Acting Classes


Groundlings Junior, Shakespeare Acting (6th- 9th Graders)
Registration for the Fall 2015 Session is now open: 
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.
This program is audition only for NEW members.
Instructor: Maggie Lou Rader
Cost $295/semester. Students are encouraged but not required to participate in both semesters.  Make a payment online here.
Dates for the 2015-2016 School Year:
NEW Juniors classes will take place on Saturday Mornings, 10AM-12:30PM at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center:
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7*, 21, Dec. 5, 12* (Hold Dec. 19 as a snow day make up date)
*Nov. 7 and Dec. 12 classes will take place at CSC.
Spring 2015 dates pending.

Groundlings, Shakespeare Acting (10th-12th Graders)
Registration for the 2015-2016 School year has closed.
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 culminates in performances on March 17 & 18, 2015 and students are REQUIRED to be available on these dates to participate.
This program is audition only for NEW members.
Instructors: Jeremy Dubin and Sara Clark
Cost: $750 for entire school year- students register & pay in two installments of $375. Make a payments online here.
Students are required to participate in both semesters of Groundlings.
Dates for the 2015-2016 School Year:
Groundlings classes take place at CSC 719 Race Street from 9-11:30am:
Sep. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 21, Dec. 5, 12
Jan. 9, 23, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr. 9
Final performance(s) dates to be determined


New Topics in Adult Acting- Fall 2015
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This course will focus on a particular topic each week, allowing students to develop a deeper base of knowledge and experience in a variety of subjects!  The topics that will be covered in this course include Ensemble Building, Movement for the Actor, Voice for the Actor, Actioning, Shakespeare Text, and Auditioning. This course is for adults only. All skill levels welcome!
Instructor: Maggie Lou Rader
Cost: $195
Time: 5:30-7:15pm
Dates: Sep. 29, Oct. 6, 20, Nov. 3, 10, Dec. 1, 8, 2015

Shakespeare Acting for Adults- Fall 2015
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This course is for adults only. Students will work with a professional actor from CSC’s resident ensemble to explore Shakespearean Text and history and and apply them to Shakespearean scene study and performance. This class will move rather quickly so some work in Shakespeare is recommended, but not required.
Instructor: Maggie Lou Rader
Cost: $195
Time: 7:30-9:15pm
Dates: Sep. 29, Oct. 6, 20, Nov. 3, 10, Dec. 1, 8, 2015

Also, check out our summer camps online here and the Summer Intensive for College Students and Adults online here.

For more information contact:
Director of Education and Communications, Jeanna Vella
(513) 381-2273 ext. 3202 or