ADULT ACTING CLASSES

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Develop and sharpen your actor tools! Beginners can develop fundamental acting tools, while intermediates can expand and challenge their process. We will be focusing on character development, objectives, relationships, “raising the stakes,” as well as exercises to help create the ability to develop relaxed, focused and nuanced performances. In this safe and fun environment, you will learn to develop your craft and technique with tools that stretch the imagination, strengthen the voice and relax the body, culminating in truthful scene work! Scene work is one of the greatest tools for developing as an actor-both in being part of a scene and in observing the scene work of others. 

Adult Scene Study

March 16th - April 20th

6 weeks (7-9pm) 

Ages 18+ | Tuition $225

Instructor: Luisa Sermol 

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Learning how to audition is the actor’s most important tool. Having the right monologues and showcasing yourself is your key to getting work. In this weekend workshop you will work on preparing two contrasting monologues for your general auditions (optional additional 16 bars of a song, if this is strength!), and cold reading techniques. This is a safe space to try out new material, to make sure you are choosing the right material, and to skillfully craft a solid audition. We will also look at your headshot and resume and how you enter a room, etc. Leave with confidence and excitement about upcoming auditions!

Audition Workshop

Adult Scene Study - 2 Part Series

May 30th - PART 1 (times tbd)

June 6th - PART 2 (times tbd)

Ages 18+ Tuition $150

Instructor: Luisa Sermol 

ABOUT LUISA SERMOL

Luisa Sermol is a recent transplant to the Bay Area from Portland, Oregon, An actress, director, and educator for over 30 years, she is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama, and holds a Masters in Teaching (Lewis and Clark) and a BA in English Literature (PSU). She has taught students of all ages working with Portland Actors’ Conservatory, Portland Shakespeare Project, Portland Community College, Lewis and Clark College, Reed College, University of Washington,The Oregon Symphony, The Yakima Symphony, Theatreworks, many theatre outreach programs as well as public school teaching and currently teaches drama at The Girls Middle School in Palo Alto.  Her acting credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, Williamstown, Portland Center Stage, Artists Repertory Theater, many Portland theatres, and is honored to be a 5-time award winner of Portland’s Outstanding Performance by an actress.  Recent work in the Bay Area includes The Siegel for City Lights, They Promised Her the Moon for Theatreworks New Work Festival, Noises Off for Hillbarn Theatre and the upcoming Archduke at Theatreworks. Film/television work includes Leverage, Personals, Zero Effect, Grimm, and the award winning animated short, Insect Poetry. She is a member of Actors' Equity Association and The Screen Actors' Guild.

Refund Policies 

1) TUITION: Payment is due at the time of registration. Students who have not paid by the first class will not be admitted into the classroom. Tuition can be processed by credit card, check, or cash.

2) REFUNDS: $25 of tuition is non-refundable. If you drop a camp or class prior to the refund deadline, you may choose to receive a partial refund, or hold credit towards a future class.​​

3) SCHOLARSHIPS: PVTC offers a limited amount of need-based scholarships for our after school classes and camps. Families can apply for a scholarship HERE. Questions? Please email ​info@pvtc-ca.org​ for more information.

Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory

945 Portola Road

Portola Valley, CA 94028

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email: info@pvtc-ca.org

Tel: (650) 530-2428

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