Monday, July 27, 2009

Classes at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, 2009-2010 season: #1 - Acting and Directing

People throughout the community can now learn more about the art and craft of theatre through several class offerings from Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette throughout the 2009-2010 season.

All classes will be held in the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette, taught by seasoned Civic veterans. There also will be special master classes and presentations from theatre professionals from around the country.

The first category of classes is Acting and Directing. The five classes being offered during the 2009-2010 season include:

September 5 - Audition Workshop

  • Instructors: Melanie R. Buchanan, Laurie Russell and Kate Walker
  • Cost: $20
December 12 - Breaking Down the Script

  • Instructors: Larry Sommers and Steve Martin
  • Cost: $20, plus $5 material fee
January 30 - All You Ever Wanted to Know About Shakespeare, But Were Afraid to Ask

  • Instructor: Arliss Jeffries
  • Cost: $20
February 13 - Who Are You: Character Development

  • Instructors: Melanie R. Buchanan and Julia Colby
  • Cost: $20
May 15 - A Career on the Stage

  • Instructor - Melanie R. Buchanan with special guest Ward Billeisen
  • Cost Free with paid admission to any other workshop, otherwise $20
  • Special guest and Broadway veteran Ward Billeisen will give a presentation on a life in the professional theatre. Get a glimpse at the "glamorous life" through the eyes of this veteran performer.
Each class session will last from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

Payment is required in full before the first class and can be made by cash, check or credit cards. Checks should be made payable to Civic Theatre. Attendees are not considered to be registered until full payment is received.

Refunds are given only for medical reasons.

Space in each class is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Civic Theatre reserves the right to cancel any class due to low reservations.

Paid registration to any class entitles a person to attend all three classes with special guest instructors in May.

Look for further details online at and a mailed brochure.

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