Intro to Performance
with Matthew Bretschneider
Before an actor begins telling stories in front of audiences, they must learn to be comfortable on stage. This involves accessing a variety of tools that most of us don’t use in our daily lives. In this class, we will explore these time-honored techniques used by all actors, including creating intention, connection with another actor, comfort and ease on stage, building a character, improvisation and following impulses, and utilizing sense memory. The class will culminate in monologue work that will focus on each student’s individual needs and strengths. Class size is limited to 12 students.
COVID SAFETY POLICY (as of 8/25/21):
- All students eligible for vaccination must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least 14 days have passed since the final dose) as a condition of enrollment. Medical and religious exemptions to the vaccination requirement will be considered and reasonable accommodations provided under applicable law.
- All students with symptoms (including fever over 100°, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea) should stay home and get tested for COVID-19.
- Staff and students will be screened before entry, including being asked about symptoms, temperature being taken, and signing in to our log.
- Regardless of vaccination status, all students and staff must wear masks/face coverings over their nose and mouth when indoors.
Financial Aid: Please fill out the Financial Aid Application BEFORE registering for a Trinity Rep Studio class. Once your application is processed (allow 3 – 5 business days) you will be given a discount code to register. Financial aid is need-based only and applicants must fill out the attached form and complete an essay to be considered. Payment plans are also available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with all inquiries.
Sep 30 - Nov 18th, 2021
Thu for 8 weeks from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Trinity Repertory Company
201 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903 Get directions