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.”

 

Price: $300.00

Online Class: Our Winter 2021 classes will take place entirely online via Zoom. Classes require live participation at the scheduled times using your own device. Zoom is most effective when used on a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Students using a cellphone to access class are likely to experience reduced functionality that may limit their ability to participate fully in class. Please review the technical requirements necessary to take part in an online class before enrolling. If these requirements pose any difficulties for you, please let us know.

Financial Aid: In an effort to make more classes financially accessible to students during the COVID-19 crisis, we are offering more financial aid than ever. If attending our courses at this time at full price would be difficult for you, please apply for assistance. Winter 2021 financial aid applications are due by January 4, 2021.

Sessions:

Intro to Acting, Section A - Winter
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Price: $300.00
Start Date: 1/13/2021 | End Date: 2/17/2021
Day of the week: Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Instructor(s): J. J. Johnson


James J. Johnson, or J. J., is a DC-based actor/writer who recently appeared in the film 51st State produced by Arena Stage. Other local credits include: The RoyaleHero’s Welcome  (1st Stage); Les Deux Noirs (Mosaic Theatre Company); Ruined (Arena Stage); Our Suburb (Theater J); The Member of the Wedding (Ford’s Theatre); The Unmentionables (Woolly Mammoth Theatre); KingdomWedding DanceBuffalo Hair (African Continuum Theatre Co.); Anna Lucasta (Rep Stage); Jungle Book (Adventure Theatre MTC); Zomo the Rabbit (2009), P. Nokio(Imagination Stage); Homer P. Figg (Kennedy Center). FILM: Too Saved, Nocturnal Agony, The New N-Word and The Henchman’s War.  EDUCATION: BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University. J. J.  is a founding member of Galvanize DC, a support network for Black DMV theatre artists, and is one of several newly-announced recipients of a Solo Work Commission from 1st Stage.

 

Intro to Acting, Section B - Winter
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Price: $300.00
Start Date: 1/16/2021 | End Date: 02/02/2021
Day of the week: Saturdays
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Instructor(s): J. J. Johnson


James J. Johnson, or J. J., is a DC-based actor/writer who recently appeared in the film 51st State produced by Arena Stage. Other local credits include: The RoyaleHero’s Welcome  (1st Stage); Les Deux Noirs (Mosaic Theatre Company); Ruined (Arena Stage); Our Suburb (Theater J); The Member of the Wedding (Ford’s Theatre); The Unmentionables (Woolly Mammoth Theatre); KingdomWedding DanceBuffalo Hair (African Continuum Theatre Co.); Anna Lucasta (Rep Stage); Jungle Book (Adventure Theatre MTC); Zomo the Rabbit (2009), P. Nokio(Imagination Stage); Homer P. Figg (Kennedy Center). FILM: Too Saved, Nocturnal Agony, The New N-Word and The Henchman’s War.  EDUCATION: BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University. J. J.  is a founding member of Galvanize DC, a support network for Black DMV theatre artists, and is one of several newly-announced recipients of a Solo Work Commission from 1st Stage.