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Beginning Scene Study

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter 733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

An intensive introduction to scripted work through preparation and performance of scenes and monologues. Emphasis on learning effective rehearsal techniques and expanding the actor’s range.  Requires approximately 3–5 hours of rehearsal with an assigned partner outside of class each week. Taken together or in succession, this course and the...

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$340

6 sessions

Uta Hagen Technique

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter 733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Students work through the 10 acting exercises created by famed actress and teacher, Uta Hagen. These exercises are beneficial for actors at any level, as they help establish a firm foundation of acting as well as serve as a valuable "work out" for more advanced actors.

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$330

7 sessions

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Actions and Objectives

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter 733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

“Incredible, intense work on the most practical idea in all of acting.”   A practical course for the actor. Using improv and excerpts from plays, this class will explore the power of actions and objectives as tools to spark creativity, believability and growth. For actors with some scene study experience.

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$330

6 sessions

Street Theatre

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter 733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

An introduction to techniques of socially conscious street theatre from one of Washington's primary practitioners of the art. Students will study the history of activist performance in public spaces and learn how to design and perform pieces of their own.

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$330

6 sessions

Become a Game Machine

at Washington Improv Theater - Columbia Heights 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

This workshop will explore Game in a way that will make it far less elusive and scary. The basic meaning of game is the first unusual thing that can be justified and heightened. Within the workshop we will work our listening skills to latch on to that first unusual thing faster and to cleanly and concisely state what the unusual pattern of behavior...

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$30

Stretching Your Imagination & the Space-Time Continuum

at Washington Improv Theater - Columbia Heights 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Forget about doing improv 'the right way'. It's time to shake things up and expand your notions of what's possible in an improv show. This workshop is designed to aggressively expand the concept of improvised gameplay, scenework, and show formatting. First we’ll shake things up with short form games that play with contradictions, surrealism, mental...

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$40

Make it Matter!

at Washington Improv Theater - Columbia Heights 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Early on in improv you practice getting the words out by having conversations on stage. Once you get the hang of that then you want to make those conversations entertaining; but that’s when scene start to feel like work. Your first idea for the scene maybe didn’t get a big reaction, so you try another idea. Then a third idea. You and your scene...

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$30

Drama Workshop

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter 733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

A good follow-up to Intro to Acting, a first course for those looking for a more intensive introduction, or a refresher for those with previous experience—this course uses a wide variety of improvisational techniques to explore the actor’s process, from activating needs to developing a complex character.  Great for loosening up your body...

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$330

6 sessions

Advanced Acting for the Camera

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter 733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

This class is different each time it’s offered, because it is designed each time for the specific students in the class.  The class begins with a review of basic on-camera technique, followed by attention to advanced audition techniques. The rest of the course will focus on areas of special interest to the students.  Past topics have...

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$360

7 sessions

Six Plays

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter 733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Theatre Lab Director Buzz Mauro was recently challenged to choose the five most important plays for every American actor to know, and his answers form the material for this course.  One of them is a two-parter, so it's actually six plays, one for each week: Oedipus the King, Hamlet, A Doll's House, A Raisin in the Sun, and Angels in America,...

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$300

6 sessions

Advanced Beginning Modern/ Improv

at BalletNova Center for Dance - Bailey's Crossroads 3443 Carlin Springs Rd, Falls Church, Virginia 22041

BalletNova Center for Dance (BNCD) has one of the most extensive adult dance programs in the Metro DC region, with a full range of classes in different dance genres and levels to meet almost every need and interest.  Throughout our adult division (from basic beginner through professional), all dancers are challenged to improve! Classes are designed...

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$20

Meisner Technique II: Scene Work

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter 733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

This course applies the concepts of Meisner Technique I to a variety of scripted scenes. Students will learn how to approach a text, make active choices, and live (engage) truthfully in the imaginary circumstances.  Prerequisite:  Meisner Technique I, or other Meisner experience and permission of the instructor.

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$330

6 sessions

Public Speaking the Actor's Way

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter 733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Four lunchtime classes. An innovative approach to powerful public speaking, taught by pioneers in the field of applied acting.  This course leads participants through a series of acting-based physical, vocal and psychological exercises designed to promote spoken communication that leaves a lasting impact on an audience.  From writing a...

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$250

4 sessions

Actions and Objectives

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter 733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

A practical course for the actor. Using improv and excerpts from plays, this class will explore the power of actions and objectives as tools to spark creativity, believability and growth. For actors with some scene study experience.

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$340

6 sessions

Follow the Fun

at Washington Improv Theater - Columbia Heights 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Tap into your inner joy on stage and play with the gifts that are already in the scene. Ease into scenes with a focus on the people more than the premise. Hone your eye for games by recognizing simple character behavioral patterns. Learn techniques for tapping into your joy on stage and unpack-and-play with the gifts you’ve got at...

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$40
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