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!
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.
A great opportunity to learn the basics of singing. If you have ever wanted to take a voice lesson, or wanted an understanding of good/healthy singing, have an audition to prepare for, want to sing in church or just be better at karaoke… this is the class for you. Over a 6 week period you will learn:
- The basic fundamentals of singing – breath control, range, transitions, good tone through the practice of warm ups and vocal exercises.
- Basic Music Theory/Sight Singing – the language of music, (reading music is not just reading the words)
- Know YOUR voice – range, style, strengths and weaknesses - learn what suits your voice best.
- Audition preparation – making cuts, an accompaniment, nerves, repertoire, and Performance skills
- The Care & Feeding of your instrument
This class is for any theatre artist who has ever wondered what it is like to sit on the "other side of the table." In this class, taught by Artistic Director, Patrick Torres, participants will learn how a director prepares for and executes a scene from text analysis to performance. The class will cover text analysis, building a successful ground plan, how to create dynamic blocking and composition, and successful communication with actors. Space for this class is limited.
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.
When Shakespeare was writing his plays, the roll of the director did not exist, so he infused his work with tricks and tools to guide actors. In this class, participants will learn how Shakespeare uses rhythm and language as a roadmap to dynamic performances of his timeless work.