Session: Spring 2022
Chapter:  Midlothian
Location:  KingsWay Community Church
Time:  6:45pm - 8:30pm
Day:  Thursday
Starts:  03/17
Ages:  12-18
Tuition:  $235.00
Extra Fee:  $50.00 (Materials, Facilities and Festival)
Open Spots:  0

** Registration ended March 24, 2022 at 4:30pm

This class is full!



Acting Academy will help students learn all phases of actor training including auditioning, observation, mind/voice/body relaxation, and monologue and scene study, with a focus on comedic material. Comedy is notoriously difficult to master, but in this class students will spend time learning how to apply basic acting technique to a comedic script. Through improv and exercises students will also practice altering their physical and emotional states to perform and connect with others onstage. Session three will challenge the students to apply what they are learning in an extended comedic One Act performance at the Academy Festival. 

The cost for Acting Academy is $285 per session ($235 class tuition, plus an additional $50 fee per session for performance rights, artistic/tech team, performance space).
Prerequisite: This class is currently full. Audition only. Auditions take place each summer.


Alana Smith

Alana Smith came to CharacterWorks from the theater department at Virginia Tech. While studying acting, she also discovered a love for teaching. God’s plan sent her back to Richmond to continue pursuing her passion in her hometown. Some of her favorite roles include: Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, the title role in Eurydice; on the local stage with Quill Theater as Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing and the Evil Queen in Cymbeline; and with Virginia Rep as Red Dog in Go, Dog, Go! She has been teaching with CharacterWorks since 2008 and has had the wonderful opportunity to direct many CWorks shows since 2010. She lives in Midlothian with her husband, Daniel, and their 3 sons.


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