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.

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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AUDITION TECHNIQUES

September 21 - November 2

7 ONLINE Sessions

Mondays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Instructor: Fred Sullivan Jr.

Tuition: $275

 

This class will focus on preparing two contrasting monologues as well as offer tips and techniques to successfully prepare for cold readings and incorporating on-the-fly direction. 

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INTRO TO ACTING

September 29-November 10

7 ONLINE Sessions 

Tuesdays 6:30pm-9:30pm

Instructor: Steve Kidd

Tuition: $275

 

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.

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ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

October 6-November 10

6 ONLINE Sessions 
Tuesdays 6:30pm-9pm

Instructor: Anthony Goes
Tuition: $215

 

Students will explore various television and film acting techniques through in-class practice, following a step by step process on how to analyze a script and what makes an on-screen scene successful.

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SCRIPT ANALYSIS

October 7-November 11

6 ONLINE Sessions 
Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm

Instructor: Rachel Walshe
Tuition: $200
 

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 the tools to break down a variety of classic and contemporary scenes, mining them for their key storytelling devices.

 

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PLAYWRIGHTS WORKSHOP

October 22nd-December 17th (skipping Thanksgiving 11/26)

8 ONLINE Sessions 

Thursdays 7pm-8pm

Instructor: Dave Rabinow

Tuition: $135

This course is designed to support writers in any stage of the writing process, whether you have a project in the works or are looking for inspiration! Each week, at least one student will have their work read by local actors followed by a discussion/workshop. This workshop aims to create a supportive and helpful community for creating and developing each individual’s playwriting voice. 

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MAKE A PLAY ANYWAY: TRUE WEST

October 28-December 9

7 ONLINE Sessions

Wednesdays 6:30pm-9:30pm

Instructor: Steve Kidd

Tuition: $275


Dive into a full virtual production via Zoom technology with actor and instructor Steve Kidd, who played Austin in The Gamm's 2020 production of True West. Rehearsals will cultivate our collective imagination through extensive table work and beat-by-beat scene investigation, bringing these famed characters to our own personal experience.

 

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COMEDY WRITING
November 7-December 12
6 ONLINE Sessions

Saturdays 2pm-3:30pm
Instructor: Tyra Ann-Marie Wilson
Tuition: $155


During this 6-week virtual program future comics will explore what makes something funny, what makes them giggle and how to make others laugh along with them. Students will learn to tell gripping and dynamic stories. Through collaboration, creative writing, and video research, participants will craft their own stand-up routine that they can share with friends and family!

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SHAKESPEARE MONOLOGUES

November 9-December 21

7 ONLINE Sessions

Mondays 6:30pm-9:30pm

Instructor: Fred Sullivan Jr.

Tuition: $275

 

Explore and develop the acting of Shakespeare’s characters through a monologue workshop with a master coach. Every level of experience can benefit from learning the techniques of mastering this playwright.

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CLOWN, PLAY, AND MONOLOGUES

November 10-December 15

6 ONLINE Sessions

Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm

Instructor: Matthew Bretschneider

Tuition: $200

Take a deep dive into the world of Clown and 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 conservatory 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, jump into a body full of discovery.

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GAMM STUDIO

Questions? Contact Susie Schutt at susie@gammtheatre.org

GAMM STUDIO JUNIOR

 

Covid-19 Precautions: 

  • 6 student maximum per in-person class

  • 22 hours between classes

  • Thorough cleaning between classes

  • Mandatory mask wearing

  • Well-ventilated room

  • Social distancing maintained at all times

  • Temperature checks upon entering the building

  • Dedicated isolation space, if needed

  • Teaching artist teach one in-person class per session

  • Two week minimum break between teaching classes

Questions? Contact Susie Schutt at susie@gammtheatre.org

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  FOR ANY CLASS USING THE SLIDING SCALE

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

IMPROV (GRADES 2 - 5)

October 13- November 17

6 IN PERSON Sessions

Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:00pm

Instructor: Kate Hanson

Max: 6 students

Tuition: $200

Be a part of an improv troupe! Get comfortable on stage, think on your feet, and practice your improv skills.

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CLOWN AND IMPROVISATION (GRADES 3 - 5)
October 17-November 7
4 ONLINE Sessions
Saturdays 11am-12pm
Instructor: Matthew Bretschneider
Min: 6 students, Max: 11 students
Tuition: $65
 

Get ready to laugh! Students will learn the value of making their audience laugh by
engaging in exercises based in clown and improvisation.  Get ready for 4 weeks of
ensemble games and HAHAHAHA!

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BACKSTAGE SECRETS (GRADES 2 - 5)

January 13-February 17

6 IN PERSON Sessions

Wednesdays 3:30pm-5:00pm

Instructor: Jess Corsentino

Max: 6 students

Tuition: $200

Work with a Gamm teaching artist to reveal all of the backstage secrets! Learn how to make stage blood, do stage make up, put together costumes, and so much more!

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MAKE YOUR OWN PLAY (GRADES 2 - 5)

March 18-April 22

6 IN PERSON Sessions

Thursdays 3:30pm-5:00pm 

Instructor: Susie Schutt

Max: 6 students

Tuition: $200

Work with your fellow actors and a Gamm teaching artists to write, direct, and act in a one-of-a-kind play that can be shared with your friends and family!

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MIDDLE SCHOOL


BACKSTAGE SECRETS (GRADES 6 - 8)

October 14-November 18

6 IN PERSON Sessions

Wednesdays 3:30pm-5:00pm

Instructor: Jess Corsentino

Max: 6 students

Tuition: $200

Work with a Gamm teaching artist to reveal all of the backstage secrets! Learn how to make stage blood, do stage make up, put together costumes, and so much more!

REGISTER WITH FULL TUITION

CLOWN AND IMPROVISATION (GRADES 6 - 8)
October 17-November 7

4 ONLINE Sessions
Saturdays 5pm-6pm
Instructor: Matthew Bretschneider
Min: 6 students, Max: 11 students
Tuition: $65
 

Get ready to laugh! Students will learn the value of making their audience laugh by engaging in exercises based in clown and improvisation.  Get ready for 4 weeks of ensemble games and HAHAHAHA!

REGISTER WITH FULL TUITION



INTRODUCTION TO MONOLOGUES (GRADES 6 - 8)
October 18-November 8
4 ONLINE Sessions
Sundays 5pm-6pm
Instructor: Matthew Bretschneider
Min: 6 students, Max: 11 students
Tuition: $65

Take a brave first step into the world of monologues! Over 4 weeks students will learn to incorporate elements of script analysis and explore the actor’s foundational tools through group exercises and individual text work

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MAKE YOUR OWN PLAY (GRADES 6 - 8)

January 14-February 18

6 IN PERSON Sessions

Thursdays 3:30pm-5:00pm 

Instructor: Susie Schutt

Max: 6 students

Tuition: $200

 

Work with your fellow actors and a Gamm teaching artists to write, direct, and act in a one-of-a-kind play that can be shared with your friends and family!

REGISTER WITH FULL TUITION

IMPROV (GRADES 6 - 8)

March 16-April 20

6 IN PERSON Sessions

Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:00pm

Instructor: Kate Hanson

Max: 6 students

Tuition: $200

Be a part of an improv troupe! Get comfortable on stage, think on your feet, and practice your improv skills.

REGISTER WITH FULL TUITION

 

HIGH SCHOOL

 

COMEDY WRITING FOR TEENS (GRADES 9 - 12)

October 3-November 21

8 ONLINE Sessions 

Saturdays 11:00am-12:30pm

Grades: 8-12

Instructor: Tyra Ann-Marie Wilson

Max: 10 students

Tuition: $200

 

During this 8-week virtual program future comics will explore what makes something funny, what makes them giggle and how to make others laugh along with them. Through collaboration, creative writing, and video research, participants will craft their own stand-up routine that they can share with friends and family! 

REGISTER WITH FULL TUITION

MAKE YOUR OWN PLAY (GRADES 9 - 12)
October 15-November 19

6 IN PERSON Sessions

Thursdays 3:30pm-5:00pm 

Instructor: Susie Schutt

Max: 6 students

Tuition: $200

Work with your fellow actors and a Gamm teaching artists to write, direct, and act in a one-of-a-kind play that can be shared with your friends and family!

REGISTER WITH FULL TUITION

AUDITION TECHNIQUES (GRADES 8 - 12)
October 17-November 21
6 ONLINE Sessions
Saturdays 2:30pm-4pm
Instructor: Matthew Bretschneider
Min: 6 students, Max: 11 students
Tuition: $150

Perfect preparation for school and college auditions or just to better yourself as an actor or presenter! Students will learn vocal and physical warm ups and presentation of individual work, through the study of material ranging from classical and contemporary theatre to current film and television.

 

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CLOWN, PLAY, & MONOLOGUES (GRADES 9 - 12)
October 19-November 9
4 ONLINE Sessions
Mondays 5pm-6pm
Instructor: Matthew Bretschneider
Min: 6 students, Max: 11 students
Tuition: $65

Let’s take a deep dive into the world of Clown and 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 are adding to your toolbox. Over 4 weeks students will apply clowning exercises to text and circumstance.

REGISTER WITH FULL TUITION
 

 

IMPROV (GRADES 9 - 12)

January 12-February 16

6 IN PERSON Sessions

Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:00pm

Instructor: Kate Hanson

Max: 6 students

Tuition: $200

Be a part of an improv troupe! Get comfortable on stage, think on your feet, and practice your improv skills.

REGISTER WITH FULL TUITION

 


BACKSTAGE SECRETS (GRADES 9 - 12)
March 17-April 21

6 IN PERSON Sessions

Wednesdays 3:30pm-5:00pm

Instructor: Jess Corsentino

Max: 6 students

Tuition: $200

Work with a Gamm teaching artist to reveal all of the backstage secrets! Learn how to make stage blood, do stage make up, put together costumes, and so much more!

REGISTER WITH FULL TUITION

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