Acting Classes



June 27- July 1, 2016- Adult Summer Intensive- NEW! Select 1-5 days of your choice. Learn more.

2016 Cincinnati Shakespeare Adult Summer Intensive
June 27-July 1, 2016
NEW! Select which days you want to participate in. See the day’s topics below.Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm
All activities take place at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company on the professional stage and rehearsal room at the downtown theater at 719 Race Street!For teachers earning professional development credits, college students keeping their skills sharp over the summer, adults looking for fun acting lessons, or anyone interested in an engaging in-depth study of classical acting techniques, Shakespearean text, audition techniques for college (and beyond), career acting, text analysis, movement, stage combat and more! Class is taught by members of the CSC Resident Ensemble.
Tuition: $75/day or $325 for all 5 days
Includes a CSC T-shirt!
Many performers feel intimidated when approaching Shakespeare, but contained within the text itself are hundreds of tips, hints and clues from Shakespeare himself on how to best to perform his works. This class will provide you with the basic tools you need to crack the Shakespeare code and start to “speak speech trippingly on the tongue”.
The eternal question for every actor: “What do I do with my hands?” This class explores a variety of methods, from Laban technique to chakra work, to engage and expand physicality in performance.
A certified instructor walks you through the ABCs of safe and sensational stage violence, including both unarmed combat and basics of swordplay.
The vocal demands of performance are often strenuous. This first half of this class covers the basic tenets of healthy and flexible use of the vocal instrument. The second half introduces students to preliminary dialect work, including some of the most common in the world of classical theatre.
Games are one of the most potent tools in theatre and theatre education. Learn games and exercises that inspire creativity, ensemble-building and interpersonal connection. From the silly to the profound, this class delves into the serious business of play.


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

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