To enroll, please contact: Sandy Hawkins (925) 788-9124 or firstname.lastname@example.org or place check payable to DAOR in DAOR mailbox in Gateway. Please mark envelope to Sandy's attention and include your name, phone/email, and class title.
Classes take place at Hillside Performing Arts Studio (Las Trampas), unless otherwise noted.
History of the Theater Instructor: Don Kaplan June 19 - August 7 Wednesdays, 1-3 PM Gateway MPR # 1 Fee: $57
Focus for this series will be British and American theater of the 1920's and 1930's. Playwrights include Noel Coward, George S. Kaufman and Robert E. Sherwood.
Each week student volunteers will read aloud the most important portions of the selected plays from scripts provided by the instructor. Interspersed with the reading will be time for questions and energetic discussions about the plays and historical events that pertain to their times. Kaplan will also provide a chronology showing the political, cultural and scientific developments of the era.
Play selections, which will be provided, include The Vortex and Design for Living by Noel Coward; The Royal Family and Of Thee I Sing by George S. Kaufman; and Sherwood Anderson's Idiot's Delight.
Waiting In The Wings: An Actor Prepares Instructor: Jean Wilcox Mondays, June 24 - July 29, 10 AM - Noon Performance: July 29, 10 AM $52 (includes $7 materials fee) Contact: email@example.com or 925-937-6524
Open to DAOR members only, this class is designed for relatively new actors who haven't yet acted in a major full-length production (i.e. Naked Stage). Students will hone their acting skills and boost confidence for future auditions. The first play students will work with is Some of My Best Friends Are Smiths by David Compton, a short, interesting and humorous one act play. The course will culminate with a showcase. No memorization is required, but please -- no absences.