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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 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.

Contact Information
Register online or contact Auburn Matson, Education Associate, at 414-290-5393 or amatson@milwaukeerep.com.

Please note that our online classes are recorded for archival purposes with no intent to share. A ZOOM link to our classes will be sent prior to the start of class.


ONLINE BASIC ACTING II: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

Wednesdays, April 14 - May 19 at 7:00-9:00 pm CDT

Instructors: Joshua Pohja
 and Hayley Werner
Class fee: $90.00 total for all sessions

This online course is meant for actors of all levels to continue 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.

Register Online


ONLINE BASIC ACTING I: INTRO TO PERFORMANCE

Fridays, April 16 - May 21 at 7:00-9:00 pm CDT

Instructors: Josh Krause

Class fee: $90.00 total for all sessions

This online course is meant for actors of all levels 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 used to enhance any stage performance. Special attention is given to preparing a contemporary monologue. This is a six session course that runs two hours each.

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ONLINE BASIC ACTING III: SCENE STUDY

Wednesdays, May 26 - June 30 at 7:00-9:00 pm CDT

Instructor: TBD

Class fee: $90.00 total for all sessions

This online course is meant for actors of all levels to continue 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 an online 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.

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ONLINE BASIC ACTING I: INTRO TO PERFORMANCE

Thursdays, February 25 - April 1 at 7:00-9:00 pm CDT

Instructors: Cereyna Bougouneau and Hayley Werner
Class fee: $90.00 total for all sessions

This class is now full. Please check out our next offering of Basic Acting I: Introduction to Performance that will take place on Fridays, April 16-May 21st from 7:00-9:00 pm. You can register for this class above.


PHYSICAL THEATER FOR THE SMALLEST SCREEN

This class has been cancelled due to low attendance. Please check back soon for new dates!

Instructor: Jeffrey Mosser
Class fee: $90.00 total for all sessions

This online acting course will explore the limits of your device. Entrances, exits, surprises, and breaking the barrier between actor and audience: We invite you to join us for this lo-fi hi-tech series of acting experiments. No experience necessary! This is a four session course that runs two hours each.


ONLINE BEGINNER VOICE FOR THE ACTOR

Wednesdays, January 13 - February 17 at 6:00-8:00 pm CDT

Instructor: Jill Walmsley Zager

Class fee: $90.00 total for all sessions

Voice is the window to the soul. It reveals (or conceals) outwardly that which lies within. In this class participants will explore how the body and breath connect to the word through physical exercises and warm-ups, games and using literature to free our voices. Whether you are an actor or simply want to be a better and more honest communicator this class provides the tools to help you own your voice. This is a six session course that runs two hours each.