Community Classes


Our Community Classes aim to nurture the local artist and enrich the theatre-going experience with skills-based sessions for seasoned performers, newcomers to the field or audience members who just want to know more. 

 
Acting 1 (August Session)
This introductory course on character development will teach actors how to create clear and dynamic characters through understanding the importance and complexity of character motivation, playing strong objectives, and script analysis. Actors will work with a variety of texts and exercises to apply learned techniques. Class fills up fast, so sign up early to secure your spot!

 Teaching Artist:  Bruce Nelson
 Level:  Any experience level
 Age group:  18+
 Dates:  Mondays, Aug 1-22
 Time:  6:30pm-9:30pm
 Cost:  $240 (Includes service fee)
 Register by:  Jul 27


 


Acting 1 (October Session)
This introductory course on character development will teach actors how to create clear and dynamic characters through understanding the importance and complexity of character motivation, playing strong objectives, and script analysis. Actors will work with a variety of texts and exercises to apply learned techniques. Class fills up fast, so sign up early to secure your spot!

 Teaching Artist:  Bruce Nelson
 Level:  Any experience level
 Age group:  18+
 Dates:  Mondays, Oct 3-24
 Time:  6:30pm-9:30pm
 Cost:  $240 (Includes service fee)
 Register by:  Sept 26


 


Acting 1 (November Session)
This introductory course on character development will teach actors how to create clear and dynamic characters through understanding the importance and complexity of character motivation, playing strong objectives, and script analysis. Actors will work with a variety of texts and exercises to apply learned techniques. Class fills up fast, so sign up early to secure your spot!

 Teaching Artist:  Bruce Nelson
 Level:  Any experience level
 Age group:  18+
 Dates:  Mondays, Nov 7-28
 Time:  6:30pm-9:30pm
 Cost:  $240 (Includes service fee)
 Register by:  Sept 26


 


Improvisation as Soul Work
In her book Daring Greatly, Brené Brown defines vulnerability as "uncertainty, risk and emotional connection." She goes on to say that vulnerability is not valued in our culture but seen as weak. However, she says, in order to live a wholehearted life we must courageously reach out and connect heart to heart. Coincidentally, one could define Improv as uncertainty, risk and emotional connection and this courage session we will explore the nervous "I'm not funny enough" demons that keep us armored against opening up.  Work will be fast, fun and focused in the true spirit of Improv with no time to think our way out of being vulnerable.  This session will help students learn to trust their creative instincts, improve listening skills and hone their connections through the art of Improv.  A safe and supportive classroom environment will allow students to vulnerably expose their own sense of unplanned goofy play. This shared expression of our raw edges reminds us that we are not alone and go through this thing called life together.


 Teaching Artist:  Bruce Nelson
 Level:  Any experience level
 Age group:  18+
 Dates:  Mondays, Dec 5-19
 Time:  6:30pm-9:30pm
 Cost:  $190 (Includes service fee)
 Register by:  Dec 2


 




Class Location:

Unless otherwise specified, all classes will be held at Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Refund Policy:
All classes are final sale with no refunds. If you wish to withdraw from a class, you will receive a credit that can be used towards any class in our current season. All class credits expire on June 30th, and must be used before that date.

Withdrawal Policy: 
The last day to withdraw from a class is one week before its start date. All classes are non-refundable, but you can elect to receive a credit valid for any class in our current season. To withdraw, contact the education department at 443-615-7055 x7142 or education@everymantheatre.org.

Payment Plans:
We can reserve your spot in a class with a non-refundable deposit equal to 25% of the class tuition. The remainder of the tuition is due 10 days before the start of the class. If full payment has not been received by the due date, your spot in the class will be forfeited. The initial deposit is non-refundable, but it may be converted to class credit if you need to withdraw from the class. Normal withdrawal policy deadlines (see above) apply to payment plans.

You can set up a payment plan by contacting Abby Grimsley, Education Programs Manager, at agrimsley@everymantheatre.org or 443-615-7055 x7142.


Questions? Contact the education department at 443-615-7055 x7142 or education@everymantheatre.org