This advanced scene study course with Education Director Tracie Lane Thomason will deepen the craft for participants and develop independent artists by encouraging each actor to codify their individual approach to the work. Actors will be challenged to reach for their outer limits as they continue to explore an array of techniques rooted in imaginative prowess and discover truth in size in material from classical and contemporary plays. By invitation or audition only.
September 22, 2021
Tracie Lane Thomason is an actor and educator based in New York. She currently serves as the Education Director at Alleyway Theatre and is on faculty at Niagara County Community College. Tracie has trained with some of the most respected acting teachers in the United States and abroad including Evan Yionoulis, Richard Feldman, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Michael Kahn, Andrew Wade, Liz Smith, Moni Yakim, Ellen Lauren, Jack Young, and Bob Krakower (on-camera). She holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance and an MFA from the Drama Division at the Juilliard School, Group 48. Tracie is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and has been seen on stages in New York City as well as in regional theaters and at Shakespeare festivals across the country.
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.
September 22 - November 10, 2021
8 Wednesdays, 8-10pm
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!