The Generic Theater Launches Acting Studio Program For Adults

The Generic Theater Launches Acting Studio Program For Adults

In its repositioning as Virginia's Pro-Am resident theater, The Generic Theater launches an 8-week Acting Studio Program as a response to a growing desire from area actors who seek training. The program is an initiative to support The Generic's visionary pillar of provide access to theater education and training. Forthcoming initiatives will include programs for internships, apprenticeships and master classes. Last year, Generic Theater for Kids was launched as a response to a need for affordable acting classes for children ages 5 through 18. The program has seen tremendous growth. Since 2010, The Generic has organized and facilitated an annual theater conference where over 200 area citizens participated in workshops, seminars and panels on theater. It has attracted like-minded people who believe in Norfolk's presence and impact in the American theater landscape. The Generic offers affordable and scholarship incentives for prospective individuals to be able to participate with its programs.

About the Acting Studio Program

For the benefit of all actors at all levels - advanced/intermediate/beginner - actors who wish a place to work their craft to those new to the experience.

  • Focusing on scene and monologue study, including technique, improvisational and
    movement exercises - each an integral and essential moving part of the actor's craft; in essence,
  • Nurturing the whole instrument: body, mind and imagination.
  • Through simple script analysis, explore and physicalize the character.
  • Class begins with exercise work followed by scene and monologue work.
  • Relatively small classes, held in 'studio environment' in order for the work to remain intimate.

Each student assigned one (1) monologue and one (1) scene (to be performed with fellow actor). The monologue and scene study will be assigned after attendance to the initial class; students will memorize monologue and scene for 2nd class. Actors perform scene study & monologue each class.


Class Hours: 9 a.m. to Noon
Sundays, beginning Feb. 3 - March 31, with a showcase on April 6th
Tuition: $80.00 total/$10.00 installments accepted (please note: scholarship/barter program available through Generic Theater).

For more information about classes and to enroll, please contact Beth Pivirotto:

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