Introduction to Acting: Explore basic acting skills such as preparing your voice and body for performing, strengthening memorization, exploring intentions, obstacles, tactics, and script analysis. This class end after the 8th week with a brief performance of scenes and monologues for invited friends and family.
Viewing 2 live theater performances on your own followed by a discussion will be required. Additional work outside of class may be required including rehearsing with an assigned scene partner, memorizing lines, and completing other assigned homework. Students are encouraged to keep a journal of their learning experiences.
Meets once a week in person for 8 weeks. Adult students 18+ only. No one under age 18 will be admitted regardless of prior experience.
Currently registered ACTING students receive a PHIT Student pass good for ONE free ticket to Thursday Night HAROLD shows, ONE Student priced ticket for Friday and Saturday improv shows**
**LIMITED student rate tickets available, MUST register in advance, some restrictions may apply.
Dates: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Make-up/Snow date/time: Sunday 3/5 time tbd
Graduation Show Date/Time: Thursday 3/9/2023 7pm
Class Location: Room A/ Cabaret
Theater Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
INSTRUCTOR: Tara Gadomski
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Tara Gadomski (she/her) is an actor, filmmaker, improvisor, BBC radio producer and Sundance Knight Fellow. She trained in London and worked with the Fluxx Impro company for many years, performing full-length improvised plays around Europe. Tara loves working with all ages of improvisers. She helped create the improv show The Quest which toured rural schools in Pennsylvania and is currently is a teaching artist with The Unscripted Project in Philadelphia public schools. Her favorite acting credits include Orange is the New Black (Netflix); The BLACKLIST (NBC); Recent Tragic Events (T.I.C. Theatre) and Lost Pirates (Edinburgh Fringe Festival.) Tara is also happy to improvise in Portuguese and Hungarian, if she can find anyone who will take her up on the offer.