If you’ve ever considered acting or if you’re looking to expand your skills, check out some acting classes now being offered by the Mile Square Theatre, based at the Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe St., Hoboken.
In this video, teachers Marc Stuart Weitz and Bryan Close talk about the new courses:
Basic info is below and you can find more information on MST’s website.
6 Monday evenings (7:30-9:30)
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5.
Blending powerful public speaking techniques with honest acting methods, each student will investigate a famous speech chosen by the student or instructor Marc Weitz, and learn what it takes to deliver it confidently and sincerely and with charisma. This is not a class on impersonating famous people, but rather your chance to experience the power of great words, work on your public speaking skills, and have fun all at the same time! Don`t miss this chance to acquire some invaluable communication skills, work on a brilliant speech, and experience the art of great communication.
Marc Stuart Weitz teaches Speech Communication at Baruch College and theater arts at Fordham University. He also teaches executive communications skills to business people in disciplines ranging from the tech sector, to banking and finance, to insurance. He holds an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Marc is also a busy theater director who has worked with Mile Square Theatre on many occasions directing numerous plays for the Stretch as well as MST`s acclaimed production of “R3”.
Intro to Acting and Improvisation
6 Tuesday evenings (7:30-9:30)
October 2, 9 ,16 ,23, 30, and November 6
Exercise your creativity, spontaneity, and confidence while strengthening your teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in a fun and supportive environment. skills This introductory class taught by Bryan Close will focus on the fun of performing without the pressure. If it’s been a while since you’ve acted or even if you never have, these improv exercises and short scenes will help you be more creative and improve your communication skills while giving you a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Bryan Close teaches acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Since 2005 he has been the program director and principal acting teacher at the North Carolina Governor’s School. For years, Bryan has also taught communication skills to client-facing business professionals at many of the top corporations in the country. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from American Conservatory Theater.