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ACTING & COMEDY CLASSES

THE ACTING GYM PRESENTS
Character Development
(for all levels) Instructed by Steph Davis

6 WEEKS (Saturdays) 11/04/2017 - 12/16/2017

Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”. With that in mind, as actors we can use that mindset to our advantage when it comes to creating characters. In Creating Characters, you will learn all the many things entailed in creating a well-rounded character. All this will be based on many factors both internally (you and everything that you are), and externally (clues from the text).  But first, you must learn how to “get out of your own way”! We have to learn about ourselves as actors in order to really tap into that “deep well” that exists in us all. Only then are you free to use your instincts, experiences and talents without feeling self-conscience. Creating memorable characters isn’t just about you (the actor) telling the story of the writer, but also telling the story of your character as well. Non-verbal communication is the most effective way to do this. You will learn the physical, emotional, intellectual, and psychological aspects of character. How to compare in contrast, yourself to your character… and much more! You will be amazed with the results!

Classes: 6 WEEKS (Saturdays) Workshop Starting 11/04/2017 – 12/16/2017.
Registration Fee: $275 *No class on 11/25
Held every Saturday 9am to 12pm - Stage II (Black Box Stage)
To ensure adequate personal attention, the workshop limit is 12 students. REGISTER TODAY!



 
STAND-UP COMEDY 101
6 Wednesdays 7-10 PM - 2/28-4/4/2018

Turn your funny ideas and stories into stand-up comedy material. This workshop is designed for beginning students who have an interest in performing stand-up comedy and will teach basic joke writing techniques, setups, punchlines, and tags, how to minimize “stage fright”, and much more. Workshop ends with a graduation performance in front of family and friends.
Graduation Showcase will be on 4/7/18.
Registration Fee: $265.00 - Returning Student Discount Available
Graduation Dress Rehearsal: 4/6/18
Graduation Showcase: 4/7/18

STAND-UP COMEDY WRITER’S WORKSHOP
6 Thursdays 7-10 PM - 3/1-4/5/2018

This Workshop is open to anyone with prior stand-up comedy writing and/or performing experience. All levels are invited. As a group, students will work on each other's set, tweaking setups, punching up jokes, and tightening overall performances. Students can work on existing material as well as bring new ideas and premises each week. Workshop ends with a graduation performance in front of family and friends.
Graduation Showcase will be on 4/7/18.

Registration Fee: $265.00 - Returning Student Discount Available
Graduation Dress Rehearsal: 4/6/18
Graduation Showcase: 4/7/18

STAND-UP 4 KIDS WORKSHOP
6 Thursdays 4-6 PM - 3/1-4/5/2018

We believe funny is funny no matter what your age. This Workshop is for young people with a good sense of humor who enjoy being funny and making people laugh. Students will learn basic joke writing skills, where to get ideas for their act and how to make them funny. Students will also work together, helping each other with ideas and jokes. Workshop ends with a graduation performance in front of family and friends. Graduation Showcase will be on 4/7/18.

Registration Fee: $245.00 - Returning Student Discount Available
Graduation Dress Rehearsal: 4/6/18
Graduation Showcase: 4/7/18

 








GRADUATION SHOWCASE
NOVEMBER 18, 2017 - 5:00 & 7:30 PM

-Stand-up Comedy 101
-Writer's Workshop
-Stand-up 4 Kids
GRADUATION PERFORMANCE
ADMISSION: $12

 

The newest group of aspiring comedians to come through Tom Riehl’s 6 week Students of Stand-up Comedy Workshop will be taking the stage on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Show times TBA.