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The program is designed for those interested in learning the fundamentals of theatre and nurturing existing talent to become active members of the theatre community.

Limited partial and full scholarships are available for those unable to cover the costs associated with attending youth classes. Harlequin is committed to strengthening the foundation of artistic education by creating artistic opportunities for the community as well as the next generation of actors interested in pursuing a career in theatre.
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Acting for Adults • Ages 18+
Adult Acting
This class will explore our ability to tell stories via a variety of techniques including but not limited to concentration, trust and support, impulses, listening and script analysis. It will culminate in either monologue or scene work.
Fall: October 14 – November 4, 2019
Mondays, 7-9pm
Cost: $200 for 4 weeks
Teacher: Brian Tyrrell
Brian Tyrrell retired from Centralia College in 2016 after stewarding the theatre program there for 25 years. In that span, he taught acting, dramatic literature, Shakespeare, playwriting, and introduction to theatre. He also directed and/or produced 96 productions. Post-retirement he taught, directed and produced theatre at St. Martin’s University for two years. He is the recipient of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Gold Medallion for service to the Northwest Drama Conference. For the past ten summers, he has taught acting at the Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, New York. Beyond academia, his directing credits include productions at the 5th Avenue Theatre, Olympia Family Theatre, Capital Playhouse, and The Rainmaker and Rabbit Hole at Harlequin Productions. Since 1987 he has been a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.