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Movement 1

at Studio Theater - Logan Circle 1501 14th St NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20005

Identify, relax, and warm up parts of the body that hold tension. Develop free movement and expressiveness. Work on posture, gesture, walking, and expanding physical potential. Pair with Principles of Realism.

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$325

18 sessions

Creating a One-Person Show

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

Learn the ins and outs of creating a one-person show, including how to use personal stories, imagery, dreams, and myths as fabric for constructing original performance pieces.  All students will create, stage, and perform a solo piece by the course's end. This class is recommended for playwrights, actors, and anyone interested in exploring artistic...

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$340

6 sessions

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Intro to Acting

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

A fun and fast-paced introduction to what acting is all about, with plenty of practice in improvisation, scene study and theatre games.  For anyone who's ever wanted to give acting a try—or those who haven't done it since that one time in high school. Students also learn the basics of auditioning and the business of acting. This class is designed...

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$310

6 sessions

Beginning Scene Study

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

“Loved learning the various exercises—definitely very helpful in understanding the process. Feel like I would understand how to effectively go about exploring my scene/character in the future.” An intensive introduction to scripted work through preparation and performance of scenes and monologues. Emphasis on learning effective rehearsal techniques...

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$340

6 sessions

Stanislavski Method

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

An intensive exploration of the seminal ideas of Constantin Stanislavski, some of whose teachings came to form the basis of Method Acting. The class will read An Actor Prepares in a seminar format, explore the applications of Stanislavski’s use of actions, beats and objectives, and work toward an understanding of some of the major acting techniques...

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$310

6 sessions

Michael Chekhov Technique

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

An introduction to the acting techniques of one of the major acting theorists and teachers of the 20th century - techniques used by Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, Marilyn Monroe and many others. Actors learn to employ psychological gesture to find the core of the character, through experiential approaches employing physical action that in turn creates...

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$310

6 sessions

Runway, Vogue, Tease

at Jordin's Paradise - Downtown, Washington, D.C. 1215 Connecticut Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20036

Briana graduated from Duke Ellington School of The Arts where she was first introduced to the Urban Hollywood Modeling scene. Joining Icon Production Agency she gained a lot of experience on and off stage also improving her skills. Interning for dance and magazine companies she studied runway, jazz, modern, health, and fitness. Her heel technique training...

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$20

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Advanced Voice Overs

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

Students will receive more time recording in class, honing methods introduced in The Theatre Lab’s Voiceovers class.  New voiceover genres will be introduced, as well as advanced techniques. Students will also explore more advanced real-world scenarios such as cold-reads, timing, tags, and doubles.  Pre-requisites: Successful completion...

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$330

6 sessions

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Voice and Speech

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

“Class incorporated a lot of new strategies for improving the command of my voice that I had never tried before. Thank you!” Basic skills in body awareness, vocal production, and stress reduction.  Particular attention will be paid to posture, breathing, basic ideas for healthful vocal production, and the mind-body connection.  Great...

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$280

6 sessions

Script Analysis for Scene Work

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

This course will focus on bringing dramatic texts to life by uncovering the dynamics of the given circumstances and objectives embodied in the script. Techniques for reading a script like a seasoned professional, with practical application in the rehearsal and presentation of scenes.

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$310

6 sessions

Intro to Acting for the Camera

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

An intensive course devoted to acting for film and television. The class will include audition techniques, the role of commercial spokesperson, specifics of industrial film work, and techniques for approaching film and television scripts. All class work will be filmed as it might be on a real set and then critiqued.

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$340

6 sessions

Musical Theatre Workshop

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

Intensive training in musical theatre skills. Primary focus will be on what it means to act a song and sing a scene. Attention will be paid to all aspects of musical performance and auditioning, including enhancing musical phrasing, improving vocal production, deepening interpretation of lyrics, optimizing the use of physical movement, and expanding...

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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

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

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