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Adult Classes - WINTER AND SPRING 2014


2015 Winter Classes      2015 Spring Classes

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 Veronica Matthews, the Education Associate, at 727-823-1600 x 204 or email her at education@americanstage.org.

Classes for Winter 2015


Acting II
Take the next step in becoming an actor!  This class builds upon the skills learned in Acting I. Through scene 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 ten minute plays for invited guests. 

PREREQUISITE: Acting I

Minimum: 6 students
Maximum: 16 students

Dates: January 12 - March 16 (10 weeks)
Time
:  Mondays from 6:00pm-8:00pm at American Stage 
Final Performance: Monday, March 16, 2015
Instructor
: James Rayfield
Tuition:  $250

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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 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: 6 students
Maximum: 20 students

Dates: January 31-March 21 (8 weeks)
Time: 
Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:45am at American Stage
Final Performance:
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Instructor: Patrick McInnis
Tuition: $160

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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: 8 students
Maximum: 20 students

Dates: January 31-March 21 (8 weeks)
Time: 
Saturdays from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Final Performance: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Instructor: Patrick McInnis
Tuition:
$192
Lab Fee:  $30*

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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 will stretch and define your comedic voice, culminating in a showcase for your friends and family. 

Minimum: 10 students
Maximum: 18 students

PREREQUSITE:  Improv Level 2 and instructor approval

Dates: January 17-March 21 (10 weeks)
Time: 
Saturdays from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Final Performance: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Instructor: Ricky Wayne
Tuition: $250


Classes for Spring 2015

Acting I
Created for curious students interested in exploring the mysteries of acting, this class invites students to take the first step in becoming an expressive, confident stage actor.  Through the use of improv exercises and games, students will begin to build a strong foundation of skills. Focus will be placed on listening, concentration, moment-to-moment work, creativity, movement and vocal skills, and ensemble building. The course culminates in a performance of improvisations, exercises, scenes and monologues for invited guests at the end of each semester.

Minimum: 6 students
Maximum: 16 students

Dates: April 6-June 8 (10 weeks)
Time
:  Mondays from 6:00pm-8:00pm at American Stage 
Final Performance: Monday, June 8, 2015
Instructor
: James Rayfield
Tuition:  $250

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 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: 6 students
Maximum: 20 students

Dates: April 11-May 30 (8 weeks)
Time: 
Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:45am at American Stage
Final Performance:
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Instructor: Patrick McInnis
Tuition: $160

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: 8 students
Maximum: 20 students

Dates: April 11-May 30 (8 weeks)
Time: 
Saturdays from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Final Performance: Sunday, May 31, 2015
Instructor: Patrick McInnis
Tuition:
$192
Lab Fee:  $30*

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". This ten-week course will take your improv to the next level, culminating in a showcase for your friends and family.

Minimum: 10 students
Maximum: 18 students

PREREQUISITE: Improv Level 1 and instructor approval.

Dates: April 4-June 6 (10 weeks)
Time: 
Saturdays from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Final Performance: Sunday, June 7, 2015
Instructor: Gavin Hawk
Tuition:
$192


* 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 Veronica Matthews, the Education Associate, at 727-823-1600 x 204 or email her at education@americanstage.org.

 

 

 
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