Milwaukee Repertory Theater Education Department
Adult Class Catalogue – 2014/2015 Season

About The Rep’s Adult Class Catalogue
Milwaukee Rep Education is dedicated to offering a variety of programming for students of all ages, interests and backgrounds. The Adult Class Catalogue is designed specifically for adults ages 18+ who are interested in a developing a wide range of abilities related to the theatrical craft. Whether you are a beginner with no formal training or experience, or a seasoned performer looking to sharpen your skills, we offer courses and intensives throughout the year that will fit your needs. Class sizes are limited to ensure instructors are able to give one-on-one feedback to each student. Check back frequently as we continue to update our offerings throughout the season.

Coming Soon!
Check back soon to learn more about our Saturday Intensives,
a series of specialty seminars taught by leading professionals!

Class Registration & Contact Information
Register online or contact Hope Parow, Education Assistant, at 414-290-5398 or hparow@milwaukeerep.com.

Location & Parking
All classes take place at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, located inside the Milwaukee Center at 108 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53202. Entrance to The Rep proper is adjacent to our Box Office window on the south side of the building. The receptionist on duty will be happy to direct you to the correct class space once inside. While we do not validate parking, street parking is typically available only a short distance from The Rep. Additional parking can be found close-by at the Intercontinental Hotel and Marcus Center Parking Structure for an hourly fee.

Looking for classes and opportunities for teens?
Check out Milwaukee Rep’s Teen Council, an organization for teens, by teens. Free membership includes access to events and workshops around productions from The Rep’s season.

Visit us online at: http://www.milwaukeerep.com/Education/Outreach/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MilwaukeeRepTeenCouncil

Adult Classes

  • Directing

    • Wednesday, Feb-18-2015
    • RP Classroom

    Taught by Milwaukee Rep director Leda Hoffmann (The Amish Project), this course will offer students a chance to develop and strengthen a variety of skills essential for any director’s toolbox. Focusing on a contemporary play, each member of the class will embark on a theatrical journey as a student director, taking their piece from big-picture ideas to a staged scene. The first two weeks will focus on defining the world of the play and design choices. The final four weeks will focus on staging and scene work. Every member of the class will have an opportunity to direct fellow classmates in a workshop scene and discuss rehearsal techniques and directing choices with the instructor and class. 

    Instructor: Leda Hoffmann

    Class fee: $175 

    Prerequisite: None 

    Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm  

    Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25

    *SPECIAL* For this session ONLY, directing students will collaborate with students from Acting II to more fully understand the creative team process and develop director/actor rapport. Classes will not only combine for up to two classes, but students will have the chance to see The Amish Project as a group at a reduced price. Price of the ticket is $20 and is not included in the class fee. 

  • Basic Acting I - Session I

    • Monday, Jan-05-2015
    • RP Classroom

    BASIC ACTING I: INTRODUCTION TO PERFORMANCE

    This intro class is designed for non-professionals from all walks of life interested in developing essential skills (such as confidence, focus, creative and critical thinking, etc.) while sharpening their basic acting skills. Classes will encourage students to use their imagination, body, and voice to explore specific techniques used to enhance any stage performance. Special attention will be given to preparing a contemporary monologue. Participants of the entire Basic Acting series (I, II and III) will receive a signed Certificate of Participation at the end of Basic Acting III.

    Instructor: Hope Parow

    Class fee: $150

    Prerequisite: None

    Session I     Monday 5:30-7:00 pm    

    Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9

  • Basic Acting I - Session II

    • Tuesday, Apr-07-2015
    • RP Classroom

    BASIC ACTING I: INTRODUCTION TO PERFORMANCE

    This intro class is designed for non-professionals from all walks of life interested in developing essential skills (such as confidence, focus, creative and critical thinking, etc.) while sharpening their basic acting skills. Classes will encourage students to use their imagination, body, and voice to explore specific techniques used to enhance any stage performance. Special attention will be given to preparing a contemporary monologue. Participants of the entire Basic Acting series (I, II and III) will receive a signed Certificate of Participation at the end of Basic Acting III.

    Instructor: Hope Parow

    Class fee: $150

    Prerequisite: None

    Session II    Tuesday 6:00-7:30 pm

    April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12

  • BASIC ACTING II: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT - Session II

    • Monday, Feb-23-2015
    • RP Classroom

    Students will continue to develop essential skills learned in Basic Acting to create and develop unique characters within powerful scenes. Participants of the entire Basic Acting series (I, II and III) will receive a signed Certificate of Participation at the end of Basic Acting III. 

    Instructor: Hope Parow

    Class fee: $175

    Prerequisite: Basic Acting I

    Session II      Monday 6:00-8:00 pm

    Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 

    *SPECIAL* Students who enroll in Acting II, running February 23 – March 30 ONLY, will collaborate with Milwaukee Rep director, Leda Hoffmann (The Amish Project) and directing students to more fully understand the creative team process and develop director/actor rapport. Classes will not only combine for up to two classes, but students will have the chance to see The Amish Project as a group at a reduced price. Price of the ticket is $20 and is not included in the class fee. 

  • Basic Acting III

    • Wednesday, Apr-15-2015
    • RP Classroom

    Using techniques learned in Basic Acting I and II, students will dive into the creation of more complex and elaborate scenes. The class will culminate in a final showcase performance. Participants of the entire Basic Acting series (I, II and III) will receive a signed Certificate of Participation at the end of Acting III.  

    Instructor: Jenny Toutant 

    Class fee: $200

    Prerequisite: Basic Acting I and II 

    Wednesday 5:30-7:30 pm

    April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20