ADULT CLASSES

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.
 
 


 

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.

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Summer Session: Improv II

May 31 – July 19, 2016

Tuesdays 8:30-10:30 pm

This class builds on what was taught in Jeff Catanese’s Improv for Adults class and, therefore, will only be open to those who have taken that class, have other improv performance experience or have been invited or allowed by the instructor. The focus will be on strong-focus scenes (commonly called “gaming” and typically used for comedy performance). Still utilizing the tenets of acting, writing and directing to craft strong scenes and characters, this class will end with a SHOWCASE performance for friends and family.

Cost for the class is $150.00.

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Summer Session: Improv for Adults

July 19 – September 13, 2016

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm

Note: No class Tuesday, September 6

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.

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