The blog of the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center in Tampa, Fla.
The Patel Conservatory provides the finest performing arts training in an inspirational setting by giving students the tools to dream, reach, discover and create the performing arts; integrate them into everyday life; and contribute to the community.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Summer acting classes for adults
This summer, theater pros and beginning actors alike can sharpen their skills in a fun, creative environment with our adult acting classes.
Taught by professionals in the industry, the Patel Conservatory in Tampa offers acting classes designed to accommodate your busy lifestyle.
Theater instructor Kerry Glamsch returns this summer to teach the adult acting class on Tuesday nights. The class will focus on Meisner technique, which includes repetition exercises, vocal warm ups, and basic script analysis to help develop truthfulness in acting.
“The class has a wide variety of students, with diverse backgrounds and experience levels,” said Glamsch.
Glamsch directed our youth theater’s successful production of Our Townlast summer, and this past year’s adult acting class. He also teaches acting classes at the University of Tampa, and script analysis at the University of South Florida.
“The adult acting class is geared toward any level actor,” said Glamsch. “Each person operates on their own level and has the opportunity to explore their creativity in a safe environment.”
Eugenie Bondurant also explores Meisner technique this summer as it applies to performing in front of the camera in the On-Camera acting class on Thursdays. The class focuses on improvisation and character development.
Bondurant has been teaching our On-Camera classes since the Conservatory opened six years ago. This summer, she’s also teaching the youth camp How to Make a Short Film.
Beginning Adult Acting
Veteran Shakespearean actor Giles Davies brings his vast knowledge of the stage to the beginning adult acting class on Wednesdays.
Davies will introduce classic theater exercises to help beginning students learn various acting techniques.
Davies will also be directing our youth theater summer production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
ranney helps get you in touch
with your inner comedian!
Get in touch with your funny bone with our stand-up comedy class for adults. Actors and performers, this is a great way to hone your comedic skills and delivery.
Popular comedian Ranney Lawrence, "ranney," will guide students through a series of improvisation and writing exercises that will help develop their own unique style of comedy. Participants will have the opportunity to craft their own personal comedic routines.
For more information about our classes for adults, including in dance, music and theater, please visit our website at patelconservatory.org or call 813-222-1002.