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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

Intro to Improv

Ages 18+
January 19–February 23, 2015
Mondays: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
$225
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This fast-paced class will get students out of their shells and thinking on their feet.  Students will learn to sharpen listening skills, heighten their awareness and work as part of an ensemble to create colorful characters and memorable scenes.  Perfect for actors, educators or anyone who wants to feel more confident in front of people.  No prior experience required!


Intro to Acting

Ages 18+
February 16–March 23, 2015
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.  Students will learn how to explore breath and body awareness, pursue strong actions and objectives, and find truth in imaginary circumstances.  No prior experience required. 


Scene Study

Ages 18+
March 30–May 4, 2015
Mondays: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
$225
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Students will learn how to delve deeper into acting, characterization, and textual analysis through scene work.  For continuing students or actors with previous experience, this intermediate class will help students broaden their rehearsal techniques and create richer, more dynamic characters, while exploring contemporary scenes. 


Audition Intensive

Ages 18+
May 5–June 2, 2015
Tuesdays: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
$225
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You’ve got imagination, instincts, and the thirst to share your talents on stage.   Now what?  This comprehensive course will help students hone their skills and make a strong impression in auditions.  Students will refine monologues, learn to navigate cold readings and develop the confidence and presence needed to shine. Final class will include feedback from Hartford Stage Associate Artistic Director, Maxwell Williams.