For the first time ever, Atlantic Stage at the Myrtle Beach Mall is offering acting classes and more. These classes will be taught by company members Thom Penn and Steve Harley. They are structured for students 18 and over. They hope to have classes for younger students in the future.
Acting for the Absolute Beginner
This six week course will focus on accessing the creative imagination and finding the potential of the actor’s instrument by developing a strong, flexible and performance-ready body and voice. Open to adults of all ages with little or no experience, this course is designed to give you the confidence, freedom, and sense of play necessary to venture joyfully and successfully into theatrical performance.
6 Tuesdays, July 11 – August 22 (no class on July 25th) 5:30 – 7pm Fee $120
Stocking the Actor’s Toolbox – Intermediate Level
This eight week course takes a four-pronged approach to a basic acting technique by focusing on The Foundations of Acting, The Character, The Imagination, and The Script. Open to adults of all ages, targeted at those who have some acting experience, but who want more formalized training. We will begin by accessing the creative imagination then learning how to master a strong and flexible body and voice, break down a script, and create a truthful character.
8 Tuesdays, June 27 – August 22 (no class on July 25th) 7:15 – 8:45pm Fee $160
Scene Study – Advanced Level
This eight week course focuses on textual analysis and character development in preparation for the performance of scenes from contemporary dramatic literature. Open to adults of all ages with a firm grasp on the basics, this course will hone your analytical skills and their application to performance.
8 Mondays, June 26 – August 21 (no class on July 24th) 7:15 – 8:45pm Fee $160
This six week course will teach you the basics of being the unseen (and often unsung) hero behind the scenes who makes the show run like clockwork – the Stage Manager. Open to adults of all ages with varying levels of experience, this course will cover the ins and outs of rehearsal management, rehearsal and performance reporting, and calling and operating a show in performance, and may include practical application of acquired skills in conjunction with performances by the Scene Study class.
6 Mondays, July 10 – August 21 (no class on July 24th) 5:30 – 7pm Fee $120