“I truly enjoyed the class. I learned a lot of great techniques and exercises that will help me in building a strong foundation.”
A good follow-up to Intro to Acting, a first course for those looking for a more intensive introduction, or a refresher for those with previous experience—this course uses a wide variety of improvisational techniques to explore the actor’s process, from activating needs to developing a complex character. Great for loosening up your body and voice, building self-confidence, and unleashing your creative spirit. Taken together or in succession, this course and Beginning Scene Study constitute essential training in the basics of the actor’s craft.
No class May 25 (Memorial Day)
MaryBeth Wise is an actor, teacher and narrator of audio books. Her acting credits include How to Write a New Book for the Bible at Round House Theatre, Body Awareness at Theater J, Frozen at Studio Secondstage, The Importance of Being Earnest at Arena Stage, The Mineola Twins at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Midwives with Roundhouse Theatre, Perfect Pie and Piaf with Potomac Theatre Project, Vita and Virginia at Rep Stage, and numerous productions at Olney Theatre including Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (Helen Hayes Award Nomination). She has performed with The Shakespeare Theatre, Ford's Theatre, The Kennedy Center, and The Folger Theatre. MaryBeth has toured nationally with the Kennedy Center and the National Players, and internationally with Music Tours, Inc. and USIA. She is a narrator of audio books for the Library of Congress, received her BA from Barry University, and holds an MFA in Acting from Catholic University.