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.

CLASSES

WINTER ACTORS’ LAB:  PLAYING WITH CHEKHOV

This session of the Actors’ Lab will explore Chekhov’s presence in our theater, in contemporary approaches to acting and playwrighting. Classwork will include exercises and improvisations, as well as monologues and scenes from his plays and versions by contemporary directors and playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize winners Annie Baker, whose recent version of Uncle Vanya is her tribute to the master, and Steppenwolf’s Tracy Letts. We will also attend and discuss the Live Arts production of Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. No previous knowledge of Chekhov is required. The class is open to those with/without previous training/experience.

 

Instructor:  Carol Pedersen

Time:  Saturdays. 10am-1pm

Dates:  January 10th to March 7th. NO class January 24th

Location:  Rehearsal A

Tuition:  $190, $171 for Friends of Live Arts

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WINTER ACTORS’ LAB: THE BASICS

Whether you are discovering acting for the first time or want to brush up on your skills, the Basics class is the perfect forum for exploring the fundamentals of the actor’s craft. Classwork includes exercises, improvisation, and guided in-class monologue and scene work. No previous training/experience required.

 

Instructor:  Carol Pedersen

Time:  Sundays. 1-3pm

Dates: January 11th to March 1st.

Location:  Rehearsal A

Tuition:  $130, $117 for Friends of Live Arts

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ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP

What if you knew that poise is available no matter what state you are in? That you can access your full potential and ease wherever you are and whatever character you are playing, even yourself? We will use the principles F.M. Alexander unearthed over 100 years ago about how the human system operates. We will investigate the anatomy of our “use’ as Alexander coined the term in very practical ways; singing dancing, speaking and even doing tricks.

Instructor:  Brad Stoller

Time:  Tuesdays. 4:30 – 6:30pm

Dates:  January 13th to March 3rd.

Location:  Rehearsal Z

Tuition:  $130, $117 for Friends of Live Arts

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TAP WITH KIRSTEN SPATZ (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. NO DROP-INS.

Instructor:  Kristen Spatz

Time:  Thursdays. 5:30 – 6:30pm

Dates:  January 15th to March 5th

Location: Rehearsal A

Tuition:   $80, $72 for Friends of Live Arts

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BROADWAY-STYLE JAZZ (10+)

Join teacher Amanda Liscouski for a dynamic dance class that will explore the many styles of musical theater jazz, including the urban-inflected moves seen in recent decades.  Prerequisite: You should be familiar with basic jazz moves, and able to complete skills such as pirouettes (singles are fine), chaisse`, jete`, etc. Come dressed to move, and wear your jazz shoes!

Instructor:  Amanda Liscouski

Time:  Thursdays. 5:30 – 6:30pm

Dates: January 15th – March 5th

Location:  Rehearsal Z

Tuition: $80, $72 for Friends of Live Arts

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TAI CHI FOR THEATER FOLK

Theater folks are involved in an art form that is about the live actor being present in front of a live audience.  Practice that works on the mind-body connection is essential for any member of the theater community – not just actors.  T’ai chi ch’uan asks that you focus on all the changes that occur in your body as you go through a fixed routine in a slow, relaxed way.  This practice makes you more centered and alert, both physically and mentally.  this course will introduce the basics of t’ai chich’uan and give you a daily routine that will enrich and deepen your presence on and off the stage.  NOTE:  You must be approved for this class by the instructor.

 

Instructor:  Shawn Hirabayashi

Dates:  Sundays.  10-11am (ongoing)

Location:  Rehearsal Z

Suggested Donation:  $5 per class

 

 

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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.