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

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.

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.

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.

Virtual Intro to Performance

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Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, October 7 – November 18, 2020
Taught by Jordan Butterfield
Cost: $160

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 and following impulses, and utilizing sense memory. The class will culminate in monologue work that will focus on each student’s individual needs and strengths. This class will be held on the Zoom platform – video and audio connection are necessary.
Class size is limited to 14 students.

Virtual Stand Up Comedy – Ages 16+

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Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, October 13 – December 1, 2020
Taught by Jay Are Adams
Cost: $180

A Stand Up and Sketch Comedy Class: This class is the ultimate beginner’s guide to making people laugh. Learn about joke writing, structure, and presentation while developing your own material, which you’ll present in a comedy showcase. Warning: may contain mature language. This class will be held on the Zoom platform – video and audio connection are necessary.
Class size limited to 12 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.
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.
Class size limited to 10 students.

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED CLASSES

Virtual Advanced Acting

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Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, October 5 – November 23, 2020
Taught by Taavon Gamble
Cost: $180

This advanced class is open to students from previous Trinity Rep classes or with other equivalent experience. Please email education@trinityrep.com with your resume before registering. We will be focusing on the monologue audition, working with text analysis and a variety of acting techniques. Seasoned actors will be revisiting their practice, grounding their breath and body, and examining the inner life and context of their characters. Students will use this pause in theatrical programming to hone their skills and prep for future auditions. The instructor will also give feedback on headshots, resumes, and websites if the student is interested. This class will be held on the Zoom platform – video and audio connection are necessary.
Class size limited to 12 students.