Guthrie Theater - February-March Adult Classes

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Brighten up these chilly days by continuing your actor training, exercising your creativity or sharpening your professional skills with a creative-minded community led by professional theater artists. Classes begin the week of February 6 as four-week experiences and start at $180.

Explore the lineup of in-person and virtual classes below and register today! Not seeing what you're looking for? Don't worry! More classes are on the way in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. 

FEBRUARY SERIES

  • HOW TO SPEAK SHAKESPEARE with William Sturdivant

This four-week class is designed to introduce you to speaking and acting Shakespeare. Through various individual, partner and group exercises, you’ll discover the playfulness of this highly poetic (and sometimes overwhelming) genre. Each class builds upon the previous week’s lesson, combining new techniques with basic acting principles. By the end of the course, you will have an audition-ready monologue and the tools to interpret and speak Shakespeare! Foundational acting experience recommended.

Mondays: February 6, 13, 20, 27; 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $180 (plus a $5 handling fee)

  • MUSICAL THEATER with Stephen DiMenna 

Explore acting, song and movement in this engaging introduction to musical theater! Over the course of four weeks, you’ll develop skills to use your body and voice to express an emotional journey, and work collaboratively to communicate the ideas, story and staging of popular songs from the American musical theater canon. No experience necessary; all levels are welcome.

Tuesdays: February 7, 14, 21, 28; 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $180 (plus a $5 handling fee)

  • PLAYWRITING with Marisa Carr

In this four-week virtual class, award-winning playwright Marisa Carr will help you develop tools to empower your voice as a writer. Explore story structure in the context of Western dramaturgy, engage in the art of imagining worlds and describing characters, and discover how you can turn your idea into a play. By the end of the course, students may complete an outline, a few scenes or even the first draft of a play — all within a supportive virtual classroom environment. No experience necessary; all levels are welcome.

Thursdays: February 9, 16, 23 and March 2; 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $180 (plus a $5 handling fee)

  • VOICE & SPEECH with Mira Kehoe

Develop the skills and confidence to authentically express yourself through personal communication, public speaking opportunities or performance. In this four-week class, students will explore the basic principles of voice and speech, including breath, resonance, range, articulation, projection, phrasing and expression. As a participant, you’ll engage in assigned readings, experiential exercises and thoughtful discussions, and apply your newly developed skills to material of your choice. No experience necessary; all levels are welcome.

Tuesdays: February 7, 14, 21, 28; 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $180 (plus a $5 handling fee)

MARCH SERIES

  • SLAY with Brian Bose

Feel sexy, fierce, and powerful while learning fun choreography, grooving to music, and dancing your way to empowerment. This class creates an open environment to get your cardio up, move your body and challenge yourself. Strip away fears and perfectionism while learning how to get out of your own way so you have no choice but to slay. No dance experience necessary.

Mondays and Wednesdays: March 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Class Fee(s): Drop In - $25; Five Class Package - $100; Full Series Package - $175 (plus handling fee)

  • Stage Combat with Aaron Preusse

In this course students will learn what goes into creating moments of violence on stage and film. From slaps and punches to pushing and choking, this course will give you the foundational knowledge of how to perform basic techniques with safety and believability. We will also look at what the audience perceives vs what is the actor’s reality and the character's intentions. This is a movement course and open to all experience levels. 

Thursdays: March 9, 16, 23, 30; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $180 (plus a $5 handling fee)

  • Alexander Technique with Eli Sibley

The Alexander Technique is the "glue" that integrates your acting, voice, speech, and movement training. At the technique's heart is the conviction that we are perfectly designed to express an impulse with honesty. As a psychophysical tool for body, breath, and imagination, it teaches actors how to release habitual tension and instead bring ease, presence, and choice to performance. The focus of the class will be on the principles of the technique and learning the art of self-direction, using warm-up, monologues, and partnering work. This class is experiential, asks for curiosity, and invites exploration. No experience necessary; all levels are welcome.

Tuesdays: March 7, 14, 21, 28; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $180 (plus a $5 handling fee)

  • Voice and Speech with Mira Kehoe

Develop the skills and confidence to authentically express yourself through personal communication, public speaking opportunities or performance. In this four-week virtual class, students will explore the basic principles of voice and speech, including breath, resonance, range, articulation, projection, phrasing and expression. As a participant, you’ll engage in assigned readings, experiential exercises and thoughtful discussions, and apply your newly developed skills to material of your choice. No experience necessary; all levels are welcome.

Tuesdays: March 7, 14, 21, 28; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $180 (plus a $5 handling fee)

  • Acting the Song with Stephen DiMenna

This course will teach you how to act a song by integrating text, music, and story. You will be carefully guided through building an emotional arc for your character. This course is designed to support early career actors and singers in bringing a well-rounded performance to any musical theatre song of your choice – strengthening your vocal and physical delivery. By the end of this series, you will have at least one strong audition-ready piece in your songbook. Enhance your audition and performance skills - so you can land a role in a Musical! 

Tuesdays: March 7, 14, 21, 28; 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Class Fee: $180 (plus a $5 handling fee)

If you are interested in enrolling in any classes visit: www.guthrietheater.org/education/classes

If you have any questions or feedback feel free to reach us at [email protected]

 

 

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Thursday, February 23
Posted January 23