Fall Acting Classes


Stretch your acting muscles this fall at the Acorn Acting Academy – save $25 by registering by September 1st!

Our classes begin in mid-September and are suitable for ages 16 and up

(All classes take place at Mechanics Hall in downtown Portland)

**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!


ACTORS WORKSHOP 

taught by Michael Levine

Want to continue your acting studies? Feeling rusty or a bit out of practice on your basic acting techniques? This class will focus on strengthening your ability to make playable choices and heighten emotional intensity in your work on stage. In each session, the instructor will help you to refine your ability to find beats, play subtext, create believable emotions, use tactic play to achieve your objectives, engage in cold readings, and express objectives through physicality. The class is designed for actors of all levels of ability.

Tuesday nights from 7 to 9pm

(begins Sept. 25 and meets for 8 sessions)

$190 new student/$160 returning/$95 college student
Early Bird rates (good through 9/1): $165 new students/$135 returning

 

Actors Workshop – new student (Early Bird)
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Actors Workshop – returning student (Early Bird)
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Actors Workshop – college student
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INTRO TO SHAKESPEARE 

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 from 5:30 to 7pm (class runs until 8:30pm on 9/17 – no class on October 8)

(begins Sept. 17 and meets for 5 sessions)

$90 new student/$80 returning/$50 college student
Early Bird rates (good through 9/1): $65 new students/$55 returning

Intro to Shakespeare – new student (Early Bird)
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Intro to Shakespeare – returning student (Early Bird)
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Intro to Shakespeare – college student
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