Adult Acting Classes
Adult Intro to Acting with Beth Lambert
Limelight Theatre’s Executive Director Beth Lambert will be the instructor for Adult Intro to Acting. This 6-week class will focus on audition prep and technique, how to choose a monologue and stage terminology and the fundamentals of acting on stage. Maximum of 10 students.
October 4 – November 8
7pm – 8:30pm Wednesdays
Register online here
To register for any classes by phone, call the Box Office at 904-825-1164 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.
Improv Training and Community
Limelight is home to the only improv training center in St. Johns County! Improve your life through improv by joining a rapidly growing community — playing games in a recess for grown ups environment and learning the art of accepting the unknown sans script — on and off the stage.
Level 1 Improv Basics
- Tuesdays, August 29th – October 3rd
- 6:30 – 9 p.m.
- Tuition: $105 through August 22nd/$125 August 23rd – 28th
- Register here
Throughout this 6-week course, students will explore the basic concepts of improvisation in a warm, safe and supportive environment. The class is designed to build self-confidence and explore creativity using the fundamentals of improvisation. Designed for both actors and non-actors, it will expose students to:
- Being – and reacting — in the moment.
- Accepting and building on gifts from other classmates.
- Embracing – and using — failure.
- Co-creating with others (listening, communicating, giving & taking focus).
- Thriving in an unscripted environment.
- Students leaving this course will have a working understanding of the basic fundamentals of improvisational theater as well as an increased appreciation, and comfort, with being on stage without a script.
Level 2 Advanced Improv
- Wednesdays, August 30th – October 4th
- 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Tuition: $105 through August 23rd/$125 August 24th – 29th
Prerequisite: Level 1
- Register here
Improv expands on fundamentals learned in Level 1 Improv in the same warm, safe and supportive environment. Continue building self-confidence and exploring creativity while engaging in a higher level of the “yes, and…” concept. Play short form improv games while also learning the foundations for solid scene work in a co-creative space that highlights reacting in the moment, giving and taking focus, active listening and failing with grace in an unscripted environment – on stage and off. Class culminates in a student showcase.
Level 4 – Scenework Foundations
- Mondays, August 7th – October 2nd (No class on Labor Day – September 4th)
- 6:30 – 9 p.m.
- Tuition: $105 through July 31st/$125 August 1st – 6th
- Pre-requisite: Levels 1, 2 & 3
After learning the improv language, how to create characters, and, how to build relationships with that language and those characters, what will students do next? Create great scenes of course! Students will lay a solid foundation for scenework by learning to initiate scenes with purpose, recognize games and patterns, and heighten the action. Class culminates in a student showcase.
Level 3 Advanced Improv: Characters, Emotions, and Relationships, Oh My!
- Check back to see when this level will be offered again.
Level 5 – Lowdown on Long Form
Prerequisite: Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4
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Now that students know how to create solid scenes, it’s time to put those scenes together. Students will learn how to keep the momentum of solid scenework alive by practicing strong initiations, walk ons/offs, edits, callbacks and other tools to keep scenes and characters moving forward – based on only one suggestion. Class culminates in a graduation show.
Instructor – Amy Angelilli
A seasoned improvisational theater performer of more than ten years, Amy Angelilli also teaches classes for the stage and facilitates workshops for real world personal and professional application. She is a graduate of Philadelphia’s ComedySportz School of Improvisation and Denver’s Bovine Metropolis Theater School of Improvisation. She has performed in the 2016 Palm Beach Improv Festival, 2015 Boulder International Fringe Festival, the 2015 Tampa Improv Festival, the 2015 and 2014 Colorado Improv Festival, Duofest 2015 and the 2014 Denver Improv Festival. She currently plays in “It’s All About Amy” – the unscripted story of her life and “3 Blind Dates” – an unscripted romantic comedy. Both theater experiences she created and produced. As Chief Adventure Officer of The Adventure Project, she has facilitated “playshops” for adult summer camps, spiritual centers, yoga communities, retreats and businesses. She is a member of the Applied Improvisation Network and has presented at the 2015 and 2014 Applied Improvisation Network World Conference. She has lead improvisation experiences for elementary school children, senior citizens and everyone in between – at home and abroad. She believes anyone can benefit from an improv mindset. Find out more at www.adventure-project.com