Adult Acting

For those of you who are interested, we provide free acting workshops for adults—college-age and up.  Offered at no cost, but if you have time to put up posters, count fliers, organize costumes for us, etc—just do those things as you can — We’ll send out emails announcing our need, and if you can help, please do.

It’s a chance for beginners to seasoned actors to get together to learn more about acting, auditioning, the rehearsal process, monologue preparation and whatever the student has questions about.  Betsy Bisson is the Artistic/Education Director at SCCT and has 30 + years experience teaching acting.

The first three classes new students must attend in order to be assigned material to work on for the rest of the semester.  The bulk of the formal teaching occurs in the very beginning of the semester, later classes mainly consist of rehearsing material and performing for class for critique, based on the foundation concepts taught at the beginning. We DO have an informal performance at the end of the semester (voluntary participation—you can elect not to perform), and friends and family are welcome to attend.  You are also welcome to start the semester and then elect to just observe/critique & listen to lecture or participate in game/exercises and not perform, but the only way to learn to act is to actually go through the process (selecting material, doing the background character work, experimenting with physical and vocal characteristics, memorizing, developing intentions/obstacles, refining performance technique, receiving critiques, etc.). We cannot admit new students (or observers) mid semester as the group dynamic/trust has already been established.

We call it AA (cause no one can give you grief for going to an AA meeting) and it meets on Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:15ish pm.  The scheduling is dependent on building availability and the teacher’s schedule.

Class are held at SCCT Temporary Headquarters – 1200 Pendleton St, Greenville, SC 29611

NEW STUDENTS — please register! — there are a limited number of spaces open for new students.  In order to be assigned a monologue, you need to attend all of the first 3 foundation classes or secure a note-taker for any absences and get the info from them before the next class

SORRY-THE SPRING SEMESTER IS SOLD-OUT FOR NEW STUDENTS. We will take new students again for the Fall 2020 semester. As it is a free class, it enrolls very quickly!

RETURNING STUDENTS – please email Betsy to let her know you’re coming back—don’t sign up thru this webpage, it’s so I can gather info about new students and if you sign-up here, you’ll reduce the # of spots open for them.


Winter/Spring 2020 Class Schedule—

Jan 12 – new students required attendance – foundation material covered

Jan 19 – new students required attendance – foundation material covered

Jan 26 – new students required attendance – foundation material covered

Feb 2 – add returning students who have completed one or more semesters of classes

Feb 9 – group exercises

Feb 16 – material assigned

Feb 23 – working material with peers

March 1 – working material with peers

March 8 – working material & perform for class

March 15 – working material & perform for class

March 22 – working material & perform for class

March 29 – working material & perform for class

April 5 – Class at regular time and 7pm Class Sharing – an informal performance of material

Dates & Times

  • Adult Acting
    January 12, 2020 - April 5, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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Venue:   SCCT Temporary Headquarters

1200 Pendleton Street, Greenville, South Carolina, 29611