WINTER/SPRING 2022 CLASSES

Classes begin the week of February 14!

New classes begin the week of February 14 and run for 10 weeks.

Classes are now being held in person, with the exception of those that are listed as ONLINE.

A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need. Click here for more information.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Beginning January 1st, Maryland Ensemble Theatre will require proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance) and masking for all indoorevents, subject to change. Please prepare to show your vaccination record and/or proof of testing at the box office upon arrival. You may display a hard copy, or a digital copy.

 

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The Ensemble School does not provide refunds, partial or full. Credits may be issued to qualifying students if the registrar is notified in writing no later than fourteen (14) business days before the beginning of the scheduled class.  Click here for more information on our policies and procedures.
Late registration is available. Please email contact@marylandensemble.org or call (301)694-4744 to process a registration after the first day of class.

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ADULT CLASSES

Adult Acting  • Scene Study

 Tuesdays beginning February 15 •  6:00-7:30pm • $200

Instructor: Jeremy Myers

This course will explore core concepts in understanding the actor’s process. Scene study will incorporate script analysis and research, along with characterization, to assist students in preparing for any role. This course will also focus on character analysis and character development.

Registration no longer available. Please check back next semester.

ADULT IMPROV IS OFFERED THIS SEMESTER IN 2 LEVELS

Contact us for placement questions.

Adult Improv 101

Tuesdays beginning February 15 •  7:30-9:00pm • $200

Instructor: Laura Stark

Learn the basics of Improv in this foundation class. Students will learn to use “yes – and”, playing at the top of their intelligence, active listening and support to create improvised scenes. Students will also learn basic short form improvisation games and how to use improv as a tool in their professional lives

Adult Improv 201 

 Tuesdays beginning February 15 •  7:30-9:00pm • $200

Registration no longer available. Please check back next semester.

Instructor: James McGarvey

(Improv 101 or equivalent required – please email registrar@marylandensemble.org if you have questions regarding placement) Students will take the basics of improv to start to build scenes, explore characters and focus on object work. Long form improvisation will be introduced and more complex short form games will be taught.

Adult Writing for Stage and Screen 

 Tuesdays beginning February 15 •  6:30-7:30pm • $150

Registration no longer available. Please check back next semester.

Instructor: Reiner Prochaska

This course provides aspiring playwrights/screenwriters with the skills to develop stories through solid plot structure and compelling, original characters. A combination of lectures, hands-on exercises, workshops of early script drafts, and one-on-one consultations with the instructor empowers students to write a stage or screen play.

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TEEN CLASSES

Ages 13 – 17 • Teen Acting 

 Wednesdays beginning February 16 • 5:30-7:00pm • $200

Instructor: Julie Herber

Students will leave this class with skills to tackle any role they may encounter. The course will explore core concepts in understanding the actor’s process. Scene study will incorporate script analysis and research, along with characterization, to assist students in preparing for any role. This class has a rotating curriculum, so returning students will continue to be challenged.

Ages 13 – 17 • Teen Improv 

  Wednesdays beginning February 16 •  4:30-5:30pm • $150

Registration no longer available. Please check back next semester.

Instructor: Karim Darwish

An hour of short and long form improv games and scenes that encourage on-the-spot thinking, creativity and fun! This class has a rotating curriculum, so returning students will continue to be challenged.


 

YOUTH CLASSES

Ages 7-9 • Acting Out!

 Mondays beginning February 14 •  4:30-5:30pm • $150

Instructor: Molly Parchment

Students will stimulate their imaginations with theatre games and exercises that build self confidence and encourage the creative mind. Children’s literature will serve as a foundation for introducing character and analysis. This class has a rotating curriculum, so returning students will continue to be challenged.

Ages 10-12 Performance Skills 

 Mondays beginning February 14 •  5:45-6:45pm • $150

Instructor: Molly Parchment

Students will use improv, scene work, vocal techniques and explore ensemble-based movement to create realistic acting within an ensemble structure. This class has a rotating curriculum, so returning students will continue to be challenged.


To register over the phone, please call our box office at 301.694.4744 or register online.
* Pending CDC and State of MD guidelines for the winter, classes will be held in person at Maryland Ensemble Theatre, with the exception of those listed as ONLINE.
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