Groundlings Acting Classes



Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is excited to announce these NEW programs for adults taught by members of our Resident Company of Actors. This is a rare opportunity to work one on one with you company favorites! The schedule is below- each class topic meets for 2 weeks- students can take either or BOTH sessions as different information is covered each week.

For the best deal, purchase a 5 or 10 class pass. You can pick and chose the classes that you would like to attend.
10 class pass = $400 ($40/class)
5 class pass = $225 ($45/class)
1 class = $50

Click here to register now!

“Ay, that way goes the game!” You know why actors are such a fun-loving, playful, immature bunch? It’s because they’re always playing games! Believe it or not, games are fundamental part of most theatre training. They’re a way of connecting to one’s impulses, building rapport with others, and besides that, they’re just plain fun. Whether you’re a teacher looking for some fun new classroom activities, or just a dilettante looking to let out their inner child, a couple of rounds of Zip Zap Zop or Jewel Thief is good for what ails you. Come and remember how good it feels to just play.
January 30th, February 6th ; Taught by Miranda McGee
Class meets 6:30-8pm.  Register now.

“Take hands with me and rock the ground!” Dance was a huge part of Elizabethan theatre, integrated into almost every single performance. Now you can learn the most stylish steps the sixteenth century had to offer. Doesn’t matter if you don’t know a jig from a caper, a cinquepace from a bergamask, by the end of this class, you’ll be ready to take it super-retro the next time you’re at a club or ‘round a maypole. Each class will delve into a different set of dances, so come to one or both!
February 20th and 27th ; Taught by Darnell Pierre Benjamin
Class meets 6:30-8pm.  Register now.

“God buy you, and God mend your voices.” Ever notice how an infant can scream for hours on end without getting hoarse, but two hours at a Wilco concert, and you sound like Harvey Firestein? That’s because through the course of our lives, we can pick up a slew of bad vocal habits that damage our voices. This class will look at proper use and maintenance of the vocal instrument to allow you to get the most out of your pipes, whether onstage or off.
March 13th and 27th; Taught by Sara Clark
Class meets 6:30-8pm.  Register now.

“When the mind’s free, the body’s delicate.” Just like with the voice, over the course of our lives we tend to pick up a number of physical habits and quirks. Some of these become so ingrained that we are not even aware of them, and can be detrimental to the body in the long run. This class will explore ways to be mindful of how we physically move through every day life, ways to realign the body, and ways to let go of the stresses we unconsciously carry.
April 10th and 17th; Taught by Sylvester Little Jr.
Class meets 6:30-8pm.  Register now.

“And let your clowns speak no more than is set down for them.” Come experience the unique and giddy thrill that comes with creating on the fly. In the hands of an experienced improv artist you’ll learn about the fine art of “yes and”-ing and the infinite possibilities that it opens up. The skills involved in improvisation are useful in any number of real world situations, and in addition it’s just a whole lotta fun!
May 1st and 15th; Taught by Dave Powell
Class meets 6:30-8pm.  Register now.

Class takes place at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s current theater, 719 Race St.

Teen Acting Classes

Groundlings Junior, Shakespeare Acting (6th- 9th Graders)
Online Registration Now Open- CLICK HERE
This is an acting class for 6th-9th grade students who are interested in furthering their acting skills and understanding of Shakespeare. The emphasis of the program will be on learning basic acting skills, working together as an ensemble, and speaking Shakespeare’s text. Workshops on movement, voice, text analysis, character development, and Shakespearean performance will take place throughout the program. By working together through theatre games and scene work, actors in the program will experience the excitement of the artistic process.

Cost $295/semester. Students are encouraged but not required to participate in both semesters.

Class takes place at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.
Instructors: Kyle Brumley for Spring 2017

Dates for the 2016-2017 School Year:
Groundlings Junior
Sundays, 6-8:30pm

Spring Semester:
1. Feb. 19, 2017
2. Feb. 26
3. Mar. 5
4. Mar. 12
5. Mar. 26
6. Apr. 2
7. Apr. 9
8. Apr. 23
Performance during PROJECT38 Week

Groundlings, Shakespeare Acting (10th-12th Graders)r
Online registration is closed- email to inquire about openings
This is an acting ensemble developed to provide 10th-12th grade students with the opportunity to learn performance techniques from professional actors while studying Shakespeare and his texts. This 20-week acting-intensive program includes workshops, text analysis, and training in both voice and movement. CSC’s Groundlings provides students with the tools they need to develop their acting talents in a fun and nurturing environment.

This program is audition only for NEW members.
Cost: $750 for entire school year- students register & pay in two installments of $375. Students are required to participate in both semesters of Groundlings.

Class takes place at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.
Instructors: Jeremy Dubin and Sara Clark

The dates for the 2016-2017 season are below:
Saturdays 9-11:30am
Spring Semester:

1. Jan. 21, 2017
2. Feb. 4
3. Feb. 18
4. Feb. 25
5. Mar. 4
6. Mar. 11
7. Mar. 25
8. Apr. 1
9. Apr. 8
10. Apr. 15
Final Performance Friday April 21, 2017 in the evening.

Also, check out our summer camps online here.

For more information contact:

Director of Education and Communications, Jeanna Vella
(513) 381-2273 ext. 3202 or