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. Students also learn the basics of auditioning and the business of acting. This class is designed to prepare students for either the Drama Workshop or Beginning Scene Study as the next step.

Price: $320.00

Sessions:

Intro to Acting - Late Spring
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Price: $320.00
Start Date: 5/4/2019 | End Date: 6/15/2019
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.

 

Intro to Acting, Section A - Summer
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Price: $320.00
Start Date: 6/17/2019 | End Date: 7/22/2019
Day of the week: Monday
Time: 7:00:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Pringle



Elizabeth Pringle is a playwright, director, actor, and arts & media producer/educator. She has written 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 hopefully 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 youth-made media.

Intro to Acting, Section B - Summer
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Price: $320.00
Start Date: 6/22/2019 | End Date: 7/27/2019
Day of the week: Saturday
Time: 10:00:00 AM - 12:30:00 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 Fall
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Price: $320.00
Start Date: 9/9/2019 | End Date: 10/14/2019
Day of the week: Monday
Time: 7:00:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Pringle



Elizabeth Pringle is a playwright, director, actor, and arts & media producer/educator. She has written 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 hopefully 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 youth-made media.

Intro to Acting, Section B - Early Fall
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Price: $320.00
Start Date: 9/11/2019 | End Date: 10/23/2019
Day of the week: Wednesday
Time: 7:00:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Pringle

No class Oct 9 (Yom Kippur)


Elizabeth Pringle is a playwright, director, actor, and arts & media producer/educator. She has written 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 hopefully 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 youth-made media.

Intro to Acting - Late Fall
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Price: $320.00
Start Date: 11/2/2019 | End Date: 12/14/2019
Day of the week: Saturday
Time: 10:00:00 AM - 12:30:00 PM
Instructor(s): Dorothy Neumann

No class Nov 30 (Thanksgiving weekend)


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