Fall Acting Classes

Stretch your acting muscles this fall at the Acorn Acting Academy!

Our classes and workshops are suitable for ages 16 and up


taught by Michael Levine

If you are a lover of Shakespeare and want to learn the power of his poetry in performance, join us for this introductory course for actors and academics alike! Students will begin with a general review of how to read and understand his language, continuing through a course of study in imagery, meter, rhetoric, and many other devices Shakespeare uses to bring his characters to life. Select students from this class will be invited to continue their studies in Naked Shakespeare’s acting conservatory on Monday nights this winter. No acting (or Shakespeare) experience necessary!

Mondays nights October 15 to November 12

(begins Oct. 15 and meets for 5 sessions)
(class runs 6 to 9pm on 10/15 – 6 to 7pm all other Mondays)


$90 new student/$80 returning/$50 college student

Intro to Shakespeare – new student
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Intro to Shakespeare – returning student
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Intro to Shakespeare – college student
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taught by Jared Culverhouse and Lindsey Higgins

At this workshop, two experienced teaching artists will guide participants through preparing for auditions, careful selection of material, and developing characterizations. Many of us have taken an acting class, or been in a play, but haven’t worked in a while. Oftentimes fear can be overwhelming. Come join us for our 4 hour intensive that will focus on cold readings, monologues, and various techniques to handle the rigors of auditioning. This versatile workshop is suitable both for the new actor eager for more experience and the seasoned veteran ready to advance their career. This workshop covers it all!

Saturday, November 3 from 10am to 2pm 

$60 new student/$45 returning

Auditioning – new student
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Auditioning – returning student
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All classes take place at Mechanics Hall in downtown Portland except as noted

**Please note that tuition payments are non-refundable unless we have to cancel the class**

Prefer to pay by check or credit card? Click here to download a registration form

Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Check back soon as the Acorn Acting Academy will be moving into a new home in January of 2019 and will have an expanded series of classes this winter!