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.
Please Note: All students must submit a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold a spot in the class.
Play Reading & Discussion Group for ages 16+
(Aka Quarantine with Qurt)
April 11 – May 16, Saturdays from 10:00 – 11:30 am
Led by Curt Columbus
Artistic Director Curt Columbus will lead students through a curated discussion focused on a different play each week. Curt will select plays related to productions from our last few seasons – diving into other works from playwrights like William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Arthur Miller, August Wilson, Lynn Nottage, and Sarah Ruhl. Students will be given a syllabus with plays to read (most of which should be available online, for download, or through your local library). Stimulate your mind and engage in the power of human connection with this exciting new group. Register here.Students for all of these classes will need access to the internet and audio and video capabilities. We will be using the platform Zoom and registered students will receive login details via email.
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.
Intro to Acting taught by Linda Sutherland
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, February 24 to April 13, 2020
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.
This class is full!
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Advanced Scene Study taught by Linda Sutherland
Tuesdays, 7 – 9:30 pm, September 17 – November 5, 2019
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 required. Class is limited to 12 actors and is not suitable for beginners. Please prepare a 2-minute monologue for the first day of class.
Scene Study taught by Linda Sutherland
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm or 7:00 – 9:30 pm (end times vary), April 20 to June 8, 2020
This intermediate acting class will introduce participants to the basics of scene study and include script analysis, identifying “givens,” 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. Scenes will be assigned to meet the individual needs of participants and some rehearsal work outside of class time is required. Class size limited to 12 students and is not suitable for beginners.
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.
Acting for Non-Actors taught by Jordan Butterfield
Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm, February 5 to March 25, 2020
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 Performance taught by Rebecca Noon
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, September 18 to November 6, 2018
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.
Intro to Improvisation taught by Jordan Butterfield
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, October 3 to November 7, 2018
Improvisation is the craft of building theater spontaneously through collaboration. You also use improv in everyday life – in theater, it’s just under odd given circumstances. While humor is not its goal, improvisational theater can be hilariously funny. This class will focus on the basics of improvisation, including accepting and building, creating a world to play in, and establishing point of view.
Scene Study taught by Linda Sutherland
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm or 7:00 – 9:30 pm (end times vary), April 22 – June 10, 2019
This intermediate/advanced acting class will focus on the basics of scene study and include script analysis, identifying “givens,” blocking and making informed physical, vocal and emotional character choices. Participants will develop an understanding of determining 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 monologue and scenes to work on in class. Some rehearsal outside of class time is required. Class size limited to 12 students.