Beginning Improvisation for Adults - Take the Plunge

Instructor: Matlock Zumsteg

Mondays 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm, July 10 - August 28, 2017 (8 weeks) in the Studio Theatre  

Improvisation is a form of theatre story-telling where all of the story is being created at the very moment it is performed. Being good at improv is not acting talent in the conventional sense, but more of a capacity for being fully attentive and ‘In the Moment’ with your fellow actors. Enthusiasm and willingness matter most! Come and experience what happens with you a get a bunch of strangers to faithfully follow the rules of the game. And, the rules are brilliant; they let magic emerge from a story people build together. This beginning class will teach you all of the basic rules while exercising those rules. The last class will culminate with sharing your new skills of improv with an invited audience.  Max 14 students.

 “Every conversation in life is an act of improvisation; no one gives you a script for the day when you wake up. Improv class is rehearsal for feeling comfortable in dealing with whatever happens in any situation with other Human Beings.”Matlock Zumsteg

Tuition: $120.00


Intermediate Improvisation for Adults – Dive Deeper!

Instructor: Matlock Zumsteg

Mondays 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm, July 10 - August 28, 2017 (8 weeks) in the Studio Theatre

Picking up where Beginning Improvisation left off, Intermediate Improv will give students a more challenging range of games that will further employ and hone the skills they’ve now developed. It will also provide a glimpse into the principles of long-form improvised storytelling. Previous enrollment in Beginning Improvisation for Adults is recommended, but not required, so long as the student has a working knowledge of improv and its fundamentals. Playing with others who are also learning to stand on their own two feet will gently raise the bar for you and allow for a deeper contemplation and understanding of what we know about creating scenes and characters together. Max 14 students

Tuition: $120.00



Beginning Adult Acting Class

Instructor: Brian Glenn Bryson

Thursdays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, July 13 - Aug 31 (8 weeks) in the Studio Theatre  

This class is for those who have always wanted to take an acting class but never did and for those looking to return to acting after an extended hiatus. Class will begin with fun theatre games, improvisation and acting exercises, with instruction in basics necessary to establish a foundation of understanding the technique of acting. Then we will move on to applying what you have learned to scenes and monologues.  Max 12 students.

Tuition: $200.00



Private Monologue/Audition Coaching

Instructor: Craig A Miller

Time arranged with instruction -  Space: TBA

6th Street Playhouse Artistic & Education Director, Craig A. Miller, has directed over 150 professional productions across the country and is a former casting director in the NYC market.  His comprehensive private instruction and consultation is geared toward the actor who is preparing for that big audition, applying to professional/collegiate training programs, or just wanting to add another couple pieces to your repertoire.  Whether it’s the role of a lifetime, a list of dream schools, or you have no idea where to start, Craig can get you ready. Private consultations include: exploring colleges, picking the right head shot, effective resume layout, appropriate monologue selection, and industry standard audition/interview techniques.  Groups of four or more are welcome to inquire about arranging an Auditioning Master Class. 

Tuition: $60.00/hour, or by arrangement with instructor


Lennie Dean
Education Associate

(707)523-4185 ext.122 (message box only)

How to Register:

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  • Mail completed registration form to
    52 W 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
  • Fax completed registration form to
    707 523-3544.
  • In person during box office hours
    1:00 - 4:00 Tuesday - Friday, or
    11:00 - 2:00 Saturday.


Classes require a 50% deposit at registration.  Tuition is due in full by the first day of class.  Limited scholarships and payment plans are available; contact


We understand that you may find a class is not what you expected, or that life circumstances may change after you enroll. If you choose to withdraw, you may submit written notification prior to the third class to receive a pro-rated refund.  No refunds will be provided after the third class.  There will be no make-up classes or refunds for missed classes.