Studio Luna

Adult Theatre Classes
Fall 2017 Session

Registration will open on August 1st, 2017.
NEW CLASS!

Introduction to Musical Theatre

Mondays - 12 Weeks - September 11th-November 27th
(no class 10/2, 11/6)
7pm-10pm
$295

Have a song in your heart? Ready to let it out on stage?

Come to Luna's Newest Class... Introduction to Musical Theater... for Adults!

  • Explore how to effectively tell the story of your song
  • Gain confidence in your voice
  • Learn how to transition your character from scene into song

This is the perfect class for actors who want to branch into Musical Theatre, and for more experienced singers looking to hone their talents to the particular genre of Musical Theatre. Broadway veterans, Stage Directors and Master Coaches, Robin Irwin and Erick Buckley are ready to guide you on your path from singing show tunes in the shower to singing under the lights!

Acting Essentials

Wednesdays - 10 Weeks - September 13th-December 13th
(no class 9/20, 10/4, 11/1, 11/22)
7pm-9pm
$195
Instructor: Ned Coulter

Designed equally for beginning actors as well as actors with experience, this ten-week intensive class provides a nurturing professional atmosphere where participants learn to free the power of their imaginations and gain a better understanding of the actor's journey when creating a role. The class starts with a review of basic acting skills and quickly progresses through improvisations, exercises, cold readings, and script analysis to acting monologues and scenes from theater and film.

Because of the emphasis on the individual, the goal of the class is that everyone achieves a deeper insight into their own unique knowledge of the acting experience and how they personally relate to it. Directors and playwrights who want a better knowledge of the actor's process have found this course valuable for its straight forward approach.

Master Class: The Actor's Workshop

Tuesdays - 11 Weeks - September 12th-December 19th
(no class on 10/3, 10/31, 11/21)
7pm-9pm
$210
Instructor: Ned Coulter

Take your acting skills to the next level with our Master Class. This class is designed for student actors with prior class room experience who wish to further explore the craft of acting through the use of monologues and scenes from contemporary and classic writers. Building on the principles introduced in our "Acting Essentials" class, emphasis is on character development and preparing for production. The goal of the class is that everyone achieves a deeper insight into their own unique knowledge of the acting experience and how they personally relate to it. The class will culminate in a presentation in Luna's Studio Theater with an invited audience. Students who have not taken our "Acting Essentials" Class must receive permission from the Instructor to register for the Master Class. Inquiries may be sent to info@lunastage.org.

Civic Playwriting For New and Novice Writers

Tuesdays - 11 Weeks - September 12th-December 12th
(no class on 10/3, 10/31, 11/21)
7pm-9:30pm
$195
Instructor: Anna'le Hornak

You've never written a play before? No problem! For thousands of years, playwrights have been bringing people together to explore what it means to be part of a particular society. This unique playwriting class will stimulate novice writers who have an interest in how their words can affect and engage their community. This class begins with the basics of playwriting, exploring what it means to write a "civic play," and sampling multiple techniques for doing so. Playwrights will work on short plays outside of class, using class time to further develop their work. The class culminates in a public reading of these plays by professional actors on Luna's mainstage.

This semester only! Civic Playwriting will be taught by Luna's 2016-2017 Artistic Resident Anna'le Hornak and offered at the special price of $150.

Please note: This class requires approximately 2-3 hours of a week of work outside of the class hours.

Civic Playwriting Reading
Professional actors Lawrence Street (L) and Danielle Renee Thompson (R), with Civic Playwright William Anthony King (C) in a reading of A House is Not a Home by Civic Playwright Marlicia Nicole James.
Fall 2015 Civic Playwrights
Our Fall 2015 Civic Playwrights with Instructor Kaitlin Stilwell.

PlayGym

Many Sessions to Choose From!

Tuesdays - 10 Weeks - September 12th-December 5th
(no class on 10/3, 10/31, 11/21)
10am-12:30pm
$245

Wednesdays - 10 Weeks - September 13th-December 13th
(no class 9/20, 10/4, 11/1, 11/22)
7pm-9:30pm
$245

Thursdays - 10 Weeks - September 14th-December 14th
(no class 9/21, 10/5, 11/2, 11/23)
10am-12:30pm
$245

Instructor: Kaitlin Stillwell

You've taken playwriting classes, you've got drafts piling up on your desk. But how do you take that next step? PlayGym is a new play development forum for playwrights to hear their work read aloud and to receive feedback from professionals in a safe, nurturing environment. PlayGym playwrights have access to 4-5 professional actors trained in new play development and Luna's Resident Dramaturg. Workshop new material, finally finish that play that's been plaguing you, develop it with the actors in the room, try out different versions - how you use your time is up to you. Each playwright receives over 3 hours of personalized time and becomes a part of a community dedicated to play development. Please note: this class is intended for playwrights with some experience or training. Upon registering, please submit the script or scripts you wish to work on to kaitlin.stilwell@lunastage.org.

Meet Our Teachers

Ned Coulter
Ned Coulter has enjoyed a long and fulfilling career in theater, television, and film. He has played roles on Broadway and Off-Broadway and in many regional theaters across America. He has appeared on Law and Order, on several of the afternoon "Soaps" and had been seen in over thirty commercials. He has taught in many of the major acting studios in New York City and has conducted workshops in theater at several universities.
Kaitlin Stilwell
Kaitlin Stilwell has worked in the literary offices of Urban Stages, The Mint Theater Company, the Hangar Theater, and McCarter Theatre, where she assisted playwrights Marina Carr, Danai Gurira and John Guare on premieres of their new plays. As a freelance dramaturg, she has developed plays with Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Southern Writers' Project at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, McCarter Theater's Youth Ink! Festival, and with many individual writers. As an actor, Kaitlin toured North America as Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof starring Chaim Topol, Theodore Bikel and Harvey Fierstein, alternatively. Kaitlin has done research for the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and the Rodgers and Hammerstein Company in New York. Her postgraduate work in England culminated in a dissertation on the dramaturgy of climate change plays. Now a resident of Montclair, Kaitlin is so pleased to be working with such talented local playwrights and theater artists at Luna Stage.

Schedule subject to change.