Red Curtain's instructors have planned some great offerings for the spring session, but the beginning date is still pending approval from the City of Marysville for public occupancy. Best estimates indicate classes will start in early April. All class sessions will take place at the Red Curtain Arts Center, 1410 Grove Street, Marysville.
Mid-Century Playwrights: (Sundays, 7-9 p.m.) The post-war era saw a revitalized interest and evolution of the theatre. This class will focus on the works of four playwrights from this period: Arthur Miller, Lillian Hellman, Harold Pinter and Edward Albee. Actors will develop recognition of each writer's unique voice, explore the didactic pacing of their plays, and experience how the theatre evolved when modernism and post-modernism merged. Open to actors age 16 and up.
Adult Acting Class: (Mondays, 7-9 p.m.), Taught by Scott Randall, this class is open to students with all levels of experience, with a focus on teaching and reviewing the fundamentals of acting including breath control, movement, gestures and facial expressions, cold reading, and audition preparation. Open to actors age 16 and up.
Potpourri Drama Class: (Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.) We're excited to offer a class in "Method" acting
, taught by Actors' Studio graduate and 40-year Hollywood veteran Steven Marlo
. This class will explore a variety of techniques and topics, including scene study, Pantomime, improvisation, singing, movement, fencing, Shakespearean style and critiquing. Open to students of all ages and experience levels.
Performing Shakespeare: (Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.)
Instructor Jay Rairigh will take students through a progression of skill development and reading exercises to better understand and perform Shakespeare's works. Beginning with the language and poetry, then moving into the physical aspects of movement and gesture, students will have the opportunity to put their skills to work as they practice scenes with group partners.