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Adult Classes - SUMMER 2015


Learn from the Tampa Bay Area’s top theatre artists! Whether you are an absolute beginner or have some previous acting or improvisation experience, American Stage Education has a class for you.  Classes are available throughout the year for adults of all experience levels looking to explore their creativity and expand their theatrical knowledge.

For more information or if you are having problems enrolling online, contact the education department at 727-823-1600 x 204 or email education@americanstage.org.


Acting II

Take the next step in becoming an actor! This class builds upon the skills learned in Acting I. Throughscene work and in-class exercises, students will have an opportunity to take what they've learned in Acting I and delve deeper into the actor’s process. Students will explore what it really means to be in the moment, further script analysis skills, and work to create three dimensional, spontaneous characters. The course culminates in a performance of scenes for invited guests.  

Minimum: 8 students
Maximum: 16 students

PREREQUSITE: Acting I or instructor approval

Dates: October 5th-December 14th (10 Weeks)
Time
:  Mondays from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at American Stage 
Final Performance: Monday, December 14th, 2015
Instructor
: James Rayfield
Tuition: $260

Intro to Improv


"Yes, and…" In improvisation we practice this simple skill to make our scenes a success. And if you try it, your life will be changed for the better both on stage and off. In the Intro to Improv class, you will learn how to give up judgment, embrace new possibilities and say “yes” to change. This short-form class will introduce you to the fundamentals of improv comedy and give you the skills to think quickly and creatively on your feet. This class is for students new to improv or for anyone who wants to revisit the core concepts behind this popular performance style. (It’s a great way to prepare for our Improv Level 1 - Setting the Scene class if you are new to acting or improv.) The class will culminate in a showcase performance for family and friends.   

Minimum: 8 students
Maximum: 20 students

Dates: October 17th-December 12th (8 Weeks)*
Time: 
Saturdays from 10:00am-11:45am at American Stage
Final Performance:
Sunday, December 13th, 2015
Instructor: Patrick McInnis
Tuition: $170

*Class will not meet on Saturday, November 28th.

Improv Level 1 - Setting the Scene


This class introduces students to the basics of how to perform long-form improv. Students will learn and put into practice improv concepts like "Yes, Anding", "Give And Take", "Playing At The Top Of Your Intelligence", and "Object/Space Work". No matter what your improv experience level is, this eight-week course will show you how to create interesting improvisations, culminating in a showcase for your friends and family.  

Minimum: 10 students
Maximum: 20 students

Dates: October 3rd-December 12th (10 weeks)*
Time: 
Saturdays from 12:00am-2:00pm at American Stage
Final Performance: Sunday, December 13th, 2015
Instructor: Chris Juul
Tuition:
$202
Lab Fee:  $30*

*Class will not meet on Saturday, November 28th.

Improv Level 2 - Finding the Funny


Picking up where Level 1 left off, students will learn and put into practice improv concepts like "The Game Of The Scene", "Heightening/Exploring" and "Walk-Ons".  The Level 2 course will take your improv to the next level, culminating in a showcase for your friends and family. The class is taught by Gavin Hawk, one-half of the improvisation team of Hawk and Wayne, Artistic Director of A Simple Theatre, and theatre professor at Eckerd College.

Minimum: 10 students
Maximum: 18 students

PREREQUISITE: Improv Level 1 and instructor approval.

Dates: October 3rd-December 12th (10 weeks)*
Time: 
Saturdays from 10:00am-12:00pm at American Stage
Final Performance: Sunday, December 13th, 2015
Instructor: Gavin Hawk
Tuition:
$235

*Class will not meet on Saturday, November 28th.

Improv Level 3 - Creating the Character

Picking up where Level 2 left off, students will learn to put into practice improv concepts like "Point of View", "Character Mirroring", and "Group Scenes". This ten-week class is taught by Ricky Wayne, working television & film actor and sketch-writer who studied at The Groundlings in LA. Ricky is also from the improvisation team, Hawk and Wayne. Students in this class will stretch and define their comedic voice, and will open for each Hawk & Wayne show throughout the fall 2015 session (dates below).

Minimum: 12 students
Maximum: 18 students

PREREQUISITE: Improv Level 2 and instructor approval.

Dates: October 3rd-December 12th (10 weeks)*
Time: 
Saturdays from 12:00pm-2:00pm at American Stage
Final Performance: Opening for Hawk & Wayne on Sundays, November 1st & December 6th, 2015
Instructor: Ricky Wayne
Tuition:
$260

*Class will not meet on Saturday, November 28th.

Improv Level 4 - The Harold

Picking up where Level 3 left off, students will learn to perform The Harold, the granddaddy of all long-form improv shows. This ten-week course will give you a performance structure for your improv, culminating in a showcase for your friends and family.

Minimum: 10 students
Maximum: 16 students

PREREQUISITE: LEVEL 3 and instructor approval.

Schedule: Winter 2016

Tuition:
$270


*All students in Section I - Organic Improv are required to purchase The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual. You may purchase this book through American Stage Education or on your own. You must have the book on the first day of class. Once your enrollment for the class has been processed, someone will be in touch with you about purchasing the book.

Classes subject to change and/or cancellation if enrollment is below the minimum number needed. Should this occur, your tuition will be fully refunded.

For more information or if you are having problems trying to enroll on-line, please contact the Education Associate, at 727-823-1600 x 204 or email education@americanstage.org.

 

 

 
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