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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

Summer Conservatory Schedule
8 WEEKS: June 13 – August 1, 2016

DIRECTING FOR THE STAGE, TIER I with Lyndsay Burch
Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
B Street Theatre, 2711 B Street, Sacramento

Directing for the Stage Tier I explores the fundamentals of theatrical directing beginning with roots in acting and script analysis. Students will also learn the basics of casting, staging and working with actors. Intended for those who have previous theatre experience, this class will involve training to become the leader at the helm of a theatre production.
Syllabus coming soon.

BOOK IT! AUDITION CLASS with Tara Sissom
Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Lathrop Rehearsal Studio, 201 Lathrop Way Suite M, Sacramento

You have to audition to get cast. You only have one shot – sometimes only one minute – to convince them that you’re perfect. How do you book it? From headshots & resumè layout, to what parts to look for, and where to find casting notices, this 8 week course is devoted to helping you master the art of the audition. By course’s end of the you will have up to 5 new audition pieces – including one self-written.
CLICK HERE for syllabus

THE 8 WEEK PLAY PROJECT with Tara Sissom
Mondays, 8:30 – 10:30 PM
Lathrop Rehearsal Studio, 201 Lathrop Way Suite M, Sacramento

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, dramature, director or writer you can contribute to this project!
CLICK HERE for syllabus

ADDITIONAL CLASSES AND DATES WILL BE POSTED SOON!

Class available to students who have completed the Basic Improv Course. *If you are an improviser or actor who would like to audition out of the Basic Improv Course and begin in Intermediate Improv please email tsissom@bstreettheatre.org or call the Box Office and leave a message for the Conservatory.
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
Elisabeth Nunziato
Tara Sissom