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Adult Classes

Adult Classes

Adult Classes

Milwaukee Rep Education is dedicated to offering a variety of programming for students of all ages, interests and backgrounds. The Adult Classes are designed specifically for adults ages 18+ who are interested in 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 to fit your needs. Class sizes are limited to ensure one-on-one feedback to each student. Check back frequently as we continue to update our offerings throughout the season.

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Register online or contact Amanda Garrigan, Education Programs Manager, at 414.290.5393 or agarrigan@milwaukeerep.com.

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Adult Acting Classes at Milwaukee Rep

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: Joshua Pohja
Class fee: $150
Prerequisite: None
Next session: Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 6, 5:30-7:00 PM

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Adult Acting Classes at Milwaukee Rep

BASIC ACTING II: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

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 Reed-Johnson
Class fee: $175
Prerequisite: Basic Acting I 
Next session: Mondays, February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 5:30-7:30 PM

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BASIC ACTING III: SCENE STUDY

Using techniques learned in Basic Acting I and II, students will dive into the creation of 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: Joshua Krause
Class fee: $200
Prerequisite: Basic Acting I and II 
Next session: Mondays, April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 6:00-8:00 PM

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Acting for the camera class at milwaukee rep

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA I

This fast-paced class will not only introduce students to the fundamentals of acting onscreen, but also help students get started in a time when everyone has the power to create and share their film work. Topics to be explored and developed may include script and character analysis, basic acting techniques, networking, auditioning, and talent expectations for social media, micro-budget, and professional film projects. Whether you are a filmmaker as a hobby or an eager amateur that wishes to turn professional, this course will help direct your passion to the best starting point.

Class fee: $175 
Instructor: Thomas Adisi
Prerequisite: None 
Next session: Tuesdays, March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2 5:30-7:00 PM

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ACTING FOR THE CAMERA II

Create, develop, and embody the character you've always imagined in this workshop experience– then press play. Acting for the Camera II uses the Organic Self-Puppeteering method, a simplified acting method that focuses on deprogramming doubt to unlock natural instincts, which results in a less emotionally-taxing experience for actors. Your on-camera process will be supported by both a professional filmmaker and lighting designer.  Though no prerequisite is required, this course is designed to build on topics introduced in Camera I. Please contact Amanda Garrigan with a brief summary of your qualifications if you have any questions about your eligibility for this course.

Class Fee: $200
Instructor: Thomas Adisi
Prerequisite: Acting for the Camera I or similar experience
Next session: Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13

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