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CINCINNATI IMPROV ARENA Classes and Showcase

CIA_logoCINCINNATI IMPROV ARENA

Bell Tower Arts Pavilion in Evendale
3270 Glendale Milford Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

Instructor/ Host Vaslav J. Rice (513) 808-2362 vaslavjrice@gmail.com

Classes are held on Wednesday nights at 730 PM to 930 PM
The classes are on-going- every Wednesday night. Unless a notification says otherwise.
The class welcomes ALL 18 and Over
Each Class costs $10
The first class you attend is always Free.

The BEST of each class moves on to a Showcase event with a live audience.

A Showcase  will be held every other month. No date set yet for October of 2021.

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Fall Classes and Workshops at Acting Up

ACTUP-logoActing Up is excited to offer 6-week small group fall classes and a high school workshop beginning October 5, 2020!  While we are disappointed we cannot produce our usual fall musical due to the on-going restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we are thrilled to offer the opportunity for young actors to continue to hone their performance skills during this time!

We will be offering Acting classes for grades 2-12 (grouped by grade level), an Improv class for grades 6-12, and a high school workshop production of “Freaky Friday”!  All classes will be held at our facility in Mason.  Details for each individual class can be found in the EventBrite link for your actor’s grade level.  Spots are extremely limited, and several classes are already SOLD OUT, but we do have a few remaining spots in our Acting Class for grades 8-12 and our high school workshop!

Click on the following links for more information and registration:

All registered participants will receive a detailed guide of Acting Up’s COVID-19 policies and protocols prior to the start of classes, as well as a medical/liability release form that must be completed for the first class.  Actors registered for the “Freaky Friday” workshop will receive a separate email with (optional) audition information.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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NKU School of the Arts Offering Online Art Summer Workshops for Adults

NKU_SOTA logoNorthern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts will be offering two online art studio workshops for adults age 18+ this summer. Each workshop is taught by Randel Plowman and will offer an optional 10-hour Professional Development certificate for teachers. Tuition for each workshop is $70.

‘Zine Workshop (June 13-19)
You will create a ‘zine edition of your own! This can include text and pictures, pictures only, text only. Both printing and binding techniques will be taught. If you are an artist, writer, teacher or anyone with a story to tell, a point to make, or like to draw and make things, this workshop is for you! No previous experience necessary.

‘Zines (pronounced “zeens,” short for magazines) are self-published mini-books or original content about anything the author/illustrator chooses. Examples of topics range from comics, fanfiction, politics, art, and personal stories. Generally, they are reproduced on a photocopier in small print runs for sale or trade. Zines have been produced since the 1700s and were created by politically involved artists in the Dada and Surrealist movements in the early 20th century and the 1970s Punk subculture.

Collage Workshop (June 27-July 3)
Collage is the art of recycling. It takes the old and makes it new again through fragmenting, recontextualizing and combining imagery in new and exciting ways. This seven-day online workshop explores the many possibilities that collage can offer. This workshop is open to both beginner and advanced artists.

Several techniques will be explored in this hands-on workshop, including; creating visually compelling imagery through the use of layering, using color effectively, how to create a strong composition and more.

About Randel Plowman
Randel Plowman received his M.F.A. in printmaking from University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.F.A. from Northern Kentucky University. He has exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the United States; in addition, his work appears in many public and private collections in North America and abroad, his work has been cited in numerous publications, including The New York Times and USA Today; been featured in The Paris Review, How Design Magazine, Artist Magazine and Somerset Studio. He is the author of two books, Masters: Collage, and The Collage Workbook: How To Get Started And Stay Inspired; voted Best Art Instruction Book of 2012 by Library Journal. Plowman currently teaches printmaking at Northern Kentucky University.

For more information and to register, please visit nku.edu/artworkshops.

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Virtual Masterclass with Broadway and TV Star, Chris Lee Hosted by ROYAL Theatre Company

RTC_logoROYAL Theatre Company is honored to host a live Virtual Masterclass featuring actor, singer, dancer, and musician, Chris Lee. You don’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity to talk with and learn from this amazing star! You’ll have a chance to learn about Chris’ journey, perform a song of your choice, and gain helpful advice from Chris on how to succeed in the entertainment business. To ensure a highly personalized experience, we are limiting the class to 15 students.

NOTE: To participate in this masterclass, you must be between 12 – 24 years old and have access to a device that can join a Zoom meeting.

Date/Time: Saturday, May 30 from 1PM – 3PM via Zoom

RTC_Chris LeeAbout the Instructor, Chris Lee: After attending Belmont University, Chris was cast as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the Broadway smash hit Hamilton in Chicago. He is currently a series regular on CW’s new hot show, Legacies, playing the role of KALEB, a vampire. He also has a recurring role on Showtime’s The Chi and has guest-starred on many shows including Empire, S.W.A.T., Whose line is it anyway? and more!

When he is not on stage, he is writing and performing his own music. In 2018, he released his debut EP “In My Feelings.” He has since released two singles, “Adios” and “Intruder Alert,” and his debut album 1000.

Facilitated By: Karen Kilgore, President of ROYAL Theatre Company

Class Size: Maximum 15 students who must be between the ages of 12 – 24

Masterclass Agenda:

Chris Lee will shine a light on the world of Broadway and television by sharing his own journey from high school, to college, to Broadway and TV. He’ll share an insider’s scoop on the pros and cons of the entertainment business.

Students will have the opportunity to perform individually and receive advice and encouraging guidance from Chris. Each student should come prepared to sing a 1-minute cut of a song of their choice, however, keep in mind the song should be rated PG.

At the conclusion of the class, students will also have an open Q&A session allowing Chris to share his insights and industry tips.

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work in the entertainment industry and how to get there, this masterclass is for you! Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity – registeration opens May 11 at 10am!

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Dramatist Guild of America’s Free Workshop in Dayton on March 1

OPC_logoOhio Playwrights Circle is teaming up with the Dramatist Guild of America for a FREE Playwrighting Workshop and Producer Q&A on March 1 from 4-5:50 pm on the second floor studio of The Human Race Theatre company, 126 N. Main Street in Dayton, Ohio.

REWORKING FOR THE STAGE: ADAPTATION AND REVISION
From 4-4:50pm Jeremy Llorence, Otterbein University’s playwriting professor, will share personal stories of his creative approaches in adaptation, revision, and the rehearsal process, while providing some of his tools and exercises for taking that next big creative step.

Jeremy Llorence is a Black American playwright from Metro-Detroit. His ten-minute, one act and full-length plays have been seen in venues all over the Midwest, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Milwaukee, and Chicago. As a writer, he is interested in exploring topics of masculinity and place through both comedy and drama. As a teacher, he is interested helping students find the voices to tell the stories that matter most to them.

A PRODUCER’S PERSPECTIVE
From 5-5:50 pm, join Beth Wood, Associate Artistic Director of Cleveland Public Theatre, as she answers your questions and shares her impressions and reflections on over a decade producing new work. Les Hunter, Ohio Regional Representative of the Dramatists Guild of America, will moderate this session.

Beth Wood joined the CPT staff in 2007 and is a director, actress, administrator, designer, educator, and theatre technician. As a director of adventurous scripted work, she has been honored as a director of superior achievement by the Cleveland Critics Circle in 2016, 2015, and 2013, and has directed 17 productions, including seven world premieres and eight regional premieres, during her twelve-year tenure at CPT. In addition to her directing work, Beth supports four New Play Development series that invest in outside-themainstream work and the artistic growth of Northeast Ohio creators.

To register for this free program and score discounted tickets to the Human Race’s March 1 production of GLORIA: A LIFE, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4CAEAD2CA4F94-aplaywriting

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