KTG DRAMA STUDIO
FALL 2018 CLASSES
Held at Univ of Missouri Extension Center
132 E. Monroe Kirkwood, MO 63122
Unless otherwise noted
KTG office (314-821-9956)
Thursdays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm beginning 10/11/18
Six (6) classes - $100.00 due the first day of class
Please note the classes on 10/11/18, 10/18/18, and 10/25/18 will be held at The Kirkwood Community Center (111 S. Geyer, Kirkwood, MO 63122)
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 Recipes For Ice which performs every third Friday of the month at the Steamboat Room in Kirkwood, Missouri
Mondays 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., beginning 10/8/18
Four (4) classes - $100.00 due the first day of class
Taught by Bob Thibaut
This class will teach you how to use the tools professional actors use to improve your acting performances in auditions and on stage. Bob uses body and voice lessons and excercises to teach you the intricacies of the acting world. You will be practicing and performing within this studio-like setting.
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 10/8/18
Six (6) classes - $100.00 due 1st day of class
Taught by Heather Sartin
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!
PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THE CLASSES ARE NOT REQUIRED, BUT REQUESTED IN ORDER FOR US TO PREPARE CLASS MATERIALS.
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