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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

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

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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

Scenes in Performance

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

Some performance issues can only be explored when an audience is involved. This course adds that crucial element to the traditional scene study mix. Students will rehearse scenes under the guidance of the instructor, with attention paid to all aspects of the acting.  The course includes a performance for an invited audience and discussion of...

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$340

6 sessions

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

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

at The Kennedy Center - Foggy Bottom 2700 F St NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20566

Now more than ever, the world needs the power of dance to bring people together and connect us all by our common humanity. For its annual Kennedy Center engagement, the beloved company will continue to push the art form into fascinating new territory, with multiple programs as unique and phenomenal as the Ailey dancers themselves.

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$149

7 sessions

Expanding Your Monologue Repertoire

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

Expert advice on how to find material, what different kinds of monologues every working actor should have at his or her disposal, and exactly what pieces are best for you.  Students will finish the class having discovered and begun work on several new monologues, with all the necessary tools for continuing to find exciting material in the fu...

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$280

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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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

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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

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

Deal or No Deal: The Secret to Easier Scenes

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

So stop wasting time trying to figure out what to say next! Instead learn how to play with what you already have. Struggling in scenes? Your scenes are probably not working because you’re working too hard. This workshop will help you discover the brilliant ideas ALREADY PRESENT in all of your scenes, and how to dig deeper into your character deals...

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$40

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

Ballet 360°: American Ballet Theatre & the Ballets

at The Kennedy Center - Foggy Bottom 2700 F St NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20566

Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses discussion and video to explore various topics in the art form. In this session, delve into Serenade after Plato's Symposium, Whipped Cream, and other ballets by Alexei Ratmansky, ABT's Artist in Residence. If any choreographer working today honors ballet's traditions while looking into the future,...

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$15
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