Traveling Players Ensemble

Fall Acting Classes 2017

 

2017 Fall Acting Classes

Traveling Players specializes in small classes, experienced teachers and lots of individualized attention. Enrollment is limited. Hope you’ll be one of the few!

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Worried that you’ll suffer from TPE Withdrawal this fall? Never fear! Find the perfect antidote in our fall classes! Our fall performance classes feature the same things you love about our summer camp productions (except the outdoors).

  • Expert instruction from professional directors
  • Challenging scripts
  • Ensemble training
  • Intensive rehearsals
  • Final showcasing performance!

FALL ONE-DAY INTENSIVES

Improv Intensive (grades 8 – 11)

Day: Saturday, December 2
Time: 3:00 to 8:00 pm
Tuition: $130 ($110 on or before October 1)
Location: McLean Governmental Center (1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101)
Instructor: Rachel Spicknall Mulford

Improvisation is an actor’s life-long tool, and the best part is, you’re only doing it right if you’re having fun! A deeper exploration for the more experienced actor, this class will focus on listening, practicing to be a leader and a follower, liberating the imagination, responding spontaneously, physical and vocal specificity and committing to choices. Students will create characters, environments, and scenes, while playing short- and long-form improvisational games. Actors will learn how to apply their improvisational skills to developing a character for a play, as well as improvisational performance.

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FALL ACTING CLASSES

  • Acting & Improvisation (grades 4-6)

    Day: Sundays, October 1 – December 10 (no class November 26)
    Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Showcase: December 10, 2:00-3:30, followed by Student Open Mic until 5:00.
    Tuition: $350 ($325 on or before September 7)
    Location: The Old Firehouse (1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101)
    Instructor: Jeanne Harrison

    Perfect for beginning or experienced performers, this improvisation and scene study class gives budding actors an overview of the art of performing. By playing fun-filled improvisational theatre games, we will tap into the creative juices of each student while teaching basic acting skills: clarity of thought and action, mental agility, spontaneity, actively listening and responding, and creative problem solving. While rehearsing short scenes, students will practice analyzing scripts, building a character, balancing logic with imagination, and collaborating with scene partners. There will be a showcase for parents during the final class.

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  • Scene Study & Acting Technique (grades 7-9)

    Day: Sundays, October 1 – December 10 (no class November 26)
    Time: 1:15 to 2:45 pm
    Showcase: December 10, 2:00-3:30, followed by Student Open Mic until 5:00.
    Tuition: $350 ($325 on or before September 7)
    Location: The Old Firehouse (1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101)
    Instructor: Jeanne Harrison 

    For performers eager to deepen their acting training, this scene study class gives students practice preparing a role in a play.  We will delve into the core of the scenes through rehearsals and improvisational games that teach basic acting skills: clarity of thought, intention of action, commitment to choices, and active listening and responding while in character.   While rehearsing scenes, students will learn to research and explore their character, balance logic with imagination, identify their character’s journey, collaborate with scene partners, and rehearse productively. There will be a showcase for parents during the final class.

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  • Monologues & Audition Strategies (grades 10-12)

    Day: Sundays, October 1 – December 10 (no class November 26)
    Time: 3:00 to 5:00 pm
    Showcase: December 10, 2:00-3:30, followed by Student Open Mic until 5:00.
    Tuition: $460 ($435 on or before September 7)
    Location: The Old Firehouse (1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101)
    Instructor: Jeanne Harrison

    Spend this autumn selecting, rehearsing and performing monologues that showcase your strengths as a performer!  In this intensive class, we will delve into acting techniques, explore textual analysis, physically train the actor’s body and voice, and discuss/practice audition strategies.  Class concludes with a showcase of monologues.  This class is ideal for high school seniors who are preparing audition monologues for college, or anyone who wants to prepare themselves for school, professional or Traveling Troupe auditions. There will be a showcase for parents during the final class.

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DISCOUNTS

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT: Receive a discount when registering for fall classes before midnight on September 7. Intensives have their own early-bird deadlines–see class descriptions for details.
SIBLING DISCOUNT: The more the merrier! If you have a sibling enroll in fall classes along with you, we will give you a discount of $15!
BRING A FRIEND DISCOUNT: (Classes only) If you are a NEW STUDENT, let us know who recommended us to you, and you can get them a $25 credit!
SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are available for all TPE programs. Read more here.

 

Fall Classes taught at the Old Firehouse at the McLean Community Center