The Classes by CTC

Classes Currently Available...

 

Series 1-- Language in Action

 

Language in Action is a 9-week beginner-friendly acting course taught by two of Las Vegas' most respected theatre practitioners-- Mindy Woodhead and Christopher Brown. The curriculum focuses on TEXT & SUBTEXT, SCRIPT ANALYSIS IN ACTION, RELATIONSHIPS ONSTAGE, and will conclude with 3 weeks of the MEISNER TECHNIQUE.

 

  • Classes take place at Art Square Theatre unless otherwise informed by the teacher. 
  • Series 1 meets on Tuesdays, 11AM-1PM, from July 11th- Sept. 5th, 2017.
  • Course options include: 6-weeks for $150 (missed classes can be 'made-up' during final three classes at no extra cost and additional weeks can be purchased at $15/class) and 9-weeks for $190. There is no refund for missed classes.
  • Payments must be made in full to secure your spot in class.
  • Drop-ins are welcome for $30/class, but only if there is less than 10 students at class start-time. Auditing without participation for drop-ins is available for $15/class. Warm-up is still free. Payment for drop-ins is made by cash or check on the day of the class.

 

 

 

 

Series 2-- Scenes & Monologues

 

Scenes & Monologues is the second class in this successful series of intensive acting classes from one of Las Vegas’ most respected theatre companies. Taught by Mindy Woodhead and Christopher Brown, Series 2 expands upon the work that was covered in Series 1, Language in Action, and dives deeper explorations of the individual student’s needs with a rigorous practical yet application of the tools of the craft. (See complete cirriculum below.) 

 

  • Classes take place at Art Square Theatre unless otherwise informed by the teacher. 
  • Series 2 meets on Saturdays, 11AM-1PM, from July 15th- Sept. 9th, 2017.
  • Course options include: 6-weeks for $150 (missed classes can be 'made-up' during final three classes at no extra cost and additional weeks can be purchased at $15/class) and 9-weeks for $190. There is no refund for missed classes.
  • Payments must be made in full to secure your spot in class.
  • Drop-ins are welcome for $30/class, but only if there is less than 10 students at class start-time. Auditing without participation for drop-ins is available for $15/class. Warm-up is still free. 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 every class session for the first 6 weeks. The final three weeks will explore the monologue with students working on their feet with 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