the stage.
Learn the art of writing a play with a local playwright. In this class participants will learn the fundamentals of playwriting, including where to find inspiration, how to create a character, and how to write conflict into scenes.
In the Art of Theatre, participants will experience the process of taking a play from the page to the stage. Taught by the staff at Raleigh Little Theatre, this class will give hands on experiences in directing, producing, costume design, and set construction as the theatre prepares to open its production of Antigone.
Veteran voice actor Rowell Gormon shows what it takes to do voiceovers in commercials, narrations, animation, and other media. Learn the basics of copy analysis, mic technique, finding your niche, and other things you'll need to add to that "nice voice" before clients will pay you to use it. Informal sessions include recording/playback/discussion using a variety of scripts. Rowell has spent more than 30 years doing voiceovers for radio, TV, and the Internet, plus a few talking toys and even two movies as a "hired hand" with Jim Henson's Muppets. He works from his own studio. www.voices2go.com.