Fall 2017 Acting Classes

Offering Acting Classes in Pittsburgh (Oakland/Shadyside)
and the North Hills area (Sewickley)

  • Partial scholarships are available for Saltworks acting classes. Scholarship applications are due two weeks prior to the start of class. Click here for scholarship info and application. Call us if you have any questions: 412-621-6150 ext. 201.
  • A $25 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot in any of our acting classes.

Registration Information

All registrations are due one week prior to the start of the acting class. Registrations received less than one week prior to start of classes may incur a $25 late fee. You will receive e-mail confirmation after we receive your registration.

At Saltworks, every child’s individual experience is important to us. Our classes are small, averaging 10 students to one teacher and one assistant. Actors of all levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to grow and learn at their own pace. Our teachers are theater professionals with a heart for education and a commitment to encourage each student to achieve their theatrical goals. The friendly, exciting community that is created here often brings families back year after year. In fact, many of our teachers and assistants are Saltworks alum who have chosen theater education as a career.

Saltworks Young Actors Studio is a place to learn about acting among supportive friends. We emphasize building basic acting skills as well as developing personal character and the important skill of working in an ensemble. Our philosophy is “process over product” which means that we value the individual journey and the success of each student to achieve new goals more than the final production.

Class Information

Ready, Set, Act! – Ages 4-7
Sept. 18 – Nov. 6, Church of the Ascension, Shadyside/Oakland
Mondays 6:00 – 7:00
Sept. 21 – Nov. 16 (No class October 26), Christ Church at Grove Farm, Sewickley
Thursdays 6:00 – 7:00
$90

Theater builds confidence and encourages imagination, and those are skills that it’s never too early to start developing! This fun and imagination-focused class incorporates stories, games, songs, and plays based on children’s literature.



Body, Voice, & Brain – Ages 8-11
Sept. 18 – Nov. 6, Church of the Ascension, Shadyside/Oakland
Mondays 6:00 – 7:30
Sept. 21 – Nov. 16 (No class October 26), Christ Church at Grove Farm, Sewickley
Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30
$130

Acting is hard work and a whole lot goes into it! Students will work on improving their acting skills using their physicality, speech, and imaginations. We’ll also review theater basics like stage directions, blocking, projection, and diction.



Emotional Acting – Ages 12-18
Sept. 18 – Nov. 6, Church of the Ascension, Shadyside/Oakland
Mondays 6:00 – 7:30
Sept. 21 – Nov. 16 (No class October 26), Christ Church at Grove Farm, Sewickley
Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30
$130

Portraying intense emotions like sorrow, anger, and fear onstage can be incredibly challenging. Students will learn different methods for playing emotional characters and dialogue convincingly and then practice applying their newfound skills by working on scenes and monologues.



Acting as a Social Skill – Ages 12-20
In partnership with Actors for Autism
Sept. 18 – Nov. 6, Church of the Ascension, Shadyside/Oakland
Mondays 6:30 – 7:30
Sept. 21 – Nov. 16 (No class October 26), Christ Church at Grove Farm, Sewickley
Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30
$130

 

An acting and improvisation class focused on the real life application of theater skills in social settings.
Curriculum developed by Dr. Alisa Wolf (Executive Director and Founder of Actors for Autism) for students on the spectrum.



WORKSHOP
Back to School Auditions Workshop – Ages 10-18
Saturday, Sept. 9, Church of the Ascension, Shadyside/Oakland
$30

 

Planning on auditioning for a play or musical this fall? Bring your songs and monologues to our Back to School Auditions Workshop and we’ll help you prepare. From how to introduce yourself to how to blow your director away with your characterization, we’ve got you covered. Say goodbye to your nerves and hello to newfound confidence during auditions!

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