Adult Studio Classes

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Audition Monologues

Melia Bensussen, Rachel Alderman, Godfrey Simmons, and Nina Pinchin

Special Guests: Melia Bensussen, Rachel Alderman, Godfrey Simmons, and Nina Pinchin

Saturdays (January 23 – March 13, 2021)

1:00pm– 3:00 pm

8 sessions: $150

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1Get audition ready with advice from the experts!  Receive guidance on selecting audition monologues, preparation, audition etiquette, and get feedback from local industry professionals. Students will spend the first half of this eight-week course choosing and preparing new audition material.  In the second half, students will perform for and receive coaching from HartBeat Ensemble Artistic Director Godfrey Simmons, and, Hartford Stage’s own Artistic Producer, Rachel Alderman and Artistic Director, Melia Bensussen. Some experience recommended. Classes will be held via Zoom, and login information will be provided after registration.

Acting for the Camera 2

Liam Toner
Liam Toner

Instructor: Liam Toner

Mondays (January 11 – March 1, 2021)

7:00 – 9:00 pm

8 sessions: $150

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In this second Acting for the Camera course, students will build on what they have learned in Acting for the Camera allowing more of a focus on audition technique, how to make adjustments, and cold reading. As in the previous class, students will work on camera and have the opportunity to review their work, receive feedback, and explore performance techniques specific to film. Participation in Acting for the Camera 1 or permission from the instructor is required. Classes will be held via Zoom, and login information will be provided after registration.

Intro to Acting

Nina Pinchin
Nina Pinchin

Instructor: Nina Pinchin

Thursdays (January 14 – March 4, 2021)

5:30 – 7:30 pm

8 sessions: $150

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Try your hand at acting from the comfort of your own living room!  This eight-week online course provides a foundation of acting skills and techniques for beginning actors. Through improvisation, scenes and games, actors will develop creativity and confidence while learning to use their natural impulses on stage. No previous experience needed! Classes will be held via Zoom, and login information will be provided upon registration.

Private Coaching

Scheduled by appointment

Single 30 minute session: $30

8 class package: $240

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Preparing for a particular event or working on a specific performance concern?  Why not try working one-on-one with one of our teaching artists?  Sessions will be scheduled by appointment in 30 minute blocks. Coaching sessions will be tailored to individual student needs and held via Zoom, and login information will be provided after registration.