Improvisation for Adults – Improvisation is truly for everyone: lawyers, executives, teachers, and performers. Learn to trust your instincts and yourself. Learn the strength found in agreeing with your teammates and co-creators. Improv has been credited as a great way to build confidence, develop public speaking and listening skills, and discover the power of agreement. Participatory games, scenes and exercises take place in a very supportive environment where the chief goal of the student is to have fun and enjoy. There is no prerequisite for this class. TEENS are welcome with parental permission and interview with instructor.
BLO092017 Improvisation for Adults $100 mem / $150 non-mem
Wed 9/20/17 to 10/18/17 6:30-8:30pm All CPA
BLO110117 Improvisation for Adults $80 mem / $130 non-mem
Wed 11/1/17 to11/22/17 6:30-8:30pm All CPA
BLO112917 Improvisation for Adults $80 mem / $130 non-mem
Wed 11/29/17 to 12/20/17 6:30-8:30pm All CPA
BLO011018 Improvisation for Adults $100 mem / $150 non-mem
Wed 1/10/18 to 2/7/18 6:30-8:30pm All CPA
BLO022118 Improvisation for Adults $100 mem / $150 non-mem
Wed 2/21/18 to 3/21/18 6:30-8:30pm All CPA
BLO040418 Improvisation for Adults $100 mem / $150 non-mem
Wed 4/4/18 to 5/2/18 6:30-8:30pm All CPA
The Actor’s Workout – Blocker, a seasoned professional actor will take actors, singers, public speakers, all performing artists through a series of physical and vocal exercises, impromptu live readings of plays and scenes, information sharing, as well as coaching and critiquing any prepared work brought in by students. Beginners welcome as we review basics throughout the session, professionals get an actor workout in a supportive and friendly environment. *Once a month, Actors Workout will be a rehearsal for the upcoming Live Play Reading Series.
BLO091917 The Actor’s Workout $15 per class Minimum 4 classes
Tue 9/19/17 to 12/19/17 6:30-8:00pm All CPA
BLO010918 The Actor’s Workout $15 per class Minimum 4
Tue 1/9/18 to 5/1/18 6:30-8:00pm All CPA
Acting 101 – Acting 101 is where to learn the basics of creating and performing characters. For beginners and those who want to refresh, review different styles of acting, stage basics and terminology and begin to explore this amazing craft. Students will be introduced to monologue preparation and scene work, empathy, characterization, motivation and critiquing the work of fellow actors as well as their own work.
BLO092117 Acting 101 $100 mem / $150 non-mem
Thu 9/21/17 to 10/19/17 6:30-8:30pm All CVA
BLO011118 Acting 101 $100 mem / $150 non-mem
Thu 1/11/18 to 2/8/18 6:30-8:30pm All CPA
Actor’s Master Class – This intensive class is meant to hone the skills of experienced performers. The class focuses on monologue preparation and scene work. Students are expected to learn lines, perform characters they would not otherwise perform (“stretch”), give attention and thoughtful, supportive critiques to fellow students, and to learn the meaning of empathy for the characters they portray. Prerequisite: Interview and/or audition with the instructor. Acceptance is based on ability, but more importantly, potential.
BLO110217 Actor’s Master Class $60 mem / $100 non-mem
Thu 11/2/17 to 11/16/17 6:30-8:30pm Prereq. CVA
BLO022218 Actor’s Master Class $100 mem / $150 non-mem
Thu 2/22/18 to 3/22/18 6:30-8:30pm Prereq. CPA
Welcome to the Writer’s Room – Unlock and/or un-block the writer in you through several writing exercises designed to keep the creative juices flowing. Each week, students will be expected to practice these exercises and share their experiences and their words with the class. Learn about narrative, plot, structure, character, dialogue and style. There is work but also fun and joy to be had for any poet, playwright, novelist, columnist, blogger, technical writer, or anyone who simply wants to improve their written communications.
BLO113017 Welcome to the Writer’s Room $80 mem / $130 non-mem
Thu 11/30/17 to12/21/17 6:30-8:30pm All CVA
Frank is an award-winning actor and playwright with thirty years of experience. His New York improv life included a five-year run as the featured improv/comic performer with Forbidden Kiss LIVE!, a monthly staged variety show at Manhattan’s Stage Left Studio. Blocker was also a three-time winner of Manhattan Monologue Slam, performing his own work.