Adult Theatre Classes
Spring 2018 Adult Acting Class
Treat yourself to improved confidence and character skills through an--often hilarious and always entertaining--improv acting course with friends and fellow actors! Flex your improv, acting and even public speaking muscles through interactive drama games and exercises. Learn acting techniques, rapid characterization, and get coaching and feedback as you work together with adult actors of all skill levels in this 6-week program.
When: Thursdays, March 15 - May 3; 6:30-8:00pm (Class does not meet 3/29 or 4/19)
Where: Theatre Aspen Studio - Red Brick Center for the Arts, 110 E. Hallam St #126
Who is it for? Anyone who wants to build confidence and learn new skills, from beginners to advanced actors looking for a chance to practice their craft and gain further insight into the creative process.
A word from some of our students:
"I decided to take Aspen Theatre's adult acting classes for a few reasons: to meet fun people, to stretch myself, and to learn a little about acting. The class succeeded on all dimensions and I'm glad I did it. I will never watch a movie or a play in the same way again!" -David
"Thanks for the acting class.... [Y]our class was far and away the better one - better organized, more thought went into your presentations, helpful exercises; I truly felt that I learned a great deal about the acting process and the many variables that go into it." - Bill
About the Teacher: Graham Northrup
Graham's approach to coaching and directing is to help actors explore their own creativity, encourage them to push through perceived barriers and take their performance to new levels of emotional honesty, physical expression and collaboration with their scene partners. He employs both physical and psychological/emotional techniques to help actors reach their most truthful and compelling performance.
He is in his ninth year leading the education and training arm of Theatre Aspen. Graham received his MFA in Directing from Baylor University and serves as the administrator, lead teacher and director for both youth and adult theatrical training for Theatre Aspen School. He has taught classes from elementary to graduate school.
He has directed the teen Conservatory productions of School of Rock, Spamalot, James and the Giant Peach, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shrek, the Musical, Working, The Importance of Being Earnest, Romeo and Juliet - the Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, Urinetown, Little Shop of Horrors and The Curious Savage, as well as Xanadu, Jr., Schoolhouse Rock, Live Jr., a musical version of The Hobbit and Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr. for Theatre Aspen School's Spring Youth Production series.
He has coached, directed and associate-directed for other local companies including The Foreigner with Snowmass Chapel and Barrymore with the Hudson Reed Ensemble. As an actor Graham has been seen as Cogsworth in ACT's production of Beauty and the Beast, FDR in Theatre Aspen's reprise of Annie, John Adams in ACT's production of 1776, Guy in the Fringe Festival staged reading of John Cariani's Last Gas, Oliver Kilbourne in Theatre Master’s reading of The Pitmen Painters and more. He is also a voiceover artist and photographer, in addition to being a husband to a wonderful wife and father of five hard-working, beautiful daughters.
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