September/October 2013

Low-priced acting classes for all ages, created to teach specific, cutting-edge acting techniques and strategies to jump start your acting skills and your career!


Mondays 10:30 am to 12:00 pm    Sept. 9 - Oct. 7, 2013     

5 sessions - $65

Ever been to a play or to a movie, and you were totally mesmerized by the main character? Why? What are the ingredients of a great character? As an actor, how do you create a compelling character? How do you create charisma, inner truth and physical congruency?

CREATING A COMPELLING CHARACTER will give you the skills to create brilliant, charismatic and unique characters.

Topics covered:

Creating a specific inner life on stage.
The mechanics of really thinking on stage.
How to create charisma.
How to get rid of “Stage Fright.”
Simple tricks to create focus and clarity.
How to really connect with your scene partners.
How to break down a play, a scene, and make specific compelling character choices. How to really have FUN on stage and more!

This class, which will be taught on the Manhattan Repertory Theatre stage are taught by Manhattan Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Ken Wolf. Ken has taught acting in New York and Westchester for over 20 years. As an actor, he has portrayed such roles as Mozart in Amadeus, Vershinin in The Three Sisters, and Biff in The Death of a Salesman. He received rave reviews for his one man play The People in my Hips which Martin Denton of described as "unlike any theatre I have ever seen before." Recently, he and his dog Roma Pierro-Wolf presented New York's first One Man One Dog play, the critically acclaimed DAD AND THE DOG at MRT. Ken is the director of over 40 productions and the author of over 20 plays. He is a passionate teacher, artist and creator. 

All classes are held at Manhattan Repertory Theatre at, 303 West 42nd St. 6th floor. 

To register, please email: 

Registration is on a paid first-come first-served basis. 

Class is limited to 12 participants. 

Deadline for Registration is Saturday September 7, 2013 

(but these classes usually fill up fast for it on a first-come first-served basis.)