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Acting: Inside/Out – WDI Fundraiser!

An Online Adult Scene Study Class

Using one’s SELF — knowledge, observations, inspiration and its audio-visual tools, i.e. voice: volume, pace, expression, dialect, and physique: stance, movement, gesture, facial expression, actors will BRING CHARACTERS TO LIFE from favorite plays, stage and / or screen, in duet scenes and/or monologues.

Who: All Adults age 18 and up

When: Saturdays, April 10 – May 22, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Zoom Class – Details, including course outline and finale performance particulars, to be provided prior to first class.

Cost: $50 members non-members – 100% of your class tuition will go directly to help Wheaton Drama return to productions this fall!

Note: The class will not run with fewer than 6 participants. If we do not reach the minimum number of participants, all those we are registered will be notified and refunded their fee.

Instructor:

Therese Harrold

Therese Harrold’s theatre training, as an actor, writer, director, teacher, stems from DePaul University Theatre School, the Actor’s Studio and Victory Gardens Theatre. A secondary school Communication Arts teacher, i.e. literature and composition, speech, acting and play production, Therese has been involved in primarily community theatre on stage and behind the scenes.  In collaboration with other actors, Therese is particularly interested in bringing to life characters from inside out.

SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES

Basic Sign Language Online Review

“Learn to communicate in Sign Language. The manual alphabet and number system will be taught within a basic everyday vocabulary approach. Come and immerse yourself in the beautiful language and culture of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.” Please note that you MUST have taken the level 1 class in order to qualify for this review.

Who: All Adults age 18 and up, who have taken the level 1 class

When: Saturdays, April 10 – 24, from 9 am – 10am

Where: Zoom Class – Details to be provided prior to first class

Cost: Free review course for previous students

Note: The class will not run with less than 6 participants. If we do not reach the minimum number of participants by Date TBD, all those we are registered will be notified.

Instructor:

Gretchen Gannon

Deaf since birth, Gretchen completed college with a B.S. degree in Growth and Development of Children. As a Certified Child Life Specialist, she has worked over 25 years in a hospital for both deaf/HH and hearing children.   Currently, she cares for a beautiful deaf young adult with Down Syndrome. Gretchen is also a part time ASL instructor at Moraine Valley Community College.  Gretchen has since returned to theatre with hopes to also educate and incorporate deaf culture in the theatrical world.

WDI is currently working to expand our adult education program. Our goal is start with technical theatre to teach our members and other community members about the world of technical theatre so that we can increase our participation in this field. If you would be willing to teach a class, have a suggestion for a class that you would like to take or know someone who we should reach out to about assisting with this task please let us know.

Contact Amy Brockman with all inquiries at wdieducation@wheatondrama.org or call 630.260.1820 and leave a message about registration.

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