Free Intro to Acting Workshop


Come check out the Acorn Acting Academy in a free two-hour session

Experience what our acting classes are all about in a FREE workshop hosted by Acorn’s Director of Training Carmen-maria Mandley. Whether you are curious to know how an actor thinks or are wondering if an actor’s life is for you, we invite you to join us for this fun and accessible session consisting of a series of acting games and theater exercises that will introduce you to many common acting terms. No experience necessary, but pre-registration required.

Thursday, March 16th from 6 to 8pm

Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., downtown Portland

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Carmen-maria Mandley is currently the Director of Training for Acorn Productions and The Community Engagement Manager for Theater at Monmouth. Previously she was the Education Director and Literary Manager for Portland Stage and a teacher, actor, director and artisan for Shakespeare & Company for 12 years. She is a company member of Bare Portland, Founding Artistic Director of the Nickel Shakespeare Girls (National touring), Founding Artistic Director of Bare Theatre (Raleigh, NC) and a produced playwright and poet. Carmen attended National-Louis University in Chicago, Illinois and continued her training at Shakespeare and Company and at the Dell’ Arte International School of Physical Theatre. She has been actively directing, teaching and performing Shakespeare for 20 years.