Introduction to Acting

Class Description:  This class is designed for students who are new to acting as well as established actors who want to go back to the basics to enrich their work. In this intensive actor’s workshop, students will learn the history of modern acting techniques and how to apply them through practical exercises. Students will begin their journey by working on a monologue of their choosing and then will work in pairs on two assigned scenes, culminating in a final scene project that will bring together everything we have learned. This class will give both established and beginning actors new techniques, tools, and skills they can use for any role in any play.

Class Sections
Thursday 6:30 - 9:30 pm | March 30 - June 1
10 Weeks | Ages 18+ | $320

About the Instructor: Josh Hitchens as been associated with Allens Lane Art Center since 2011 and became Theater Artistic Director in 2021. At Allens Lane, he has directed Vinegar Tom, The Seagull, And Then There Were None, The Grapes of Wrath, The Weir, The Secretaries, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Josh has also written and performed acclaimed solo plays, including The Confession of Jeffrey Dahmer, Stoker’s Dracula, A Christmas Carol, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the autobiographical Ghost Stories. His other credits as a playwright include adaptations of Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, and Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles. In addition to his work as a theater director, actor, playwright, and teaching artist, Josh is also the author of two books published by The History Press: Haunted History of Delaware and Haunted History of Philadelphia. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Arcadia University.