The Gilbert Conservatory will now offer a wealth of classes and educational programs for children and adults alike. It is our hope that these will not only challenge and inspire the beginner, but create an environment in which even the seasoned artist might grow, as well as groom the up and coming performer for a long and fulfilling future in the arts.
Pay full tuition by clicking here.
March 18-April 22 Monday nights from 7-8:30.
$100 full unit.
This class is designed for both active and inexperienced writers who want to develop their playwriting skills. Writers will develop 10-minute or one-act plays as a part of the workshop, and will receive valuable instructor and peer feedback. All plays generated in the workshop will be considered for production at Gilbert Theater.
TEACHER: Jeremy Fiebig.
MOVEMENT AND DANCE FOR ACTORS – CANCELED
*WE ARE FORMING A NEW CLASS – EMAIL email@example.com FOR DETAILS!*
ACTING FOR STAGE – CANCELED
*Stay tuned for more acting class opportunities in our upcoming session!
March 23 – April 27 Saturdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
$100 full unit or $25 drop in
Improv 101 will focus on the basics of comedic improvisation: agreement, acceptance, active listening, negation, volume & animation, pantomime, give & take, chivalry, group mind, teamwork, character creation, scene work, and more. By the end of the class, participants should have a solid foundation with these concepts and be ready to build on them. Most importantly, participants will have fun while learning to be fearless on stage. This class is recommended for improvisors of all levels – whether you’re an old hand wanting to freshen up on the basics or brand new to the world of improv.
This class is brought to us through a collaboration between the Gilbert Theater and the Horrible Folks Production company.
TEACHER: Brian Dukes
SPECIAL WORKSHOP: The Actor and the Biz
Tuesday, April 9th, 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday, April 16th, 6:00-8:00 PM
Teacher: Amanda Brooke Lerner. Price: $25
THE ACTOR & THE BIZ is a comprehensive, prescriptive coaching service that will challenge you to completely change your mindset around the business so you can take control of your career….and have fun doing it. This class is being taught by special guest Amanda Brooke Lerner, an experienced film and stage actress with credits that include Investigation ID on Investigation Discovery, The Challenger with Michael Clarke Duncan, and a B.F.A. in Acting at Rutgers University.
(SHAKESPEARE 101, Writer’s Workshop) – Managing Director, Co-Director, Education – Assistant Professor of Theatre at Fayetteville State University and a graduate of the Mary Baldwin College/American Shakespeare Center program in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance and William Jewell College. A director, designer, and scholar-practitioner, he has served as Assistant Director and Stage Manager for the American Shakespeare Center’s 2006 Resident Troupe season including productions of As You Like It, Macbeth, The Tempest with director Giles Block (Master of Words at Shakespeare’s Globe in London), and Othello, a season featured in the Wall Street Journal. He is a former president and artistic director of the University Wits, a graduate performance organization. He has directed Twelfth Night, True West, Julius Caesar, The Importance of Being Earnest, Godspell, and Peer Gynt at Waldorf College, Measure for Measure at Indiana Wesleyan University, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Winter’s Tale, and Macbeth as part of the M.Litt-MFA program, The Pied Piper for Golden Duck Productions in Staunton, Virginia, Yasmina Reza’s Art while at William Jewell College, and The Tempest for the ASC’s Young Company. Jeremy has performed in nearly 50 productions in the past decade. Jeremy is a four-time Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan nominee and an Equity Member Candidate.
Ruth Crews started acting at the age of six, writing at the age of eight, and singing almost before she could talk. In pursuit of her goal to be a lifelong storyteller, she earned a BA in Music & Theatre from King College and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Georgia. Her professional acting career includes work at 7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta, GA, where she performed the role of Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. She is a published author (Gatekeeper, OakTara Publishers 2011; Gatekeeper II: The Leaving pending September 2012), playwright, director, and teacher.
With a BA in Dance/Theater, an MFA in Theater and an MS in Education, Avis has danced with Mikata, an African folkloric dance company, and Paul Hall Contemporary Dance, a modern/jazz dance company founded by Alvin Ailey, dancer Paul Hall in CT, and has developed dance programs for pre-K-12, ultimately founding her own dance company of junior high and high school dancers performing across New England. She began incorporating arts into academics for diverse populations.
Brian Dukes has been studying, teaching and performing short form and long form improvisation since 2000. He got his start with the former Stage Door Theatre, where he was Assistant Artistic Director and a regular performer on “That Improv Show!” He has studied and performed short and long form improvisation at ComedyWorx in Raleigh, where he is currently a member of the Associate Troupe, as well as two long form teams – Temporary Tag and Sock Monkey Murder Farm. Brian has performed at the Del Close Marathon in New York City in 2011 and 2012 (with four different teams), and has performed at numerous events and festivals. Brian first studied long form at ComedyWorx in 2006, when the club was designated as iO (Improv Olympic) South, under the leadership of instructor Dan Sipp, who brought the iO curriculum to Raleigh direct from Charna Halpern in Chicago. Most recently, Brian is the head improvisation instructor, and a performer, with the Horrible Folks comedy troupe, which has a recurring show at the Cameo Art House Theatre in Fayetteville. He also recently taught a series of long form classes, which led to the creation of Fayetteville’s first long form team.