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TUITION AND DISCOUNTS
- Tuition for each six-week adult class listed below is $300.
- Theatre Lab members take 10% off full-price tuition (automatically applied to your accont).
Beginning Acting and Real-Life Applications
Our fun and fast-paced introduction to what acting is all about, specially adapted to maximize the benefits of distance learning. For anyone who's ever wanted to give acting a try – or those who haven't done it since that one time in high school. Register now.
Meets: Saturdays with MaryBeth Wise, April 24-June 5, 1pm-3:30pm
An intensive introduction to scripted work through preparation and performance of scenes and monologues. Emphasis on learning effective rehearsal techniques and expanding the actor’s range. Requires approximately 3–5 hours of rehearsal with an assigned partner outside of class each week. Taken together or in succession, this course and the Intro to Acting constitute essential training in the basics of the actor’s craft. Register now.
Meets: Saturdays with April Harris, April 24-June 5, 10am-12:30pm
Meets: Thursdays with Theresa Caldwell, April 22- May 27, 7-9:30pm
If you want to be a better listener, acting training can help, and if you want to be a better actor, listening training can help. Learning to listen deeply and actively is a crucial and often overlooked step in achieving your full potential, in both dramatic and everyday interactions. So, here’s a drama-based course in listening that helps you better connect with your partner in a scene, a business meeting, or a relationship. Through work with both improvised and scripted conversations, you'll gain a clearer understanding of what active listening really is, a deeper sense of what it feels like to be “heard,” and a sharper ability to connect to other people - whether on stage or in real life. Taught by an actual Certified Listening Professional (International Listening Association)! This course works best when all participants are on screen, because it treats listening as a full-body activity. Register now.
Meets: Tuesdays with Michael Russotto, April 20-May 25, 7-9:30pm
Meets: Thursdays with Mitchell Hébert, April 22-May 27, 7-9:30pm
A contemporary acting course for students with some scene study experience. The goal is to build upon existing acting skills, helping students learn to identify objectives in a script, pursue actions in a scene, and create believable characters through specific physical and vocal choices. Participants will work with scene partners on weekly presentations of challenging scenes, with individualized attention given by the instructor to both current strengths and opportunities for growth. Register now.
Expert advice on how to find material, what different kinds of monologues every working actor should have at his or her disposal, and exactly what pieces are best for you. Students will finish the class having discovered and begun work on several new monologues. Register now.
Meets: Wednesdays with Naomi Jacobson, April 21-May 26, 7-9:30pm
Words hold emotion, power, and action—but it’s up to the actor to give them life. Learn how to bring your intellect and unique perception to the words of a script to discover a fresh, personal interpretation of any character. Students can choose to work with monologues, poems, songs—anything built of words—and the skills developed in this course will apply to any type of acting—except mime. Register now.
Meets: Mondays with Carol Cadby, April 19-May 24, 7-9:30pm
This course teaches students how to organically develop exciting blocking and work toward performance without falling into line readings and stilted behavior. The emphasis will be on creating dynamically staged performances where the actor continues to work impulsively, with truthful moment-to-moment connections, and from a personal place. Students will work on scenes culminating in a showcase performance for an audience. Prerequisite: Meisner Technique II, or other Meisner experience and permission of the instructor. Register now.
Film, TV, and Voice Acting
Specialized training for aspiring TV and film actors with at least one on-camera class under their belts. The online format is perfectly suited for improving your screen acting skills in closeup—the skills of subtlety and interiority that are so crucial for camera work. Material will include both monologues and scenes with virtual scene partners. Actors will gain confidence, authority, authenticity, and focus through participation and professional evaluation. Register now.
Meets: Saturdays with Kim Schraf, April 24-June 5, 1pm-3:30pm
Also offered: Wednesdays with Wes Johnson, April 21-May 26, 7-9:30pm
Are you ready to voice video games, not just play them? This class is an exploration of character development, designed to help you stretch your abilities and bring the ACTING to voice acting. Immerse yourself in new worlds every week, build the skills required for success in the industry, and learn all the ins and outs of bringing video game characters to life. Register now.
Meets: Saturdays with Craig Klein, April 24-June 5, 10am-1pm
A first course in the art of voiceovers, including commercials, narration, and promos. Introduction to all skill areas, including copy interpretation, the physical use of the voice, the business of the VO biz, and home studios. All students will receive intensive recorded practice with critique. Students find that this course works as well online as in person. Register now.
Meets: Saturdays with Craig Klein, April 24-June 5, 2-5pm
Students will receive more time recording in class, honing methods introduced in The Theatre Lab’s Voiceovers I class. New voiceover genres will be introduced, including video games, audiobooks, and industrials, as well as advanced techniques. Students will also explore more advanced real-world scenarios such as cold reads, timing, tags, and doubles. Successful completion of Voiceovers I or permission of instructor required. Register now.
Singing and Musical Theatre
Meets: Wednesdays with Steve Quintilian, April 21-May 26, 7-9pm
Meets: Tuesdays with Bobby Smith, April 20-May 25, 7-9:30pm
A workshop in all aspects of musical theatre performance, with a special focus on the great works of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Explore the complexity and subtlety of songs from Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Carousel, and more, and develop the performance skills that are required to bring these classics to life. Professional piano accompaniment recordings provided. Register now.