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.

Intro to Performance taught by Rebecca Noon
Tuesdays, 7-9pm, September 5 to October 30, 2017, $250

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.

Oral History taught by Marta V. Martínez and Rebecca Noon
Wednesdays, 7-9pm, September 27 to November 1, 2017
$50-$250 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds

Everyone has a story to tell. Whether your family’s history or your own personal journey, no one lives a life free from twists and turns. But how can one person’s story become crated into theater? Partnering with RI Latino Oral History Project and Trinity Rep, we will first explore the process of identifying and collecting oral histories, then craft those stories into live performance. The 6-week-class culminates with a performance with the Southside Cultural Center’s Dia de los Muertos celebration

Acting for Non-Actors 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
Mondays, 7-9pm, February 25 to April 15, 2018 , $250

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.

2017-2018 Masters series is TBA. Email education@trinityrep.com with any questions or requests. Check back this fall for more details!

The Veterans and Theater Institute

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