Acting Classes

TEEN & GROUNDLINGS CLASSES:

Groundlings Junior, Shakespeare Acting (6th- 9th Graders)
Registration for the Spring 2016 Session has closed. Check out 2016 Shakespeare Summer Camp.
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.
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:
Jan. 9, 16, 23, Feb. 6, 13, Mar. 5, 12, 19, (Also hold Mar. 26 as a possible make up date as needed due to weather)

Groundlings, Shakespeare Acting (10th-12th Graders)
Registration for the 2015-2016 School year has closed. Check out 2016 Shakespeare Summer Camp.
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 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

ADULT CLASSES:

Improv for Adults- Spring 2016
Registration has closed.
This class will be an introduction to improv and build on the fundamentals of the craft. Students will be introduced to the concepts of yes, and…, instant character generating, hyper listening, and scene building. No previous acting experience, or the notion of being funny, is required. The only thing required is a willingness to take a risk, accept failure, and have an absolute blast while doing it. Let’s play. This course is for adults only. All skill levels welcome!
Instructor: Dave Powell
Cost: $195
Time: 6-8pm
Dates (5 weeks): Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 14

Audition Techniques and Coaching for Adults- Spring 2016
Registration has closed.
Students will learn audition prep, cold reading, and resume constructing techniques in addition to having three audition pieces, of the student’s choosing, worked, coached, and ready to go into any audition room. This course is for adults only. All skill levels welcome!
Cost: $195
Time: 7:30-9pm
Dates (7 weeks): Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 9, 16, Mar. 1, 8

Shakespeare Acting for Adults- As Your Like It Intensive- Spring 2016
Registration has closed.
Students will rigorously study, discuss, and examine Shakespeare’s play, As You Like It culminating in group performance during the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s PROJECT38 festival of projects this April. Students have the opportunity to work with members of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Company.  This course is for adults only.  This class will move rather quickly so some work in Shakespeare is recommended, but not required.
Cost: $295
Time: 5:30-7:15pm
Dates (10 weeks): Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 9, 16, Mar. 1, 8, 29, Apr. 4, 19 (performance)

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 jeanna.vella@cincyshakes.com