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Education

Welcome to the TampaRep Education page.

The artists behind the founding of TampaRep come not only from a professional acting, directing, and design background, but are also teachers who deeply believe in the power of an arts education. TampaRep has a strong history of offering workshops, master classes, and other educational opportunities to the greater Tampa area and beyond.

See below for our current offerings:

UPCOMING CLASSES

ALBA TECHNIQUE

Weekend Intensive

TECHNIQUES
OF ACTING

Week-long Intensive

Emilia Sargent

BIPOC SPOTLIGHT SCHOLARSHIP!

We have a set amount of funds available and will be basing the acceptance in order of application so apply NOW!

Save up to $175

Get DOUBLE the value and SAVE BIG! Take both the MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE and the TECHNIQUES OF ACTING INTENSIVE and save up to 15%!

ALBA TECHNIQUE
WEEKEND INTENSIVE

with Emilia Sargent

all levels welcome, ages 20+

In this two-day intensive in Tampa, FL, you will dive into all six of the Alba Emoting Emotional Effector Patterns and uncover the power of the emotion inside you waiting to be unlocked.

Class size is limited to six students to facilitate one-on-one instruction!

Three Date Options:

June 22-23, 2024
November 2-3, 2024
December 7-8, 2024

10:00am – 6:00pm each day
at New Tampa Performing Arts Center
8550 Hunters Village Rd., Tampa, FL 33647

Tuition: $600
For enrollment, $150 deposit is required to reserve a spot.

Alba intensives are for you if you want to:

  • Connect with your emotions on a deep and pure level and utilize these skills in scene work.
  • Understand your body and emotions more in everyday life and connect with people better on an interpersonal level.
  • Take time away from the hustle and bustle of life to get this technique integrated into your body.
  • Free yourself from the emotional holdings of your voice.
  • Open yourself up for fuller singing and voiceover work.

For Intensives in New York and Ireland with Patricia Angelin,
or to read more about Alba Technique,
please visit Alba Technique New York

About the Instructor

Emilia Sargent began training with Patricia Angelin of Alba Technique in 2017. After reaching self-use certification, she began incorporating Alba Technique into her own acting work and entered her teaching track. She has observed and taught under the supervision and mentorship of Ms. Angelin in New York and Ireland. As a certified teacher, she brings Alba Technique to the Southeastern United States.

Sargent is the principal voice and acting teacher for Emilia Sargent Studio based in Tampa, FL. She has been a professional actor, singer, director, and theatre-maker, as well as a highly sought after voice and acting teacher for over twenty years, splitting her time between Tampa and New York City.

Sargent is the Producing Artistic Director/CEO and a co-founder of the Tampa Repertory Theatre (TampaRep), an award-winning, regional professional theatre in its thirteenth season. As a performer, she is best known for her award-winning portrayals of Kate Keller in All My Sons, The Pilot in the solo show Grounded, Henrietta Leavitt in Silent Sky, and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. Select directing credits include The Elephant Man, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Copenhagen, The Children’s Hour, Straight White Men, and Next to Normal.

Sargent holds an M.F.A. in Directing and Arts Administration from the University of Idaho, and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Auburn University with a minor in Vocal Performance. Currently pursuing her certification in Vocology, she is conducting research on the application of Alba Technique in vocal pedagogy. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, The Voice Foundation, VASTA, and NATS.

MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE

with Emilia Sargent
and Alexis Carra

Broadway’s Alexis Carra of Broadway Arts Community and
Tampa Rep’s Producing Artistic Director, Emilia Sargent
join forces! 

Join us for a full week of Vocal Technique, Dance Technique, Acting the Song and Monologue, Audition Skills, Creating Community, Industry Development, AND the chance to meet Broadway performers, casting directors, and managers, like
Lisa Calli, Jamibeth Margolis, and Craig Holzberg!

June 24-30, 2024
9:00am – 4:00pm each day
at New Tampa Performing Arts Center
8550 Hunters Village Rd., Tampa, FL 33647

with “Work-Case” on the NTPAC Mainstage
June 30, 5:00pm

Tuition: $750 (Early Bird $725 until May 1)
For enrollment, $100 deposit is required to reserve a spot.

This workshop is for you if you want to:

  • Dive deeper into your process while remaining joyful, curious, and supported.
  • Receive one-on-one holistic focus from two nationally recognized instructors.
  • Work on voice and acting technique and expand your dance skills.
  • Lunch and learn with visiting professionals, including agents, managers, and Broadway talent.

Save up to $175

Get DOUBLE the value and SAVE BIG! Take both the MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE and the TECHNIQUES OF ACTING INTENSIVE and save up to 15%!

Musical Theatre Intensive Flyer

Apply for the BIPOC SPOTLIGHT SCHOLARSHIP!

This scholarship for the Musical Theatre Intensive is available to BIPOC student actors. We have a set amount of funds available and will be basing the acceptance in order of application so apply NOW!

This scholarship will pay 100% of your tuition!

TampaRep’s Producing Artistic Director, Emilia Sargent, is teaming up with Alexis Carra, a Broadway and TV and Film veteran and co-founder of the Performing Arts Intensive, Broadway Arts Community. Alexis’s credits include shows on Broadway such as Wicked, Fosse, and Sweet Charity and on TV such as Grey’s Anatomy and Fosse Verdon. Emilia is the principal voice and acting teacher for Emilia Sargent Studio. She has been an award-winning professional actor, singer, director, and theatre-maker, as well as a highly sought after teacher for over twenty years, splitting her time between Tampa and New York City.

Join Alexis and Emilia for a Musical Theatre Intensive designed for those students excited to dive deeper into their process while also remaining joyful, supportive and curious. All three aspects of musical theatre will be given focus (acting, singing, and dancing) through a process oriented, wholistic approach to working with each artist. Come as you are, wherever you are on your journey. Whether you are a dancer wanting to work on voice and acting technique, or a singer or actor who wants to expand your dance skills, this is for you. All levels are encouraged to attend! We will work on solos and group numbers and present a work in progress, or “work-case”, on the mainstage the final day, June 30th. There will also be lunch-and-learn zooms with visiting specialists, including a psychologist who specializes in Mental health and the arts,  NY/LA agents, managers, and Broadway stars, including BAC’s other Co-Founder, Chryssie Whitehead. Specialists will provide feedback, valuable information, and Q&A sessions. Limited spaces are available due to the individualized attention Alexis and Emilia will provide.* 

New Tampa Performing Arts Center
8550 Hunters Village Road Tampa, FL 33647

Class size is limited to 16 students, Ages 13 – 22*
Tuition: $750
All Levels Welcome!

For enrollment, a deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve a spot in each intensive.
Full tuition is due by June 3, 2023

Questions: Please email Emilia Sargent at esargent@tamparep.org

About the Instructors

Alexis Carra

Alexis Carra

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, of Spanish, Cuban and Argentine descent, ALEXIS CARRA graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Studies, Cum Laude from Yale University. Dance has always been her first love and she has studied from places such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and Princeton Ballet, and with the Broadway legends Ann Reinking and Gwen Verdon. During her junior year at Yale she toured the country with the Tony Award winning musical, Fosse, which cemented her love for musical theater. Upon graduation she headed to New York and quickly procured roles in Broadway shows including Wicked, Sweet Charity, understudying the role of Nickie opposite Christina Applegate, and Fame on 42nd St. Her favorite regional credits include, Lola in Damn Yankees, Cassie in A Chorus Line, and Gypsy in Gypsy.

After closing the Broadway show, The Pirate Queen, she moved to Los Angeles and since then has worked continuously. She has guest starred on drama series such as Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, The Mentalist, Bones, and NCIS. While also working on comedy shows such as Young and Hungry, Anger Management, and The Tracey Ullman Show. She was a series regular on two TV series, a comedy on ABC called Mixology, created by the writers of The Hangover, as well as the Freeform series, Recovery Road. Most recently Alexis has a prominent guest star role on the highly anticipated, critically acclaimed miniseries Fosse Verdon on FX starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams. Her most recent film is a Disney feature film directed by Andy Fickman called Christmas Again, starring opposite Scarlet Estevez and Daniel Sunjata.

She continues to take and teach dance, and has been focused most recently on choreographing and directing. Alexis just finished choreographing Damn Yankees at Musical Theatre West and has also directed and choreographed shows such as 9 to 5, West Side Story, and Bye Bye Birdie. She has assisted on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance as well as assisting Tony Award winning choreographers Andy Blankenbuehler and Wayne Cilento. She leads a creative, artistic life teaching across the globe as an educating artist and mentor with her performing arts educational company, www.BroadwayArtsCommunity.com, co-founded with her best friend, Chryssie Whitehead. She lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband, 4 year old firecracker son, Pierce and newly born son, Xander. You can follow her on IG @alexisacarra or her website www.alexiscarra.com

 

Emilia Sargent

Emilia Sargent

EMILIA SARGENT, Producing Artistic Director/CEO of TampaRep, is an award-winning professional actor, director, singer, and educator with an M.F.A. in Directing and Arts Administration from the University of Idaho and a background in vocal performance from Auburn University and acting at The Atlantic in NYC. A proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, she has appeared on several Tampa Bay stages including TampaRep, American Stage, Jobsite Theater, StageWorks, Gorilla Theatre, Hat Trick Theatre, Straz Center Ferguson and Jaeb, and the Mahaffey. She is best known in Florida for her portrayals of The Pilot in the one woman show, Grounded (Best of the Bay Best Actress and Theatre Tampa Bay Outstanding Lead Actress), Henrietta Leavitt in Silent Sky (TTB Outstanding Lead Actress), and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (Best of the Bay Best Actress). Florida regional favorites include A Doll’s House, Part 2, Heisenberg, A View from the Bridge, Betrayal, I Do! I Do!, The Glass Menagerie, Metamorphoses, A Christmas Story, Boston Marriage, Much Ado About Nothing, and My Fair Lady, among many others. She has directed The Elephant Man, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Copenhagen and The Children’s Hour at TampaRep, as well as numerous theatre education musicals at the Patel Conservatory and Corbett Preparatory School. Her passions for the creation of theatre as well as for training artists in a rigorous, meaningful way and helping them bridge to professional careers are as deep as her love of performance. Her teaching is rooted in Uta Hagen, Practical Aesthetics, Chuck Jones and Edith Skinner, and Viewpoints. She has taught at the Patel Conservatory, TampaRep, Corbett Preparatory School, and the Community School of the Arts, and has recently completed her teacher certification in Alba Technique. Her specialized intensives and techniques classes draw students from all over Tampa Bay.

A co-founder of TampaRep, Emilia served as Director of Education Programs for TampaRep for nine years. She runs the Emilia Sargent Studio where she teaches voice and acting, coaches professional and college auditions, and serves as a talent scout for agents and managers. Emilia has taught hundreds of students who have soared to premier collegiate programs and professional careers which reach to Broadway.

TECHNIQUES OF ACTING INTENSIVE

with Emilia Sargent

June 10-14, 2024
9:00am – 4:00pm each day
at
New Tampa Performing Arts Center
Studio 2
8550 Hunters Village Rd.
Tampa, FL 33647

Tuition: $425
For enrollment, $100 deposit is required to reserve a spot.
Class size is limited to 16 students, Age 13-20

Techniques of Acting is for serious young actors who wish to develop acting skills needed to create truthful characters in imaginary circumstances. Actors will deepen their skills and delve thoroughly into character development and text analysis, with emphasis on creating and actively pursuing acting objectives, discovering scenes through character relationships, physical and vocal work, and nurturing emotional truth and availability. This is an excellent prep course for students auditioning for college or advanced high school drama programs. While the course is appropriate for any student who is serious about developing their craft, it is also excellent for students who are working professionally or ready to bridge to professional pursuits.

Full week attendance is required. This is an advanced and fast-paced program – and FUN.

Students in the intensive summer program are expected to individually prepare assigned work on their own prior to the start date and in the evenings during the program.

 

Save up to $175

Get DOUBLE the value and SAVE BIG! Take both the MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE and the TECHNIQUES OF ACTING INTENSIVE and save up to 15%!

Techniques of Acting Intensive

About the Instructor

EMILIA SARGENT, Producing Artistic Director/CEO of TampaRep, is an award-winning professional actor, director, singer, and educator with an M.F.A. in Directing and Arts Administration from the University of Idaho and a background in vocal performance from Auburn University and acting at The Atlantic in NYC. A proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, she has appeared on several Tampa Bay stages including TampaRep, American Stage, Jobsite Theater, StageWorks, Gorilla Theatre, Hat Trick Theatre, Straz Center Ferguson and Jaeb, and the Mahaffey. She is best known in Florida for her portrayals of The Pilot in the one woman show, Grounded (Best of the Bay Best Actress and Theatre Tampa Bay Outstanding Lead Actress), Henrietta Leavitt in Silent Sky (TTB Outstanding Lead Actress), and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (Best of the Bay Best Actress). Florida regional favorites include A Doll’s House, Part 2, Heisenberg, A View from the Bridge, Betrayal, I Do! I Do!, The Glass Menagerie, Metamorphoses, A Christmas Story, Boston Marriage, Much Ado About Nothing, and My Fair Lady, among many others. She has directed The Elephant Man, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Copenhagen and The Children’s Hour at TampaRep, as well as numerous theatre education musicals at the Patel Conservatory and Corbett Preparatory School. Her passions for the creation of theatre as well as for training artists in a rigorous, meaningful way and helping them bridge to professional careers are as deep as her love of performance. Her teaching is rooted in Uta Hagen, Practical Aesthetics, Chuck Jones and Edith Skinner, and Viewpoints. She has taught at the Patel Conservatory, TampaRep, Corbett Preparatory School, and the Community School of the Arts, and has recently completed her teacher certification in Alba Technique. Her specialized intensives and techniques classes draw students from all over Tampa Bay.

A co-founder of TampaRep, Emilia served as Director of Education Programs for TampaRep for nine years. She runs the Emilia Sargent Studio where she teaches voice and acting, coaches professional and college auditions, and serves as a talent scout for agents and managers. Emilia has taught hundreds of students who have soared to premier collegiate programs and professional careers which reach to Broadway.