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. If you try to join the class mid-semester you will only be able to observe and critique as scenes & monologues will have already been assigned —the bulk of the formal teaching occurs in the beginning of the semester, later classes mainly consist of rehearsing material and performing for class for critique. 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 just come and 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 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
Fall 2019 Class Schedule—
Sept 15 – new students required attendance – foundation material covered
Sept 22 – new students required attendance – foundation material covered
Sept 29 – new students required attendance – foundation material covered
Oct 6– add returning students who have completed one or more semesters of classes
Oct 13 – material assigned
Oct 20 – working material with peers
Oct 27 – working material with peers
Nov 3 – working material & perform for class
Nov 10 – working material & perform for class
Nov 17 – working material & perform for class
Nov 24 – working material & perform for class
Dec 1 – Class Sharing – informal performance of material
Dates & Times
- Adult Acting
September 15, 2019 - December 1, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Venue: SCCT Temporary Headquarters