Acting Intensive Classes this Summer!

TheatresCool is Central Illinois’ only professional training ground for beginning, aspiring and professional actors and each summer teams up with Heartland Community College’s Summer 2013 Youth Enrichment Program, offering a one-week acting intensive course for kids and teens, 4th grade through high school.

Classes will enhance your individual creativity, literacy, self-esteem, musicality, movement, sense of fun, self-confidence, performance and theatre skills. Exercises include improvisation and character games.

Summer classes are held at Heartland Community College, 1500 W. Raab Road, Normal, IL in the Astroth Community Ed Center, Room 2400. And taught by professional actor and playwright Rhys Lovell.


Summer 2013 Acting Technique Classes at Heartland Community College

The basic principles of acting will be explored through reading, discussion, and class exercises.  The performance element will focus on development of two contrasting monologues for an audition setting and short scenes from contemporary dramatic literature.

The courses are conceived with the understanding that acting begins with inspiration, with that which is innate, which is unlearned, and is subsequently given shape and made art through the practical application of technique.  Both of these elements, the learned and the unlearned, are essential to the actor; to forsake either one in pursuit of the other is to be false to the craft, for neither the person who relies solely on what gifts he may possess, nor the uninspired technician, may call himself an actor.

Summer 2013 Acting Technique Schedule

Monday-Friday, beginning June 17, 2013
Heartland Community College
1500 W. Raab Road, Normal, IL 61701
Astroth Community Ed Center, Room 2400

Grades 4-8: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades 9-12: 1:00pm-4:00pm


Registration is open and available through the Heartland Community College webpage.

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