We offer a wide array of performance classes for adults at all experience levels and interests, taught by our resident acting company and artistic staff. Our diverse programs are offered from September through May.

Class descriptions, schedules and pricing will be posted here when new classes are scheduled.

Beginner Classes

This set of classes is for adults (18 years and older) at the beginning of their acting career or who are hoping to revisit a love of performance. Students can take more than one beginner acting class and would learn new techniques from different instructors.

Click HERE to register for an adult beginner class today.

Beginning Acting taught by Jordan Butterfield
Wednesdays, 7-9pm, February 7 to March 28, 2018, $250

Actors are magnetic people, often able to command a room, sympathize with others, interpret emotions and tell a great story. They are nothing if not self-confident… but they weren’t necessarily born that way! In this class our professional theater staff will lead non-actors through acting exercises and scene study in order to tap into the confident, self-assured person living inside each of us in a fun, playful, and relaxed environment. Acting for Non-Actors will give you the ability to speak and be heard. Some rehearsal outside of class time is required. Class size limited to 12 students.

Intro to Acting taught by Linda Sutherland
FULL; please contact education@trinityrep.com to get on the waitlist
Mondays, 7-9pm, February 25 to April 15, 2018

This introductory class is designed for people from all walks of life who are interested in exploring basic acting skills as well as developing essential skills (such as confidence, focus, creative and critical thinking and public speaking). Classes will encourage students to practice acting technique through improvisation, monologue and scene study. Special attention will be given to strengthening skills in analysis, character development and partnering. Some rehearsal outside of class time is required. Class size limited to 12 students.

Committing to the Character taught by Linda Sutherland
Tuesdays, 7-9pm or 7-9:30pm (end times vary), April 24 to June 12, 2018 , $250

This class is designed to introduce the fundamentals of character development through improvisation, monologue and scene study.  Special emphasis will be given to strengthening basic acting skills, building self-awareness, developing imagination and concentration, and discovering a method for creating an honest and believable character.  Participants will be encouraged to select favorite plays for monologue and scenes to work on in class.  Some rehearsal outside of class time is required.  Class size limited to 12 students.

Master Class Series

We offer a series of Master Classes for college students and adults looking to deepen their theater practice and dig into intensive and concentrated training with top experts in their fields. Pulling from Trinity Rep’s artistic relationships from across the field, we hope to curate an exciting mix of teachers and subjects.

Open to any student who has previously taken Trinity Rep classes or equivalent acting experience/training at another institution. Please submit your resume upon registration.

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA LEVEL ONE, April 14, 2018 10:00 am-1:00 pm

In order to build a well-rounded career, most actors need to feel confident on the stage as well as in front of a camera, but even experienced stage actors often have trouble making the transition. People will say, “Just be smaller,” but what does that mean? In this class, we will give scenes and monologues to the camera, watch the performances and offer helpful critique, resulting in greater ease and a more versatile performer who knows how not only to land the job, but to perform with confidence and sensitivity. This is designed actors who have not taken Acting for the Camera with Carolyn Pickman previously, or who are just starting in the business.

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA LEVEL TWO, April 21, 2018 10:00 am-1:00 pm

For actors with some on-camera experience or previous students of CP Casting, this class builds on the fundamentals and dives into more detailed instruction. Students will film a scene provided by CP Casting and will receive feedback and suggestions for confident performance at a casting call. Students must have taken a class with CP Casting in the past to be eligible.

Interested in registering for a Master Class? Click here!

The Veterans and Theater Institute

Are you an active duty military personnel or veteran? Learn more.