Join us this Fall for our
Monologues are essential for every actor to have on the ready for auditions and their online acting portfolio. Working on a monologue also strengthens one's acting muscles and broadens one's range so you can be prepared for any acting challenge in your professional career. This class is for any actor who wants to improve in how to hone in on the best specific acting choices and express them effectively using their bodies, voices and instincts. Each student will gain the confidence they need to take their monologue into any audition room or performance hall, knowing they have something valuable to offer any creative team or audience. Our artistic director, Virginia Hart Pike, teaches this class using Practical Aesthetics, drawing out the best choices from within each student by applying text analysis, body technique with The Movement Habit's Amanda Brewster, and improv. We also discuss how to have healthy emotional and spiritual boundaries as Christians.
The last class will be a very exciting masterclass in which students will perform for and receive feedback from Broadway star Amanda Jane Cooper (Glinda in Wicked; TV: Jessie; Glee; Bones). This is an opportunity any Christian actor wouldn't want to miss!
Mondays, September 18 - October 16
Masterclass: Tuesday, October 24
Times of Refreshing Christian Centre, NY
209 West 40th Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10018
COST: $350 total*!
*REGA currently has some limited funds available for financial aid. Right now we are able to offer at least two matching grants of $100/each. For more information or to apply for financial assistance, please click the button below:
Actors as Vessels
Learn to be a unique, dynamic story-teller while maintaining healthy emotional and spiritual boundaries. As we maximize the effectiveness of our craft, the Holy Spirit can do the powerful work of communicating the message through His most creative vessel - YOU!
The arts are spiritual.
Christians are often therefore afraid to pursue them out of fear they are exposing their souls to potentially dangerous areas. But once we acknowledge that as actors, our instrument is our soul and our body, we can move forward in our training with awareness and discernment rather than fear. When we allow our souls and bodies to simply be vessels of the Holy Spirit Who dwells within us, using the raw materials of the mind, heart and experiences the Lord uniquely gave each one of us, we can explore the limits of our soul without opening ourselves up to spiritually unhealthy territory.
This course applies the same technique used at top acting schools such as NYU and the Atlantic Theater Company, with some adjustments made to adapt it for Christians. It is a 6-week course which focuses on three main areas of acting: the mind, through text analysis; the body, through workshops with Amanda Brewster of
The Movement Habit; and the heart through improv workshops that will liberate our emotional responses and sharpen our instincts. You will emerge with a toolbox full of creative strategies to apply to any acting gig for
stage, film or TV.
Hear what our students have to say:
It was an amazing experience! I loved learning how to dissect a character while being myself, not using mental and physical methods that didn't make me feel compromised as a Christian, and the chance to apply how to bring it all together. I can't wait for the next class!
All photos by Joshua Eng
Taken at Times of Refreshing Christian Center, NY (TORCC-NY)
Dr. Robyn Kassas, Senior Leader, Dr. Tony Kassas, Executive Pastor
Pastor Nathan Kassas, Creative Arts Director, Associate Global Leader
Jonathan Paredes, Lighting Designer