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 attached form and complete an essay to be considered. Payment plans are also available. Email 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 8/14/22)

  • Regardless of vaccination status, all students and staff must wear masks/face coverings over their nose, and mouth when indoors.  
  • 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.    

BEGINNER CLASSES

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.  

Intro to Performance – Fall Session

Taught by Matthew Bretschneider 
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September 28 – November 16, 2022
$250
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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. This class introduces students to several techniques for creating intention, connecting with another actor, finding comfort and ease on stage, building a character, and following impulses. The progression begins with voice and movement exercises to build a foundational vocabulary followed by improvisation, clowning, physical acting, and scene study. The class culminates in monologue work that focuses on each student’s individual needs and strengths. Students of all abilities are encouraged to attend. Class size is limited to 12 students.   

Introduction to Acting

Taught by Jordan Butterfield
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
February 1 – March 22, 2023
$250
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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. 

Intro to Performance – Winter Session

Taught by Matthew Bretschneider 
Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
January 19 – March 9, 2023
$250
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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. This class introduces students to several techniques for creating intention, connecting with another actor, finding comfort and ease on stage, building a character, and following impulses. The progression begins with voice and movement exercises to build a foundational vocabulary followed by improvisation, clowning, physical acting, and scene study. The class culminates in monologue work that focuses on each student’s individual needs and strengths. Students of all abilities are encouraged to attend. Class size is limited to 12 students.   

Audition Techniques

Taught by Matthew Bretschneider 
Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
March 16 – April 27, 2023 (no class April 20)
$200
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Over six weeks, students will apply foundational concepts to auditioning with material from theatre, television, and film scripts. Each class begins with a vocal and physical warm-up. Students will volunteer to work with the instructor on monologues and scenes in front of the class as the audition process is simulated. There will be a showcase of the students’ work at the end of the final class. This class is intended for all levels of experience. Students of all abilities are encouraged to attend. Class size is limited to 12 students.   

Intermediate and Advanced Classes

Scene Study

Taught by Linda Sutherland
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
October 26 – December 14, 2022 (No class on Wednesday, November 23)
$250
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This intermediate acting class will introduce participants to the basics of scene study and characterization with a focus on script analysis, blocking and making informed physical, vocal and emotional character choices.  Participants will develop an understanding of identifying beats, objectives, obstacles, tactics and other language of the stage as they work in two to three-person scenes.  Participants will be encouraged to select favorite plays for monologues and scenes to work on in class. Our class goal will be to memorize and present the studied scenes for family and friends during the final class.    

Advanced Scene Study

Taught by Linda Sutherland
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
March 15 – May 3, 2023
$300
Email education@trinityrep.com for permission from the instructor to register.

This class is designed for experienced actors and places emphasis on script analysis. Previous work either on stage or in scene study classes with Ms. Sutherland is a prerequisite and admission is subject to approval by the instructor. Material will be recommended to participants based upon assessment of their need to grow and explore in order to increase skill, technique and range. Participants are also free to select their own material to work on solo or with a scene partner.  Rehearsal outside of class time is strongly encouraged. Class is limited to 12 actors and is not suitable for beginners. Please prepare a 2-minute monologue for the first day of class.