Shakespeare

With - 

Mark Fossen

All Class dates, instructors, and topics are subject to change. 

Purchasing the 4 pass will grant you entrance to the NEXT 4 classes.

No Refunds, exchanges, please see all ticket policies for further polices for these classes.

All classes will be taught at On Pitch Performing Arts Center - 587 N Main Street, Layton, UT 84041

Stage Combat

With - 

Justin Lee

Auditioning

With - 

Maurie Tarbox

January 11th, 2020
1pm - 3pm


Class Fee - $35


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​Class Description:

It takes a great deal of mental toughness to navigate the highs and lows that come with the world of theater, especially the audition/casting process. So how does an actor become mentally tough? In this masterclass, we will explore how to view the casting process differently, a new way for Actors to look at goal setting, how your feelings (positive and negative) can help steer your growth and what the number one thing is for an Actor to know about themselves and their choices.


Instructor Bio:

Stefanie splits her professional time between the role of Transformational Life Coach and Voice Over Artist. She has spent time working with various theatres most commonly in the role of Producer, occasionally stepping on the stage herself. As someone who has spent time on both sides of the casting table, Stefanie understands the mindset it takes to have a healthy relationship with the processes involved in acting, specifically auditions and casting. She helps guide individuals to gain perspective while overcoming the fear and judgement that keep us stuck.

MASTER CLASS ​Series

October 12th, 2019
1pm - 3pm


Class Fee - $35


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​Class Description:

Most actors won't be in a show that involves heavy sword fighting, but most actors will find themselves in a show that involves violence, even if it's a simple as a slap, punch or kick. This class will teach actors the basics of hand to hand stage combat, including how to safely and effectively perform slaps, punches, kicks, chokes, and hair pulling. Yes, it will be as fun as it sounds!


Instructor Bio:

While studying Political Science at the UofU Justin also found time to study acting and stage combat. That balance continues today as he works at the Utah State Capitol during the day and performs on stage and choreographs fights at night. Recent fight credits include: West Side Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Aida, Arabian Nights, Robin Hood, and The Three Musketeers. 

Stage Makeup

With - 

Curtis Kidd

Our Master Class Series is designed for those looking to further their education in the theatre arts.  Our education department has gathered experienced teachers in all areas of theatre to give each class a master level teacher.

You can join us for one class or purchase a 4 class pass that is good for the next 4 classes.

September 14th, 2019
1pm - 3pm


Class Fee - $35


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​Class Description:

Look at the fundamentals of theatre directing from choice of piece, casting, textual analysis, casting and rehearsals. Learn excercises that will help you break down your piece to understand and give the show the best direction possible.


Instructor Bio:

Jamie is a Freelance Theatre Director specialising in the Classics and New writing, he completed his MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck College London. Born and raised in London, Jamie is now based in the US. He has also served as the Literary manager of the Jermyn Street Theatre and was Co-director of Forsite/Hindsite, a writer's group based at the Royal Court Theatre. Jamie was an Associate Artist at the Bush Theatre London.

Jamie has worked at numerous Theatres and Universities both in the UK and US including The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Globe Theatre London, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake Acting Company, Grand Theatre, and Plan B Theatre Company. 

Directing

With - 

Jamie Rocha Allan

December 14th, 2019
1pm - 3pm


Class Fee - $35


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​Class Description:

I’M SURE I CAN ACT.  I’M SURE I CAN SING. NOW LET’S PUT THEM TOGETHER! 
Maurie will bring a basic way to present your next audition with ease and confidence.  She will work with you individually as well as collectively, answer questions from a director’s point of view, and help you understand the “in and out” of a typical audition.  She will address how to get rid of the fear and anxiety that is associated with the audition itself.  


Instructor Bio:

Maurie currently works as Artistic Director for Ogden Musical Theatre (OMT). With a degree in Vocal Performance/Pedagogy from WSU and full certification in Somatic Voicework ™ The LoVetri Method from Shenandoah University she runs a part-time vocal studio along with teaching in the Musical Theater department at Weber State.  Maurie has performed throughout her live, touring with a family band, singing backup to such artists as Barry Manilow, Tanya Tucker and Chubby Checker.  She has produced albums, and continues to perform today.  Some of her favorite roles are Marmee Little Women,  Dolly Levi Hello Dolly!, Narrator Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Aldonza Man of La Mancha, Meg Damn Yankees!, Maria The Sound of Music, Carlotta Phantom (where she earned Best Actress in a supporting role for the state of Utah).  Maurie also works as Director and Musical Director at Centerpoint Legacy Theater as well as OMT.  

August 10th, 2019
1pm - 3pm


Class Fee - $35


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​Class Description:

Do you find Shakespeare a little intimidating? Are you looking for some ways to help you take Shakespeare from the page to the stage? This two-hour boot camp will take the mystery away, and give you the skills to feel confident acting in Shakespeare!


Instructor Bio:

Mark Fossen is an award-winning director and actor in the Salt Lake area. His Shakespeare credits include work with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Salt Lake Shakespeare, and three years directing Shakespeare in the Parks for Davis Arts Center. Other work includes such companies as Steppenwolf Theatre, Plan-B Theatre, The Grand Theatre, and PYGmalion Productions. He is an adjunct instructor at Westminster College and  the University of Utah. He received his BA from the University of Utah, and holds an MFA from the University of Idaho.Kyle studied at Utah Valley University and Weber State University in Acting/Directing and Musical Theatre. He has focus his post-college studies on Michael Chekhov's variation of Method Acting, using classical techniques to create dynamic characters.

November 9th, 2019
1pm - 3pm


Class Fee - $35


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​Class Description:

Over the course of this class, we will discuss, briefly, the reasons for stage makeup and look at some examples of what can be done with it and how it can enhance a production.  We will also get into some hands-on work, learning about some of the most common makeup applications (basic stage makeup, corrective techniques, aging, and some basic effects makeup like bruises or road-rash).  Students should have their own makeup kit and brushes.


Instructor Bio:

Curtis' theater career began in stage makeup, and has branched out through props and costume design, scenic art, set construction, writing, acting, and fight choreography.  He currently works as part of Lagoon's Entertainment Division, as the Scenic and Wardrobe Assistant Manager, and regularly freelances with productions throughout the Wasatch Front.  Makeup continues to be his 'first love' of the stage, however, and he has been involved with over a decade of productions at Layton High School, twenty years of Frightmares Entertainment, and several other productions in the area in that capacity.

Mentally Tough Actor

With - 

Stefanie Gallagher