jeff_cataneseWe’re so thrilled to be offering classes for adults once again – and we’re even more thrilled to announce that Jeff Catanese will be teaching them!

Jeff has been writing, producing, performing and directing theater and improvisation for over 25 years and teaching for over 20 of those. He is the co-founder of Attic Salt Theatre Company and was Editor-in-chief of Improv Review. Jeff has written three drama-education books for Scholastic, Inc. and has coached and taught many established actors and improv performers. He is a former director of Gotham City Improv’s Main Company and was a founding member of the acclaimed comedy/improv troupe Red Shag.

Each session includes 8 2-hour classes. Class size is limited to 12.

Spring Session: Improv for Adults
March 15 – May 17, 2016

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Note: No class Tuesday, April 5 or Tuesday, May 10

These classes focus on improvisation as the creative teaming of the actor, director and writer within us all. The concentration will be on using this method to craft brilliant scenes and expand your repertoire of skills in each discipline. Perfect for actors and improvisers of ALL levels, as well as folks who may want to use the techniques and tenets of improv for writing, teaching, directing, or just everyday life. The final class is a performance for friends and family.

Cost for the class is $150.00.

Summer Session: Auditioning (and putting it all together)
May 24 – July 12, 2016

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm

ACT director and instructor Jeff Catanese will help you put together an effective audition package with two monologues, give you the ins and outs on what a director looks for, and give advice on headshots, musical auditions and more to help you get the gig! The class will also spend some time on how to perform effectively at cold-reading auditions and give you a bit of lowdown on the Asheville (and beyond) theater scenes. The final class will be an audition and feedback with some of Asheville’s top directors!

Perfect for novice actors or those who’d just like to improve their audition technique.

Cost for the class is $150.00.

Register online!

If you have registration questions, please contact Waylon Wood at 828-254-2939 ext 21 or at He is in the office from 10am until 4pm Tuesdays – Fridays.