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Actors Creating Theatre ("A.C.T. ")

Hattiloo's got class! Our acting classes provide opportunities for growth and expansion for every age group and talent level. Whether you want to be on Broadway or just be more comfortable in front of other people, our classes are for you, providing skills that can be applied to every facet of your life. Hattiloo subscribers save 10%. Please contact us for more information on offerings and prices.

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A.C.T. for Adults

Beginning/Intermediate Scene Study
An intensive 6-week program, including vocal exercises, improvisation, scene work and professional acting sides. Even the newest individual to acting gains techniques and tools giving every student consistent ability as an actor. This workshop is perfect for adults interested in tapping into their creative side, improving public speaking and presentation skills, overcoming shyness and gaining confidence, looking to have fun or seeking a professional career in acting.

June 18 - July 30, 2011 @ Hattiloo Black Box Theatre


  • For adults only
  • 12 two-hour workshops
  • Saturdays 11a - 1p
  • Tuesdays 7p - 9p
  • Student showcase - Saturday July 30, 7p - 9p

Class cost - $145 - includes all materials, Hattiloo tee-shirt, and 2 tickets to the showcase performance. A $75 NON-REFUNDABLE payment will secure your placement. The balance of $70 is due by June 25th.


Detra Payne - Instructor.

Intermediate/Advanced Scene Study
This 6-week intensive helps you develop specific areas of advanced acting technique through individual instruction on relaxation in performance, scene work, characterization and script analysis. Enjoy the benefits of private coaching in a group environment. Culminates in an optional performance project at Hattiloo Black Box Theatre. Prerequisite: Minimum one year of acting training or production history and a prepared monologue.

  • Working on monologues (some in preparation for important auditions)
  • Presenting a scene from a famous play
  • Working on ‘cold reading' skills in a mock audition exercise
  • Grappling with the complexities of a Shakespeare piece

Although the entire class participates in warm-up games, most discussion/lecture happens in the analysis of what is being performed that evening. The atmosphere is casual, collegial and (because of this) highly stimulating, with lots of laughter. This class will be offered soon.

Beginning Stage Manager Class
Theatre stage managers are the essential link between all of the different branches of a theatre company. Their role is to manage rehearsals, actors, directors, designers, props and costume fittings, as well as managing the performances on stage and liaising with the box office and front of house staff. They are responsible for the smooth running of theatre productions. They act as a vital link between the artistic and technical aspects of a show. They make sure that everyone and everything involved in the production, from actors and technicians to props and lighting is in the right place, at the right time.

If you’d like to get involved in a live stage production at Hattiloo, you can do that by becoming a Stage Manager. If this sounds interesting to you, you can sign up online for our next Stage Manager class.

There is no charge for attending this class, but you will need to enroll beforehand as class size is limited. Next class is scheduled for
May 14, 2011, noon - 2:30p @ Hattiloo Theatre

Please contact us for schedule and pricing.