Theatre School of WNY



“a highly respected, highly sought-after theatrical resource for anyone looking to hone their acting skills.”
-Buffalo Rising

Theatre School of WNY provides acting classes and year-round continuing training for adults and students who are serious about the theatre. Our faculty is comprised of highly-trained, working professionals committed to theatre and arts education. Contact Chris today: chandley@alleyway.com.

FALL ACTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS!

ADULT ACTING 101
Monday Nights
September 30 – November 18

6:00-8:00pm
Instructor: Don Gervasi

We’ve restructured our curriculum! So, join us now and jump into the world of acting. Newbies and pros alike will explore games and basic exercises in this fun, hands-on improv-based approach taught by local improv hero Don Gervasi. Discover how to think on your feet and learn why improv skills are vital to any actor’s process.

(Adult Acting 201 and 301 are on hiatus this semester. Returning students are encouraged to register for this new class, incorporating techniques not previously covered!)

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TEEN FOUNDATIONS OF ACTING LEVEL 1
Saturday Mornings
September 28 – November 16
10:00am – Noon
Instructor: Todd Benzin

Acting is about following your impulses. What better way to learn than through our foundation level course for all students in grades 9-12. Using games and exercises, this class guides you through the basic skills needed to be an actor. And it all starts with your imagination.

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TEEN INTERMEDIATE ACTING
Sunday Mornings
September 29 – November 24 (no class November 10)
10:00am – Noon
Instructor: Karen McDonald

Intermediate students are led through basic scenes and exercises designed to continue work on story, plot and character. The class culminates in an ensemble group project. This class is open to all students in grades 9-12 who have taken previous Foundations Level courses, or have some acting experience.

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TEEN MUSICAL THEATRE LAB
Sunday Afternoons
September 29 – November 24 (no class November 10)
12:30pm – 2:30pm
Instructor: Karen McDonald

Teens in grades 9-12 will love this workshop designed to challenge their musical theatre performances. More than hitting the right notes, Karen McDonald leads students through acting choices & character study, providing new & old songs to learn and perform. The focus is on each individual student so new & returning students are welcome to take this class again & again.

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SPECIAL MASTERCLASS PROGRAM

Theatre School of WNY is a Center Stage sponsor of the Kenny Awards. These masterclasses are designed exclusively for students from previous or current-year Kenny Award finalist schools and will be held during the 2019-2020 school year.

Registration for these programs begins July 15.
Space is very limited.
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SOLO SPOTLIGHT
November 2 or January 18

10am-12:30pm
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Work musical theatre solo songs one-on-one and bring your performance to life. Explore song interpretation and learn to act while you sing to make each moment alone onstage completely believable. Choose any musical theatre song.

DUO SCENES & SONGS
February 1 or February 15
10am-12:30pm
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Perform and work a musical theatre scene as you learn skills to transition seamlessly into a song. Discover how to make strong character and acting choices in a musical theatre performance. You and your acting partner choose any musical theatre scene/song!

TWO-DAY INTENSIVE
Monday and Tuesday, February 17-18, 2020
9am-3:30pm
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Spend two days in a workshop environment to hone your performance skills. Mornings will be spent on technique (physical, vocal, acting) and afternoon masterclasses will be spent coaching material from your school musical. Detailed information will be sent to participants in December in order to prepare. Limited to 26 performing participants.


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COLLEGE AUDITION PREP/PRIVATE STUDY
Ongoing. Begin anytime!
Work one-on-one with Alleyway Associate Artistic Director Chris J Handley to prepare for your college auditions. The process is individualized and specific to the needs to each student, as you rehearse monologues and/or songs, create a resume, and discuss the audition process. Just this year, our students have been accepted into theatre programs at American Music and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), Catholic University, Hofstra University, Nazareth College, Niagara University, SUNY Fredonia, and the University of Tampa. For high school juniors and seniors serious about auditioning for college theatre programs.

Available in packages of six sessions to begin. Additional sessions may be added!

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Then contact Chris to arrange a schedule!


Dates and times to fit your schedule!

One-on-one, open ended, private coaching for adult actors working in WNY. Weekly 60-90 minute sessions scheduled at the convenience of the participant. May also be combined in pairs. Focus on Mr. Radice’s distinctive techniques for approaching rehearsal and performance.
For experienced actors, space limited.   Ages 18 and over   |   Instructor: Neal Radice   |   Initial 10 week commitment of $350.00, optional additional sessions @ $35 cash or check. Begin anytime.
Contact Neal for arrangements

 

 


All payments are final and there are no refunds for missed classes. Discounts cannot be applied retroactively. Courses, faculty, and schedules are subject to change.