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“I feel that the classes I have taken at the Hartford Stage have helped me with my public speaking skills. I have also enjoyed learning from other students’ perspective on the shared topics and objectives. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable  and interesting!”
–Mark White (Introduction to Acting, Introduction to Improv)

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“I love theatre. I was raised going to shows, but I never took the family path. I became a nurse. Now as I am a new nurse manager. I understood even more the importance of feeling comfortable and confident in front of large groups. Hartford Stage is giving me that confidence, and so much more. They have brought me back to a childhood connection that I loved and didn’t even realize how much I missed!!”
–Tory Murtha (Introduction to Acting)

For more information please contact Erin Frederick, 860-520-7244, efrederick@hartfordstage.org

Adult Studio Classes

Performance Project

Ages 18+
August 10, 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2014
Sundays & Mondays: 6:30 – 9 pm
$225
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The first ever performance project for adults! Available to returning Hartford Stage Adult Studio students. Students will have an opportunity to rehearse and perform a one-act play while improving their acting with new friends. The show will be an ensemble-based play, selected by the director and announced after placement auditions occur. Prior Hartford Stage class experience required. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8 pm.


Introduction to Acting: Section 1

Ages 18+
September 8 – October 13, 2014
Mondays: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
$225
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This six-week course will provide a foundation of acting skills and techniques for beginning actors. Through improvisation, monologues and games, actors will develop creativity and confidence while learning to use their natural impulses on stage. No previous experience needed!


Introduction to Acting: Section 2

Ages 18+
September 3 – November 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
$225
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NEW Lunchtime Session! Take time out of your workday to have some fun once a week and get a taste of acting. Also a perfect solution for those who work in the evenings. This six-week course will provide a foundation of acting skills and techniques for beginning actors. Through improvisation, monologues and games, actors will develop creativity and confidence while learning to use their natural impulses on stage. No previous experience needed!


Adventure on Stage: Movement and Stage Combat for Actors

Ages 18+
October 20 – November 24, 2014
Mondays: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
$225
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This special topics course will offer an overview of stage movement. The first half of the course will explore different methods and techniques of finding a character through physicality. The second half will introduce students to various forms of stage combat. Open to students of all levels, but some prior experience may be helpful.