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Professional Actor Study Adult

$375

with Estes Tarver

Calendar Sep 6, 2022 at 7 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This class is designed for actors who have either already had serious training, are working professionally already, or have studied with Estes previously and have been admitted.  Actors seeking to work or are already working seriously in Film, Television, and Theatre.  Class will focus on scene study, building an unbreakable sense of truth, and general fine tuning of acting technique.  This class will also be a good place for working actors to work their chops. We will also touch on Dialects, and any requested work by the students. $50.00 Non-refundable deposit to reserver a spot. If you have not trained at Moonlight or with Estes please EMAIL ESTES before signing up to make sure the class is the right fit. Etarver@mac.com

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Teen Scene Study

$375

with Estes Tarver

Calendar Sep 7, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This class is for teenagers with a desire to learn more about script analysis, character, and world building through the exploration of scenes and monologues. In a comfortable and fun learning environment we will focus on the the personalization of scenes and relationships to scene partners. Students will learn and hone key tools including objective, obstacle, actions, and physicality, while encouraging their inner confidence and playfulness. It is the goal to have every student give themselves permission to stretch the limits of what they believe a scene or monologue contains so that they can reach the heights of their imagination and take the journey to becoming a great actor with disciplined but fun and imaginative technique. $50.00 non-refundable deposit to hold a spot.

Full Course

Teen Advanced Acting

$375

with Estes Tarver

Calendar Sep 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This is an advanced acting class designed for actors who have already studied with Estes or have significant performance experience. Admitance into class will be by interview/audition only or through previous work with Estes. Techniques for Stage, Television, and Film will be addressed as well as skills working towards bold, strong character choices and professional level acting skills. Some current students are already working professionally or auditioning and performing regularly in theatre, film, and television. $50.00 Non-refundable deposit to hold a spot.

Full Course

Adult Fundamentals THURSDAY NIGHT SECTION

$350

with Estes Tarver

Calendar Sep 8, 2022 at 8:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This will be an introductory class for the new or beginning actor focusing on the basics of acting, scene study, performance technique, working in a collaborative setting, and the techniques of Uta Hagen, Stanislavsky, and Sanford Meisner. Students will also focus on building their sense of play in a group setting and a safe environment. The beginnings of script analysis, sense of truth, and personalization will also be achieved. Commercial work will also be addressed as well as on camera technique. This will be a fun and safe learning environment culminating in a class showcase at the end for invited guests. $50.00 Non-refundable deposit to hold a spot.

Full Course

Munchkin Acting

$200

with Lucy Moore

Calendar Sep 10, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This crazy scene study class will have the kids doing some great kids scenes and also most will work on a monologue. We will have fun playing games and doing small scenes. They will learn some text skills and dialogue skills while having fun and being engaged! This class is also good for young actors interested in both stage and TV/FILM. Most importantly the kids will learn from Lucy, a wonderful instructor who will create a friendly, safe, and fun learning environment. $50.00 Non-refundable deposit.

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Tween Acting Fundamentals

$350

with Lucy Moore

Calendar Sep 10, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This class is designed to give young actors a foundational knowledge of acting principles and practice working with comedic and dramatic texts. In an open and comfortable learning environment, students will explore ways to find the fun story of a scene. Class will use games and exercises to help build the reality of the world, create a character’s perspective and motivation, and explore the arc of their relationships. Students will study acting fundamentals including blocking, story arc, character development and also the exploration of audition technique and acting for stage and film. We will learn that there’s no way to do it right, there is the personal way of each actor. and that all the play we explore in class fits right into the world of an audition! The goal of this class is to encourage new and returning actors to go into their Showcase, classes and beyond with a firm, confident foundation under their feet and a hunger to learn and play more. A $50 deposit is required to hold a space in the class.

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Patchwork Performance Troupe: Adult Improv

$350

with Matt White

Calendar Sep 10, 2022 at 3 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Looking to weave your way back into Improv? This is just the thing. The Patchwork Improv Troupe is back. A diverse collection of improvisers taking the stage to perform Improv. From short form and long-form improv. Prior improv experience or special recommendations from instructor needed to sign up for class.

Tween Scene Study Intermediate/Advanced
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Tween Scene Study Intermediate/Advanced

$350

with Sean McCracken

Through exercises, games, improvisation, scene and on-camera work, students will continue to develop the foundations of good acting. Students study fundamentals including blocking, story arc, character development and sensory awareness with an exploration of audition technique and acting for stage versus film. This class will review and build on the fundamentals taught in Acting I/II and prepare students for more advanced acting classes. Students have opportunities, through creative play and group work, to perform for each other and for guests.





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