ACT I BASIC SKILLS
TUESDAYS, 7-10 p.m., April 9 - May 28, 2024
Instructor: Richard Soto
Learn the fundamentals of acting through exercises in basic improvisation skills, scene study and monologues. Explore and develop all the actor's artistic tools: body, voice and imagination. Students will learn to be both quicker on their feet and freer with their minds. Character monologues will be chosen and analyzed to stretch and develop the student's natural gifts of expression. Students will learn techniques that professionals re-visit and refresh throughout their careers. Students also will explore monologues with an eye toward using them as audition pieces. This class is an excellent place to honor and examine the acting “bug.” This class is designed for full group participation as well as carefully tailored one-on-one work. The atmosphere is friendly, highly supportive, stimulating and fun.
WEDNESDAYS, 6:30-9:30 p.m., April 10 - May 29, 2024
Instructor: Tom Shelton
Discover the heart of Broadway in our engaging Musical Theatre class. Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned performer, develop the art of the musical monologue and cultivate techniques to ACT a song, not merely sing it. Delve into music and lyric interpretation, uncover audition material, shape characters, and use your entire instrument—body and voice – with confidence. In our fun and supportive atmosphere, conquer inhibitions, spark imagination, and infuse authenticity into every song!
TUESDAYS 6:30-9:30 p.m., April 16 - June 4, 2024
Instructor: Cristopher Sullivan
If the mere thought of having to "make it up on the spot" chills your blood, makes your palms go sweaty and raises your voice an octave, this is the class for you. This fast-paced, fun workshop focuses on acting, characterization, creativity and spontaneity through improvised scenes and theatre games. The emphasis is on thinking faster, making stronger choices and increasing confidence.