"I've been hoping for adult classes for years and I'm pleased to have
been a part of the first Act Out class. I wish we could've continued
for 8 more weeks. I look forward to the next round!" -- Carson Demers
| Spring 2013 Course Schedule
| To be notified of upcoming classes, contact Conservatory Director, Sylvia Hathaway at (415) 694-6148 or Sylvia@nctcsf.org.
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ACT OUT for Active Seniors!
An Improvisation class for 55+
March 19 to April 23 (6 classes)
Tuesdays: 2:00- 3:30pm
Instructor: Benjamin Pither*
Tuition: only $200.00
Prerequisite: No experience necessary- just a willing nature
Check out the first day of class for FREE - Reserve your space today!
This fun and nurturing class will help anyone find their most creative self. Through improvisational games, you'll learn to trust your instincts and think on your feet. Whether creating through improvisation or through theater games, you'll be flexing your acting muscles in dynamic class. Join with a friend or a partner and double the fun!
*Benjamin Pither currently teaches acting and musical theatre at the New Conservatory Theatre Center. He also works with senior citizens as a Musical Theatre teacher at Stagebridge in Oakland. A member of Actors' Equity Association, Benjamin has performed with NCTC, foolsFURY, Virago Theatre, Willows Theatre, 42nd St Moon, Berkeley Rep, Custom Made Theatre Company, Cal Shakes, Center Rep, Altarena Playhouse, Berkeley Playhouse, the Playwrights' Foundation, and the Playwrights' Center of SF.
The Joy of Singing for Active Seniors!
A Musical Theatre Voice Class for ages 55+
March 21- April 25, 2013 (6 weeks!)
Instructor: Michael Mohammed
Check out first day of class for FREE - Reserve your space ASAP!
Prerequisite: For the beginner to intermediate singer
This class gives students a chance to work on solos, duets, and trios with an informal showcase on the final day of class. Whether you have taken a singing class before, were in the high school choir years ago, or just like to sing in the shower, you’ll have a great time in this group. Don’t miss this opportunity to sing out in a welcoming, fun atmosphere.
*Michael Mohammed works regularly as a performer, musical director, stage director, and choreographer. He is also on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Community Music Center. He holds degrees from Columbia University (BA in Music and History/Sociology) and San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM in Vocal Performance.) Recent stage directing credits include Gianni Schicchi (Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute), X: The Life & Times of Malcolm X (Oakland Opera Theater), and The Full Monty (American Conservatory Theater - MFA Program).
To enroll, contact Conservatory Director, Sylvia Hathaway
at 415-694-6148 or e-mail Sylvia@nctcsf.org
Spring 2013 (8 classes) | Tuesdays, March 12 - April 30 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm | Tuition: $275
Playwright Michael Phillis leads an exciting 8-week playwriting workshop for participents of all levels and backgrounds. The class is a safe space to create scenes, one-act and/or full-length plays and bring them to life. The class will be focused on generating content of all kinds: whether it's the big play idea you've been kicking around or a character/relationship you want to explore in a short scene or 10-minute play, this is the place to workshop your writing, gain valuable feedback, and learn about some options for submission and production. Volunteer actors will be on hand to help bring your words to life.
Michael Phillis is an award-winning actor, writer, and solo performer. His plays have been produced in the Bay Area, New York, and LA and include two one-man shows, D*Face and Dolls, as well as the full-length plays Bride of Death (Thrillpeddlers 2012), Wish We Were Here (FringeNYC 2009, NCTC 2011), Finding Mrs. Miller, Sunset Luncheonette, and the upcoming Bermuda Air. He has written over a dozen short plays for young people ages 8-17 which have been performed at various camps and schools throughout the Bay Area. Michael has a BFA in Theatre and is an alumni of the SF Circus Center's Clown Conservatory. To learn more about his work, please visit www.michaelphillis.com.
TO ENROLL Contact Conservatory Director, Sylvia Hathaway
at 415-694-6148 or e-mail Sylvia@nctcsf.org
*Season Subscribers, Conservatory Parents and TBA Members receive a 10% DISCOUNT!