Fall Courses

Schedule Classes are weeknights, 6:45 p.m.–9:15 p.m. for six sessions (unless otherwise listed)
Location Shakespeare Theatre Rehearsal Studios, located at 507 or 516 Eighth Street SE.
Tuition All classes cost $335. Tuition is non-refundable.
Experience Required Adults 18 and over only.

Want a Discount?

  • Register for Fall II classes by October 13 and receive $25 off tuition.
  • Register for two classes at the same time and receive a 15% discount off tuition. (Must call 202-547-5688 to get this discount.)
  • Register for three classes for more than a 20% discount off tuition. (Must call 202-547-5688 to get this discount.)
  • Find more discounts here.

 

Courses

 

The Basics

Introduction to Acting

RESERVE

Thursdays, October 29 through December 10, 2015 (No Class on Thanksgiving, November 26)
Instructor: Brent Stansell
Prior Experience: Not required.

Always wanted to try your hand at acting, but never had the chance? The journey begins here with an exploration of the actor’s vocal, physical and psychological instrument.


Voice and Speech

RESERVE

WWednesdays, October 28 and November 4, Tuesday, November 17, Wednesdays, November 18, December 2 and December 9, , 2015, 6:45 p.m.—8:45 p.m.
Instructor: Tonya Beckman
Prior experience: Not required

Explore the integration of voice and language while deepening your understanding of the creative power of your own voice. Through a broad range of exercises, students will explore the complex links between breath, thought, emotion, voice, and language, while increasing their ability to utilize safely and effectively an expressive, powerful, and fully embodied voice either onstage or in daily life.

 

Go Further

Fundamentals of Scene Study

RESERVE

Mondays, November 2 through December 7, 2015
Instructor: Eva Wilhelm
Prior Experience: Prior participation in Introduction to Acting or equivalent required.

Ready to move past improvisation exercises and start chewing on some text? Plunge into scene work through in-depth text analysis, concentrated partner work and full investment in given circumstances! This class will help participants explore ways to activate contemporary texts in rehearsal and performance.


Blood and the Bard

RESERVE

Thursdays, October 29 through December 10, 2015
(No Class on Thanksgiving, November 26)
Instructor: Paul E. Hope
Prior Experience: Not required.

Join Paul E. Hope, Independent Fight Director (Utah Shakespeare Festival, Annapolis Shakespeare Company, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Michael Howard Studios NYC and more), in a course integrating basic combat with Shakespeare’s words. Build skills in theatrical fighting styles including rapier and dagger, broadsword, and other classical weapons through rehearsal and performance.