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JOIN US FOR ADULT CLASSES THIS SUMMER!

8 week sessions starting June 2nd! 

 

Beginning Acting for Adults 

Teacher: Natalie Blalock Jennings 
 
Sundays, June 2-July 21 (8 weeks)
6:00-8:00 p.m. 
 
$175.00
 
This class will explore the theory and practice of the basic tools of acting: body movement, vocal production, and imagination. This class will also include an introduction to character analysis, audition basics, monologue work, scene study, and improvisation.
 
To register CLICK HERE
 
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Scene Study 

Teacher: Fred Gloor
 
Sundays, June 2-July 21 (8 weeks)
4:00-5:30 p.m. 
 
$175.00
 
Prerequisite: Beginning Acting for Adults or Equivalent Experience
In this class, we will learn how to break down a script and scene into its component parts in order to create strongly motivated choices that are supported by the text.  Students will learn how to create and commit to a story arc, how to activate intentions, how to motivate blocking and business, and how to apply these skills for maximum performance and audition impact. 
 
To register CLICK HERE
 
 

 

 

 

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Meet your Instructors: 

Natalie Blalock Jennings moved to NYC directly after graduating from High School in Apopka, FL to attend the summer program at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. During that time she was encouraged by her singing teacher to audition for The American Musical and Dramatic Academy from where she graduated 2 years later. She received her equity card right here in NE Ohio from the Carousel Dinner Theatre (thank you Joey Patton). Natalie was most recently seen playing one of her dream roles (Mama Rose) in this summers production of GYPSY at the Beck Center for Performing Arts in Lakewood, OH. Some of her favorite shows have included Paper Moon (Miss Trixie Delight) at Ford's Theater, The Scarlet Pimpernel (Helen/Chanteuse) Broadway , Houdini (Madame Tolka/Wilma) at Goodspeed Opera House, The Little Mermaid (Ursula) at Beck Center for the Performing Arts, Annie (Miss Hannigan) at Bucks County Playhouse and Ladies and Gentlemen Natalie Blalock (Herself) at Joe's Pub, The Public Theatre, NYC. Other wonderful experiences include the T.V. shows Strangers with Candy (Edie Harley) "The Bully" episode, THE O.C. (Gail VanDeepen) and Eve (Mrs. Garris). Natalie is a grateful member of Actor's Equity and SAG.

 

 Fred Gloor is currently the Associate Artistic Director and Marketing Director at Weathervane Playhouse. He has directed four shows at Weathervane: It's Only a Play, You Can't Take It With You, The Lyons and 4000 Miles. He taught Intro to Theatre, All levels of Acting, and Theatre History at Tri-C West, and is currently a member of the Theatre and Dance Faculty at Baldwin Wallace University where he teaches Intro to Theatre, Improv, and Script Analysis. A graduate of Kent State University, Fred's other directing credits include Cleveland Public Theatre, Dobama, TitleWave, Charenton, The Second City Cleveland, CVLT, and Tri-C West.  As an actor, he has performed at The Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater, Dobama, The Beck Center, Cain Park, The Second City Cleveland, The Ensemble Theatre, and as a cast member of Something Dada. A member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, he has appeared in numerous commercials and such films as The Dream Catcher and Pirates with Leslie Nielsen, Eric Idle, and Rodney Dangerfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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