Classes

Summer Virtual Workshop Series
July 13-17, 2020

Overview:

10:00am- 12:00pmON-CAMERA AUDITION SKILLS Ages 9-13 with Olivia Sargent [click here to register]
1:00pm – 3:00pmON-CAMERA AUDITION SKILLS Ages 14-17 with Olivia Sargent [click here to register]
12:30pm – 2:30pmSCENE STUDY for HIGH SCHOOLERS with Chris Marshall [click here to register]
3:00pm – 5:00pmMONOLOGUES Ages 10 – 13 with Nick Hoop [click here to register]
4:30pm – 5:45pmMASTERING THE DANCE CALL FOR MOVERS AND NON-DANCERS with Olivia Sargent [click here to register]
6:00pm – 8:00pmAUDITIONING VIA VIDEO with Jim Sorensen [click here to register]
7:00pm – 9:00pmPLAYWRITING with Mark E. Leib* [register below]
*Playwriting classes begin the week of July 13 and continue for 6 weeks.

Six-Week Classes:

PLAYWRITING FOR  HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS with Mark E. Leib

Learn to write plays from a successfully produced playwright whose work has appeared in New York, Chicago, Cambridge and Tampa. Mark E. Leib, who graduated from the Playwriting program at the Yale School of Drama, will teach you the basics of creating plots, characters, dialogue, and settings in one-plays that you can submit to professional theaters locally and around the country. Discover how to develop conflicts, suspense, and theme so that audiences will wait at the edge of their seat to find out what happens next. Recommended for anyone who’s ever enjoyed drama at the theater, in movies, or on television.

July 13 – August 19, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Tuition $420 for six weeks. 

[click here to register]


PLAYWRITING FOR ADULTS with Mark E. Leib

Learn to write suspenseful, satisfying plays from a dramatist whose work has appeared in New York, Chicago, Cambridge and Tampa, and who graduated from the Masters program in Playwriting at the Yale School or Drama. Mark E. Leib, theater critic of Creative Loafing for 20 years, will teach adults how to write plays on compelling, emotionally rich subjects of interest to audiences who look to drama for discussion of the most urgent personal, social, and political issues. No prior experience as a writer is required – only a willingness to learn how to craft action, character and dialogue into a compelling one-act play.

July 14 – August 20, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. 
Tuition $420 for six weeks. 

[click here to register]

Five-Day Classes:

AUDITIONING VIA VIDEO with Jim Sorensen

This course is designed for professional/pre-professional actors ages 16 – adult. 1)  Learn how to create your best monologue self-tapes and master the virtual callback. Explore and apply basic camera techniques, backgrounds, lighting, basic editing, and uploading to video platforms. Students will create their own self-tapes and receive feedback on both the audition and video technical quality. Students will then re-tape their auditions based on direction in order to master their skills. 2) Students will be given scenes to work on to practice their online callback skills. A Mock audition will be conducted and workshopped in class.

July 13-17, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., $225 for 5 classes
[click here to register]


SCENE STUDY with Chris Marshall

This is a course for the intermediate actor at the high school level. It is a class in acting technique, scene study, and dramaturgy, meant to prepare the actor for independent study on a dramatic text. Actors will learn to: 1) study a dramatic text in detail, 2) complete written work on research surrounding the play in context, and 3) engage in in-depth scene study on a chosen scene from a play with a partner. 

July 13 – 17, 2020, 12:30 – 2:30 P.M. $225 for 5 classes
[click here to register]


MASTERING THE DANCE CALL: for MOVERS and NON-DANCERS with Olivia Sargent

This  course is designed for performers with limited dance training who are auditioning for musical theatre productions and BFA programs. Learn strategies to improve your dance call skills and identify the components of a successful movement audition. For professional/pre-professional actors, ages 14-Adult.

July 13 – 17, 2020, 4:30 – 5:45 P.M. $140 for 5 classes
[click here to register]


ON-CAMERA AUDITION SKILLS with Olivia Sargent

Learn on-camera skills for television and film auditions and performance. Using TV /Film audition copy, actors will explore the nuances of performing for the camera. Strategies for approaching the material, creating character, and creating a dynamic performance will be addressed.

Ages 10 – 13: July 13 – 17, 2020, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. $225 for 5 classes
[click here to register]

Ages 14 – 17: July 13 – 17, 2020, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. $225 for 5 classes
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MONOLOGUES for Ages 10 – 13 with Nick Hoop

Actors will learn foundational acting skills as they work on a monologue. Students will hone in on the basics of how to break down a piece of text into beats, intention, and objectives. The goal will be to set actors up for success to perform monologues in a high school setting and beyond. Perfect for students with an interest in comedy and storytelling.

July 13 – 17, 2020, 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. $225 for 5 classes
[click here to register]


Summer Techniques of Acting Intensives coming soon!

Tentatively scheduled August 3-10. More information will be posted as it becomes available.