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Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Columbia College Chicago


Lavalle Actors Workshop


The Second City Training Center


Instructors: Tim Hardy, Nona Shepphard, Joe Kloska, Suzanne West..and others.

Advanced Acting Shakespeare 

This eight week intensive course included 400hrs of English training in all areas of stage performance. The course encluded extensive physical training in alexander technique, choral singing, voice into text, intensive vocal analysis, period dance, stage fighting, character and scenic study, as well as in-depth textual analysis of shakespeare.  

Instructors: Anne Libera, Rick Walker, Sean Cusick, Joe Janes...and others. 

Comedy Writing and Performance 

This major included classes detailing both acting and writing on both stage and screen. Students studied sketch and sticom writing, sketch performance, improvisation, creating character, on-screen comedy, physical comedy and much more. Students are also given numerous opportunities to collaborate in creating and performing their comedy on screen and on stage throughout the course timeline. 

Instructor: Dennis Lavalle

On -screen scene Study and Private Coaching

In this course students bring independent scenes and monologue work into class and participate in detailed rehearsal, performance, and critique. Students also participate in private coaching in which they receive audition feedback, and private acting instruction one on one with Dennis. 

Instructor: Ranjit Souri

Improv for Actors

In this course, students are trained to take their previous understanding of character and performance and apply it to improvisation. Students learn to collaborate, worldbuild, construct believable dialogue with one another, improvise cohesive stories, and fully inhabit characters they invent spontaneously. 

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