LONG WHARF THEATRE ANNOUNCES SUMMER STUDIO CLASSES, BEGINNING IN JUNE

NEW HAVEN – Long Wharf Theatre announces a full slate of summer acting classes for adults and children, beginning in June.
 
A class entitled “Nonlinear Works”, an opportunity for adults to create an authentic performance style, will take place from June 12 – July 31. Teens will get a taste of classic scene and monologue work in Long Wharf Theatre’s “ReACT Now!” class, held from July 26-July 30. Kids have a chance to enjoy the reckless abandon of great storytelling in the “Off The Cuff Improvisation” class, running from August 2-6. Private acting lessons are also available.
 
Director of Education Annie DiMartino uses what she describes as the “Three Faces Approach” to improve her students’ acting technique, an approach which explores what an individual performer brings to a role, the role itself and the tactics one uses to achieve an acting objective. “Our unique approach towards acting gets you out of your head and into your body, which allows you to listen and take risks on stage,” she said.
 
For more information or to register, call DiMartino at 203-787-4284, ext. 271 or e-mailannie.dimartino@longwharf.org.
 
2010 SUMMER STUDIO SCHOOL

NONLINEAR WORKS, for Adults
Saturday mornings, June 12—July 31
10:00am-12:00pm
Cost $275
Spend the summer investigating your individual and authentic voice for acting! Using the “Three Faces Approach”, we will investigate nonlinear scenes and monologues while exploring language and character relationships. Some acting experience is required. 
 
ReACT NOW!, for ages 14-18
Monday through Friday, July 26—July 30
10:00am-12:00pm
Cost $195
Spend the week exploring contemporary monologues and duet scenes by bringing words from the page onto the stage. Utilizing basic acting techniques and focus exercises, students will learn how to listen, respond, and actively engage with the text and each other. 
 
OFF THE CUFF IMPROVISATION, for ages 10-13
Monday through Friday, August 2—August 6
10:00am-12:00pm
Cost $195
Learn to listen, react, and respond “off the cuff” using high energy, physical comedy and the simple art of telling a story. Ensemble games in focus, listening, and problem solving will strengthen your student’s ability to think creatively while building confidence. 
 
PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS, for all ages
By appointment only
All sessions are held at Long Wharf Theatre, last for one hour and are $70 each visit.