Education at Live Arts - Adult Classes
We are committed to providing year-round classes, workshops, groups, and discussions led by experienced theater artists to students of all levels. These programs are designed to promote diverse ways of thinking, problem-solving, self-expression and to encourage creativity, curiosity, and personal growth.

Be sure to check out our Fall 2018 Workshops for Adult actors!

ADULT FALL CLASSES are now closed. Winter and Spring 2019 coming soon!

Theater Lab with Mercedes Herrero at Live Arts EducationTHEATRE LAB WITH MERCEDES HERRERO (18+)

Do you have a monologue you want to work on? A scene that you love but no scene partner? Are you interested in auditioning for the Live Arts season? Well, I am honored to say that I originated the role of Dean Wreen in Seven Homeless Mammoths, and I was in the American Broadway company of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, two plays being done this season at Live Arts! This fall, I am holding a theatre lab, where you, the actor, bring in the material you want to work on and together we will exercise your theatrical muscles.  We will be using Acting: The Gister Method by Joe Alberti, and learning auditioning techniques along the way. If you are stuck on material, I will also have a list of scenes and monologues that I can recommend for you.

  • Saturdays 11:30 – 1:30 PM
  • September 29nd – December 1st (no class November 24th); 9 classes total
  • Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th Floor)
  • Tuition: $160
  • Friends of Live Arts get 10% off all classes using the discount code FRIENDS at checkout.
  • Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

REGISTER FOR THEATRE LAB WITH MERCEDES HERRERO NOW!

Acting Shakespeare with Bryan Close at Live Arts EducationACTING SHAKESPEARE WITH BRYAN CLOSE (AGES 18+)

Acting Shakespeare will provide either an introduction or a refresher on the unique challenges and unequaled joys of bringing the text of the English language’s greatest dramatist to life. Adults and older teens will be given both big ideas and specific tools for exploring Shakespeare’s sound and sense, imagery, and argument so that they may not only “speak the speech… trippingly on the tongue,” but also bring their own voice and passions to bear while embodying some of the most wonderful characters ever created. All experience levels welcome, from apprentices to old masters.

Bryan Close has taught Acting Shakespeare to BFA students at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and to professional actors at Scott Freeman Studios. In addition to holding an MFA in Acting from San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater, Bryan has studied the First Folio at Shakespeare and Co. and completed all three levels of Patsy Rodenberg’s Speaking Shakespeare course. He has also twice completed the intensive acting teacher certificate course at the Actors’ Center. He’s directed two of Shakespeare’s plays (Henry V and Twelfth Night) and has performed in a dozen more, with his favorite roles including Romeo, Orlando, Bassanio, Mercutio, and Hamlet. Later this season, Bryan will be directing the Live Arts production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

  • Mondays 5:15 – 6:45 pm
  • September 24th – October 29th; 6 classes total
  • Location: Rehearsal Z (1108 Forest St.)
  • Tuition: $99
  • Friends of Live Arts get 10% off all classes using the discount code FRIENDS at checkout.
  • Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

REGISTER FOR ACTING SHAKESPEARE NOW!

Beginning Tab Dance at Live Arts EducationBEGINNING TAP (Ages 14+)

Time to get on your feet and make some noise! This beginner level class will introduce basic tap skills (shuffles, flaps, shuffle ball change, cramp rolls, etc.) as well as musicality and rhythm style. Fun combinations using these tap fundamentals will have you dancing like Gene Kelly! Please wear comfortable attire and tap shoes.

  • Instructor: Stephanie Hess
  • Time: Wednesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm
  • Dates: September 19th – November 14th (no class October 3rd or 31st); 7 classes total
  • Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
  • Tuition: $63
  • Friends of Live Arts get 10% off all classes using the discount code FRIENDS at checkout.
  • Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

REGISTER FOR BEGINNING TAP NOW!

Intermediate Tab Dance at Live Arts EducationINTERMEDIATE TAP (Ages 14+)

Looking for a way to get back to tap class? Want to hone your tap skills? This class is for you! For those with at least one year of tap, this class will review all the basic tap skills but at a much faster pace. Musicality, rhythm, and syncopation will be explored as well as learning pull-backs, pick-ups, and Maxie Fords. Please wear comfortable attire and tap shoes.

  • Instructor: Stephanie Hess
  • Time: Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:45
  • Dates: September 18th – November 13th (no class October 9th); 8 classes total
  • Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
  • Tuition: $72
  • Friends of Live Arts get 10% off all classes using the discount code FRIENDS at checkout.
  • Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

REGISTER FOR INTERMEDIATE TAP NOW!