Acting Workshops

A glimpse into Master Class projects


2019 FALL  Dates and Tuition 

For Ages 5-18
Weekend Workshops
Homeschooling Weekdays
See below for links to registration and payment forms. If you prefer, please bring a check or cash to the first class. 
Saturdays 2:00-4:00PM Once a Month:  Oct. 19 at Little Globe, Nov. 2 at The Woodstock Library (Free) 
Theatre games, dress up, set creations, exploring a Fairytale with a short presentation at the end of each session.
Instructor: Lesley Sawhill
Fee: $20 per session (please pay by cash or check not PayPal)
SHAKESPEARE MASTER CLASS:  (ages 8-13) We have combined our offerings of Shakespeare StoryTheatre and our Master Actor Training course. Students can come to one, or all of the Sundays offered. Each class will have open time for parents at the end to see work developed. 
October 20: The Shakespeare Monologue. How to break it down, and build it up into your personal understanding 
October 27: MACBETH – working with a shortened version of the play and developing a unique production in 3 hours! 
November 3: Shakespeare Scene Work. Scenes are selected specifically for student work. 
November 10: NO CLASS -holiday weekend
November 17: TAMING OF THE SHREW – Intro to the style of Commedia Del Arte and the characters from this play.  
Fee: $120 4 sessions / $30 per session – please let us know in advance which sessions 
Where: The Olive Legion Hall (directions will be sent) 
When : 1:00-4:00PM 


Actor training, theatre history, folk, fairytales, Shakespeare and musical theatre are explored each week and a performance is developed through group collaboration and rehearsal.  NGP’s Costume and Prop Collection is available to class members for inspiration in creating theatre. 
Wednesdays in West Shokan Time TBA Next Session of 6 weeks: October 30 – Dec 11  
Mondays in New Paltz 1:00-3:00PM  Continuing sessions: October 21- Dec 16 
NYC WORKSHOP-Words, Words, Words Constructing a Monologue: a class for actors and writers (13+) SPRING 2020 class will be announced soon! 
Six classes meeting once a week exploring: What makes a great monologue great? How do you create dynamic solo theater? What are the roles of the actor and writer?
A class in two parts: 
1. Bring yourself to the words – an actor has one thing they can bring to a piece of text, themselves. Using great Shakespearean and contemporary monologues, you will discover a way of connecting your own experience to the words of a character. 
2. Put yourself into words – What tools did Shakespeare and other playwrights use to build a monologue? How can you use these tools to construct a monologue? Through a process of writing and performing each student will develop a piece of solo theater. 
This is a class for actors, writers, and those who find themselves drawn to both! 
Instructor: Brandon Cobalt -Lives in Brooklyn, NY where he creates as an actor, director, playwright, and visual artist. He has and trained in New York and abroad at The Neighborhood Playhouse, Shakespeare and Company, The National Theater, The Royal Scottish Conservatory, UCB, and with Fiasco Theater. He most recently appeared in The Woolgathers’ Romeo and Juliet. Other stage credits include: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (The Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck), Mother Courage (SUNY Ulster), Do Not Go Gentle (Festival of the Voice). Upcoming projects include the NYC premiere of MUSE with creative partner Lachlan Brooks. He is an alum of New Genesis Productions!
Fee: $180 
Dates: Spring 2020 to be announced soon! 
Where: Cameo Studios in Midtown. 


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