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Summer Adult Classes

June 19 - August 2, 2017, with no classes July 3-5

Our adult programming includes classes for students of all skill and experience levels, from those looking to explore a new creative outlet to the seasoned performer eager to be challenged by Piven's legendary training technique. Each of our adult classes is designed to be taken multiple times.

For more information on ways to register for classes, click HERE. Online registration is currently down for security updates.

Tuition listed is per semester.

Improv, Games, and Risk Taking (Basic Piven)

Want to know what Piven is all about? This class allows students to discover the Piven Technique by learning theatre games & improvisation in a fun, supportive, ensemble-based environment. This class is perfect for all students looking to discover & re-discover their impulsive creativity through our work.

Tuesdays 7:00-10:00pm
$225

Games, Story & Scene

Students will learn Piven’s core improvisational technique and apply it to scripted stories & scenes. Each session of this class is centered on a different theme. Past themes have included stories of the sea, family relationships and magical realism. With instruction from one of our senior teachers, students will create and perform stories by focusing on text exploration, subtext, dialogue and narration.

Thursdays 7:00-10:00pm
$225

Basic Piven Scene Study (Basic/intermediate Piven)

Students will prepare and rehearse scenes from contemporary plays using Piven improvisation and games to deepen characters and relationships. A senior Piven instructor explores how the impulsiveness of improvisation is used during the rehearsal process while being restrained by and respectful of a script. Best for students who have taken Improvisation, Games, and Risk Taking or Games, Story, and Scene, but previous experience not required.

Wednesdays 7:30 – 10:30PM
$225

Piven Technique for the Actor

Building on the skills developed in our other adult programs, in this advanced class students will use Piven improvisation and games to unlock spontaneity and take scene work to the next level. This class is taught by a senior teacher and intended for students with acting experience. Each session will focus on a particular skill for the actor such as like character development, text work, or material from a particular play or playwright.

Tuesdays, 7:00-10:00pm | $225

By Recommendation or Resume Only

For more information on ways to register for classes, click HERE. Online registration is currently down for security updates.