CLASSES

“Unlike most of your students, I’m not an actor and don’t want to be. But I’m a public speaker, podcaster, and television host. I’ve learned more from Gamm Theatre classes than any other workshops or oration courses that I’ve taken in the past. Most public speakers might not think to take an acting class, but they should! The Gamm made me better.”

- Jeff Belanger, public speaker and Emmy-nominated host of New England Legends on PBS

 

For the amateur actor, the working professional actor and everyone in between, The Gamm Studio provides an enjoyable and unique learning experience in a comfortable and supportive environment. The Gamm Studio does not offer a "method" of theater training, rather the emphasis is on the individual student. View our class policies and student discounts.

Questions? Contact Kate Hanson at kate@gammtheatre.org or (401) 723-4266 ext. 122. 

PLEASE REVIEW OUR CLASS POLICIES HERE BEFORE REGISTERING

Introduction to Acting

January 21 - February 25

6 Sessions

Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Instructor: Steve Kidd

Tuition: $270

 

Explore the techniques and vocabulary essential to understanding the craft of creating a performance through basic improvisation, monologue work and scene study. This class is open to raw beginners who are curious about theater and performance skills—or those who are simply interested in discussing acting through more informed eyes. Learn by doing. This class will not culminate in a final showcase but rather build skills week by week which can be applied to future classes.

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Shakespeare Scene Study

 

January 27 - March 9

7 Sessions

Mondays 6:30pm-9:30pm

Instructor: Fred Sullivan Jr.

Tuition: $350

 

Explore the techniques, mechanics and vocabulary of classical dramatic text – focusing on Shakespeare and other great classical playwrights - through partnered scene work in a class formatted to suit actors of varying levels of experience. This class culminates in a showcase evening of your rehearsed work. Learn by doing. Rehearsal outside of class time is required. Please prepare a monologue for the first day of class. This class is not suitable for beginners.

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Steel the Show: Swordplay for the Actor

 

February 22-March 14 
4 Sessions
Saturdays 10am-2pm

Instructor: Michael Liebhauser
Tuition: $240

A comprehensive overview of theatrical combat with swords. From medieval broadswords to the modern military saber, from Game of Thrones to Dangerous Liaisons, no weapon is more commonly in the hands of actors than a sword. This exciting course will introduce students to all of the most used disciplines of theatrical swordplay and provide detailed instruction on how to safely and effectively use bladed weaponry on stage.  Taking Introduction to Stage Combat, which is offered in October, is a good foundational course, but is not required. 

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Cold Readings

March 10 - April 14

6 Sessions

Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Instructor: Steve Kidd

Tuition: $270

 

This class will focus on the practice and techniques involved in executing successful "cold readings" in auditions and studio environments. Every week students will receive a new piece of text with which they will make quick choices and incorporate weekly tricks and tactics to help perform with fullness and specificity. Students will be encouraged to listen and respond acting "truthfully under imaginary circumstances". There will be no final performance for this class but there will be weekly performances within class itself. This is a process based class and each student will leave with strategies for success in this very common form of auditioning. 

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10-Minute Play Writing Workshop

March 18 - April 29 (dates subject to change)

7 sessions 

Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Instructor: Dave Rabinow

Tuition: $210

Students will write and revise an original 10-minute play over this 6-week workshop. Students also will examine the structure of the 10-minute play and the fundamentals of writing within those parameters. The final class session will be a staged reading of student work.

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Advanced Scene Study

March 23 - May 4

7 Sessions

Mondays 6:30pm-9:30pm

Instructor: Fred Sullivan Jr.

Tuition: $350

 

This is a class for experienced actors intending to better their skills, push their own boundaries, break old habits and be engaged in some very demanding scene work.  Previous work either on stage or in scene study classes with Mr. Sullivan Jr. is a prerequisite and admission is subject to approval by the instructor. This class culminates in a showcase evening of your rehearsed work. Learn by doing. Rehearsal outside of class time is required. Please prepare a monologue for the first day of class. This class is not suitable for beginners.

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Script Analysis 

 

May 6 - June 10

6 sessions

Wednesdays 6:30pm-9:30pm

Instructor: Rachel Walshe

Tuition: $270


Whether you are a novice or a seasoned theatre practitioner, this class will help you to unlock the performance potential of a dramatic script. Designed for those interested in acting, directing, playwriting, or just learning more about how a play moves from page to stage, Script Analysis will give students hands-on experience in making theatre. Students will break down a variety of classic and contemporary scenes, mining them for their key storytelling devices and trying their hand at mounting them for performance.

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Comedy Scene Study

May 18 - June 29

7 Sessions

Mondays 6:30pm-9:30pm

Instructor: Fred Sullivan Jr.

Tuition: $350

 

Bring the funny.  Learn strategies and techniques of acting in a comedic scene or play. This class is formatted for actors of varying levels of experience through partnered scene work. Exciting contemporary plays and scenes suited to individual student needs will be rehearsed focusing on the nuts and bolts of comedy from text-analysis to developing on your feet verbal and physical timing. This class culminates in a showcase evening of rehearsed work. Learn by doing. Rehearsal outside of class time is required. Please prepare a monologue for the first day of class.

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Introduction to Acting

 

May 19-June 23

6 Sessions

Tuesdays 6:30pm-9:30pm

Instructor: Steve Kidd

Tuition: $270

 

Explore the techniques and vocabulary essential to understanding the craft of creating a performance through basic improvisation, monologue work and scene study. This class is open to raw beginners who are curious about theater and performance skills—or those who are simply interested in discussing acting through more informed eyes. Learn by doing. This class will not culminate in a final showcase but rather build skills week by week which can be applied to future classes.

    REGISTER HERE