Do you dread seeing an audition announcement that asks for a comedic monologue - or worse yet - you are asked to do a cold reading from a comedic script...or maybe you just need more humor in your life - well this class is for you. Participants in this class will learn techniques to successfully apply to comedic texts and will walk away with a tested comedic piece to use in future auditions.
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.
Need more creativity, spontaneity, laughter and fun in your life? Want to improve your one-on-one interactions by sharpening your listening skills? Then it’s time to get out of your head and join this basic improv class! Come prepared to laugh as we tackle improv games and learn to work as a team. No experience necessary. All you need is an open mind.
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.
Scenes are the building blocks of plays as they reveal the most critical elements of a script: relationships and conflict. In this class, participants will work with the instructor to analyze, rehearse, and perform an assigned scene with one or more partners. In the end, actors will understand the process of creating a performance from the page to the stage.