We offer a wide array of performance classes for adults at all experience levels and interests. 

Financial Aid: Please fill out the Financial Aid Application BEFORE registering for a Trinity Rep Studio class. Once your application is processed (allow 3 – 5 business days) you will be given a discount code to register. Financial aid is need-based only and applicants must fill out the form and complete an essay to be considered. Payment plans are also available. Contact education@trinityrep.com with all inquiries.

Please Note: All students must submit a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold a spot in the class. Contact education@trinityrep.com if this is prohibitive for your family.

Please read the cancellation policy.

COVID SAFETY POLICY (as of 12/1/21)

  • Starting with the spring session, all students eligible for vaccination must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least 14 days have passed since the final dose) as a condition of enrollment. Medical and religious exemptions to the vaccination requirement will be considered and reasonable accommodations provided under applicable law.
  • All students with symptoms (including fever over 100°, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea) should stay home and get tested for COVID-19.
  • Staff and students will be screened before entry, including being asked about symptoms, temperature being taken, and signing in to our log.
  • Regardless of vaccination status, all students and staff must wear masks/face coverings over their nose and mouth when indoors.


This set of classes is for adults (18 years and older, unless otherwise specified) 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 sessions.  

Beginning Acting

Taught by Matthew Bretschneider
Tuesdays, 7:00 -9:00 pm, February 1 – March 22, 2022

This class is full. Please click here to add your name to the waiting list.

Before an actor begins telling stories in front of audiences, they must learn to be comfortable on stage. This involves accessing a variety of tools that most of us don’t use in our daily lives. In this class, we will explore these time-honored techniques used by all actors, including creating intention, connection with another actor, comfort and ease on stage, building a character, improvisation, following impulses, and utilizing sense memory. The class will culminate in monologue work that will focus on each student’s individual needs and strengths. Class size is limited to 12 students.

Virtual: 10 Weeks with August Wilson: The American Century Cycle 

Taught by Michelle Cruz
Saturdays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, February 26 to April 30, 2022 

In this discussion and play reading group, participants will explore a different play from August Wilson’s American Century Cycle each week. Community Engagement Director Michelle Cruz will lead a conversation about the context, themes, rich history, music and language of Wilson’s plays. In order, the plays are: Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Fences, Two Trains Running, Jitney, King Hedley II, and Radio Golf. We encourage students to purchase these plays from Black-owned bookstores such as these or find it at your local library. This class will be held on Zoom. 

For ages 16 and up. Class size limited to 20. 

We are holding spaces for Black, Indigenous and People of Color people to join free of charge. Email jwright@trinityrep.com for more info. 

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Introduction to Acting

Taught by Jordan Butterfield
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, April 6 – May 25, 2022 

This class is full. Please click here to add your name to the waiting list.

This introductory acting 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 and monologue study.  Special attention will be given to strengthening skills in voice, movement and character development.  Some rehearsal outside of class time is required.   

Class size limited to 12 students. 

Virtual Playreading and Discussion Group

Taught by Curt Columbus
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, March 12 – April 23, 2022 

Ages 16+.  Artistic Director Curt Columbus will lead students through a curated discussion focused on a different play each week. Curt selected plays from a variety of genres and playwrights, including some who have been produced recently at Trinity Rep. The full list of plays includes Antigone by Sophocles, adapted by Seamus Heaney; Richard III by William Shakespeare, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorainne Hansberry, The Inheritance Parts I and II by Matthew Lopez, and a promising new play you’ll get to learn more about in the class.

Students will be given a syllabus in advance and will be sent a PDF of each play. Stimulate your mind and engage in the power of human connection with this exciting group. Class size is limited to 20 students.

Register Here