Musical Theatre Audition and Performance

Hone your skills in a fun, interactive, low pressure class.  This class will tackle repertoire, singing to your strengths and audition technique.  It will help you make choices that are actable and clear. It will also touch on how to handle nerves, and what to do if...

Physical Character Lab

Dive into creating original, physical characters from the ground up, through embodiment of images and forces from the natural world around us. Working from a foundation of curiosity, physical play, and responsiveness, we'll embody elements, animals, and other forms...

On Camera Acting

Relaxation is the key. Reacting is the core. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced stage actor; film and TV acting can be a baffling and sometimes terrifying experience. In this class, we will explore how to develop the inner emotional life of a...

Acting II: Scene Study

This course continues the work of Acting I through analysis and on-line (Zoom) exploration of scenes from modern (20th and 21st century), realistic plays. This class acknowledges the circumstances of acting in an on-line context and will emphasize tactics of...

Acting I: Introduction to Acting

ALL levels of experience are welcome! Want to boost your confidence in social situations? Curious about acting but intimidated to take that first step? Already an acting student looking to reinforce the basics and challenge yourself in another environment? Interested...

Queer Plays

What constitutes a “queer play”? How has theater shaped our understanding of queerness, and vice versa? As queerness takes on new meanings over time, how has theater participated in those constantly expanding conversations? How do queer audiences activate a “queer...

Radical Playwriting

It's the director's job to ask, "Why?"  It's the playwright's job to ask, "Why Not?" Taking this as a foundation, writers of all levels will explore the craft of playwriting from blank slate through the first draft. Participants will explore dialogue, musicality and...

How to Tell Your Own Story

What happens when the material you are using to craft a play for the stage is being pulled from your own life story? Welcome to this intimate conversation about the writing process with playwrights and other theater makers, moderated by E. M. Lewis (The Gun Show), and...

(Mis)Representation

This introductory level class will focus on accessibly designed conversations on histories and legacies of racial misrepresentation and cultural appropriation in U.S. theatre. We will also apply that context to conversations on contemporary theatre production and...

Dramaturgy for the Audience: Magellanica

The pandemic has introduced new ways of creating theatrical experiences and revived older forms like the radio play. In this class, we will explore differences between stage productions and audio plays, and examine how ART’s audio dramas have been adapted and...

Acting in the Zoomiverse

This acting class will utilize zoom as a platform to discover how actors can deliver lines to each other in order to affect the other person. We will discuss what it means to “land” an action and become an action driven actor based on the given circumstances provided...

A Guide to a Director’s Process in Rehearsal

This 4-hour workshop is designed to share tools for being prepared, collaborative, and productive during the fast-paced professional regional theatre rehearsal process. The workshop will include: an overview of the audition room, rehearsal room, and on-set...

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