Theater & Writing Classes & Workshops

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Virtual Theater Classes/Workshops

Stage Combat Workshop with Shannon Hill

One-day workshop - September 19, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Registration closed

Workshop Fee: $25

Ages: 18 and up

Have you ever seen a punch or slap on stage and wondered how the actors do it every night? Come find out at a Beginning Unarmed Stage Combat Workshop with Shannon Hill. Shannon will teach you how to do some of the most common forms of unarmed stage combat safely. Learn how to slap, punch, and pull your own hair all from the comfort of your own home. You will then learn some basic choreography to impress your family and friends! Equipment: Clothes you can move in and space to move around, i.e. not sitting at a desk.

Beginning Acting Classes with Shannon Hill

Class Fee: $175 (6 classes)
Tuesday's 7:00 - 8:30pm
Fall Session = Oct. 20 - Nov. 24
Age: 18 and up

Have you been itching to try out acting, but don’t know where to start? Or do you feel like you need some practice in a friendly, safe environment before you perform for an audience? Then join Shannon Hill’s Beginning Acting class! Running for 6 weeks, this class will provide you with the essential tools to feel confident to tackle any role and step on the stage.  Equipment: Monologue of your choice (can be from anything—a film, play, novel, etc.)

Creating Solo Performance with Josh Hitchens

Class Fee: $175 (8 classes)
Fridays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Fall Session = Oct 16 - Dec 11 (no class Nov 27)
Age: 18 and up

Do you have a story you've been wanting to tell? This eight week online class will give you the tools and the support for you to create your own one-person theater piece. Students will learn about the different forms of solo theater (adaptation, biographical, personal storytelling) and how to create your own piece and then market it out in the world. During this course, students will choose their own project to work on and have the opportunity to explore both the writing and performance of their chosen tale. Josh Hitchens is the author, often performer, and sometimes director of ten produced one person plays which have been seen in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Canada, and soon the U.K. His works include the autobiographical Ghost Stories, the biographical play The Confession of Jeffrey Dahmer, and adaptations of Stoker's Dracula, A Christmas Carol, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Tribulation Periwinkle: Civil War Nurse (based on Louisa May Alcott's Hospital Sketches) and The Picture of Dorian Gray. By the end of this course, you will have a story ready to share with the world.

Virtual Playwriting

Playwriting: Finding your Inspiration with Dave Ebersole

Class Fee: $175 (8 sessions)
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Fall Session= Oct. 7 - Dec. 2 (No class Nov. 25)
Ages 18+

Have you ever wanted to write a play but didn’t know where to start? Have you written many but 2020 has sucked your inspiration dry? Are you trying to get your writing going but feel trapped in a vacuum? This course is your remedy. We will uncover where your inspiration is hiding, what to do when you get stuck, and how to find your best routine. After this 8 week course, you'll have two new work-shopped short plays under your belt, a better idea where to take your work, and the tools to push through the dreaded writer's block. Dave Ebersole is a playwright, theater director, comic book writer, and podcast creator. (daveebersole.com)

Materials: A computer writing program: Word/ Pages / Final Draft/ Fade In

Graphic Novel Writing with Dave Ebersole

Class Fee: $175 (8 sessions)
Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Fall Session= Oct. 5 - Nov. 30 (no class Nov. 23)
Ages 18+

Have you ever wanted to write graphic novels but had no idea where to start?  Do you make comics and have nowhere to workshop your stories? Look no further fellow comic book writers! During this eight week course you’ll unlock your secret comic writing superpower. You’ll be able to talk to writers in the industry for the best tips on how to get your comic made. Taught by Dave Ebersole (daveebersole.com) co-creator and writer of the ongoing indie series DASH, he’ll take you through the development stage of graphic novel writing so you can soar out of the class with a script of the comic book you’ve always wanted to read.

Materials: A computer writing program: Word/ Pages / Final Draft/ Fade In