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Winter 2023 Classes
Teen Scene Study
with Estes Tarver
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.
Teen Advanced Acting
with Estes Tarver
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.
Winter Shakespeare Sessions Four Week Session
with Ray Dooley
For actors 16 and up, this class serves young actors seeking to find monologues for auditions as well as experienced actors seeking a deeper understanding and practice in working in Shakespeare. Work in the class is tailored to the individual actor and is conducted in a master-class format, with each actor working in each class. Class is capped at 5 to ensure individual instruction and begins with a pre-course interview to determine the student’s goals for the course.
Adult Fundamentals THURSDAY NIGHT SECTION
with Estes Tarver
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.
with Lucy Moore
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.
Tween Acting Fundamentals
with Lucy Moore
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.
Summer Music Studio: Vocal Artistry or Songwriting for TEEN/ADULTS
with Carrie Marshall
In conjunction with Carrie Marshall Music Studios, this 5 week vocal artist intensive is for all ages and include the beginner and experienced singer, alike. The 5 week intensive includes:
4 one on one private sessions (50 minutes each)
1 group class/informal showcase (July 28th)
In private sessions, Carrie specializes in helping clients find their artistic voice and freedom with singing and artistry. From troubleshooting issues surrounding technique and vocal control, to the mental and behavioral challenges that can plague performers (performance anxiety, overthinking, confidence and stage presence, etc.) Carrie comes alongside each student to customize a vocal regimen that is applicable for them specifically, addressing their issues and concerns.
Group vocal sessions gives each student a chance to practice performing, whether it’s getting comfortable singing in front of others or workshopping a song before an audition or performance. Group sessions are a wonderful way to collaborate, gain confidence and meet other vocal artists!
The final showcase is open to the public gives us a chance to strut our stuff! After 5 weeks of study, you will be amazed at how freeing and fun performing can be!