Intro to Acting

“This class was not only fun, but I feel like I developed as not only an actor but as an individual. The lessons learned I can apply to my everyday life.”

A fun and fast-paced introduction to what acting is all about, with plenty of practice in improvisation, scene study and theatre games. 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.

Price: $330.00

Sessions:

Intro to Acting, Section A - Winter
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Price: $330.00
Start Date: 1/15/2020 | End Date: 2/19/2020
Day of the week: Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Instructor(s): Marietta Hedges



Marietta Hedges is an actress, director and teacher. She is associate professor of acting at Catholic University and Head of the MFA Acting Program. She has worked as an actress in theatre, film and television in London, China, New York, San Francisco, and the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. Marietta played the role of Karen in the HBO award-winning film Money Matters. She originated the roles of slain civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo and KKK infiltrator and FBI informant Gary Thomas Rowe in the solo show Selma ’65 which premiered at La MaMa, Etc., in NYC in 2014, and subsequently toured the country in 2015. This past summer, 2018, Marietta worked with the Living Theater in NYC and performed her own written work in Roundstone, Ireland.

Intro to Acting, Section B - Winter
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Price: $330.00
Start Date: 1/18/2020 | End Date: 2/22/2020
Day of the week: Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Instructor(s): Dorothy Neumann



Dorothy Neumann is a pioneer in the small professional theatre circuit, having directed in the Washington area for over 37 years. She received three Helen Hayes nominations for Outstanding Direction—for Top GirlsJohnny Bull (both Horizons productions) and Unidentified Human Remains… at Signature—and served as artistic director for D.C. Stage and Goosebump Theatre. An artistic associate at Source Theatre, Horizons and Signature in past years, Dot has taught at The Theatre Lab almost since its inception and particularly enjoys teaching Intro to Acting. She joined the seasonal staff at Clear Space Theatre Company in Rehoboth where she has directed Cabaret; Shirley Valentine; La Cage Aux Folles; On Golden Pond; Love, Loss and What I Wore; and The Vagina Monologues. She recently was part of the artistic team at Clear Space for ‘Night, Mother. In addition to her directing, Dot published Truth Serum, a book of poetry available on Amazon

Intro to Acting, Section A - Early Spring
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Price: $330.00
Start Date: 2/26/2020 | End Date: 4/1/2020
Day of the week: Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Pringle



Elizabeth Pringle is a playwright, director, actor, and arts & media producer/educator. She has written and directed plays, musicals, opera and zarzuela adaptations, operettas, articles, poems, websites, grants, a film and more. She loves working with language and image to discover meaning and make art. She has taught emerging playwrights and actors in DC (Theatre Lab, Kennedy Center, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Young Playwrights) and beyond. Elizabeth is also the creator/director of The Shortie Awards: International Film and News Festival, celebrating and promoting original media.

Intro to Acting, Section B - Early Spring
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Price: $330.00
Start Date: 2/29/2020 | End Date: 4/4/2020
Day of the week: Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Instructor(s): Dorothy Neumann



Dorothy Neumann is a pioneer in the small professional theatre circuit, having directed in the Washington area for over 37 years. She received three Helen Hayes nominations for Outstanding Direction—for Top GirlsJohnny Bull (both Horizons productions) and Unidentified Human Remains… at Signature—and served as artistic director for D.C. Stage and Goosebump Theatre. An artistic associate at Source Theatre, Horizons and Signature in past years, Dot has taught at The Theatre Lab almost since its inception and particularly enjoys teaching Intro to Acting. She joined the seasonal staff at Clear Space Theatre Company in Rehoboth where she has directed Cabaret; Shirley Valentine; La Cage Aux Folles; On Golden Pond; Love, Loss and What I Wore; and The Vagina Monologues. She recently was part of the artistic team at Clear Space for ‘Night, Mother. In addition to her directing, Dot published Truth Serum, a book of poetry available on Amazon

Intro to Acting at Levine - Late Spring
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Price: $330.00
Start Date: 4/13/2020 | End Date: 5/18/2020
Day of the week: Monday
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Pringle



Elizabeth Pringle is a playwright, director, actor, and arts & media producer/educator. She has written and directed plays, musicals, opera and zarzuela adaptations, operettas, articles, poems, websites, grants, a film and more. She loves working with language and image to discover meaning and make art. She has taught emerging playwrights and actors in DC (Theatre Lab, Kennedy Center, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Young Playwrights) and beyond. Elizabeth is also the creator/director of The Shortie Awards: International Film and News Festival, celebrating and promoting original media.

Intro to Acting, Section A - Late Spring
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Price: $330.00
Start Date: 4/13/2020 | End Date: 5/18/2020
Day of the week: Monday
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Instructor(s): Marietta Hedges



Marietta Hedges is an actress, director and teacher. She is associate professor of acting at Catholic University and Head of the MFA Acting Program. She has worked as an actress in theatre, film and television in London, China, New York, San Francisco, and the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. Marietta played the role of Karen in the HBO award-winning film Money Matters. She originated the roles of slain civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo and KKK infiltrator and FBI informant Gary Thomas Rowe in the solo show Selma ’65 which premiered at La MaMa, Etc., in NYC in 2014, and subsequently toured the country in 2015. This past summer, 2018, Marietta worked with the Living Theater in NYC and performed her own written work in Roundstone, Ireland.

Intro to Acting, Section B - Late Spring
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Price: $330.00
Start Date: 4/15/2020 | End Date: 5/20/2020
Day of the week: Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Instructor(s): Marietta Hedges



Marietta Hedges is an actress, director and teacher. She is associate professor of acting at Catholic University and Head of the MFA Acting Program. She has worked as an actress in theatre, film and television in London, China, New York, San Francisco, and the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. Marietta played the role of Karen in the HBO award-winning film Money Matters. She originated the roles of slain civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo and KKK infiltrator and FBI informant Gary Thomas Rowe in the solo show Selma ’65 which premiered at La MaMa, Etc., in NYC in 2014, and subsequently toured the country in 2015. This past summer, 2018, Marietta worked with the Living Theater in NYC and performed her own written work in Roundstone, Ireland.