We offer a wide array of performance classes for adults at all experience levels and interests. All fall and winter classes will be held online via Zoom, so audio and video capabilities are required. Decisions about whether spring sessions are being held online or in-person will be made closer to the start date.

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.

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.

10 WEEKS WITH AUGUST WILSON: THE AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE – Ages 16+

This class is currently closed for general enrollment, but we are holding spaces for participants who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. Interested BIPOC individuals should email jbutterfield@trinityrep.com for more information.

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Saturdays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, January 2 – March 6, 2021
Taught by Michelle Cruz
Cost: $100

In this discussion and play reading group for older teens and adults, 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 OceanJoe Turner’s Come and GoneMa Rainey’s Black BottomThe Piano LessonSeven GuitarsFencesTwo Trains Running, JitneyKing 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 the Zoom platform – video and audio connection are necessary.
Class size limited to 25 students.

Beginning Acting

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Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, February 3 – March 24, 2021
Taught by Jordan Butterfield
Cost: $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. Beginning Acting will give you the ability to speak and be heard. Some rehearsal outside of class time is required.

This class 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 sessions.
Class size limited to 10 students.

Virtual Play Reading & Discussion Group – Ages 16+

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Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:30 am, March 6 – April 10, 2021
Taught by Curt Columbus
Cost: $60

Artistic Director Curt Columbus will lead students through a curated discussion focused on a different play each week. Curt will select plays from a variety of genres and playwrights, including some who have been produced recently at Trinity Rep. 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. This class will be held on the Zoom platform – video and audio connection are necessary.
Class size limited to 20 students

Introduction to Acting

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Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, April 5 – May 24, 2021
Taught by Education Staff
Cost: $250

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.

This class 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 sessions.
Class size limited to 10 students.