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B Street Conservatory

B Street Theatre Conservatory

The Conservatory’s mission is to provide aspiring actors of all ages with the skills, tools, and confidence to reveal their unique acting talents. The Conservatory provides a positive, creative atmosphere where you can learn the craft of acting, from basic technique to the practical aspects of building a career in the theatre.

Schedule & Classes
Frequently Asked Questions
Conservatory Instructors


 

Schedule & Classes

Winter Conservatory Schedule
January 16 – March 13, 2017

THE 8 WEEK PLAY PROJECT with Tara Sissom

Our goal is to devise a one act play as a class, and perform a world premiere/staged reading for an invited audience on the 8th week. If you’re an actor, improviser, dramaturg, director or writer you can contribute to this project!
Mondays January 16 – March 6, 2017 8:30pm – 10:30pm
B Street Theatre, 2711 B Street, Sacramento

CLICK HERE for syllabus

SHAKESPEARE: POLITICS & POWER with Ed Claudio

ThIS course will explore the above themes throughout Shakespeare’s works, focusing on the following plays: Julius Caesar, Henry IV parts 1&2, Henry 5, Othello, Cymbeline & Coriolanus.
Sundays January 22 – March 12, 2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Tuesdays January 24 – March 14, 2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Sacramento Poetry Center, 1723 25th Street, Sacramento

Syllabus coming soon

ACTING SHAKESPEARE with Ed Claudio

Using Hamlet, 12th Night, The Merchant of Venice, & Julius Caesar as basic texts, this introductory course is aimed at developing the actor’s craft with techniques for speaking the verse and heightened prose of Shakespeare’s plays.
Mondays January 23 – March 13, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm
B Street Theatre, 2711 B Street, Sacramento

CLICK HERE for syllabus

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the tuition?

Tuition for all classes is $260, with a $80 deposit required to reserve your space in class.

What’s the refund policy?

The $80 deposit is refundable until the first day of class. After class starts, there are no refunds.

What’s the age range of students?

We’ve had students from 18 to 70+.

Do I need a lot of acting experience to take the classes?

No. All classes are geared for all experience levels.

What’s the time commitment?

Classes meet for 2 hour sessions, 8 times a quarter. There’s also additional reading and work outside of class in all the classes – meeting with a partner to rehearse, monologue rehearsal, and other class assignments. You can expect to 2 or 3 hours a week outside of class on rehearsal when you’re working on a scene with a partner.

Where do the classes meet?

All classes meet at the B Street Theatre. Classes are taught either on the Mainstage (B1) or the Family Series stage (B2), and occasionally at our rehearsal studio in North Sacramento off of Exposition Blvd.

Where can I get more information?

E-mail conservatory@bstreettheatre.org or call 916-443-5300 x 301

How do I register for classes?

Please call the Box Office at 916-443-5300 or click here for online registration to reserve your space in a class.


Conservatory Instructors

Our Conservatory instructors are long time B Street Theatre company actors with long professional careers and who are member of Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage manager’s in the U.S. They bring a wealth of knowledge and an excitement for teaching to their classes. For more information click the names below to see their biographies.

Greg Alexander
Stephanie Altholz
Ed Claudio
Tara Sissom