Jump feet first into the world of acting! Whether you’ve never set foot on a stage or you’re a professional actor working in WNY, you’ll have a blast in this hands-on improv course. Actors will sharpen their senses, think on their feet, and discover why improv skills are vital to any actor's process through short-form games and improvisations. Culminates in an open rehearsal for friends and family. All experience levels are welcome.
September 26, 2022
Todd is a Buffalo born and bred actor and improviser. In 2018, Todd was awarded the first-ever Artie for Outstanding Character Performance as Franz Liebkind in the Kavinoky Theatre’s THE PRODUCERS. He has also appeared at Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Shea’s 710 Main, theIrish Classical Theatre, Road Less Traveled Productions, the New Phoenix, the Ujima Theatre, Subversive Theatre, Theatre of Youth, and MusicalFare, where he was nominated for two Arties for Supporting Actor in a Musical. He has also appeared on film in The American Side and as a voiceover artist in several video games. Todd is a Conservatory graduate from Toronto’s prestigious Second City and a member of improv duo BABUSHKA.
Classes meet at the Alleyway Theatre and will be held in one of our classrooms or rehearsal halls. Your instructor will let you know where to meet on the first day and what to bring.
Sept 26 - Nov 14, 2022
Alleyway Theatre offers a terrific playwriting course. The instructor, Bella Poynton, is adept at teaching key playwriting concepts through her feedback on student's individual work. By putting them into practice, students--or at least this student!--understood them much better than if they had been presented in a more abstract way. This was my first stab at learning how to write a play, and I learned a *lot.* Thanks for making this class available!