Summer 2024 Registration is open!

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SUMMER CLASSES

These classes are for EVERYBODY — curious beginners; people who made theatre or films in school but then “real” life was interrupted for a few decades; professionals from non-theatrical industries who think an acting or voice class might help them perform more comfortably at work; theatre professionals who want to get back to basics and do self-care; empty nesters finally getting to do something they want to do; college students seeking a creative outlet… People like YOU who want to connect and have more fun! THESE CLASSES ARE DESIGNED TO BE TAKEN MORE THAN ONCE AS OFTEN AS YOU LIKE.

Acting Fundamentals

Led by Rick Roemer, Jacqui Calloway, Cliff Miller, or Craig Nigh, this playful approach to the actor’s craft is conducive to the beginner. This class allows individuals to experience living in the imaginary world of a character and a story while expanding their self-expression and emotional life. Students will learn how to investigate a script and explore their intuition through games, exercises, and scenes from film or stage. The class is designed to be taken more than once, as it is different in meaningful ways each time — ever-changing with the instructor, fellow students, and the material chosen for the class. In addition, while we are a professional training school, our beginning courses are for anyone curious about acting, seeking to expand their creativity, wanting a new challenge, or just to have fun. Rick’s Syllabus / Jacqui’s Syllabus  / Cliff’s Syllabus / Craig’s Syllabus

May 30 – July 11 (6 wks)  Thursdays  6:30-9:30pm  $231  DRAM 3034 307  Syn 99204  Highland Campus Craig  (No class July 4 THIS CLASS IS FULL.
(18-hour class; limited to 12 participants) 

Jun 14 – Jul 26   (6 wks)  Friday  10:30am-1:30pm   $231   DRAM 3034 301  Syn 94591  Highland Campus – Rick THIS CLASS IS FULL
No class July 5  (18-hour class; limited to 12 participants)  

Jul 8 – Aug 12  (6 wks)  Mondays  6:30-9pm  $196  DRAM 3034 302  Syn 94594  Northridge Campus – Cliff  THIS CLASS IF FULL.
(15-hour class; limited to 10 participants

Jul 17 – Aug 21  (6 wks)  Wednesdays  6:30-9:30pm   $231  DRAM 3034 305 Syn 98309   Northridge Campus – Rick  THIS CLASS IF FULL. Taking waitlist
(18-hour class; limited to 12 participants) 

Jul 19 – Aug 23  (6 wks)  Fridays  11am-1:30pm  $196  DRAM 3034 304  Syn 94593  South Austin Campus – Jacqui THIS CLASS IF FULL. Taking waitlist
(15-hour class; limited to 10 participants)

Aug 9 – Sep 13  (6 weeks)   Fridays   11:30am-2:30pm  $236   DRAM 3034 306 Syn 99144  Cypress Creek  Campus – Francine
(18-hour class; limited to 12 students) 


Uproot Fears/Unleash Stage Presence

Led by Amy Griego, this class is appropriate for anyone who has to present or perform in front of others, regardless of profession. If you’ve experienced recurring stage fright or performance anxiety, you know it can hold you back in work and life. Have people offered, “Just picture everyone in the audience naked” or “take deep breaths and don’t lock your knees” or other wildly unhelpful suggestions? If you’re ready to do something about your stage fright in a supportive environment with others facing similar experiences, this course is for you. In a group workshop across 6 weeks, you can find your calm, assertive center, enabling you to be more fully present on any stage — so that the story you want to communicate can be all it’s meant to be.  Amy Griego-Uproot Fears/Unleash Stage Presence Syllabus

May 30 – Jul 11 (6 wksThursdays  7-9pm   $156  DRAX 4013 300  Syn 94614  Highland Campus  
(limited to 12 participants) THIS CLASS IS FULL


Improvisation I

Led by John Ratliff, this class proves that Improv is an indispensable asset for the actor, an excellent tool for development and self-discovery, and – maybe most importantly – FUN! In this class, we will explore the fundamental improv skills of paying close attention and reacting honestly, the essential ingredients of compelling scene work. It’s not about thinking fast or being funny! This class is open to everyone, from actors who want to upgrade their technical toolkit to people with no performance experience who want to try something a little challenging (but FUN!) in a super-supportive environment. John’s Improv Syllabus

Jul 18 – Aug 22  (6 wks)  Thursdays  6:30-9:00pm   $196  DRAX 4042 300  Syn 94615  Highland Campus
(limited to 12 participants)


 The Commercial Audition – Join now, not available this fall!!

Led by Jacqui Calloway, this class is for actors who are new to commercial acting. Students will learn how to approach various types of commercial auditions, including no-dialogue, solo improv, group improv, and scripted auditions. We’ll cover slating, camera & teleprompter techniques, clothing and styling tips, and how to adjust the tone of your performance for different types of commercials. Students will learn how to film professional audition tapes at home and participate in mock live auditions and callbacks. We’ll also discuss business logistics, including headshots, casting websites, agencies, and self-submitting in the Austin market.  Jacqui Commercial Audition Syllabus

Jul 28 – Sep 1  (6 wks)  Sundays  2pm-4:30pm   $196  DRAX 3088 300  Syn 94613  Highland Campus 
(limited to 10 participants)


Training the Speaking Voice

Led by Adam Roberts, this class is intended for anyone desiring to increase the power and impact of his or her speaking voice. Training in healthy vocal production is essential to speaking intentionally in any situation, from the stage or screen to the classroom or boardroom. In this course, you’ll learn various techniques for preparing and utilizing your natural voice to speak confidently in various environments. The first few classes will focus on active exercises designed to engage the multiple aspects of vocal production healthily. At the same time, the final sessions will practically apply what you’ve learned to scenes, speeches, interpersonal communication, or presentations. Adam-Training the Speaking Voice Syllabus

May 28 – Jun 25  (5 wks)  Tuesdays  6:30-9:30pm  $196  DRAX 3064 300  Syn 94610  Highland Campus  THIS CLASS IS FULL
(limited to 12 participants)
 


Introduction to Voiceover

Led by Cliff Miller, this course is for actors and curious individuals wanting to learn more about the world of voiceover. We will cover acting for voiceover, home studio setup, mic technique, and recording and editing. We will focus on commercials and narration by analyzing, performing, and critiquing voiceover copy. Limited to 8 students. Materials needed: internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet; updated (free) Zoom account. Cliff’s Intro to Voiceover Syllabus

Jul 10 – Aug 14  (6 wks)  Wednesdays  6-8:30pm   $191  DRAX 3068 310   Syn 94611  Online/Zoom  THIS CLASS IS FULL. 
(limited to 8 participants) 

 


If you’ve taken our Fundamentals classes and want to stretch further, Explorations are for you! These classes are also suitable for those with plenty of experience looking to get back into acting work after a break or people with previous training in basic acting concepts and techniques. THESE CLASSES ARE DESIGNED TO BE TAKEN MORE THAN ONCE.

Acting Explorations I

Led by Rick Roemer, this course is for those who have had previous acting training, such as Acting Fundamentals. Using scenes or monologues, the focus will be on strengthening text analysis and following inner impulses to create a powerful need to speak. The work in class will enliven the imagination and increase emotional availability and vulnerability of the actor. This class can be taken more than once, as it is different each time with new students and new scenes to explore.  Acting Explorations Syllabus – Rick

May 25 – Jul 6   (7 wks)   Saturdays  10am-1pm   $266  DRAM 9002 200  Syn 94616   Northridge Campus
(limited to 10 participants) THIS CLASS IS FULL


Acting Explorations II

Led by Rick Roemer, this more advanced course is for students who have taken previous acting classes, such as Explorations I, and would like to continue stretching their acting muscles. Think of this class as a creative acting gymnasium where you can come and work out! This “workout” will include scene study and monologue work. We will also explore diving deeper into character through the character Auto Drama exercise. Everyone is expected to work in every class. In the final class, there will be a performance of scenes and monologues for an invited audience.  Rick-Explorations II Syllabus

Jul 13 – Aug 31  (8 wks)  Saturdays  10am-1pm    $286  DRAX 3091 300  Syn 96634  Northridge Campus
(limited to 10 participants) THIS CLASS IS CANCELED – See our fall classes


Acting Shakespeare

Led by Babs George, This class is for the actor interested in unveiling the mysteries of Shakespeare’s verse by understanding the meter, poetic forms, and rhetoric Shakespeare so deftly employed. Using monologues and scene work, the students will have an opportunity to shape their character’s intentions, passions, and thoughts by understanding the structure of the verse line. This class is for beginning to advanced acting students who may be new to Shakespeare. If you have a monologue you’d like to work on, bring to the first class, otherwise I will help you find one. Monologues: 1 to 1 1/2 minutes in length.

Jul 15 – Aug 12  (5 weeks)  Mondays  6:30-9:30pm   $196   DRAX 4023 300   Syn 94618   Highland Campus
(limited to 10 participants)


Acting On Camera

Craig Nigh as Hill in Fear the Walking Dead, Season 6, Episode 13 Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC

Led by Craig Nigh, this is an intermediate class focusing on acting for the camera. Prerequisite: a basic acting class such as Acting Fundamentals or the equivalent. Acting Explorations or equivalent is preferred. The emphasis is on developing a naturalistic acting style through connection, honesty, vulnerability, and following intuitive impulses. The student’s work will be explored through exercises and scene study from film and television scripts. Some videotaping and playback will be used for critique.  Craig’s Acting On Camera I Syllabus

Jun 3 – Jul 8   (6 wks)   Mondays  6:30-9:30pm    $231  DRAM 3010 300  Syn 94589   Highland Campus  THIS CLASS IS FULL
(limited to 12 participants)

Jul 18 – Aug 22   (6 wks)  Thursdays  6:30-9:30pm    $231  DRAM 3010 301 Syn 94590  South Austin Campus
(limited to 12 participants)  THIS CLASS IS CANCELED -see our fall classes

 


Page To Performance

Led by Craig Nigh this workshop is a must for film and television actors, particularly for auditions! Craig Nigh offers a step-by-step process for examining scripts quickly and thoroughly. Having a clear perception of the writer’s intentions will help inform the actors’ choices and give ultimate creative freedom inside the story’s context. The class also focuses on connection (with another actor or reader), and basic camera techniques. Scenes are filmed for playback and critiqueCraig’s Page to Performance Syllabus

Aug 2 & Aug 9   (2 sessions)  Fridays  11am-3pm   $231  DRAX 3062 300  Syn 95618   Highland Campus  
(limited to 10 participants)

 


Tools of the Trade

Led by Jacqui Calloway, this class is designed for actors with prior training who are beginning their professional acting journeys, revamping their materials, or newly breaking into the Austin market. It covers headshots, resumes, demo reels, personal websites, casting websites, and social media. We’ll discuss the industry standard for each element, look at professional examples, assess students’ current materials, and work on them in class. We’ll end by discussing the logistics of getting an agent and sustaining an acting career in Central Texas.  Jacqui’s Tools of the Trade Syllabus

Jul 13 – Aug 17  (5 wks)   Saturdays  10:30am-1:00pm   $161  DRAX 3087 300  Syn 94612   Highland Campus  No class 7/20
(limited to 12 participants)


Private Coaching for Singers

Led by Adam Roberts, Private coaching sessions with Adam Roberts are offered in musical theatre and contemporary vocal styles such as pop, folk, rock, etc. Coaching packages are tailored to each student’s unique goals. They may include work toward preparing upcoming auditions, building a rep book, bolstering technique, expanding range, and strengthening various performance skills. Coachings are available for adults from beginning through professional levels and to advanced high school students. Adam’s Private Coaching for Singers Syllabus

Lessons are once a week during the scheduled dates below. STEP ONE: Book your day and time during the weeks indicated below by contacting booking@adamkroberts.com
Once you are scheduled, you will fill out a pre-registration form if you are a new student. If you are a returning student, we will send you the usual registration steps.


Tuesdays   May 28 – Jun 18   (4 sessions)    $361   DRAX 3063 300    Syn 94598  Highland Campus  FULL
Wednesdays  May 29 – Jun 26  (4 sessions)  $361   DRAX 3063 301   Syn 94599  Highland Campus (no class on Jun 19) FULL
Thursdays  May 30 – Jun 20  (4 sessions)  $361   DRAX 3063 302    Syn 94600  Highland Campus FULL
Fridays  May 31 – Jun 21    (4 sessions)  $361   
DRAX 3063 303   Syn 94601  Highland Campus  FULL


Tuesdays   June 25 – July 16   (4 sessions)    $361   DRAX 3063 312 Syn  99670   Highland Campus
Thursdays  June 27 – July 18  (4 sessions)    $361   DRAX 3063 313  Syn 99679   Highland Campus


Tuesdays   Aug  6 – Aug 27   (4 sessions)  $361   DRAX 3063 308   Syn 94606   Highland Campus
Wednesdays  Aug 7 – Aug 28  (4 sessions)  $361   DRAX 3063 309   Syn 94607   Highland Campus
Thursdays  Aug 8 – Aug 29  (4 sessions)   $361   DRAX 3063 310   Syn 94608  Highland Campus


Advanced Musical Theatre Intensive

Led by Adam Roberts

In this workshop-style class for experienced musical theatre performers, participants receive individualized song coaching in a masterclass setting. Each performer comes to the intensive prepared with three contrasting audition cuts to perform and gains feedback from peers and the instructor. Each participant will receive two recommendations for additional material to add to their audition repertoire. 
 

May 29 – June 12   (3 wks)   Wednesdays   6:30-9:30pm   $151   DRAX 4040 300   Syn 95619  Highland Campus 
(limited to 10 participants)  CANCELLED FOR THE SUMMER – GO SEE A MUSICAL – THEY ARE BOUNTIFUL THIS SUMMER IN AUSTIN AND THE ENVIRONS!

 


Private Coaching

Several teachers at The Actor’s School offer private studies to older teens and adults. Areas of study range from auditioning for film and stage to Shakespeare, Voice, Monologues, and more. Contact the school for more information at theactorsschool@austincc.edu


Where our classes are held:

ACC Highland Campus – 6101 Highland Campus Dr, Austin, TX 78752, Bldg 4000 in our Studio – details sent upon registration. ACC South Austin Campus – 1820 W Stassney Ln, Austin, TX 78745 – Room number and details sent upon registration. ACC Northridge Campus – 11928 Stonehollow Dr, Austin, TX 78758 – Room number and details sent upon registration. Cypress Creek Campus – 1555 Cypress Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613