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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 on-site or at your corporate location.

Milwaukee Rep Education & Engagement 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+ 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 to fit your needs throughout the year. 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.

Contact Information
Register online or contact Xodia Choate, Education & Engagement Administrator, at 414-290-0709 or xchoate@milwaukeerep.com.

COVID protocol:
The safety and well-being of our participants, artists, and staff is a top priority. Participants are strongly recommended, but not required, to wear masks while in our building. Participants must provide proof of vaccination before the start of the class, OR present proof of negative COVID test before each class in order to participate. All policies, including participation and attendance, are subject to change based on evolving guidance from the CDC, City of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin. Prior to the start of the class, participants will be informed of current safety protocols.

BASIC ACTING I: INTRO TO PERFORMANCE

Session 1: Mondays, July 25 - August 29, 2022, 5:30-7:30pm
Instructors: La'Ketta Caldwell and Jacob Horstmeier

Session 2: Mondays, January 23 – February 27, 2023, 5:30-7:30pm
(no class on January 16 to observe Martin Luther King Day)

Section 3: Mondays, April 24 – June 5, 2023, 5:30-7:30pm
(no class on May 29 to observe Memorial Day)

Class fee: $200.00 total for all sessions

This course is for actors to explore what going back to the basics can offer them as performers. Classes will encourage participants to use their imagination, body, and voice to explore specific techniques to enhance any stage performance. Special attention is given to preparing a contemporary monologue. This six-session course runs two hours each and will be held in person at Milwaukee Repertory Theater.


BASIC ACTING II: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

Session 1: Mondays, September 12 – October 24, 2022, 5:30-7:30pm
(no class on October 10 to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day)
Class now underway.

Session 2: Mondays, March 6 – April 10, 2023, 5:30-7:30pm

Class fee: $225.00 total for all sessions

This course is for actors of all levels to continue the exploration of the essential skills learned in Basic Acting I to create and develop unique characters within powerful scenes or monologues. This is a six-session course that runs two hours each.


BASIC ACTING III: SCENE STUDY

Session 1: Mondays, November 7 – December 19, 2022, 5:30-7:30pm
(no class on November 21 to observe Thanksgiving week)

Session 2: Mondays, April 24 – June 5, 2023, 5:30-7:30pm
(no class on May 29 to observe Memorial Day)

Class fee: $250.00 total for all sessions

This course is for actors of all levels to continue the exploration of 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. This is a six-session course that runs two hours each.


Questions?
Please reach out to our Education & Engagement Administrator, Xodia Choate, at xchoate@milwaukeerep.com.