Schedule of classes beginning September 2019:
Sundays 1:00 - Dawn Thomas Reidy (DTR), instructor
Wednesdays 6:00 - DTR
Sundays 2:00 - DTR
Thursdays 6:00 for 10-12s, Philip Hosford (PH), instructor
Thursdays 5:00 for 13-15s, PH
Wednesdays 5:00 for 10-12s, DTR
These are ongoing classes. Payments are monthly and with no long term contract required. Classes are weekly and attendance is vital. For kids, parents will be asked to visit the classes periodically to observe participate in what students are learning. There are two performances during the year. These "sharings" allow students to show their work and strengthen their acting, performing onstage for a supportive audience.
Join us now and discover what acting is all about!
We offer "seriously fun" classes in the art of acting. "Serious" because our professional, Helen-Hayes Awards honored faculty are serious about their craft; and "fun", because our classes are full of energy and celebrate each student's progress. We build acting technique and strengthen confidence in all our students; kids and adults, amateurs and aspiring professionals alike.
The curriculum focuses on the practical, recognizing that most of your work as an actor will involve a script. "How do I handle a script? How do I get the most out of it? How do I 'find' the character? How do I make my acting strong, believable and compelling for an audience?" We will show you! We will give you ample exercises, challenges, coaching and support to spur your growth as an actor and realize your acting goals in the theater or on film.
Our first job is to give students the skills and tools they need to be effective actors. Often in the process, kids and adults alike also find that personal skills improve. Confidence, communication skills, self-presentation, healthy voice, eye contact, creativity and spontaneity are part of acting training. Parents of "shy" kids have been amazed that their child could get up on a stage and project themselves with such ease.