Theatre School of WNY

FALL CLASSES BEGIN SEPT 15 & 16, 2018

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

Foundations of Acting (Spring 2018)

Alleyway Theatre School of WNY provides acting classes and year-round continuing training for area students serious about the theatre. Beginning, intermediate, advanced, and private acting classes are offered for students in grades 4 – adult.

Our faculty is comprised of highly-trained working professionals, committed to theatre and arts education. Read faculty bios.

If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Chris today: chandley@alleyway.com or 716-852-2600 x203

*If a course you’re interested in is sold out, please email chandley@alleyway.com to be placed on a waiting list, as cancellations do occur, and new sections may be added if needed.

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ACTING BOOT CAMP – Sold Out!

August 6-10, 2018

In this week long intensive, students will explore the actor’s process with classes in voice, movement, and acting. Masterclasses from guest instructors will include a variety of specialty theatre topics. Culminates in a presentation for friends and family showcasing the week’s training on the final day.All experience levels welcome! Memorization and commitment to attendance required.

Grades 9-12 | $395 for 5 days
SOLD OUT


COLLEGE AUDITION PREP

September 16-November 4, 2018
Sundays
12:30-2:30 (monologue work)
2:45-4:30 (song work)

Never fear! Be prepared! College auditions are competitive, but you’ll be at the front of the pack with customized, individual coaching on your song and monologue. Plus, get personal feedback from industry and academic professionals during a Mock Audition Panel. Topics include: material choice, audition techniques, eliminating stage fright, headshots/resumes, what to wear, and more. Requires memorization and commitment to attendance and work outside of class. For serious students only. Class size very limited.

Grades 11 & 12
Instructor: Chris
$375 (+ $150 if singing) for 8 weeks
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FOUNDATIONS OF ACTING I

September 16-November 4, 2018
Sundays
10am-12pm

Start your journey in the theatre as you explore what it means to be an actor! Exercises in concentration, imagination, relationship, and awareness form the basis of this course. Students use games, exercises and short scenes to begin to develop an understanding of the essential building blocks of the actor’s craft. Some memorization required, all experience levels welcome!

Grades 9-12
Instructor: Karen
$265 for 8 weeks
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FOUNDATIONS OF ACTING II

September 15-November 3, 2018
Saturdays
10am-12pm

Building on skills introduced in Foundations I, this course continues to break down how an actor creates a believable performance onstage using exercises from some of the Great Acting Teachers of the 20th Century. Students will use voice, body, and imagination to begin to “live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” Memorization required. Completion of Foundations I or instructor approval required.

Grades 10-12
Instructor: Chris
$285 for 8 weeks
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SINGING IS ACTING

September 16-November 4, 2018
Sundays
12:30-2:30pm

Ever wonder why characters suddenly burst into song? Sometimes we need more than words to express ourselves! In this class, students will focus on breaking down a song for meaning, while learning basic breathing and singing technique. Discover how YOU speak and sing, then explore how the character speaks and sings. Memorization and outside work required.

Grades 9-12
Instructor: Karen
$295 for 8 weeks

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WELCOME TO THE THEATRE

September 15-November 3, 2018
Saturdays
10-11:30am
Stretch your imagination, learn about theatre techniques, make friends, and have fun all at once. Our “theatre games” class will introduce students to the basics of pantomime, improvisation, vocalization, characterization, stage presence, stage direction, actor etiquette, and teamwork. The class will culminate with individual performances by student actors for family and friends.

Grades 4-6
Instructor: Syndi
$225 for 8 weeks
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IMPROV 101

September 15-November 3, 2018
Saturdays
12-2:00pm
Students will learn basic acting techniques through improvisation games in this course where they compete with classmates! Become more familiar with theatre techniques including stage presence, vocalization, characterization, stage direction, actor etiquette, and teamwork. Culminates with a team competition for family and friends which will be judged by theatre professionals.

Grades 7-9
Instructor: Syndi
$250 for 8 weeks
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ADULT ACTING

September 18-November 6, 2018
Tuesdays
6:30-8:30pm

For anyone who ever thought about being onstage, this is your moment. Based on ideas from master acting teachers Uta Hagen and Sanford Meisner, students will explore scenes from contemporary plays in a fun and safe environment. For real, for fun, or just to get out of the house! All experience levels welcome!

Ages 18-108
Instructor: Joyce
$275 for 8 weeks
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PRIVATE COACHING

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 & performance. For experienced actors, space limited.

Ages 18-108
Instructor: Neal
Initial 10 week commitment of $350.00, optional additional sessions @ $35 cash or check.
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PREVIOUS CLASSES

Monologue Madness: June 2018
A monologue is your own one-person play. Work step-by-step to choose, rehearse, and perform your own monologue, applying fundamental acting techniques. All experience levels welcome! Memorization req’d. | Grades 9-12 | Four Weeks

The “IT” Factor: June 2018
Discover the magic stuff that draws us to certain performers. It is really magic? What is “stage presence?” How can you find it in you and use it to make your performance star-shining? Find out how to always be “in the moment.” All experience levels welcome. | Grades 9-12 | Four weeks

Foundations of Acting: Spring 2018
Start your journey in the theatre as you explore what it means to be an actor! Exercises in concentration, imagination, relationship, and awareness form the basis of this course. Students use games, exercises and short scenes to begin to develop an understanding of the essential building blocks of the actor’s craft. Some memorization required, all experience levels welcome! | Grades 9-12| 8 Weeks