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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 BE ADVISED, MANDATORY COVID-19 POLICIES AND PROTOCOLS
The safety and well-being of our participants, artists, and staff is a top priority. Participants must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination in order to participate in this class. As local conditions might warrant, masks may be required for all attendees. 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

Mondays, January 10 – February 14, 2022, at 5:30-7:30pm CT

Instructors: Josh Krause
Class fee: $200.00 total for all sessions

This 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 six-session course runs two hours each and will be held in person at Milwaukee Repertory Theater.


BASIC ACTING I: INTRO TO PERFORMANCE

Mondays, February 21 – March 28, 2022, at 5:30-7:30pm CT

Instructors: Josh Krause
Class fee: $200.00 total for all sessions

This 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 six-session course runs two hours each and will be held in person at Milwaukee Repertory Theater.


BASIC ACTING II: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

Mondays, April 11 - May 16, 2022, at 5:30-7:30pm CT

Instructors: Joshua “JP” Pohja
Class fee: $225.00 total for all sessions

This course is meant 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

Mondays, May 23 - June 27, 2022, at 5:30-7:30pm CT

Instructors: Joshua “JP” Pohja
Class fee: $250.00 total for all sessions

This course is meant 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.