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ACTING & COMEDY CLASSES

THE ACTING GYM PRESENTS ...
SCENE STUDY CLASS

6 WEEKS (Saturdays) 9:00 am to 12:00pm
9/23/17 through 10/28/17

Instructed by Steph Davis

An actor’s job is to be believable while telling a story that fits the script. The text explicitly tells one story but there are many stories being told, that are never verbally spoken, which are hidden within each character. The text is just a roadmap to the personal stories being told within the same piece. The real story is always submerged in subtext, which is the basis of scene study. In this class, you will learn how to look beyond the text to find what really drives the main story. How to uncover clues that are in the text that help create the “story within the story” for your character and scene. How to train your mind to go directly to subtext to create the proper urgency level, better known as “upping the stakes” for your character.

What you can expect to gain after taking this class is the ability to pull valuable information from the text that will be useful in later character development. How to use Backstory and Inner Monologues effectively, along with the ability to nonverbally communicate your character’s own story.
Oh, and as bonus…a laser sharp focus at auditions!

Cost: $275


STAND-UP 4 KIDS COMEDY CLASS
6 THURSDAYS | 10/12/17 - 11/16/17 4-6 PM

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.

Classes: Thursday, October 12, 19, 26 & Thursday, November 2, 9, 16

Registration Fee:
$245.00
Graduation Dress Rehearsal: Friday, November 17
Graduation Showcase: Saturday, November 18, 2017


STAND-UP 4 KIDS COMEDY CLASS
6 THURSDAYS | 10/12/17 - 11/16/17 4-6 PM

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.

Classes: Thursday, October 12, 19, 26 & Thursday, November 2, 9, 16

Registration Fee:
$245.00
Graduation Dress Rehearsal: Friday, November 17
Graduation Showcase: Saturday, November 18, 2017



 
STAND-UP COMEDY 101
6 Wednesdays 7-10 PM - 10/11-11/15/2017

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 11/18/17
Registration Fee:
$265.00 - Returning Student Discount Available
Graduation Dress Rehearsal: 11/17/17
Graduation Showcase: 11/18/17

STAND-UP COMEDY WRITER’S WORKSHOP
6 Thursdays 7-10 PM - 10/12-11/16/2017

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 11/18/17

Registration Fee: $265.00 - Returning Student Discount Available
Graduation Dress Rehearsal: 11/17/17
Graduation Showcase: 11/18/17








GRADUATION SHOWCASE
NOVEMBER 18, 2017

2 SHOWS - TIMES TBA
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.