CLASSES AT GAMM STUDIO

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“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 Studio 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 PBS' New England Legends

PLEASE REVIEW CLASS POLICIES & DISCOUNTS BEFORE REGISTERING

Please note, online registration includes a $5 processing fee.

Upon purchase, you will receive a confirmation receipt via email which will be your enrollment confirmation. You will receive a separate email with a Zoom link on the day of the class. If you have additional questions please email susie@gammtheatre.org.

In an effort to make our classes more accessible, we offer scholarship funds on a sliding scale. Please reference our chart and use your household size and combined income to determine your tuition rate. Limited scholarships are available for each class.

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HOW TO BE A TEACHING ARTIST

Join this fun and interactive class to learn skills for teaching theatre in-school, after-school, and online. Students will learn lesson planning basics, scaffolding techniques, and how to offer clear instructions. This class is perfect for new artists looking for ways to get started, as a brush-up for experienced teaching artists, and for classroom teachers to refresh their toolbox. 

 

How To Be A Teaching Artist with Susie Schutt

March 17

1 ONLINE Session

Wednesday 6:30pm-7:30pm

Tuition: $20

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How To Be A Teaching Artist with Kate Hanson

March 22

1 ONLINE Session

Monday 6:30pm-7:30pm

Tuition: $20

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AN ACTOR PREPARES

This workshop follows the actor’s process from audition to casting, first rehearsal to closing night. Learn how each actor prepares for their audition, crafts their character, and works as part of an ensemble. Actors will use their previous Gamm roles as starting points for this discussion-based class for audience members and fellow actors alike. 

 

An Actor Prepares with Jeanine Kane

March 10

1 ONLINE Session

Wednesday 6:30pm-7:30pm

Tuition: $20

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An Actor Prepares with Fred Sullivan Jr. 
March 15
1 ONLINE Session

Monday 6:30pm-8pm
Tuition: $25

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An Actor Prepares with Marianna Bassham

March 18

1 ONLINE Session

6:30pm-7:30pm

Tuition: $20

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An Actor Prepares with Jeff Church
March 16
1 ONLINE Session
Tuesday 7:30pm
Tuition: $20

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COLD READING FOR THE CAMERA

Learn the basic techniques of performing a cold reading for the camera-perfect for auditions. This class is open to all experiences and abilities - from accomplished artists who want to refresh their skills to novices who are new to the camera. A zoom link will be provided by the first day of class.

 

Cold Reading For The Camera with Anthony Goes
March 11
1 ONLINE Session

Thursday 6pm-8:30pm
Tuition: $45

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A DESIGNER PREPARES: LIGHTING DESIGN

Ever notice that there's a Lighting Designer credited on every GAMM production? Why do we need that? What, exactly, do they do? How does it happen? This workshop will introduce the ins and outs of creating a lighting design for a play, from concept to opening night. Be one of the few to understand this notoriously mysterious aspect of play-making! Great for experienced theatre-goers, aspiring designers, and anyone who has ever marveled at the moon.

Lighting Design with Jeff Adelberg
March 16

1 ONLINE Session

Tuesday 6:30pm-8pm

Tuition: $25

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ROLE PLAY

Have you ever noticed how many "hats" you wear over the course of the day, even within the same relationship? You might find yourself a daughter, a coach, a caretaker, a court jester, all in the span of one dinner! In this workshop we will explore, from serious and subtle to silly and outrageous, the ways characters shapeshift constantly in relation to one another, why that happens, and how this can bring texture and specificity to our acting work.

Role Play with Marianna Bassham

March 20

1 ONLINE Session

Saturday 2pm-4pm

Tuition: $35

 

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CLOWN & PLAY

Let’s find moments of joy, jump into a body full of discovery, and turn your living room (bedroom, garage, wherever you are) into a virtual playground! This course is intended for all actors, performers, and human beings with a need for expression. Participants will explore physical exercises and receive individualized attention as we look to discover the Clown inside each person. A zoom link will be provided by the first day of class.

Clown & Play with Matthew Bretschneider

March 20 - 21

2 ONLINE Sessions

Saturday & Sunday 2pm-5pm

Tuition: $95

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A DIRECTOR PREPARES

This workshop follows the director’s process from reading the script to gathering a team, from auditions to castings, first rehearsal to closing night. Learn how the director prepares for the production and rehearsals, builds an ensemble, and creates a world for the audience. The director will use their previous Gamm plays as a starting point for this discussion-based class for audience members and fellow directors alike.

 

A Director Prepares with Fred Sullivan, Jr.
March 22
1 ONLINE Session

Monday 6:30pm-8pm
Tuition: $25

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A Director Prepares with Tyler Dobrowsky
March 23

1 ONLINE Session

Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm

Tuition: $20

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A Director Prepares with Tony Estrella
March 30
1 ONLINE Session

Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm
Tuition: $20

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A Director Prepares with Rachel Walshe
March 31
1 ONLINE Session

Wednesday 6:30pm-7:30pm

Tuition: $20

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WHAT IS THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE?

Description coming soon!

The Alexander Technique with Jed Hancock-Brainerd
2 ONLINE Sessions

March 23 & 30Tuesdays 7:30pm-8:30pm

Tuition: $40

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A DESIGNER PREPARES: COSTUME DESIGN

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about costume design! From concept to creation, Amanda will lead you through the whirlwind process of creating costumes for some of your favorite Gamm productions. Great for audience members to get a glimpse behind the scenes and aspiring costume designers to learn where to begin. 

 

Costume Design with Amanda Downing Carney
March 24

1 ONLINE Session

Wednesday 6:30pm-8pm

Instructor: Amanda Downing Carney

Tuition: $25

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A DESIGNER PREPARES: SET DESIGN

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about set design! From concept to creation, Patrick will lead you through the whirlwind process of creating a lighting look for some of your favorite Gamm productions. Great for audience members to get a glimpse behind the scenes and aspiring designers to learn where to begin.

 

Set Design with Patrick Lynch

March 25
1 ONLINE Session
Thursday 7:30pm-8:30pm
Tuition: $20

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SHAKESPEARE FOR PEOPLE AFRAID OF SHAKESPEARE

A class for the anyone who has said, “Shakespeare isn’t my thing” or “Shakespeare scares me.” Learn the basics and de-mystify the Bard! In this class we will learn some approachable techniques to help you enter into Shakespeare’s language and start having fun with these iconic plays.

Shakespeare For People Afraid of Shakespeare with Sophia Blum

March 24
1 ONLINE Session

Wednesday 7:30pm
Tuition: $20

 

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AUDITION PREP: SELF TAPE FOR THEATRE

Taping an audition for theatre is a different ball game. How do you work theatrically in a smaller medium? This class will focus on proper self-tape set up, filming monologues and scenes, and zoom auditions and zoom call backs.


Audition Prep with Alexis Ingrim

March 29
1 ONLINE Session
Monday 6:30pm-8pm
Tuition: $25

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INTRO TO IMPROV

Learn the first rule of improv and how to use it in this intro to improv workshop! This is a beginners class perfect for anyone who is considering a future in improv comedy or just looking to try something new. In this class we will cover the ABC’s of improv through exercises that make making things up easy.

 

Intro to Improv with Caraline Connor
March 31

1 ONLINE Session

Wednesday 6:30pm-8pm

Tuition: $25

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COMEDY SCENE STUDY
March 29 - May 10
7 ONLINE Sessions

Mondays 6:30pm-9:30pm
Instructor: Fred Sullivan, Jr.
Tuition: $300


Learn the skills and techniques of acting in a comedic scene or play. Students rehearse exciting contemporary plays and scenes suited to individual students, focusing on the nuts and bolts of comedy from text-analysis to developing verbal and physical timing. Please prepare a comedic monologue for the first day of class. A zoom link will be provided by the first day of class.

 

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MAKE A PLAY ANYWAY
April 5 - May 17

7 ONLINE Sessions
Mondays 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Instructor: Steve Kidd
Tuition: $300

Rehearse, collaborate, and connect with other willing and generous actors as we will bring the professional rehearsal process to the zoom classroom. Participants will be cast in a play selected for their needs and will collaborate with classmates in rehearsing and performing an entire play. Actors will be asked to learn their lines, investigate their own good/bad acting habits and fully commit to the realities of the characters to enable the best performance for our audience at the end of our process. Join us and be reminded of why you love being in a play.

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THEATRE HISTORY CRASH COURSE
April 14 - May 19
6 ONLINE Sessions

Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor: Rachel Walshe
Tuition: $215

Why did the Greeks wear masks? Did Romans really kill their actors? What's up with no women on Renaissance stages? When did America get in on the theatre thing? Time travel through theatre history's most significant eras starting in Ancient Greece and ending in Civil War America. Six weeks, six plays, six radically different dramatic styles! A zoom link will be provided by the first day of class.

 

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BUILDING A SOLO SHOW (OR ONE-PERSON-SHOW)
April 17 & 24
2 ONLINE Sessions

Saturdays 6:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor: Steve Kidd
Tuition: $85


This workshop examines the form of the solo show through several successful examples and engages the participant in beginning to imagine and create their own solo piece. We will discuss the unique relationship a solo performer has with the audience and how that can inform and shape a one person show. We will also engage our imagination and senses to create content and play-structures which can serve as the foundation of a dramatic piece. No prior acting or writing experience necessary. Come to support, engage and share in a generous and warm learning environment. 

 

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IMPROV FOR EDUCATORS
April 19 - 23
5 ONLINE Sessions

Daily 10am - 11am
Instructor: Caraline Connor
Tuition: $75

Add improv to your teaching tool-box! In this class you will learn improv skills to benefit your classroom culture. We will cover both skills to help you think on your feet as a teacher as well as learn to implement exercises that will fuel your students' imaginations. This is an opportunity for educators to learn through play! Whether you are looking for new ways to engage younger students or to build confidence in front of a group of teens, this class is for you. Teachers can receive 5 hours of PD credits for this course. A certificate of participation will be provided for proof of attendance. A zoom link will be provided by the first day of class. 

 

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PHYSICAL THEATRE
May 3 - May 24

4 ONLINE Sessions
Mondays 6:30pm–8:30pm
Instructor: Matthew Bretschneider
Tuition: $115 (includes $5 processing fee)

Let’s find the magical bridge between text and imagination! This course is intended for actors of all experience – whether it’s your first acting class or you’re a student or professional adding to your toolbox. Actors will learn to apply exercises in Clown and Commedia to text from classical and contemporary plays. Get ready to embrace the unknown and jump into a body full of discovery. A zoom link will be provided by the first day of class.

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GAMM STUDIO

Questions? Contact Susie Schutt at susie@gammtheatre.org

 

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