Intro to Acting
"The instructor's kind and generous spirit created an environment that felt safe. I received helpful, specific feedback."
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. Students will be introduced to all the fundamental skills, plus the basics of auditioning and “the business of the business.”
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.