4 consecutive nights, Monday-Thursday
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. At the conclusion of this class, participants will:
- be able to manage stage fright or fear of public speaking
- further develop their ability to speak with intention to improve communication with clients, co-workers and audiences
- be better equipped to think quickly and creatively when faced with obstacles
- better engage audiences during pitches and/or presentations
- gain confidence in verbal and non-verbal communication
- if interested, develop skills to successfully participate in theatre arts!
Do not miss this opportunity to improve your work in a fun and friendly environment!
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.
Tuesdays, 1 session each quarter, 4 sessions a year.
Discovering Drama. Students will develop their creativity through movement, sound, improvisation and pantomime. They will learn to focus their energy as they explore skills needed to bring a story to life such as concentration, voice, dialogue and characterization. Before registering, please read our class information page.
Six Sundays, March-April NEW!
Dialects are an essential part of any actor's toolkit. Nothing will bring an audience into the world of a play more completely than an authentic dialect—and nothing will alienate them faster than a dialect gone wrong. In this class, you'll learn a couple of the most commonly encountered dialects and, most importantly, acquire the skills to learn any new dialect you need. Maybe you haven't really traveled the world, but you can sound like you have! All experience levels welcome.
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.
One date: Saturday January 26
Have you ever gone to an audition and not really known what to do or what was expected of you? Relax… In this workshop students will learn how to prepare for auditions, the art of the cold reading, choosing the correct song, learning to act the song, knowing how to make the right first impression, professional behavior and personal appearance for the audition. The workshop will end with a mock-audition. Please bring a snack! No experience necessary. Before registering, please read our class information page.
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.
One date: Saturday February 23
Improv is the art of creating stories that have never been told before and will never be told again. This workshop will teach students the basics of improv and will focus on short form games. Students will also work toward creating improvised two-person scenes. This workshop is great for confidence building, audience preparation and the budding comedian! Before registering, please read our class information page.
One date: Saturday February 2
An actor uses voice, body and imagination to tell stories. This workshop helps young actors further develop movement skills to better tell stories with their body. We'll learn how to prepare the body for movement, confidently move on stage and be more creative with our bodies! Utilizing yoga, creative play, improv and pantomime, students will leave class walking tall and feeling confident! Before registering, please read our class information page.
Mondays, 1 session each quarter, 4 sessions a year
Discovering Drama. Free your imagination and discover yourself on stage! Through scripted scenes, students will explore character development, character relationships, memorization skills and rehearsal techniques. Before registering, please read our class information page.
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.