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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

Fall Conservatory Schedule
8 Weeks. October 5 – November 23, 2015.

INTEGRATED ACTING, TIER I with Greg Alexander
Mondays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
B Street Theatre

This class is designed for the Beginning or Intermediate actor to develop practical skills that minimize anxiety on stage; expand awareness to include body, voice, and environment; free the imagination to make bold choices.
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PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR THE WORKING PROFESSIONAL with Tara Sissom
Mondays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
B Street Theatre

This fun and challenging class will focus on overcoming fears, polishing skills, and making public speaking presentations pop. By the end of this course, you will feel more at ease speaking in front of any audience.
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BASIC IMPROV with Stephanie Altholz & Tara Sissom
Mondays, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
B Street Theatre

Through the use of games and exercises in a fast-paced, challenging environment, this course is an introduction to the fundamentals of improvisation. Whether you are an actor, someone who wants an introduction to improvisational techniques, or you’re just looking for something new and fun to do, this class is a great start.
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Winter Conservatory Schedule
8 Weeks. February 1 – March 21, 2016

ACTING SHAKESPEARE, with Ed Claudio
Mondays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lathrop Rehearsal Studio, 201 Lathrop Road, Suite M, Sacramento

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.
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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
Elisabeth Nunziato
Tara Sissom