Whether you have experience in the theatre and are looking to sharpen your skills, or are a novice who just wants to learn and have fun, we have classes for you!
Classes are held in the Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center, 116 North Jefferson Street in downtown Dayton unless otherwise noted. The Creative Writers Seminars are held in the Loft Theatre, 126 North Main Street in downtown Dayton.
Register online now through Ticket Center Stage.
For more information, please contact Marilyn Klaben, Education Director at (937) 461-3823 x3132.
“Be Ready, Be Brave” will be our motto for this advanced adult acting class. Students will be required to arrive at the first class with a monologue they know backwards and forwards. We will use these pieces to venture outside our comfort zones while learning to quiet our inner critics. Classes will include exercises in movement, improvisation, character exploration, vocal expression, relaxation techniques, energetic connection, and emotional recall, with an intense focus on working in the moment. The final day of class will include performances for family and friends.
This six-week theatre workshop explores the basic building blocks of Stage Acting. Exercises to strengthen focus, concentration and commitment, and build a collaborative storytelling mindset combine with fundamentals of stage movement, script analysis and character development. Human Race Resident Artist Scott Hunt (veteran of Broadway and National Touring productions of Les Misérables and Rent) creates a safe and encouraging environment for students to form the basis of acting technique, as well as help build personal confidence for speaking in public, while improving team-building and problem solving skills.
For regional writers of all levels of experience, The Human Race is partnering with the Ohio Playwrights Circle to offer the Creative Writers Seminars, a new series of one-day Saturday sessions at the Loft Theatre with professional writers who will talk about their craft and provide insight on their processes. This year’s seminars focus on more universal themes to serve writers from a variety of forms, including fiction, film and television, documentary and playwrighting.
Check back soon for information on upcoming seminar titles and dates.