All classes will be held at
Univ of Missouri Extension Center
132 E. Monroe
Kirkwood, MO  63122
KTG office (314-821-9956)

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Improv classes

Sundays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm beginning 10/1/17
Six (6) classes - $150.00 due 1st day of class

Taught by Adam Grun

In this class, you will learn the art of improvisational comedy.  We will focus on the fundamentals of improv and teamwork.  It is a very interactive class with lots of scene work mixed with improv comedy games.  The improv games will be similar to those of the games you see on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

The class is perfect for everyone!  It will help you become more confident as a performer.  And it’s a great exercise for people who want to step out of their comfort zone.  It is a very nurturing environment and a lot of fun!

Adam is the coach of The Kirkwood Theatre Guild’s improvisational troupe named Twisted Improv which performs every third Friday of the month at the Steamboat Room in Kirkwood, Missouri

Script Realization: Let’s Put on a Play!

Mondays 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm beginning 10/9/17

Six (6) classes - $150.00 due 1st day of class

Taught by Bob Thibaut

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Script Realization is a crash course in theatrical production. It takes more than just actors and scripts to put on a play. Everything from Props to Box Office. In this class you will discuss how to determine the needs of the play as well as how to make a playwright’s vision a reality. Whether you are a sound designer or director, this class will give you the “Big Picture” you need to make a few lines on the page a great show!

Bob has directed seven of KTG’s productions and is the recipient of the Kevin Klein Best Actor award.

Shake Hands with Shakespeare

Mondays 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, beginning 10/9/17

Nine (9) classes - $200.00 due 1st day of class

Taught by Heather Sartin

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Shakespeare was a poet and playwright of the people!  He is not beyond your reach and certainly not dry, boring, or dull!  He says, through the voice of Miranda in Act V of  "The Tempest", "O wonder!  How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world that hath such people in't!"   It is my hope that everyone, regardless of their experience or exposure to Shakespeare, will gain a greater love for both the exquisite language and the beautiful, deeply human characters.  No matter what your knowledge of Shakespeare is, there is always something new to be learned from immersing yourself into his plays along with like-minded people.

This class will focus on two primary things: unlocking the language of Shakespeare and connecting with his complex characters.  Specific skills will be taught to decode the language structure and conventions used in the plays such as iambic pentameter, punctuation, repetition, alliteration, rhyme, elisions, etc. Students will learn the difference between a soliloquy and a monologue and how to analyze one in preparation for a performance. Each student will memorize a monologue/soliloquy using the techniques learned in class. Performance and feedback will be a part of the class as well.

If you think you don't like Shakespeare, this is the class for you!  There will be lots of fun, laughter, learning, trying, encouraging, growing, trying again and succeeding!  Think how proud you will feel when you have a polished piece of Shakespeare in your pocket ready to be used at just the right moment... whenever that may be.  Everybody quotes him!  Come learn how to do more than that!


There are currently no calls for Auditions or Directors


Acting classes and classes on the fundamentals and basics of Improv Comedy.


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