THEATRE COURSES

Private Coaching for the Actor

Group workshops for actors with previous stage experience

COURSE CODE: THT-ACT
Ages 12 and up

Days/Times: Arranged with the Instructor
Location: Ogle Center, room 069
Instructor: J.R. Stuart
Tuition: $42 per one-hour session* + plus registration fee
*NOTE: When registering for private acting sessions, you must register for the TOTAL number of sessions you wish to take during the entire semester (term). If you later wish to add more sessions during the same semester, you must complete another registration form and pay another registration fee.

Work one-on-one, with individual coaching, to increase your basic skill level in warm-ups, physical and vocal technique, finding and understanding material, auditioning, choosing a career path, or simply making your performance technique more saleable and exciting.

J.R. Stuart has been the resident character actor at Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville, Indiana since July, 1990. He has performed across the United States and Canada in the national tours of BRIGADOON, CHICAGO, and GIGI. A graduate of Ball State University, J.R. enjoys the study of film comedy, particularly Laurel & Hardy, Bert Lahr, Buster Keaton, W.C. Fields, and the Marx Brothers. An actor, director, and playwright with over 200 productions to his credit, his favorite roles include Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Pseudolus and Senex in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Elwood P. Dowd in HARVEY, Bela Zangler in CRAZY FOR YOU, Moonface Martin in ANYTHING GOES, Willie Clark in THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Sancho in MAN OF LA MANCHA, Whiteside in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, Estragon in WAITING FOR GODOT, Froggy in THE FOREIGNER, President Truman in GIVE 'EM HELL HARRY! and Twain in his own one-man show, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK. Directing projects include RUN FOR YOUR WIFE, DAVID AND BATHSHEBA -A Biblical Soap Opera, BENT, THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON, GREATER TUNA and THE GIN GAME. J.R. has co-authored two musicals, PEACE IN THE VALLEY and PEACE LIKE A RIVER, with Jim Hesselman.

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Linklater Voice

(Voice for the Actor/Speaker)

Weekly private coaching sessions

COURSE CODE: THT-LLV

Days/Times: Arranged with the instructor
Location: Ogle Center, room 069
Instructor: Dru Pilmer
Tuition: $252 (6 one-hour sessions) plus registration fee
or $42
for one one-hour session*, plus registration fee
*NOTE: When registering for private voice sessions, you must register for the TOTAL number of sessions you wish to take during the entire semester (term). If you later wish to add more sessions during the same semester, you must complete another registration form and pay another registration fee.

Develop a larger, more resonant and expressive speaking voice. This class is invaluable for anyone involved in theatre or public speaking. Students will learn through a proven technique used in most professional actor training programs - Linklater Voice. Kristin Linklater, internationally known developer of this technique, personally certified our faculty member, Dru Pilmer. Lesson times are arranged by the instructor and student. Please call the Arts Institute office at (812) 941-2436 for more information.

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The registration fee is not included in the above totals. For more information regarding fees and registration procedures, please visit the Registration Information page.