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Adult Education Program

Wednesday 8/31: The online registration system we use for classes is currently offline. Sorry for the inconvenience! Hopefully it will be back online tomorrow.

Raleigh Little Theatre is pleased to present adult acting classes designed to develop theatrical skills featured in our season productions to prepare participants for the stage in a safe and nurturing environment. The adult classes are all taught by local theatre professionals with a wealth of experience in the field.

We believe that theatre arts training extends well beyond the stage as well by promoting self- esteem, building confidence, stimulating creativity, sharpening communication skills and fostering an appreciation of teamwork. It’s also a lot of fun!

Learn about our instructors.

The following classes and workshops have been announced. Follow each link to register online.

Classes for adults at RLT:

Classes for adults at the Sertoma Arts Center:

Classes for adults at CAM Raleigh:

For RLT and CAM Raleigh classes, RLT recommends you use the online registration process, however, a PDF registration form is also available.

Note for classes at RLT and CAM Raleigh: Refunds (minus a $20 drop fee) will only be made if the student officially withdraws 10 or more days before the start of a class. To officially withdraw, contact Kathleen Rudolph at 919-821-4579 x225 or email kathleen@raleighlittletheatre.org . If RLT cancels a class, you will receive a full refund. There is a $10 returned check fee for insufficient funds.

 


Beginning Actor's Studio

This class is designed for adults who want to give acting a try, or who would like to revisit the basics in order to improve their technique! Students will participate in lively theatre games and exercises designed to free up the voice and body, stimulate creativity, promote self-confidence, and teach the building blocks of acting.

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $130 per session

Session 1:
Date: Sundays, September 11 – October 16, 2016
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: Joel Rainey
Register online for this session.

Session 2:
Date: Sundays, October 30 – December 11, 2016 (no class on November 27)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: Sue Scarborough
Register online for this session.

Session 3:
Date: Sundays, January 8 – February 19, 2017 (no class on January 15)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: Whitney Anthony
Register online for this session.

Session 4:
Date: Sundays, April 23 – June 4, 2017 (no class May 28)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: Heather Strickland
Register online for this session.


Commedia dell'arte

One Man, Two Guvnors, which RLT is producing this season, is based on a great Commedia dell'arte play, The Servant of Two Masters. Participants in this class will be introduced to the history and style of Commedia dell’Arte, and will explore the stock characters and scenarios fundamental to the art form to help them build skills in physical characterization and improvisation.

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $130

Dates: Sundays, September 11 – October 16, 2016
Times: 7:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: Evan Mitchell

Register online for this class.


The Art of the Audition

Taught by RLT’s Artistic Director, this class will help you build confidence in auditioning. With a focus on cold reading techniques and how to deliver a memorable monologue, participants will walk away with a better understanding of what directors and casting directors look for in performers and the confidence to know they can give their best audition every time.

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $130

Dates: Sundays, September 11 – October 16, 2016
Times: 7:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Patrick Torres

Register online for this class.


Acting For Creative Entreprenuers at CAM! FULL

This class, held at the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh, is designed to apply theatrical training to the work of everyday business interactions. Skills learned in this class - communication, improvisation, active listening, creative and critical thinking and speaking with intention - will have a direct impact on the daily lives of the participants. At the conclusion of this class, participants will:

  • Be able to manage stage fright or fear of public speaking
  • Further develop their ability to speak with intention to improve communication with clients, co-workers and audiences
  • Be better equipped to think quickly and creatively when faced with obstacles
  • Better engage audiences during pitches and/or presentations
  • Gain confidence in verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Develop skills to successfully participate in theatre arts (if interested!)

Do not miss this opportunity to improve your work in a fun and friendly environment!

Location: CAM Raleigh, 409 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $100

Dates: Mondays, September 12 - October 3, 2016
Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Patrick Torres

Register online for this class.


Readers Theatre

Ages 18 and up. Have you ever seen a play and thought, “I could do that!”? Well then this class is for you! Readers Theatre is a style of theatre in which actors do not memorize their lines and use vocal expression to help the audience understand the story rather than sets, costumes, intricate blocking or movement. Learn what it is like to be onstage by participating in a variety of theatre activities used to build confidence and boost creativity. The session will culminate in a Readers Theatre presentation for friends and family.

Cost: $55

Dates: Wednesdays, September 14 – October 19, 2016
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Instructor: Whitney Anthony

Register online for this class.


Scene Study

This class is for both beginning and intermediate actors who wish to further develop basic acting skills, explore character development, and sharpen memorization techniques through working to perform scenes with partners.

Ages: 18 and up
 
Cost: $130 per session

Session 1:
Date: Sundays, October 30 – December 11, 2016 (no class on November 27)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: Joel Rainey
Register online for this session.

Session 2:
Date: Sundays, January 8 – February 19, 2017 (no class on January 15)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: Jesse R. Gephart
Register online for this session.


The Actor’s Voice

The number one job of the actor is to be heard! This class provides vocal techniques to improve any performance. Students will develop skills in vocal range, projection and energy to help portray a variety of characters. Participants will also explore British Dialects to add to their vocal toolkit! Do not miss this opportunity to develop your primary instrument!

Ages: 18 and up
 
Cost: $130

Dates: Sundays, October 30 – December 11, 2016 (No class on November 27)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: Rachel Klem

Register online for this class.


Puppetry

Puppets are taking center stage at RLT in our upcoming production of Avenue Q! Taught by Professional Puppeteer and our Puppet Mater for Avenue Q, Kevin Roberge, this class will introduce the art pf puppetry. Participants will explore character creation including design, planning and execution of puppet characters, and will learn proper manipulation for different types of puppets. Join us to learn how to create your own puppet characters!

Ages: 18 and up
 
Cost: $130

Dates: Sundays, January 8 – February 19, 2017 (no class on January 15)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: Kevin Roberge

Register online for this class.


Advanced Acting

This intensive is for students who have taken Beginning Acting or Beginning Scene Study classes or who have had some stage experience. The class will focus more deeply on character objectives, tactics, physical expression and relationships through scene study.

Ages: 18 and up
 
Cost: $130

Dates: Sundays, March 5 – April 9, 2017
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: Jesse R. Gephart

Register online for this class.


The Fightin' Words of Shakespeare

From the Battle of Agincourt to the death of poor Ophelia to the deadly duel of Romeo and Tybalt, Shakespeare created some of the most well-known theatrical battles and fights. This class will dig deep into the words of Shakespeare to understand how to bring the violence of his tragedies and physical silliness of his comedies to life. Participants will also explore different fighting styles of characters that range from the hunchback Richard to the foppish Sir Andrew.

Ages: 18 and up
 
Cost: $130

Dates: Sundays, March 5 – April 9, 2017
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: Heather Strickland

Register online for this class.


Beginning Playwriting

In Beginning Playwriting, participants will practice the fundamental principles of dramatic writing: creating characters, dramatizing conflict, and how to use language to affect an audience. This class is perfect for anyone who is interested in creative writing, the art of theatre, or who loves to tell stories.

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $130

Dates: Sundays, March 5 – April 9, 2017
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

Register online for this class.


Intermediate Classical/Contemporary Musical Theatre Dance

This class is for the confident mover that is ready to dive-in to musical theatre choreography! The first 3 weeks of the course will focus on classical musical theatre choreography, and the final 3 weeks will focus on contemporary musical theatre choreography. Each class will feature a warm-up, across the floor progressions, and a combination. The class will be high energy, and, most importantly, a whole lot of FUN!

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $130

Dates: Sundays, April 23 – June 4, 2017 (no class May 28)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: Chasta Hamilton

Register online for this class.


Fundamentals of Directing

This class is for any theatre artist who has ever wondered what it is like to sit on the "other side of the table." In this class, taught by Artistic Director, Patrick Torres, participants will learn how a director prepares for and executes a scene from text analysis to performance. The class will cover text analysis, building a successful ground plan, how to create dynamic blocking and composition, and successful communication with actors. Space for this class is limited.

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $170

Dates: Sundays, April 23 – June 18, 2017 (no class May 28)
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: Patrick Torres

Register online for this class.


Beginning Actor’s Studio at Sertoma!

This class is designed for adults who want to give acting a try, or who would like to revisit the basics in order to improve their technique! Students will participate in lively theatre games and exercises designed to free up the voice and body, stimulate creativity, promote self-confidence, and teach the building blocks of acting.

Location: Sertoma Arts Center, 1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612, phone (919) 996-2329.

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $130

Dates: Tuesdays, September 13 – October 18, 2016
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Instructor: Jess Barbour

Register online for this class using barcode #192729. Call Sertoma on (919) 996-2329 for more information.


The Art of the Audition at Sertoma!

This class will help you build confidence in auditioning. With a focus on cold reading techniques and how to deliver a memorable monologue, participants will walk away with a better understanding of what directors and casting directors look for in performers and the confidence to know they can give their best audition every time.

Location: Sertoma Arts Center, 1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612, phone (919) 996-2329.

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $125 per session

Dates: Tuesdays, November 15 – December 20, 2016
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor: Jess Barbour

Register online for this class using barcode #192730. Call Sertoma on (919) 996-2329 for more information.


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