Press Release - ​Adult Acting Classes

South Coast Repertory: Adult Acting Classes Start in October

COSTA MESA, Calif.​ (Aug. 28, 2017)—Try your hand at acting this fall with South Coast Repertory’s convenient evening acting classes for adults. The classes include basic acting, improv, musical theatre and playwriting Acting is great for adults who are looking for personal growth, development, creative inspiration, fun and can be helpful in the workplace for that boost of self-confidence and the ability to think quickly on one’s feet. Acting classes are also a great place to meet people who share a passion for the performing arts. Register now online for classes at SCR’s Theatre Conservatory at www.scr.org/classes or by phone, (714) 708-5577.

ADULT ACTING CLASSES

Fall Session: Runs Oct. 9-Dec. 5, 2017
SCR’s nationally acclaimed adult acting and playwriting classes are taught by top professionals in their field. The courses are designed for both career-minded professionals and those interested in personal growth and development. Adult students may choose from the classes below to create a program that suits their individual pace and interests. Students will discover their acting talent, polish communication skills, develop spontaneity and meet new people. Classes are held in the theatre’s state-of-the-art Education Center, specially designed to meet the study and performance needs of students. Training takes place in classrooms and on stages in the Emmes/Benson Theatre Center, located near South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. SCR is in Orange County, just an hour from Los Angeles’ film and television industry.

Fundamentals of Acting: Act I Basic Skills
Oct. 9-Nov. 27, Mondays 7-10 p.m.
Oct. 11-Nov. 29, Wednesdays 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Learn the fundamentals of acting in a lively and entertaining class that includes exercises in the basic skills of improvisation, communication and monologues. Recommended for those new to acting or as a refresher course.

Fundamentals of Acting: Act II, Scene Study
Oct. 10-Nov. 28, Tuesdays 7-10 p.m.
Take the next step in acting by studying and performing scenes, with an emphasis on making strong, imaginative choices rooted in character and text.

Act III, Advanced Scene Study and Characterization
Oct. 10-Dec. 5, Tuesdays 7-10 p.m.
Delve deeper into acting technique—script analysis, performance and the ability to create a character—with emphasis on action and objective.

Acting Shakespeare
Oct. 10-Dec. 5, Tuesdays 7-10 p.m.
Perform and analyze monologues to explore Shakespeare's use of language and create text-based characterization.

Improvisation I
Oct. 10-Nov. 28, Tuesdays 7-10 p.m.
Focus on acting, characterization, creativity and spontaneity through improvised scenes and theatre games. In this fast-paced, fun workshop, the emphasis is on thinking quickly, making stronger choices and increasing confidence.

Advanced Improvisation
Oct. 11-Nov. 29, Wednesdays 7-10 p.m.
This is a class for students who have moved beyond the basics of improvisation and want a more intense experience. Instructor Greg Atkins' no-nonsense, high-energy approach to improvisation will help students break through fear of the unknown and prepare them for any acting challenge, whether on stage or off.

Musical Theatre
Oct. 9-Nov. 27, Mondays 7-10 p.m.
Approach the Broadway song from the standpoint of the actor—how to act a song, not just sing it. This class starts with the idea that if you can act you can sing.

Discovering Your Voice: Introduction to Playwriting
Oct. 9-Nov. 27, Mondays 7-10 p.m.
Do you have a story that you’re dying to tell? Let us help. We’ll explore writers, writing and most of all—getting your story down on paper.

Tuition: $310 per eight-week class.


Additional Class Information

Education Offices: Enroll for classes by phone at (714) 708-5577 or by email at education@scr.org

Resource Links:
SCR Conservatory: http://www.scr.org/classes

ADDITIONAL CLASS INFORMATION

Education Offices: Enroll for classes by phone at (714) 708-5577 or by email at education@scr.org

Resource Links:

SCR Conservatory: http://www.scr.org/classes


ABOUT SOUTH COAST REPERTORY: Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, founded in 1964 by David Emmes and Martin Benson, is widely recognized as one of the leading professional theatres in the United States. While its productions represent a balance of classic and modern theatre, SCR is renowned for its extensive new-play development program, which includes the nation’s largest commissioning program for emerging and established writers. One-quarter of SCR’s 525 productions have been world premieres. SCR-developed works have garnered two Pulitzer Prizes and eight Pulitzer nominations, several Obie Awards and scores of major new-play awards. Located in Costa Mesa, Calif., SCR is home to the 507-seat Segerstrom Stage, the 336-seat Julianne Argyros Stage and the 94-seat Nicholas Studio. www.scr.org