The Classes

Classes Currently Available...

 

Series 1-- Language in Action

 

Language In Action is a 7-week, beginner-friendly acting course taught by Mindy Woodhead and Christopher Brown. The class will run Saturdays 11AM-1PM Sept. 16th-Oct.28th, 2017. The curriculum will focus on TEXT & SUBTEXT, SCRIPT ANALYSIS IN ACTION, RELATIONSHIPS ON STAGE and an INTRODUCTION TO MEISNER TECHNIQUE.The total cost for 7 weeks is $200. Each session is limited to 14 students.

 

  • Classes take place at Art Square Theatre unless otherwise informed by the teacher. 
  • Series 1 meets on Saturdays, 11AM-1PM, from Sept. 16th-Oct.28th, 2017.
  • This is a 7 Week course. The cost is $200. There is no refund for missed classes.
  • Payments must be made in full to secure your spot in class.
  • Drop-ins are welcome for $40/class, but only if there is less than 10 students at class start-time. Auditing without participation for drop-ins is available for $20/class. Payment for drop-ins is made by cash or check on the day of the class.

 

 

 

 

Series 2-- Scenes & Monologues

 

Scenes and Monologues is the second class in this successful series of intensive acting classes by one of Las Vegas' most respected theatre companies. This 7-week course, taught by Mindy Woodhead and Christopher Brown, Scenes and Monologues dives into deeper explorations of the student's needs with a rigorous yet practical application of the tools of the craft. The class will run Tuesdays, 12:30-2:30PM, from Sept. 19th-Oct. 31st, 2017. Each session is limited to 10 students. The cost is a flat $200

 

  • Classes take place at Art Square Theatre unless otherwise informed by the teacher. 
  • Series 2 meets on Tuesdays, 12:30AM-2:30PM, from September 19th-October 31st, 2017.
  • This course is 7 weeks and costs $200. There is no refund for missed classes.
  • Payments must be made in full to secure your spot in class.
  • Drop-ins are welcome for $40/class, but only if there is less than 10 students at class start-time. Auditing without participation for drop-ins is available for $20/class. Payment for drop-ins is made by cash or check on the day of the class.
  • Series 1 is not a prerequisite for Series 2.

 

Series 2- Scenes and Monologues curriculum:

 

Series 2 will use the foundational work of analyses and rehearsal room phases of acting and get into the complexities of performance visive developing the honed instinct, open fields of awareness, captivating and creative choices, and personal investment in building a character.  Through partnerships with fellow students, the actor will create compelling interpretations of complex scenes and monologues, with students working on their feet from memorized pieces each class session. Various tools from Series 1 will be explored based on the individual needs of the students including: 

 

  • Arc 
  • Breath and Grammar
  • Pitch, Pacing, Rythm, and Intensity
  • Thought Beats
  • Motivating Change
  • Image
  • Point of View
  • Perspective Paraphrasing
  • Creating "TextUre"
  • Physicality of Vocality
  • Making Powerful Choices
  • Actor Values/ Character Stakes
  • Personal Commitment to Character Choices
  • Increasing Tactical Range
  • Leaning Into Conflict
  • Meisner Repetition
  • Shifts in Power Dynamics
  • Essential Nature in Relationships
  • Acquiring Vulnerability through Listening