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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.

Class Registration & Contact Information

Register online or contact Auburn Matson, Education Administrator, at 414-290-5393 or amatson@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 occupations 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 is 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 Krause
Class fee: $150
Prerequisite: None
Next session: Mondays: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20 from 5:30-7:00pm

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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 or monologues. 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: TBD
Class fee: $175
Prerequisite: Basic Acting I 
Next session: TBD

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: TBD
Class fee: $200
Prerequisite: Basic Acting I and II 
Next session: TBD

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 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.

Instructor: Thomas Adisi
Class fee: $175 
Prerequisite: None 
Next session: Wednesdays: July 18, 25, August 8, 15, 22 from 5:30--7:30pm 

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ACTING FOR THE CAMERA II

Acting for the Camera II focuses on developing more deeply the key technical skills introduced in Acting for the Camera I. Through individually tailored, real-world material, the instructor will lead you through commercial, theatrical, slate, interview, and monologue work. The class will devote time each week to honing on-camera practice and critique in the five major areas listed above. The goal of this class is to give each student a stronger sense of developed skill, confidence, industry preparedness, and a slew of marketable reel material. Please contact Auburn Matson with a brief summary of your qualifications if you have any questions about your eligibility for this course.

Instructor: Thomas Adisi
Class Fee: $200 
Prerequisite: Acting for the Camera I
Next session: Mondays: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

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STAGE COMBAT: DUELING ARTS INTERNATIONAL

Some of the greatest climactic moments in theater are centered on violence.  In order to safely perform these moments, actors must train under a fight director.  These series of classes focus on teaching techniques for creating the illusion of violence in a theatrical setting.  They emphasize physical awareness, dynamic acting choices, fitness, and partnering.  There will be the opportunity to test for Level 1 Certification for the class weapon through Dueling Arts International.

Rapier and Dagger - In the early 16th century as the popularity of dueling increased and the efficiency of large heavy armors decreased, an off handed weapon began to be employed for defense; the dagger being the most popular for its ease of carry and offensive capabilities.  Combatants will be challenged to integrate both sides of their bodies in dynamic choreography where they will be able to attack and defend at the same time. Weapons will be provided.

Instructor: JJ Gatesman
Class Fee: $250
Prerequisite: None
Next session: Mondays & Wednesdays: July 23, 25, 30, August 1, *Tuesday, August 7*, 8, 13, and 15 from 5:30-7:30 pm.  
Note: Please note class will be held on Tuesday, August 7th due to instructor availability. 

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