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VoiceMasterclass-BrassBell-Indalecio

VOICE MASTER CLASS

with Indalecio de Jesus Valentin

 

$60/class – 30 minute time slots

Class includes a video copy of the class for your own use!

 

Sunday, October 21st

2:30pm-5:30pm

 

Monday, November 5th

5:30pm-8:30pm

 

Industry Professionals Welcome!

For ages 11 and up.

 

Click Here to register.

 

Classes are held at Brass Bell Music Store

210 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee, WI

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or fall classes at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater! We still have a few spots available, and some start as soon as September 10th!
Our classes include
• a two part Acting for the Camera series, focusing on acting technique, auditioning, networking in today’s industry (register for part 1 here, and part 2 here!)
Stage Combat, which focuses on unarmed combat with an opportunity to test for Level 1 certification with Duel Arts International (register here)
• a three part Basic Acting series, which explores fundamentals of acting including monologues, character development and scenework (Register for part 1 here, part 2 here, and part three is coming in the spring!)

Additional information can be found at https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Engage–Learn/Business–Adult-Training/Adult-Classes/

Questions can be directed to Auburn Matson, Education Administrator at amatson@milwaukeerep.com

 

Come join Acting for the Camera II! Class starts Monday, September 10th, but we still do have spots available! If have previously taken Acting for the Camera I or have previous on-camera acting experience and are ready to learn more, this class is perfect for you!

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA II

Acting for the Camera II focuses on developing more deeply the key technical skills introduced in Acting for the Camera I. Through individually tailored, real-world material, the instructor will lead you through commercial, theatrical, slate, interview, and monologue work. The class will devote time each week to honing on-camera practice and critique in the five major areas listed above. The goal of this class is to give each student a stronger sense of developed skill, confidence, industry preparedness, and a slew of marketable reel material. Please contact Auburn Matson with a brief summary of your qualifications if you have any questions about your eligibility for this course.

 

Instructor: Thomas Adisi
Class Fee: $200
Prerequisite: Acting for the Camera I
Next session: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15 from 5:30–7:30pm.

 

Follow this link to register online: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/courses/courseregister.aspx?CourseId=41898


SongwritingClassBrassBell

Songwriting Class

with Instructor Zosia Holden

 

Zosia Holden uses her classical theory background and her current work as a singer/ songwriter to help show you what makes songs sound the way they do. We’ll analyze our favorite songs, workshop each other’s pieces, and convene at the end for a coffeehouse performance.

 

No registration fees!

 

Class is collaborative and welcoming. Students can start at any point in the semester.

 

 

Ages 8+ (with at least one year of formal study of any instrument)

 

Saturdays: 3pm – 5pm

September 22nd – October 20th

(no class October 6th)

 

$25 /session

$75 /semester

 

Students will leave the semester with at least one finished piece!

 

To sign up visit http://www.brassbellmusic.com/t-lessonsform.aspx

 

To see other Fall classes we are offering visit: http://www.brassbellmusic.com/t-fallenrichmentclasses.aspx


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Stage Combat: Dueling Arts International

Some of the greatest climactic moments in theater are centered on violence.  In order to safely perform these moments, actors must train under a fight director.  These series of classes focus on teaching techniques for creating the illusion of violence in a theatrical setting.  They emphasize physical awareness, dynamic acting choices, fitness, and partnering.  There will be the opportunity to test for Level 1 Certification for the class weapon through Dueling Arts International.

Rapier and Dagger – In the early 16th century as the popularity of dueling increased and the efficiency of large heavy armors decreased, an off handed weapon began to be employed for defense; the dagger being the most popular for its ease of carry and offensive capabilities.  Combatants will be challenged to integrate both sides of their bodies in dynamic choreography where they will be able to attack and defend at the same time. Weapons will be provided.

If interested in registering for this course, please click here.
Instructor: JJ Gatesman
Fee: $250

No Prerequisite               

Monday, July 23rd             5:30 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday, July 25th      5:30 – 7:30 PM
Monday, July 30th             5:30 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday, Aug. 1st       5:30 – 7:30 PM
Tuesday, Aug. 7th             5:30 – 7:30 PM*
Wednesday, Aug. 8th       5:30 – 7:30 PM
Monday, Aug. 13th            5:30 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday, Aug. 15th    5:30 – 7:30 PM
*Please note class will be held on Tuesday, August 7th due to instructor availability.


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We are thrilled to offer upcoming Adult Acting classes this summer at The Milwaukee Rep! Please visit our website to register: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Engage–Learn/Business–Adult-Training/Adult-Classes/


BASIC ACTING I: INTRODUCTION TO PERFORMANCE

This intro class is designed for non-professionals from all occupations interested in developing essential skills (such as confidence, focus, creative and critical thinking, etc.) while sharpening their basic acting skills. Classes will encourage students to use their imagination, body, and voice to explore specific techniques used to enhance any stage performance. Special attention is given to preparing a contemporary monologue. Participants of the entire Basic Acting series (I, II and III) will receive a signed Certificate of Participation at the end of Basic Acting III.

Instructor: Joshua Krause
Class fee: $150
Prerequisite: None
Next session: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20 from 5:30-7:00pm

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA I

This fast-paced class will not only introduce students to the fundamentals of acting onscreen, but also help students get started in a time when everyone has the power to create and share their film work. Topics explored and developed may include script and character analysis, basic acting techniques, networking, auditioning, and talent expectations for social media, micro-budget, and professional film projects. Whether you are a filmmaker as a hobby or an eager amateur that wishes to turn professional, this course will help direct your passion to the best starting point.

Instructor: Thomas Adisi
Class fee: $175
Prerequisite: None
Next session: Wednesdays: July 18, 25, August 8, 15, 22 from 5:30–7:30pm

STAGE COMBAT: DUELING ARTS INTERNATIONAL

Some of the greatest climactic moments in theater are centered on violence.  In order to safely perform these moments, actors must train under a fight director.  These series of classes focus on teaching techniques for creating the illusion of violence in a theatrical setting.  They emphasize physical awareness, dynamic acting choices, fitness, and partnering.  There will be the opportunity to test for Level 1 Certification for the class weapon through Dueling Arts International.

Rapier and Dagger – In the early 16th century as the popularity of dueling increased and the efficiency of large heavy armors decreased, an off handed weapon began to be employed for defense; the dagger being the most popular for its ease of carry and offensive capabilities.  Combatants will be challenged to integrate both sides of their bodies in dynamic choreography where they will be able to attack and defend at the same time. Weapons will be provided.

 

Instructor: JJ Gatesman
Class Fee: $250
Prerequisite: None
Next session: Mondays & Wednesdays: July 23, 25, 30, August 1, *Tuesday, August 7*, 8, 13, and 15 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Note: Please note class will be held on Tuesday, August 7th due to instructor availability.

 

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA II

Acting for the Camera II focuses on developing more deeply the key technical skills introduced in Acting for the Camera I. Through individually tailored, real-world material, the instructor will lead you through commercial, theatrical, slate, interview, and monologue work. The class will devote time each week to honing on-camera practice and critique in the five major areas listed above. The goal of this class is to give each student a stronger sense of developed skill, confidence, industry preparedness, and a slew of marketable reel material. Please contact Auburn Matson with a brief summary of your qualifications if you have any questions about your eligibility for this course.

 

Instructor: Thomas Adisi
Class Fee: $200
Prerequisite: Acting for the Camera I
Next session: Mondays: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

 

 

AUBURN MATSON | Education Administrator | Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex | 108 East Wells Street | Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-290-5393 tel | 414-224-9097 fax | amatson@milwaukeerep.com

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Sword and shield class with Bard & Bourbon!

 

This April/May, join actors from Bard & Bourbon’s Richard III in a 15 hour sword and shield stage combat class led by SAFD and DAI certified fight instructor Chris Elst! This class will teach the fundamentals of Sword and Shield stage combat with a focus on safety and storytelling.  In addition to being a great skill for any stage actor, it’s sure to be a fun workout for everyone involved.

 

Although the 15 hour class is too short to qualify for certification, if there is enough interest in a 30 hour class, the class could be extended to qualify participants to test for SAFD certification in Sword and Shield.

 

Price per person: $175 including weapons rentals ($275 for the 30 hour format)

*Prices can be reduced if enough students sign up, so be sure to bring a friend*

 

Dates (for 15 hour format): Fri, April 13th 6-9, Sat April 14th 6-9, Fri May 4th 6-9, Sat May 5th 6-9  and Sat May 12th 6-9

 

TO REGISTER: email info@BardAndBourbon.com with your name and preference for 15 hour or 30 hour format.  We’ll be sure to keep you updated if there is any reduction in price


The Milwaukee Rep is hosting a specialty course in addition to our normal Adult Acting Classes. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at Rapier work, we’ve got the class for you! No prerequisite or previous training required. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out, lsagendorph@milwaukeerep.com

STAGE COMBAT: TRANSITION RAPIER
Focused around the European sword play instruction of the 17th Century, the transition rapier incorporates techniques from early medieval warfare as well as the teachings of duelists of the 18th Century. It is because of this that the rapier is one of the most commonly used swords in Elizabethan plays. This class is a comprehensive study of the skills required to perform and act a stage combat duel utilizing a rapier. Weapons will be provided. There will be an opportunity to test for a Level 1 Certification with Dueling Arts International. NOTE: Only ten spots available due to the number of weapons.

Instructor: JJ Gatesman
Class Fee: $200
Prerequisite: None
Next session: Tuesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 6:00-8:00pm

To register, please visit: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Engage–Learn/Business–Adult-Training/Adult-Classes/


Want to hone your dramatic skills and train with incomparable local Milwaukee Artists? The Milwaukee Repertory Theater offers adult acting classes to continue your learning and discovery!

Upcoming classes:
Basic Acting I: Introduction to Performance
Begins: Monday, December 11
6 weeks
No prerequisites required!

Acting for the Camera II
Begins Sunday, December 10
6 weeks
Prerequisites: Acting for the Camera I

Please visit our website for more information! https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Engage–Learn/Business–Adult-Training/Adult-Classes/


Free Shakespeare Workshops

Original Practices Milwaukee is holding FREE workshops in the First Folio Technique in preperation for their production of Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well.

*NOTE: Original Practices is still looking for additional performers for their production. Workshops will serve as an audition for those interested in performing as well.*

About Original Practices Milwaukee and the First Folio Technique:

Shakespeare Original Practices is an attempt to recreate some of the conditions that Elizabetthan actors would have had to prepare under in the 16th Century.  As there was no electrical lighting a company would perform during the day, there was no time for what we think of rehearsals.  Also, with no copy wright laws to protect intellectual property, an actor would only be given their own lines in an attempt to protect the shows.  With these challenges, the texts themselves would serve as director.  Scripts were encoded with specific language that would inform actors where they are supposed to be and to whom they should be speaking.  Finally, with no believe of a fourth wall in Elizabethan Theater and so the audience was welcome to immediately comment on what they were seeing and performers would respond in kind.  Original Practices attempts to recreate the visceral immediacy of these performances;  Actors carry scrolls on stage, having no rehearsal to memorize them, the audience  speaks to the performers, and the shows move at a break-neck pace.  We welcome you to come and enjoy some old text brought to new light!

 

WORKSHOPS

@ The Brumder Mansion- 3046 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208

November 1st, 6 PM – 8 PM

November 2nd at 6 PM – 8 PM

 

Additional FREE workshops if you COME SEE THE SHOW!

@ Charles Allis Art Museum – 1801 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

*show has a suggested donation of $10*

November 5th: WORKSHOP 1:30-2:00pm. SHOW 2pm-4pm

November 12th: WORKSHOP 1:30-2:00pm. SHOW 2pm-4pm

QUESTIONS? email: originalpracticesmke@gmail.com


Join the cast of Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH in a five night broadsword stage combat class culminating in a DAI certification test.

The class will be taught by Milwaukee fight director, Christopher Elst, a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and Associate Instructor with Dueling Arts International (DAI).

Dates: April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6 from 6pm-9pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 7pm-10pm on Thursday.
Location: Plymouth Church, 2717 E Hampshire Ave, Milwaukee.
Cost: $150 including sword rental and testing fee

Maximum of 8 students will be accepted. To register, visit https://BroadswordWithMACBETH.eventbrite.com. We will maintain a waiting list if all spaces are filled.