Adult Acting at CTC

Adult Acting Session
Summer 2022

Ages 18+ and not enrolled in high school
Price: $275

Early Summer Session (***WAITLISTED**)

Exploring Chekhov’s Big Four with Stanislavski
Instructor: Jessica De La Rosa

Dates: Wednesdays / June 8 - July 27

Showcase: Wednesday July 27 (TIME TBD)

Hours: 6:30-8:30p

Description: Big names with simple ideas. Anton Chekhov and Konstantin Stanislavski helped shape American theatre practices with the development of "the system." Using scenes from The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, and The Seagull, students will engage in a deep scene study using Stanislavski's system of objectives and actions. Though this class is open to all levels, some prior acting experience will be useful.



Late Summer Session

Acting in Your Shoes
Instructor: Keith McGill

Dates: Saturdays July 9- August 27

Showcase: August 27 (Time TBD)

Hours: 10a-12p

Description: In this session, students can explore the idea of casting against type. We'll use scenes and monologues in which students would not be conventionally cast to explore the idea of gender, ethnicity, and status.This class will meet any student at any level of experience.



For more information about Adult Acting classes, or about Commonwealth Theatre Center's Adult Acting program more generally, please email Jessica De La Rosa.

CTC's Walden Theatre Conservatory has been a proving ground for generations. Recent alumni have gone on to Juilliard, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, dePaul, Cornish, Northern Illinois, University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre, Yale, USC, and others. From total beginners who have the itch to perform to actors wanting to develop an edge in upcoming auditions, adult actors of all experience levels can take their craft to the next level at Commonwealth Theatre Center.