Intro to Acting

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.

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Intro to Acting, Section A - Winter
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Price: $320.00
Start Date: 1/14/2019 | End Date: 2/18/2019
Day of the week: Monday
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30PM
Instructor(s): Carlos Saldaña


Carlos Saldaña is an actor, teacher, director, and voice coach. He has taught acting, voice, movement, directing, and stage dialects at several universities and has led performance and corporate workshops for actors, teachers, and business professionals. His professional acting credits include productions with Shakespeare Theatre Company, Theatre J, Cincinnati Playhouse, Olney Theatre, Theatre Alliance, Gala Theatre, Constellation Theatre, Source Theatre, The Welders Playwrights Collective, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Consuming The Arts Theatre Project, The Inkwell, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Carlos is a certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework© and has also trained in the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, Stanislavski Method, and studied with master teachers including Catherine Fitzmaurice, Kristen Linklater, Arthur Lessac, and Patsy Rodenberg. Carlos earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Performance from California State University Fullerton and his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Texas El Paso.

 

Intro to Acting, Section B - Winter
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Price: $320.00
Start Date: 1/19/2019 | End Date: 2/23/2019
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 Girls, Johnny 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, which was also recently performed at Keegan Theatre. In addition to her directing, Dot published Truth Serum, a book of poetry available on Amazon.

Intro to Acting, Section B - Early Spring
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Price: $320.00
Start Date: 3/2/2019 | End Date: 4/6/2019
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 Girls, Johnny 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, which was also recently performed at Keegan Theatre. 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: $320.00
Start Date: 2/26/2019 | End Date: 4/2/2019
Day of the week: Tuesday
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 - Late Spring
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Price: $320.00
Start Date: 4/27/2019 | End Date: 6/8/2019
Day of the week: Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Instructor(s): Dorothy Neumann

No class May 25 (Memorial Day)


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 Girls, Johnny 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, which was also recently performed at Keegan Theatre. In addition to her directing, Dot published Truth Serum, a book of poetry available on Amazon.