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Whidbey Playhouse – Adult Acting Class!

Are you curious about acting? Does it look too hard? Or too easy?

Do you think that you can get up on stage and give your all?

Or, maybe you've been on stage but would like to learn more about acting?

The motto of the British Special Forces is "Who dares - WINS"


Do you dare to become a better actor and win?

We dare you to be the best actor that you can be!


Whidbey Playhouse is offering a 3-week course on acting! We meet for three consecutive Saturday mornings from 9 AM to Noon.

This course has something to offer for even the most experienced actor!

In this class you will learn:

  • A brief history of drama.

  • How to use your talents to your advantage.

  • How to audition.

  • What happens during rehearsals and performances.

  • And, most of all, HOW TO ACT!

The instructors of this course will include familiar faces to those who have seen shows at the Whidbey Playhouse.

The classes are scheduled Saturday mornings from 9 AM to Noon in the Star Studio for 3 consecutive weeks:

  • Saturday March 4th 2023,

  • Saturday March 11th 2023 and

  • Saturday March 18th 2023.

There will be a performance at the March 18th class.

There is no fee for this class.


So, if you are 18 years of age or older, sign up quickly as the class is limited to 20 students!

You too can become an better actor!

Contact the Whidbey Playhouse at 360-679-2237 for more information.


Pictures of Fall 2022 Poseidon Players featuring students from the Fall 2022 Adult Acting Class



Actors (from left to right) Lisa Judd - Chris Douthitt – Geri Thomas - Steve DeHaven



GET A BETTER IDEA OF WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS FROM PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS


Chris Douthitt


Why did you take the class?

I have been quite comfortable doing voice-only acting for many years but am not nearly as comfortable with using my whole body and face for performing. I've been working on that but needed more of a nudge. I am also very nervous about memorization and needed some tips. I enjoy working with others and love being involved in, as Mickey Rooney might say, "putting on a show."


Had you done any acting before you took this class?

Yes, but only small roles within larger groups.

What did you like the most about the class?

I enjoyed several of the activities, especially the one using props and questions. It helped me to think on my feet and to apply a variety of characters to the various hats/props. The line up for memorizing each person's answer was also a hit but it actually proved that I was not that good at it. I thought the class was encouraging and provided several good tips. I liked that we practiced over and over, though if I were being filmed, my "continuity" from take to take was often all over the place.

What was the most important thing you learned?

I learned to trust my fellow performers and that REaction was sometimes more important than ACtion. It's also great to work with others to learn the importance of good timing. A fear of mine is that I am constantly OVERACTING. It was nice to have strong character parts to perform so that I could be BIG sometimes.

If you have auditioned or been cast in a play since the class, what did you learn in the class that helped you most?

I have not performed since except for Poseidon Players. Once again, working with others is the best part. Learning how to avoid upstaging fellow actors and how to position yourself so you are presenting TO the audience.

Would you recommend the class to anyone else?

Yes. In fact, I'd recommend it to myself again.


Steve DeHaven


Why did you take the class?

It had been a while since I had done any acting, and I wanted to sharpen my skills, as well as to meet some of the people involved in the theater group.

Had you done any acting before you took this class?

Yes Did you enjoy the structure of the Class?

I thought the class was well-structured for beginning actors, and also served as a good refresher course for people like me who have acted before. What did you like the most about the class?

I really enjoyed the improv sections of the class, though I realize that Whidbey Playhouse is mostly focused on scripted plays. I also liked the team-building exercises we did. Anything that gets the students out of their seats and moving is a good thing.


Kim Dolan


Why did you take the class?

For fun and to learn skills


Had you done any acting before you took this class?

Very little


Did you enjoy the structure of the Class?

I did, since I am such a novice, but I imagine some of the content would seem dry and repetitive to people who have acted more before and know more about how things work.


What did you like the most about the class?

Learning about auditioning and doing the skits and learning to take direction.


What was the most important thing you learned?

That I need to be bigger than I feel like I am being.


If you have auditioned or been cast in a play since the class, what did you learn in the class that helped you most?

That some auditions require prepared monologues and that there are sources for them.


Would you recommend the class to anyone else?

Yes!

Moon Madness – by Vicky Lacey

Actors (from left to right) Chris Douthitt – Steve DeHaven – Kim Dolan - Ellie Rose


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