M&D Playhouse is pleased to announce the opening of its Theatre Arts Studio (TAS), with a lineup of fall curriculum. Taught by some of the area’s most renowned and respected actors, directors and performers – including Mary Bastoni-Rebmann, Rich Russo, Kevin O’Neil, Carol Hanson, and Jane Wilcox Hively – TAS classes and workshops aim to encourage the love for and art of acting for all ages and levels of experience.
The fall semester begins on Wednesday, September 14th, with two six-week “Fundamentals of Acting I” classes for both adults and youth, taught by NH Theatre Awards 2016 Best Actor award recipient, Kevin O’Neil. The semester continues on Saturday, September 24th with Mary Bastoni-Rebmann and Rich Russo offering back-to-back workshops on successful auditioning strategies and techniques for musical theatre and stage. Additionally, there will be classes offered on the art of improvisation, a theatre appreciation class, and a class for actors ages 5-7 showcasing their creativity with a performance for parents.
As stated by Cindy Sauerwein, chair of M&D’s educational committee, “Now that the Theatre Arts Studio has its own dedicated space to promote the learning of theatrical arts for all ages, TAS and M&D Playhouse are excited to provide a respite from busy lives, encourage imagination, and allow the growth of creativity in a safe and nurturing environment. The theatrical arts are important in today’s world, it’s stressful living in this age of non-stop information fed to us by our smartphones – especially for our children.”