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Raleigh Little Theatre’s Theatrical Training for Professional Development classes are designed to apply theatrical training to the work of everyday business interactions. Skills learned in this suite of classes – 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 these classes, participants will:

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Acting for Creative Entrepreneurs

An intensive workshop exploring the three main tools of the actor – the body, the voice, the brain – in order to develop strong communication, listening, brainstorming, and creative and critical thinking skills. The skills explored in this series of workshops will have a direct impact on the daily work of all participants and bolster each person’s confidence.

Perfecting Your Pitch

This workshop is designed to apply theatrical training to the work of making the strongest impact when seconds count. Skills learned in this class – communication, active listening, creative and critical thinking, and speaking with intention, and tips for writing strong pitches – will have a direct impact on the participants’ ability to put their best selves forward. This is a class for all business professionals who have to make pitches and presentations to large or small groups as a part of their work.

Making Strong First Impression

This workshop is designed to help participants ensure they are prepared to make a strong first impression in every situation. Through theatrical exercises, students will learn how to use verbal and nonverbal communication and improve their listening skills to create honest and meaningful relationships.

Options for Participation

Option One – half-day workshop at Raleigh Little Theatre

Option Two – series of workshops offered onsite at client’s office