Full fall schedule announced!
We are back to class. Join us!
2017-18 Youth Classes
Weekly classes starting the week of September 11, 4:30-6 pm 

TEENS (14-18):  Wednesdays, Sept 13 -May 16, 2018  
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ADVANCED TEENS# (14-18): Mondays, Sept 11, 2017-May 14, 2018
TWEENS  (11-14): Tuesdays, Sept 12, 2017-May 15, 2018

ADVANCED TWEENS# (12-14): Thursdays, Sept 14-May 17, 2018

Fall 2017 Saturday Youth Workouts (ages 8-18)
9-10:30 ages 8-12, 10:30-12 ages 13-18 | $40 each or get all 6 for $210
Commercial Auditioning| Saturday, Oct 28, 2017
Voice Over | Saturday, Nov 4, 2017
Film Auditioning | Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
TV/Sitcom Auditioning | Saturday, Nov 18, 2017

Honest Improv, Level 1 - starts tomorrow!
Wednesdays, Aug 30-Sept 20, 7-9 pm
Find the funny through scenes and games. Learn skills that help with film, commercial, stage acting + comedy and improv!
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Commercial Acting, Level 2#
Sundays, Sept 10-Oct 1, 1-4 pm
Level 2 covers more complicated and difficult scripts and filming situations to make you competitive in national and multi-market commercials. Experienced actors welcome.
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Advanced Voice Over Workout #
Join us for for this session and stretch your voice over auditioning muscles!
Sunday, Sept 17,  9 am - 12 pm
Sunday, Oct 22,  1-4 pm

THE CORE (Technique/Intro to Scene Study)
Saturdays, October 28-December 16, 2017, 1-4 pm

Scene Study with Amanda Melby (Ongoing)#
Mondays, returning Nov 6, 6:30-9:30 pm 

Breathing in the Physical Character, Level 1
 Connecting the voice and complete engagement of the body to communicate not only the text but also the sub-text. 

#pre-requisities apply
We're Working!

Theatre: BOB PETERS plays DeLacey in "Frankenstein" at Theatre Works. CAROL GIBSON is in  Stage Left's production of "The Crazy Quilt Club" playing Oct. 20-22 at  Ventana Lakes Yacht Club in Sun City, AZ. 

Film:  AMANDA MELBY and SHELLY BOUCHER are in production for "Raising Buchanan," a feature film. Please see the Durantcom.com page for casting details.  Auditions will be held September 9-10. HEATHER COPFER was in a short film called "Blood Brawlers" and a web series called "Human Threads." CHANCE KELLER was cast in the short film "Bear With Me" that films in Los Angeles later this fall.

Commercials: ETHAN DREW was in a spot for Desert Schools Federal Credit Union. FRED GERLE was cast in a spot for Odysea.

Print:  ETHAN DREW is in a billboard ad for High Street.

Voice Over: JIM HANEMAAYER completed the voice over for the third floor (as the English language docent/guide) at the Institute/Museum of Russian Realistic Art in Moscow. He had previously completed floors 1 & 2. JIM HANEMAAYER also just completed narrated the audio book "The Path" by Jack Rigsby.  PHILL KAST just booked his first job for a real estate company.

ASHLYN HALL signed with Signature.  CHLOE ROZALSKY signed with Deborah Maddox Agency. SAM BROWN ("How the Grinch Stole Christmas"/Ghostlight Theatre and JOHN NEWELL ("Alice in Wonderland"/Desert Foothills Theatre) are both nominated for Actor in a Major Role - Youth Play for the annual Arizona Awards. MARCIE ROZALSKY (Chloe's Mom) was nominated for Best Property Design for "Junie B Jones..." at Fountain Hills Youth Theatre.