Instructor: Brian Glenn Bryson
Session One: Sun 7–9pm, 1/14 – 3/18, (10 weeks), Rehearsal Hall
Session Two: Sun 7–9pm, 4/8 – 6/10, (10 weeks), Rehearsal Hall
How do you show up in the world? Whether onstage, in your living room, or in the checkout line at the grocery store, every moment is an opportunity to either ease suffering or cause it. This acting class helps actors develop a greater awareness of how they are affecting each other, and gives them the opportunity to practice affecting each other in a compassionate environment. Through exercises, improvisations, and scene work, actors explore the power of intention and the importance of choosing an action. Actors also explore and practice the fundamentals of improvisation. Class culminates with a performance open to the public.
Instructor: Lennie Dean
Session One: Tues 10am-1pm, 1/16 – 3/20 (10 weeks) Class will culminate with a Showcase Fri, Mar 23 @ 7PM
Session Two: Tues 10am-1pm, 4/10 – 6/12 (10 Weeks) Class will culminate with a Showcase Fri, June 15 @ 7PM
This class emphasizes the Eric Morris Technique - we will explore his system, which gives a step by step approach to not only creating character but specific reliable craft tools to clear emotional blocks, tensions and insecurities which also encourages ‘moment to moment’ authentic expression. We will also cover the basics of the traditional ‘Method’ technique – script breakdown, objectives, actions and obstacles. The class is for students of all levels of experience, beginning to advance. Class starts with a warm-up and moves to individual work–including monologues and scene work.
Instructor: Lennie Dean
Session One: Thurs 10am-1pm, 1/18-3/22 (10 weeks) Class will culminate with a Showcase Fri, Mar 23 @ 7PM
Session Two: Thurs 10am-1pm 4/12 – 6/14 (10 weeks) Class will culminate with a Showcase Fri, June 15 @ 7PM
This class emphasizes the Eric Morris Technique - we will explore his system which gives a step by step approach to not only creating character but specific reliable craft tools to clear emotional blocks, tensions and insecurities which encourages ‘moment to moment’ authentic expression. We will also cover the basics of the traditional ‘Method’ technique – script breakdown, objectives, actions and obstacles. The class is for students of all levels of experience, beginning to advance. Class starts with a warm-up and moves to individual work–including monologues and scene work. Students in this class may opt to participate in working on selected.
Instructor: Matlock Zumsteg
Session One: Mon 7–8:15pm, 1/15 – 3/19 (10 weeks)
Session Two: Mon 7–8:15pm, 4/9 – 6/11 (10 weeks)
Improvisation is a form of theatre story-telling where the entire 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.
Instructor: Matlock Zumsteg
Session One: Mon 5:30–6:45pm, 1/15 – 3/19 (10 weeks)
Session Two: Mon 5:30–6:45pm, 4/9 – 6/11 (10 weeks)
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.
Instructor: Franco Antonio Tevini
Session One: Tue 5:15 – 6:30pm, 1/16 – 3/20 (10 weeks)
Session Two: Tues 5:15 -6:30pm, 4/10 – 6/12 (10 weeks)
Long-form improv takes the craft of improvisation performance to its logical conclusion by asking players to immerse themselves in a series of cohesive, extended scenes. These longer scenes utilize basic improv knowledge in order to create more complete characters, deeper relationship dynamics, and full story arcs. Practices will include building a synergy with classmates while learning techniques to better help structure plots, build character dynamics, and drive narrative. Students will participate in several formats of traditional long-from improv. As this course deals with advanced techniques, moderate to high level prior experience is advised. It is recommended to have taken an Intermediate Improv class or accumulated over a year of previous improv performance. Admittance to class, subject to approval by instructor. Final class performance will be in front of a live audience opening for 6th Street Playhouse's resident improv troupe The Gentlemen Basterds. Max 14 students.
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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 second class. A $25 processing fee will be applied to defer costs plus prorate for classes attended. A check for the remaining balance will be sent in approximately two weeks There will be no make-up classes or refunds for missed classes.