Acting Classes


Groundlings Junior, Shakespeare Acting (6th- 9th Graders)
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.
Cost $295/semester. Students are encouraged but not required to participate in both semesters.  Make a payment online here.
Instructor: Maggie Lou Rader
Dates for the 2014-2015  School Year:

Groundlings Junior Dates, Spring 2015 Semester
Auditions by appointment only- if you are NEW to Groundlings Junior, please email to schedule.
Jan. 11, 6-8:30pm
Jan. 18, 6-8:30pm
Jan. 25, 6-8:30pm
Feb. 1, 6-8:30pm
Feb. 8, 6-8:30pm
Mar. 1, 6-8:30pm
Mar. 8, 6-8:30pm
Mar. 15, 6-8:30pm, Final class, parents invited.

Students in Groundlings Junior may participate in fall and/or spring sessions.

Groundlings, Shakespeare Acting (10th-12th Graders)
The 2014-2015 Groundlings cast is now full.
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.
Cost: $750 for entire school year- students register & pay in two installments of $375. Make a payment online here.
Students are required to participate in both semesters of Groundlings.
Instructors: Jeremy Dubin and Sara Clark

Groundlings Dates 2014-2015:
Auditions Aug. 23, 4:30-6pm
Sep. 20, 9-11:30am
Sep. 27, 9-11:30am
Oct. 4, 9-11:30am
Oct. 18, 9-11:30am
Oct. 25, 9-11:30am
Nov.1, 9-11:30am
Nov. 8, 9-11:30am
Nov. 15, 9-11:30am
Nov. 22, 9-11:30am
Dec. 6, 9-11:30am

Jan. 10, 9-11:30am
Jan. 17, 9-11:30am
Jan. 24, 9-11:30am
Jan. 31, 9-11:30am
Feb. 7, 9-11:30am
Feb. 14, 9-11:30am
Feb. 21, 9-11:30am
Feb. 28, 9-11:30am
Mar. 7, 9-11:30am
Mar. 14, 9-11:30am
Expect added rehearsals before performance
Performances March 17 & 18 at 7pm- your availability on these dates is REQUIRED to join Groundlings.

Students in Groundlings MUST participate for the entire school year, both fall and spring sessions.


New Topics in Acting for Adults- Winter 2015
This new 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 session of the course include Ensemble Building, Movement for the Actor, Voice for the Actor, Actioning, Shakespeare Text, and Clowning.  This course is for adults only. Students who took this course last time can take it again as new topics and exercises will be covered.
All skill levels welcome!
Cost $195/ 7 week course.   Make a payment online here.
Instructor: Maggie Lou Rader, CSC Resident Ensemble Member & Education Associate.

Jan. 13, 5:30-7:25pm
Jan. 20, 5:30-7:25pm
Jan. 27, 5:30-7:25pm
Feb. 3, 5:30-7:25pm
Feb. 10, 5:30-7:25pm
Feb. 24, 5:30-7:25pm
Mar. 10, 5:30-7:25pm

A “Measured” Study in Shakespeare- Shakespeare and “Measure for Measure”
This two part course will spend the first three weeks focusing on Shakespeare’s text and with an in-depth exploration into proven techniques that illuminate the text for study and performance.
For the remaining seven weeks, students will rigorously study, discuss, and examine Shakespeare’s play, “Measure for Measure” culminating in group performance during the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s PROJECT38 festival of projects this April. Students have the opportunity to work with a member of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Company. This course is for adults only.

Students must bring a memorized Shakespearean monologue into class.
Students must be present during the last two classes and performance.
Cost $295/ 10 week course.   Make a payment online here.
Instructor: Maggie Lou Rader, CSC Resident Ensemble Member & Education Associate.

Jan. 13, 7:35-9:35pm
Jan. 20, 7:35-9:35pm
Jan. 27, 7:35-9:35pm
Feb. 3, 7:35-9:35pm
Feb. 10, 7:35-9:35pm
Feb. 24, 7:35-9:35pm
Mar. 10, 7:35-9:35pm
Mar. 31, 7:35-9:35pm
Apr. 7, 7:35-9:35pm
Performance at PROJECT38 Festival TBA- During the week of April 15-22, 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