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Acting Classes

Milwaukee Rep Education & Engagement is dedicated to offering a variety of programming for students of all ages, interests, and backgrounds. We are proud to offer inspiring training programs for adults 18+ throughout the Milwaukee area!

Classes for adults wanting to learn more about the craft of acting and theater are held onsite at Milwaukee Rep throughout the year. For arts-based training for the business professional, we offer workshops for groups either on-site or at your corporate location.

Adult Acting classes at Milwaukee Rep are designed specifically for adults ages 18+ who are interested in developing a wide range of abilities related to theatrical craft. Whether you are a beginner with no formal training or experience, or a seasoned performer looking to sharpen your skills, we offer courses and intensives to fit your needs throughout the year. Class sizes are limited to ensure one-on-one feedback for each student. Check back frequently as we continue to update our offerings throughout the season!

Contact Information
Register online or contact Xodia Choate, Education & Engagement Administrator, at 414-290-0709 or xchoate@milwaukeerep.com.

COVID protocol:
The safety and well-being of our participants, artists, and staff is a top priority. Participants are strongly recommended, but not required, to wear masks while in our building. All policies, including participation and attendance, are subject to change based on evolving guidance from the CDC, City of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin. Prior to the start of the class, participants will be informed of current safety protocols.

BASIC ACTING I: INTRO TO PERFORMANCE

NEW Section: Mondays, August 21 – October 2, 2023, 7:30-9:30pm
(no class on September 4 to observe Labor Day)
Section 2: Mondays, January 8 – February 19, 2024, 5:30-7:30pm
(no class on January 15 to observe Martin Luther King Day)
Section 3: Mondays, January 8 – February 19, 2024, 7:30-9:30pm
(no class on January 15 to observe Martin Luther King Day)
Class fee: $225.00 total for six class sessions

This course is for actors of all levels to create and expand their actors' toolkit. Classes will encourage participants to use their imagination, body, and voice to explore specific techniques to enhance any stage performance. Special attention is given to preparing and presenting a contemporary monologue. This six-session course runs two hours each and is held in-person at Milwaukee Repertory Theater.


BASIC ACTING II: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

Section 1: Mondays, August 21 – October 2, 2023, 5:30-7:30 pm
(no class on September 4 to observe Labor Day)
Section 2: Mondays, March 4 – April 8, 2024, 5:30-7:30 pm
Class fee: $250.00 total for six class sessions

This course is for actors of all levels to continue the exploration of the essential skills learned in Basic Acting I. Students will create and develop unique characters within powerful scenes or monologues. This is a six-session course that runs two hours each. Prerequisite: Basic Acting I


BASIC ACTING III: SCENE STUDY

Section 1: Mondays, October 16 – November 20, 2023, 5:30-7:30 pm
Section 2: Mondays, April 15 – May 20, 2024, 5:30-7:30 pm
Class fee: $275.00 total for six class sessions

This course is for actors of all levels to continue the exploration of techniques learned in Basic Acting I and II. In this class, students will dive into the creation of complex and elaborate scenes. The class will culminate in a final showcase performance. Participants of the entire Basic Acting series (I, II, and III) will receive a signed Certificate of Participation at the end of Basic Acting III. This is a six-session course that runs two hours each. Prerequisites: Basic Acting I & II.


Questions?
Please reach out to our Education & Engagement Administrator, Xodia Choate, at xchoate@milwaukeerep.com.