Acting 101


Repeats: Every 1st (day of week)

The Eddy Studio at the Hawley Hub
318 Main Avenue
Hawley, Pennsylvania 18428
(272) 336-0575
Region: Pocono Mountains
Hours of operation: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Admission fee: $35

In Acting 101, participants rotate weekly through four subjects: 1) Fundamentals of Acting – July 12 & Aug 9 2) Audition: The Art Of Self-Tape – July 19 & Aug 16 3) Shakespeare – July 26 & Aug 23 4) Clowning – Aug 2 & Aug 30 Fundamentals Of Acting: Tasks & Targets – A lecture focusing on the foundational vocabulary and philosophy of Stanislavski’s system. Drawn heavily from the actor and the target by Declan Donellan, the student will walk away with a complex understanding of how a character thinks, feels, and acts! Great preparation for undergraduate training or for any student who wishes to understand the method. Audition: The Art of the Self-Tape Learn the fundamentals of how to make a great audition video remotely with just your iPhone and a monologue. Shakespeare Learn how to penetrate the bard’s poetic language through sonnets and soliloquies. Clowning Discover your child-like alter-ego in this theater games class. Sundays from 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM. $35 per class OR $120 for 4 classes (1 of each type). Jacob Dresch - Acting 101 at The Hawley Hub Jacob Dresch is an actor, director, and teacher who is proud to be back in his hometown. An alumnus of Wallenpaupack Area High School and the Ritz, he has gone on to act professionally Off-Broadway and regionally; specializing in Shakespeare and Clowning. He received his B.A. in Acting and Directing from DeSales University and his M.F.A. in Acting from the University of California, Irvine. He is a founding member of Counter-Balance Theater, a company that adapts classic literature into devised, physical theater. He has served as an instructor at the New York Film Academy for the last five years, including their satellite programs in both Mumbai and Harvard. Most recently, he became an adjunct Professor at DeSales University where he pioneered an improvisational screenwriting project with the upperclassmen: using tabletop role-playing games as a means to develop a show bible, script, and a cast of wholly original characters. Registration for a class is confirmed once payment has been received by the instructor. Minimum class sizes are set by the instructor. The minimum class size is required for class to commence. After this, walk-ins are welcome up to the max capacity set at a first-come-first-serve basis. Payments are due directly to instructor and the instructor will contact registrant with payment methods. The Eddy Studio at The Hawley Hub abides by CDC guidelines.