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October 2021

Improv Classes – via ZOOM, with Charles Van Eman

October 12 @ 7:00 pm

*Become a better listener (to others and to your own ideas!)*Learn to access your playful nature!*Find your funny!*Brush up on Improv skills and meet new people in your community! Improv Chops- We will cover the basic “rules” of improv such as listening, Yes-Anding, and finding truth in comedy through a series of improv games and exercises over 5 weeks. We will explore the two-person scene. This course will culminate in a performance open to the public! Charles Van Eman brings…

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Ongoing Cold Reading Classes with Marc Clopton

October 13 @ 7:00 pm

Marc’s Cold Reading Classes are back! That’s right, St. Paul’s Church in Newburyport was kind enough to give us space for indoor classes on Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings. Just like before, all you need is your willingness to do a cold reading from one of the scenes Marc has chosen – and have a good time. You’ll also need to have proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID19 and a wear mask, if St. Paul’s pandemic protocol requires one.…

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Mining Scenes for Comedy (for actors) with Michael Jamin

October 14 @ 7:00 pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION It’s about hitting the jokes while still maintaining the reality of the scene. Many actors don’t realize that if they get cast on a comedy, they’re more likely to get notes from the writer/showrunner than the director… who answers to the showrunner. So it’s important for them to understand how writers approach scenes. For this class, I bring sides from shows I’ve written on, and let the actors put it up on its feet while giving then adjustments.…

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Ongoing Cold Reading Classes with Marc Clopton

October 15 @ 10:00 am

Marc’s Cold Reading Classes are back! That’s right, St. Paul’s Church in Newburyport was kind enough to give us space for indoor classes on Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings. Just like before, all you need is your willingness to do a cold reading from one of the scenes Marc has chosen – and have a good time. You’ll also need to have proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID19 and a wear mask, if St. Paul’s pandemic protocol requires one.…

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Master Acting Classes with Cynthia Mann Jamin

October 15 @ 10:00 am

*** Please note different venues, by date *** CLASS DESCRIPTION Cynthia brings her broad range of performance experience to her teaching. She shares her rare skill of bringing a sensitive, nuanced performance into the high-pressure environment of television, music video, and stage production, from musical theater to serious drama.  Cynthia focuses on the principles of authentic presence and applies them to the actors‘ workplace reality. Cynthia (Mann) Jamin started her career in the performing arts as a dancer in the…

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