Thanks to our generous donor, all of the Conservatory classes are offered to the community free, but spots are limited, so register soon!

Upcoming Fall 2019 Classes, classes will begin on August 26, so register soon!


Teacher: Donna DuBain

Class Description: Donna DuBain will be teaching the Improv games of Viola Spolin, the Mother of Improvisation. Students will learn fun improv games that can be used a tool for auditioning, performing, or writing. Students will gain experience working with scene partners, thinking on their feet, and creating a believable world for the audience.

Teacher Bio: Donna Du Bain has spent most of her life on stage. In San Francisco, she was a lead actress with the prestigious Circus theatrical family that did west coast premiere’s of many successful productions such as Tom Paine and Futz. After over 25 productions on the San Francisco stage, she moved to LA to begin her notorious career as a “serial” improvisational actor. She is a founding member of The Groundlings and then later found her Improv home with The Spolin Players.

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Teacher: Peter Kors

Class Description: Taught by Conservatory Director Peter Kors, the focus of this series of classes is STATUS: which character is higher or lower than the others within the structure of the play. Getting a true understanding of a character’s STATUS will give the actor a framework within which to make bold choices and create a 3 dimensional character.

Teacher Bio: Peter Kors is an actor, director and master teaching artist. He currently serves as Conservatory Director for Pacific Resident Theatre Youth Conservatory, and is on the artist roster of Los Angeles Opera, the Music Center Education Division, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

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Teacher: Moses Norton

Class Description: Unlock your natural speaking voice with Moses Norton! Learning proper voice technique is an integral step in every actor’s training. This class will take you through useful techniques that actors use to release and strengthen their natural speaking voice for the stage.

Teacher Bio: Moses Norton is a physical theatre artist, actor, director, acrobat, theater creator, and community-based arts facilitator. He graduated with an MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, completed a year of Lecoq based physical theatre training at Estudis Berty Tovias in Barcelona Spain, and studied, Acting Physicality, Clown, and Improvisation at UC Santa Cruz.

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