Classes on the American family drama
BENNINGTON- Acting 101 classes begin Monday, January 7, at Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main Street. Classes are from 7 to 9 pm and run for eight weeks.
After directing the phenomenally successful “ The Curious Savage,” Christine Decker is ready to get back to teaching. The cost of the class is $200.
Sally Sugarman, a longtime professor at Bennington College, is joining with the Oldcastle Theatre Company to present a class entitled “The American Family Drama” for eight weekly sessions from Tuesday, January 8, to Tuesday, February 26, from 7 to 9 pm.
The drama of the American family has played out on the stages of theaters for years. Every major American playwright has written at least one play about the American family. The changes in the family are reflected in these dramas. The times in which a play is written as well as when it is performed offer insights into what changes and what stays the same. Reading and discussing plays with others not only increases one’s enjoyment of particular plays, but deepens the playgoing experience by offering fresh perspectives on how to view all family dramas, on stage and off. Some of the course sessions will include film treatments of plays in the series.The cost of this eight-week class is $140.
For more information or to sign up for classes call (802) 447-0564.