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Acting for Non-Actors Feb 4th-25th (4 Weeks) Tuesdays 7-9 20 17
Class Description: If you ever wondered what tools of the craft actors utilize to prepare for their time upon the stage, this class is for you! The class will emphasize a variety of techniques and exercises including concentration, listening, impulses and trust/support building.  Guaranteed to assist you in your day to day interactions.
 
Teacher Bio*Brian Tyrrell
Brian retired from Centralia College in 2016 after stewarding the theatre program there for 25 years. In that span he taught acting, dramatic literature, Shakespeare, playwriting and introduction to theatre. He also directed and/or produced 96 productions. Post-retirement he taught, directed and produced theatre at St. Martin’s University for two years. He is the recipient of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Gold Medallion for service to the Northwest Drama Conference. For the past ten summers he has taught acting at the Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, New York. Beyond academia, his directing credits include productions at the 5th Avenue Theatre, Olympia Family Theatre, Capital Playhouse and The Rainmaker and Rabbit Hole at Harlequin Productions. Since 1987 he has been a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. Brian is a veteran of 15+ Harlequin Productions from Hamlet in 1993 to Dry Powder in 2018.  He is married to Actress Jana Tyrrell (The Women, 2019).
Advanced Acting: Monologues Feb 3 - March 9 (6 weeks) Mondays 7-9 20 15

Class Description: This class will address methods inherent to an actors preparation for auditions and performances.  Emphasis will be given to finding/preparing contrasting monologues and subsequently to techniques applicable to being a better scene partner.  Some stage experience is a pre-requisite.

Teacher Bio*Brian Tyrrell

Brian retired from Centralia College in 2016 after stewarding the theatre program there for 25 years. In that span he taught acting, dramatic literature, Shakespeare, playwriting and introduction to theatre. He also directed and/or produced 96 productions. Post-retirement he taught, directed and produced theatre at St. Martin’s University for two years. He is the recipient of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Gold Medallion for service to the Northwest Drama Conference. For the past ten summers he has taught acting at the Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, New York. Beyond academia, his directing credits include productions at the 5th Avenue Theatre, Olympia Family Theatre, Capital Playhouse and The Rainmaker and Rabbit Hole at Harlequin Productions. Since 1987 he has been a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. Brian is a veteran of 15+ Harlequin Productions from Hamlet in 1993 to Dry Powder in 2018.  He is married to Actress Jana Tyrrell (The Women, 2019).