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Adult Education Program

Steps to the Stage

Raleigh Little Theatre is pleased to present adult acting classes designed to take students through the process of preparing for the stage. The adult theatre classes offer the same commitment to excellence found in the Youth Education Program where the goal is to provide high quality theatre arts training in a safe nurturing environment.

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! You might also be interested in reading this article in Midtown Raleigh News about RLT's adult classes.

The following classes and workshops have been announced:

Classes for adults at RLT: Register online!

Classes for adults at CAM Raleigh: New! Register online!

Classes for adults at Apex: Register online!

Learn about our instructors

Enrollments:

* RLT recommends you use the online registration process, however, a PDF registration form is also available.

Note: 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.

 


Readers Theatre (RLT) FULL

Ages: 55 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. No previous experience necessary. Raleigh Little Theatre instructs. Limited to 10 participants.

Location: Raleigh Little Theatre

Fridays
January 15 – March 18
9:30am-10:30am

Instructor: Barbette Hunter

Register online for this class.


Acting For Creative Entreprenuers

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!

Ages: 18 and up

Location: CAM Raleigh, 409 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27603
Cost: $100

Dates: Mondays, February 15 - March 7, 2016
Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Patrick Torres

Register online for this class.


Beginning Actor's Studio (RLT) SESSION 3 FULL

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: $125

Session 3: FULL
Sundays, January 10 – February 21 (no class January 31)
Times: 7:00-9:00pm

Register online for this class.


Scene Study (RLT)

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

Ages: 18 and up
 
Cost: $125

Session 2:
Sundays, March 13 – April 24 (no class March 27)
Times: 7:00-9:00pm
Instructor: David Henderson

Register online for this class. Please also send us your Scene Study Student Profile.


Beginning Playwriting FULL

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. Please join us for this exciting new class!

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $125

Dates: Sundays, January 10 – February 21 (no class Jan 31)
Times: 7:00-9:00pm

Instructor: Jim McManus

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: $125

Dates: Sundays, March 13 – April 24 (no class March 27)
Times: 7:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Patrick Torres

Register online for this class.

 


Devised Theatre

In this exciting new class, participants will create original, theatrical works as a collective. Utilizing improvisation to explore characters and scenarios, each member of the class will contribute to the creation of new works that tackle relevant social issues. Pre-requisites for this class: critical and creative thinking and a sense of adventure!

Ages: 18 and up

Cost: $125

Dates: Sundays, March 13 – April 24 (no class March 27)
Times: 7:00-9:00pm

Instructor: Amy Sawyers

Register online for this class.


Readers Theatre (Apex)

Ages: 55 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. No previous experience necessary. Raleigh Little Theatre instructs. Limited to 10 participants.

Location: Halle Cultural Arts Center at 237 N. Salem Street, Apex

SESSION 2:
Fridays, 9:30-10:45am
January 8 – March 11
Performance will be held on March 11 at 10:00am.

Instructor: Kathleen Rudolph

Registration: Please call the Halle Cultural Arts Center directly at 919-249-1120.


Workshop: The ABCs of Sewing

Ages: 13 – adult

Have you ever wondered how Costume Designers complete all those costumes on time? Have you seen some costumes you wish you could make? In this beginner class students will learn sewing basics, pattern terminology, getting measurements, basic stitching and simple hand stitching such as hems. Limit 6 students.

Cost: $55
4 instructional hours

SATURDAYS
March 12 & 19, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Vicki Olson

Register online for this class.


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