Adult Acting ClasseS
All classes are held at TheatreSquared, 477 W Spring Street. Register for classes online below or call 479-777-7477.
Three Tuesdays: October 15, 22, 29
This week-long intro to acting class is great for beginners, or people who have taken classes before but need a refresher. Classes will be comprised of playing theatre games, improvisation, body and voice awareness and defining terms: objective and internal obstacles.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
This fun class focuses on trust, spontaneity, scene-building, accepting offers and conquering fears. Nothing unleashes the power of creativity like improv! This class, which will focus strictly on improvised scene-work, is perfect for students who have prior acting experience or who have taken the beginning level course.
Three Tuesdays: December 3, 10, 17
The First Folio is the closest example we have to what Shakespeare actually wrote. Locked within the Folio are clues that help an actor with character. Understanding iambic pentameter, punctuation, capitalization, breath, metaphors, heightened images, etc, the folio technique will transcend the way an actor approaches classical text and contemporary material alike.
This fun (and funny) week of classes – focused solely on the craft of improvised performance – will give students the opportunity to act, think, and learn on their feet. Students will begin the week building their collaborative, communication skills through classic improv exercises. After mastering the basic building blocks of improvisation, students will hone their scene work and performance skills as they build toward an exciting end-of-week showcase where students will have the opportunity to share their week’s achievements with their friends and families. The showcase will take place on January 17 at 7pm.
Tuesday, February 18
Naturally shy? Afraid to speak up during meetings? Tired of struggling through interviews or auditions? T2’s adult acting class will help you to become more outspoken, confident, and successful in your professional and personal life.
Tuesday, April 21
Auditioning skills are some of the most critical in the actor’s toolkit. In this workshop, we’ll discuss headshots, resumes, monologue packages and you’ll learn tricks of the trade to give you confidence and focus as you approach your next audition. Bring monologues for individual coaching!
Three Tuesdays: May 19, 26, June 2
This scene study class is great for actors who have taken classes previously and are ready to further explore the craft through scene study. The class will focus on scene work, providing an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques to build greater connection to character and partner.
Arkansas Playwrights Workshop
For over a decade, the Arkansas Playwrights Workshop has been dedicated to nurturing new plays and playwrights, helping to foster new works for the American stage while providing a safe place for writers to work on their craft through regular workshop sessions and public readings. Sessions are free and open to beginning and advanced playwrights and screenwriters. Writers are encouraged to bring 10-15 pages of dialogue, which are read cold by actors, then commented upon by the group under the leadership of an experienced playwright.
Over the years, participants have ranged from absolute beginners to professionally produced dramatists; APW playwrights have won numerous awards and had their work produced at theatres around the country.
When and Where
The group currently meets at 6:30 p.m. twice each month on Mondays (per email notification) at The Old Smokehouse located at 1725 Smokehouse Trail off of MLK in Fayetteville. Actors and directors are always welcome, and walk-ins are encouraged. Writers should expect to attend one or two sessions before bringing work to be read. APW is directed by Arkansas playwright Mark Landon Smith. For more information and to place your name on the APW email list, contact Mark Landon Smith.