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Acting & Directing

Course for adults of all ages. Choose your track: acting or directing.

  • Started Feb 21
  • 225 US dollars
  • Purcellville Baptist Church: 601 Yaxley Dr, Purcellville, VA 20132

Course Description

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM The course will be a jumpstart for adult thespians wishing to fine-tune their skills – or see if acting or directing is for them. This course will offer two tracks for students to choose between: acting and directing. Both tracks will focus on the same material, but from different perspectives, and will work together in their respective roles. Acting Track students should expect scene studies and monologue work from classic texts, with an emphasis on awareness and choices. Directing Track students should expect coaching in the important strategies, philosophies, and vocabulary of directing their colleagues, from initial vision to textual work to stage performance. Concepts covered include tablework, stakes and motivations, scene beats, and dynamic staging. Students should expect take-home work and a highly interactive class with exercises, games, demonstrations, and scene work. If you would like to direct with us, but do not yet have directing experience, we highly recommend taking this class to see if directing is for you, and to add the necessary tools to your arsenal ahead of diving into the responsibilities of a full-length show. Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM Feb 21 - May 2 (NO class Apr 4 for Spring Break)