Hartford Stage to Offer New Lunchtime Acting Classes this Fall

Hartford Stage to Offer New Lunchtime Acting Classes this Fall

Hartford Stage will offer a lunchtime acting class for beginners - a unique way to polish public speaking and presentation skills - in September. The ten-week course will be held on Wednesdays, starting September 3 and running through November 5, at Hartford Stage Rehearsal Studios at 942 Main Street from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

"Our introduction to acting class is not just for aspiring actors, and no experience is needed. In fact, a basic acting class is great for anyone who wants to feel more creative and develop more poise and confidence when speaking in front of people," said Jennifer Roberts, Director of Education for Hartford Stage. "In offering this first-ever lunchtime session, it's our hope that we'll draw a new audience from our downtown business community. It's an opportunity to get away from the desk, get up and move, try something new, and build skills and confidence that you can take back to your job and your daily life - all during your lunch hour."

Introduction to Acting (Section 2) will provide a foundation of basic acting skills and techniques. Through improvisation, monologues and games, students will develop creativity and confidence while learning to use their natural impulses on stage. Perfect for beginning actors with little or no experience, the course provides a fun escape from the normal workplace environment. The lunchtime hour offers flexibility for those who work during the evening.

The cost for the ten-week course, taught by Associate Director of Education Nina Pinchin, is $225. The course is recommended for ages 18 and over, and no previous acting experience is required. For more information, contact Erin Frederick, Education Program and Marketing Coordinator, at 860-520-7244 or efrederick@hartfordstage.org.

To register online, please visit http://www.hartfordstage.org/adult-classes/. ABOUT HARTFORD STAGE
Celebrating our 51st anniversary season, Hartford Stage is one of the nation's leading resident theatres, known for producing innovative revivals of classics and provocative new plays and musicals, including 68 world and American premieres.

Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation's most prestigious awards, including four 2014 Tony Awards for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical by Darko Tresnjak, and the 1988 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Other national honors include Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, OBIE, and New York Critics Circle awards. Hartford Stage has produced nationally renowned titles, including the New York transfers of Enchanted April; The Orphans' Home Cycle; Resurrection (later retitled Through the Night); and Quiara Alegría Hudes' Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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