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PLAYING SHAKESPEARE with Tony Estrella (Ages 18+)
Nov 6 - Dec 11
Mondays 6:30 - 9:30pm 


Tuition: $400

Whether you're a working or aspiring actor, a lover of Shakespeare or scared witless by his words, this class is for you! Explore the mechanics and fundamentals of The Bard's unparalleled language with a specific focus on how blank verse actually works. This is a practical, on-your-feet class focused on making Shakespeare's language clear without dumbing it down or making it sound "contemporary." Through close readings of the text and attention to how Shakespeare "directs" us with words, learn how to rise to the richness of the language and unlock its power in both form and content for modern audiences. Over six weeks, each student will develop an audition-ready verse monologue or  soliloquy. Please come to the first class with your favorite Shakespeare monologue memorized.

About the teacher: Tony is The Gamm Theatre's artistic director. Read Tony's bio here.



COMEDY SCENE STUDY with Jeff Church (Ages 18+)
Jan 8 - Feb 19
Mondays 6:30 - 9:30pm 


Tuition: $350

Let's get serious about bringing the funny! Perfect for actors of all levels, this class is designed to hone the actor's spirit of play, improvisation, and timing. By way of monologue work and enjoyable exercises, students will craft individual scenes that challenge their verbal and physical precision. Comedy Scene Study is a great choice for the actor who wants to find a route to large and grounded choices in their work. The class will culminate in a showcase of students' newfound comedic confidence. Rehearsal outside of class is required.

About the Teacher: Jeff Church is a Rhode Island College (RIC) graduate and founding artistic director of Burbage Theatre Company. He is also adjunct acting faculty at the University of Rhode Island and RIC.



MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTOR with Casey Seymour Kim (Ages 18+)
Mar 25 - May 6
Mondays 6:30 - 9:30pm 


Tuition: $350

This introductory class is designed to help actors of all levels and abilities develop character through physical awareness and exploration. Students will begin the daily and lifelong process of both accepting and embracing our bodies as they are, while playfully and joyfully transcending them. Using the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq and other expressive movement practitioners, students will embark on a series of physical exercises, games, and guided improvisations to find ways to more efficiently and effectively communicate with our whole bodies. Students will develop an awareness of one's personal "neutral" body and explore physical expressions of character and story telling. Stretching, constructive rest, and self-massage will help ground our bodies in the moment, release unnecessary tension, and make our practice more sustainable over time.

Dress comfortably (no jeans or restrictive clothing) and prepare to work barefoot. (Even socks can be slippery!) If you wish, bring a yoga mat for sitting or engaging with the floor. Otherwise just bring yourself!

About the Teacher: Casey has performed in numerous Gamm Theatre productions, most recently as "Tracy" in last season's Sweat. She is a member of the Rhode Island-based troupe Improv Jones and has devised original work for PVD Fringe, Elemental Theatre, and Strange Attractor. Casey recently completed an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts through Goddard College. She is a faculty member in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Rhode Island College.


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LGBTQIA+ THEATRE with Rachel Maddox & Danielle Jahnke (Ages 14 - 18)

Sep 10 - Oct 29


Sundays 10am - 11:30am

Tuition: FREE

If you or your child is a LGBTQIA+ youth between the ages of 14-18 years old who is interested in or already involved in theater, then you have come to the right place! This introductory LGBTQIA+ theater course will focus on identity and intersectionality, queer theory and themes, media literacy, LGBTQIA+ representation, playwriting, improvisation, and scene study. The class will be discussion based with opportunities for students to perform scenes, as well as write personal monologues in a supportive and welcoming environment. The class will culminate in a showcase for families, friends and loved ones.


Class Discounts


In an effort to make our classes more accessible, The Gamm offers limited scholarship funds on a sliding scale. Please reference our chart to determine your tuition rate. Complete this form and a member of our Education Department will contact you to complete your registration. Questions? Contact Jessica Corsentino at

Active military and veterans with an ID are eligible for a 25% discount on all classes. Register by phone at 401-723-2466 ext. 122 or email jc@gammtheatre

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