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STANDARD CLASSES

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First time saying monologue. Students were instructed to put as much emotion into it as they could.

8 weeks later after taking Acting 1

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2024 Winter Session

January 15th - March 10th

Title
Class
Days
Times
Dates
Cost
Regular Class
Acting 1: Building the Basics
Mondays
6 pm - 8 pm
01/15 - 03/04
$195
Regular Class
Acting 2: Beyond the Basics
Tuesdays
6 pm - 7:30 pm
01/16 - 03/05
$195
Regular Class
Character Development
Tuesdays
7:30 pm - 9 pm
01/16 - 03/05
$195
Regular Class
Voice for the Actor
Saturdays
11 am - 12:30 pm
01/27 - 03/9
$195
Regular Class
Audition Technique
Saturdays
12:30 pm - 2 pm
01/27 - 03/9
$195
Regular Class
Intro to Acting: The Fundamentals
Sundays
11 am - 12:30 pm
01/28 - 03/10
$150
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Intro to Acting:
the Fundamentals

This optional class focuses on the fundamentals of acting not principles or techniques of acting. The fundamentals of acting include: terminology for stage directions, how to score your script or monologue, memorization techniques, researching a part/play, how to create a monologue or rehearsal book, and acting games. We will use monologues only to hone in on memorizing techniques. Monologue work begins in Acting 1: Building the Basics.

 

You do not need to take this class in order to take Acting 1.

Acting 1 Bundle

The Acting 1 bundle includes three classes at a reduced price when registering for all three at once. The bundle includes Acting 1, Audition Technique, and Voice for the Actor at a reduced cost when registering for all three class at the same time.

Acting classes in the bundle must be taken on the day the bundle is offered. Classes cannot be switched out for the individual class offered on a different day.

Speech and Dialects

Students will learn the foundation of the International Phonetic Alphabet (I.P.A.) and apply it to understand the basics of producing the sounds needed for the various dialects including British, Cockney, and Irish.

 

This is included in the Acting 2 bundle.

Scene Study

For the actor who wants to develop their acting skills working with other actors, this class focuses on two-person scene work. You must have completed Acting 1 and 2 or have comparable experience to register for this class.
 

Acting 1:
Building the Basics

This is the next step after Intro to Acting. Students will learn to apply the basic principles of Intention, Obstacle, and Tactic while working on a monologue. Other topics in class include beats, pauses, emotional tones and levels, giving circumstances, and stake. At the end of the 8 weeks, students will perform their pieces.

Acting 2:
Relationship and Status

We continue to work on the monologues from Acting 1 while students prepare a new monologue and incorporate additional acting principles including: Subtext, Status,  Using the Magic If, Inner Monologues, Substituition, Relationship, Endowment and a review of Emotional Tones and Levels.

This is included in the Acting 2 bundle.

Acting 2 Bundle

The Acting 2 includes three classes at a reduced price when registering for all three at once. This bundle includes includes Acting 2, Speech and Dialects,  and Character Development at a reduced cost when registering for all three class at the same time.

Acting classes in the bundle must be taken on the day the bundle is offered. Classes cannot be switched out for the individual class offered on a different day.

Voice-Over with

Wendy Zier

This class will give you the tips and tools you need to get started in the exciting world of voice-over.

 

Wendy Zier has over 25 years experience in the business (Disney, Hasbro, Blue Cross) and share her knowledge while making the class extremely fun.

Along the way special guests drop in to share their expertise including casting directors, Video game and Anime V.O. artists, legends in the field.

Audition Technique

From first contact to the final call back, learn the proper and professional way to audition and make a great first and lasting impression. A must for any actor. This class focuses on stage auditions and commercial auditions. This is a lecture based class. Students must have a prepared monologue or in the process of learning one for this class.

Character Development

Using techniques such as animal work, observation, movement, voice, and a few advanced acting exercises, students will explore creating a character from a non-fictional, non-living person and bringing them to life. Students will present their character in a 15-minute private moment on the final night. This is a great class to stretch yourself as an actor.

 

This is included in the Acting 2 bundle.

Acting 3:

Justification and Action

This advanced class focuses on justifying the emotion,  voice, and actions of your character as well as introduces the elements of scene work and how to find movement and blocking using text and character. Students will use a pre-existing monologue in their repertoire to work on while exploring action. Scenes will be chosen by the instructor.

Styles of

Performance

Step up your acting game with this new class with Sam Corey. Students will work on short monologues while exploring four different styles of performance: Clowning, Realism, Farce, and Elizabethan.

 

Open to students who have completed Acting 2 or higher. Expand your knowledge and ready to tackle different styles of performance. A must for any actor who wants to take the performance skills to the next level.

Voice for
the Actor

Acquire the skills to produce sound properly for stage and screen. Learn how to use the full range of your voice with exercises and text. Breath, sound, placement, and pitch will be explored in this class. This is included in the Acting 1 bundle.

Script Analysis

Students will gain a deeper understanding of story structure, character traits and arcs, archetypes and how to identify them, scene arcs, act arcs, act breaks, subtext, and theme. There will be professional audition sides in the final two classes, allowing students to put their new critical analysis skills to the test. Those interested will also have the chance to perform the sides for critique and redirections. Take your acting to the next level.

Sense Memory

Hone your acting skills further with this advanced acting class focusing on using the senses to create physical and emotional responses. Students will increase their focus, imagination, and harness the ability to add texture and depth to their acting to create believable and honest emotional responses. Also helps in creating invisible objects realistically when miming.

 

You must have completed Acting 1 and 2 to register for this class.

Acting Intensives

During the 9 weeks, students will be exposed to classes with a conservatory-like schedule during the week and rehearse a production or Scene Study on the weekends.

The winter intensive focuses on Scene Study.

The summer intensive focuses on a full-length production.  

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Raleigh, NC

(917) 805-8169

Conservatory-Style Classes, Graduate-Level Training, Community Theatre Prices

Two locations:

Raleigh ACT

7319 Six Forks Rd.

Raleigh, NC

 

Starbright Youth Theatre

2121 TW Alexander Dr., Ste. 123

Morrisville, NC

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