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Classes are $100. 10% discount to Villages Residents. 50% discount to high school and college students.


    Level 1: Basics for the Actor

    March 30th, 2020 & April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, 2020 & May 4th, 2020


    The goal of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the knowledge and practice of acting. Level 1 will utilize scene assignments consisting of 2-3 actors per scene, assigned by the instructor for the class. By the completion of this class, students will have a working knowledge of the language utilized in the acting profession, an introductory understanding of performing through actions, the ability to read and analyze a script, and the practical skills to memorize and rehearse a scene. The components of Level 1 are:
    Acting Terminology
    Understanding Actions for the Actor
    Script Analysis for the Actor
    Scene Memorization and Rehearsal

    March 30th - May 4th Mondays
    Location: The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol
    Instructor: Nathaniel Niemi

    Nathaniel Nieme

    Nathaniel Niemi (Director) is the Resident Director at The Studio Theatre and in Season Four, he is directing Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement and the large ensemble musical: Assassins. At The Studio Theatre™ he also directed the musicals: Company and Now. Here. This. At The Sharon, Nathaniel is the Director of Education, instructing the Arts Academy and coordinating Youth Education Programs. Nathaniel holds a BA in Theatre from East Texas Baptist University and an MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences (Directing) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. There, he was a part of many productions as an Artistic Associate of Honolulu Theatre For Youth (HTY) directing H2O: The Story of Water and Hawaii, Pinocchio, Extraordinary Stories of an Ordinary Ohana, and You and Me and the Space Between. Nathaniel has appeared onstage with many companies in Hawaii and Chicago, and on Hawaii 5-O. Aside from being an Actor, Director, and Theatre Educator, Nathaniel has also performed Clown and Physical Comedy with the Second City in Chicago, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Chicago Physical Theatre. Nathaniel is the recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's National Directing Award and is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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