Choosing the Right Class

With classes in acting for the stage and screen, musical theatre, playwriting, directing, and drama criticism, The Theatre Lab is proud to offer the area’s most comprehensive theatre arts curriculum. Most courses do not have prerequisites, which means many directions are open to students at every level of training.

These recommendations are suggestions only, but might help you shape the unique training program that is right for you. Some courses require an audition and/or permission of the instructor. Classes listed may not be offered in upcoming session.
 

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If you want to try
acting because it 
sounds like fun

 

Anyone Can Act  •  Intro to Acting  •  Drama Workshop  •  Beginning Scene Study 
•  Comedy Improv  •  On-Camera Acting for Kids/Teens  • Scene Study for Teens  •  Acting Fundamentals for Kids 

         
If you’re interested 
in acting for its...
personal and 
professional benefits

Intro to Acting  •  Drama Workshop  •  Beginning Scene Study  
• Public Speaking the Actor's Way  •  Comedy Improv  •  Voice and Speech
• Storytelling

         
If you currently act 
or would like to 
act professionally 
or in community 
theatre

INTRODUCTORY

Intro to Acting
Scene Study for Teens
Acting Fundamentals for Kids

 

 

NEXT STEPS

Voice and Speech
Improvisation for the Actor
Intermediate Scene Study
Comedy Improv
Contemporary Comedy
Creating a Role
Creating a Musical Role
Scenes in Performance
Meisner Technique I: Foundations
Stanislavski Method

 

PROFESSIONAL SKILL-BUILDING

Acting with a Director
Acting in a Professional Production
Auditioning
Auditioning for Musical Theatre
Acting Shakespeare
Cold Reading
Dialect
Acting In a Professional Production
Meisner Technique II: Scene Work
The Honors Conservatory

 

       
If you’re interested in... 
acting in musical 
theatre

INTRODUCTORY

Intro to Acting
Acting Fundamentals for Kids
Musical Theatre Workshop for Teens
 

 

NEXT STEPS

Auditioning for Musical Theatre

Creating a Musical Role

 

PROFESSIONAL SKILL-BUILDING

Musical Theatre Workshop
Creating Your Own Cabaret Act

 

 

If you’re interested in...
acting in film & TV

INTRODUCTORY

Intro to Acting
Drama Workshop
Beginning Scene Study
On Camera Acting for Kids/Teens

NEXT STEPS

Auditioning
Cold Reading
Getting Started in TV and Film
Intro to Acting for the Camera

PROFESSIONAL SKILL-BUILDING

Advanced Acting for the Camera
Auditioning for the Camera
Acting in Commercials and Industrials
Voiceovers

 

   
If you’re interested in...
other aspects of 
theatre and 
performance

History of the Theatre  •  Comedy Improv  •  Playwriting •  Directing for Actors • Public Speaking the Actor's Way • Creating a One-Person Show • Storytelling