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Theatre Education Classes for Adults

Register now for Fall/Winter!

River's Edge Theatre Co. offers theatre education classes to kids and adults of all skill levels. We embrace the social emotional benefits of theatre making and allow students to collaborate in a fun and nurturing environment. Classes are process driven. It's all about the journey, not the destination. We encourage students to hone their craft, connect to their peers,

and explore their creative self through theatre arts.

Classes take place at our studio space:

546 Warburton Ave, Hastings on Hudson, NY.

(Entrance is behind the building in the Boulanger Plaza parking lot!)

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ACTING LAB

Acting lab for adults is open to all levels and is formatted to be deeply student-centered. The structure and material for this class will be determined based on the needs and interests of the group. Topics may include scene study, monologue work, vocal and physical warmups, and acting exercises from techniques such as Stanislavski, Meisner, Grotowski, and Chekhov. From day one, we will focus on cultivating an ensemble environment to work toward creating a brave, generative, and playful working space. We will discuss how to give useful and compassionate feedback in a class setting, and students will be encouraged to share material within the group. This class is rooted in collaboration and community to activate an enormous sense of play and creativity while using conventional acting techniques. At every level, students will learn and revisit concrete tools that they will be able to take into their practice. Join us! Taught by Julia Schonberg

Thursdays 6:30pm-8:30pm REGISTER HERE.

September 19 - January 23 

14 weeks 

( No class 10/3, 10/31, 11/28, 12/26, and 1/2)

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Improv for Everybody
(Pay what you wish Community Class)

Improv for Everybody is truly a class for EVERYBODY! Whether you are a seasoned performer or just improv curious, this class is designed to unleash your inner creativity, boost confidence, and connect you to your community. Come play classic improv games with your neighbors and friends in a supportive and encouraging environment. All are welcome

The second Friday or every month.

Pay-what-you-wish, but advanced registration is required!

Sept 13 6-7:30pm,

Oct 11 6-7:30pm,

Nov 8th 6-7:30pm

Dec 13th 6-7:30pm

Registration opens soon.

 

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Playwriting:
Write a Short Play Workshop

 

Learn how to craft and write your own short play! Join Serena Norr of Let's Make a Play for an immersive workshop to help you to go from idea to the first draft of your play. The class includes a discussion about the structural components of developing plays as well as character development, establishing tone, setting, and creating structure. The class also includes readings of scripts, prompts, hand-outs, and group sharing. The last class culminates with a staged reading of your short play.For all creatives; no experience is necessary.Taught by Serena Norr.

Sunday, December 8th 10am - 12pm REGISTER HERE.

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The Business of Playwriting Workshop

Join Serena Norr, playwright and founder of Let's Make a Play for a workshop on the Business of Playwriting. Bring your best practices to the table as Serena shares more about creating your own website, using social media, New Play Exchange, play submission sites, self producing, creating flyers, and more. All playwrights or aspiring playwrights are welcome.

Sunday November 19th 10am- 12pm REGISTER HERE.

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Acting for the Camera
Workshop

A film acting career is never linear. You can have a brilliant audition and still not book the job. You may come out feeling like you totally wrecked it and then get the call back. In the end it’s all about serving the story. Let’s dive into scene analysis, understand the nuances of the self taping world, and how to breathe life into a character with your own uniqueness. In this workshop, actors of all levels will be able to learn skills and techniques that will help amplify their individual talents on camera for television and film. Scenes will be provided. All levels welcome. Taught by Sweta Keswani.

Sunday Novermber 2nd 4-6pm REGISTER HERE.

Acting Lab is challenging and fun, Julia pushes us to explore and engage in new ways, keeps us on our toes, and is an excellent teacher. She is knowledgeable, and supportive, with a sense of humor and radiance that is energizing and inspiring.

Testimonial from Anna Adler, Adult Acting Lab Student

My daughter went to Page to Stage camp and it was AWESOME! A highlight of the summer. My daughter had never really done any theater before, and she loved it so much. Such an incredible program. Highly recommended!

5 star Google Review by Alaleh Akhavan

If you're looking for a place to try something new, a performer who is looking to stay sharp or hone new skills, or maybe just get in touch with a new side of you that you didn't know existed, take a class at River's Edge. In this vibrant Rivertowns community, River's Edge offers a safe, supportive atmosphere where you can be free to explore, stretch, and grow.

5 Star Google Review by

Mark Cajigao

My son had a wonderful time in the summer Page-to-Stage program. He can be shy and did not know most of the kids, but the instructors created a really inclusive environment where all kinds of kids can shine and enjoy acting and putting together a production in a joyful, non-stressful way in the course of just 5 days!

5 Star Google Review by

Adriana Young

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