Adult Programs

We are committed to providing year-round classes, workshops, groups, and discussions led by experienced theater artists to students of all levels. These programs are designed to promote diverse ways of thinking, problem solving, self-expression and to encourage creativity, curiosity, and personal growth.

WINTER CLASSES

ACTORS’ LAB: THE BASICS

Whether you are discovering acting for the first time or want to brush up on your skills, this class is the perfect forum for exploring the basic elements of the actor’s craft. Classwork includes exercises, improvisation, and guided in-class monologue and scene work.

All classes are open to those with/without previous training/experience.

Instructor: Carol Pedersen

Time: Sundays. 1 – 3pm

Dates: January 17 -March 20; Ten classes total

Location: Rehearsal A

Tuition: $140

 

Friends of Live Arts get 10% off.  CLICK HERE to find out how.

Register the same student for more than one class and receive a 15% discount on each class.

Eligible for a Discount? contact Mike at Mike@livearts.org or 434.977.4177 x100 for the discount code prior to registering.  Note, discounts cannot be combined.

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ACTORS’ LAB: PLAYING WITH CHARACTER

What is ‘character’? How does an actor play the character? Is it wearing a wig and a funny nose? Is it stepping into the shoes of an imaginary figure? American playwright David Mamet thinks not: “There is no character,” he writes. “There are only lines upon a page.” In this session of the Actors’ Lab we will explore approaches to playing a character, including Mamet’s. Classwork will include improvisation, exercises in mind, body and voice, and guided in-class scene work using texts from Mamet and other contemporary writers. The class will attend the Live Arts production of The Other Place.

 

Instructor: Carol Pedersen

Time: Saturdays. 10am – 1pm

Dates: January 16 – April 9; Ten classes total, NO CLASS January 23 and March 19 and March 26

Location: Rehearsal A

Tuition: $190

 

Friends of Live Arts get 10% off.  CLICK HERE to find out how.

Register the same student for more than one class and receive a 15% discount on each class.

Eligible for a Discount? contact Mike at Mike@livearts.org or 434.977.4177 x100 for the discount code prior to registering.  Note, discounts cannot be combined.

REGISTER NOW!

 

STOP ACTING!

How do we find our authentic expression when on stage so that we are no longer ‘acting’? This class will help you to dismantle the physical and psychological obstacles that stand in the way of our ‘beingness’ on stage and in life. Principles based on F.M. Alexander’s discovery about our ‘use of the self’ uncover our human design and you begin to experience lighter, freer, more playful things already existing within each of us. This class opens you up to how amazing you are and how fun it is to bring that to your play.

 

Instructor: Brad Stoller

Time: Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm

Dates: January 19 -March 22, Ten Classes Total

Location: Rehearsal A

Tuition: $99

 

Friends of Live Arts get 10% off.  CLICK HERE to find out how.

Register the same student for more than one class and receive a 15% discount on each class.

Eligible for a Discount? contact Mike at Mike@livearts.org or 434.977.4177 x100 for the discount code prior to registering.

Note, discounts cannot be combined.

REGISTER NOW!

 

BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE TAP! (ALL AGES 8+)

Cast your blues away and shuffle off to Buffalo! Students ages 8-88 will develop rhythm, style, and sound through Broadway-style tapping. Designed for beginner/intermediate tappers, these classes will focus on learning fun combinations for tapping your cares away! Please wear comfortable clothing and tap shoes.

 

Time: Thursdays. 5:45 – 6:45pm

Dates: January 21 -March 24; Ten classes total

Location: Rehearsal A

Tuition: $90

 

Friends of Live Arts get 10% off.  CLICK HERE to find out how.

Register the same student for more than one class and receive a 15% discount on each class.

Eligible for a Discount? contact Mike at Mike@livearts.org or 434.977.4177 x100 for the discount code prior to registering.  Note, discounts cannot be combined.

REGISTER NOW!

 

SPRING CLASSES

ACTORS’ LAB: PLAYING WITH CHARACTER

What is ‘character’? How does an actor play the character? Is it wearing a wig and a funny nose? We think not. In this session of the Actors’ Lab we will explore approaches to playing a character. Classwork will include improvisation, exercises in mind, body and voice, and guided in-class monologue and scene work. The class will attend the Live Arts production of Hunter Gatherers.

Instructor: Carol Pedersen

Time: Saturdays. 10am – 1pm

Dates: April 16 – May 23; Six classes total

Location: Rehearsal A

Tuition: $120

 

Friends of Live Arts get 10% off.  CLICK HERE to find out how.

Register the same student for more than one class and receive a 15% discount on each class.

Eligible for a Discount? contact Mike at Mike@livearts.org or 434.977.4177 x100 for the discount code prior to registering.  Note, discounts cannot be combined.

REGISTER NOW!

 

BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE TAP! (ALL AGES 8+)

Cast your blues away and shuffle off to Buffalo! Students ages 8-88 will develop rhythm, style, and sound through Broadway-style tapping. Designed for beginner/intermediate tappers, these classes will focus on learning fun combinations for tapping your cares away! Please wear comfortable clothing and tap shoes.

 

Time: Thursdays. 5:45 – 6:45pm

Dates: April 14 -May 19; Six classes total

Location: Rehearsal A

Tuition: $54

 

Friends of Live Arts get 10% off.  CLICK HERE to find out how.

Register the same student for more than one class and receive a 15% discount on each class.

Eligible for a Discount? contact Mike at Mike@livearts.org or 434.977.4177 x100 for the discount code prior to registering.  Note, discounts cannot be combined.

REGISTER NOW!

FINANCIAL AID

We have limited financial aid available for all of our classes and workshops. Please apply for aid prior to registering for a class.  For more information or an application, email mike@livearts.org or click HERE to apply!

Live Arts Refund Policy
We offer 100% tuition refunds for courses canceled by Live Arts.
We offer a 100% refund, minus a 5 dollar processing fee for withdrawal made at least 7 days BEFORE the class begins.
We do not offer any refund for withdrawals made in the 7 days before a class/camp begins or thereafter.