Acting Classes

We offer inspiring training programs for adults throughout the Milwaukee area. Classes for individuals wanting to learn more about the craft of acting and theater are held onsite at Milwaukee Rep throughout the year. Arts-based training for the business professional is available for groups either onsite or at your corporate location.

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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Class Registration & Contact Information
Register online or contact Auburn Matson, Education Administrator, at 414-290-5393 or amatson@milwaukeerep.com. In order to participate in our classes you must fill out the following forms and submit them.

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Basic Acting l: 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.

Instructors: Joshua Krause
Class fee: $200
Prerequisite: None
Next session: Mondays: March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13 from 5:30-7:30pm

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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: Hope Parow and Auburn Matson
Class fee: $225
Prerequisite: Basic Acting I
Next session: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 19* from 5:30-7:30pm
*Please note this class ends on a Tuesday due to room availability.

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Basic Acting lll: 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 Basic Acting III.

Instructor: Joshua Krause
Class fee: $250
Prerequisite: Basic Acting I and II
Next session: Mondays: May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 5:30-7:30pm 

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Acting For The Camera ll - No Longer Available

In the past we have offered an on-camera acting class. We currently do not offer these classes directly. Thomas Adisi now offers very similar classes on the Upper East Side of Milwaukee through his company’s training group called CoLAB.

Please reach out to him directly for more info at 310-658-2884, or visit the CoLAB website for more details on offerings and to register at www.adisiimagery.com/colab.