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Has it been awhile since you’ve been on stage? Or, you want to try acting, but are not sure where to start? Check out these acting workshops with Denver Center Theater Academy. AARP members and friends receive a 20% discount on each workshop registration. To register please call 303-446-4892 or  email academy@dcpa.org and reference RP2014.

Stories-on-Stage: Your Turn to Read 1 session only • Full Price: $25 with fee AARP Discount: $21 with fee • 2 hr class time

Fri • 12:30-2:30pm • Jan 17 • Anthony Powell

Work with renowned director and Artistic Director of Denver’s Stories on Stage, Anthony Powell, on interpreting a story for an audience. Unlock the text and learn how to present favorite stories. Now it’s your turn to try this exciting skill. A variety of material will be provided.

 

Improve with Improv 1 session only • Full Price: $25 with fee AARP Discount:  $21 with fee • 2 hr class time

Fri • 12:30-2:30pm • Jan 31 • Sarah Kirwin

Ever thought of performing? Have fun making it up as you go. Improv teaches you how to invent characters and scenes in the moment. Exercise the mind and have fun while you're doing it!

 

Voice Overs 1 session only • Full Price: $25 with fee AARP Discount:  $21 with fee • 2 hr class time

Fri • 12:30-2:30pm • Feb 14 • Justin Walvoord

Step up to the mic and learn the basics of the radio and television voice over industry. Analyze and act commercial copy, learn to take direction and increase your versatility. Learn about demos, agents, auditions and the voice over market. This may be a whole new career opportunity!

 

The Play’s the Thing! 1 session only • Full Price: $25 with fee AARP Discount:  $21 with fee • 2 hr class time

Fri • 12:30-2:30pm • Feb 28 • Allison Watrous

This workshop explores the tools of devising original work. Follow the creative spark and activate original scenes and play structures through brainstorming, improvisation and play. Trigger your spontaneity and prompt your inner playwright!

 

Line, Please: Memory Training 1 session only • Full Price: $25 with fee AARP Discount:  $21 with fee • 2 hr class time

Thurs • 12:30-2:30pm • Mar 6 • Garrett Ayers

Every day, new studies appear showing that the memorization techniques that actors use for remembering their lines can help us all keep that memory sharp. Learn how you can memorize faster and better, all the while saving time, reducing stress and gaining confidence.

 

The SECOND ACT Six-Week Series:

Backstage: An Intro to Theatre 6 weeks • Full Price: $205 with fee AARP Discount:  $165 with fee • 2 hr class time

Thurs • 12:30-2:30pm • Jan 16 – Feb 20 • Stephen Weitz

Stephen Weitz, Producing Ensemble Director of the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Denver Theatre Person of the Year and guest director of this season’s Denver Center Theatre Company production of Jackie & Me, offers an enlightening series of discussions about the process and practice of creating theatre. By reading scripts from previous and future Theatre Company productions, students will learn how a professional company takes a play all the way from the page to the stage. Discussions will touch on script analysis, conceptualization, casting, design process, rehearsal and all the behind-the-scenes processes that result in the finished product. Classes will include guest artists such as Denver Center actors and designers.

 

Introduction to Acting 6 weeks • Full Price: $125 with fee AARP Discount:  $101 with fee • 2 hr class time

Wed • 12:30-2:30pm • Jan 15-Feb 19 • Kate Gleason

Has it been awhile since you’ve been on stage? Or, you want to try acting, but are not sure where to start? This class is designed specifically for the theatre enthusiast. Whether you’re a subscriber, usher, volunteer or theatre novice this class will teach you the fundamentals of the craft. Discover the building blocks of acting through storytelling, theatre games, improvisation and scene work. Bring your lifetime of valuable experiences center stage. Take creative risks in a fun, safe environment. Why just watch, when you can do!

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