We regret that we will be unable to offer classes in the Fall of 2016 due to lack of interest. However, if you are interested either of the programs listed below, please email us at info@thisiswatertheatre.com to be added to our mailing list and we'll do our best to notify you when we offer classes again!


We BUILD SKILL FOR WHEN TALENT FAILS US

The Ensemble in a puppetry class taught by Trouble Puppet from Austin

The Ensemble in a puppetry class taught by Trouble Puppet from Austin

Can you act without training? Absolutely. Just like you can do a lot of things in your life without ever exercising. You might even be naturally gifted enough to run a 5k without ever training for it. Talent is powerful stuff.

But the naturally gifted eventually meet a challenge that talent alone can't overcome. Those who rely on natural talent alone often find it easier to give up and wait for a challenge that they can meet. But those who have invested time, energy, and money building their skill will have tools to meet any challenge, because they've purposefully put themselves in a place to be challenged.

And best of all? Anyone can learn a skill like acting. Anyone.

Our classes are for those that want to be able to meet those artistic challenges head-on, regardless of experience level. We've got something for everyone age 13 and up...check it out!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

All classes located at The Watershed Garage in College Station. CLICK HERE for directions!

Next Level Acting - 8 weeks
(Apr 9 - May 28)
Ages 13-17: Saturdays 9:00am-11:00am
Ages 18+: Saturdays 12:00pm-2:00pm
$200/student
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(If you're interested but the day of the week doesn't work, email us at info@thisiswatertheatre.com)

Whether you're new to the stage or looking to up your game, this class will give you a solid foundation of self-awareness, confidence, and techniques developed by several master teachers, including Konstantin Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen, and Sanford Meisner. All those acting exercises that look bizarre to folks who aren't in theatre? Yep, we'll do a lot of them. But more importantly, you'll come away with a rock solid understanding of why they're helpful and important so that you know exactly what tools are in your tool box.

Even if you're primarily a singer or a dancer, this class will give you an excellent grounding in action and expression in performance.

**This class is open to all teens and adults, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, or experience level. We just ask that everyone come with an open mind.**

 

Improv Studio - Weekly
Beginning Feb 21
Sunday evenings from 5:00pm-6:30pm
Ages 13+
$10/week (pay-as-you-go), or $30/4 consecutive weeks (pay ahead)
YOUR FIRST TWO WEEKS ARE FREE!
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Thanks to shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway and the Drew Carey Show (among others), improv comedy has grown in notoriety over the past few decades. People talk  about the influence renowned improv institutions like Second City or Upright Citizen's Brigade has had on the likes of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and a host of other TV and film stars.

This studio is an opportunity to learn about what makes improv comedy tick by jumping in and doing it. You'll learn "best practices," story structure and flexibility, characterization, and more. But the best part? You'll have plenty of opportunities to get up there and try it yourself!

*Since this is a week-to-week studio class, there is no formal registration process. Joining this list will add you to the mailing list about studio information each week.

**This class is open to all teens and adults, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, or experience level. We just ask that everyone come with an open mind.**

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Andrew Roblyer is the Founder and Artistic Director of This Is Water Theatre and has taught and coached acting for kids, teens, and adults for 10 years. He has experience studying and teaching the techniques made popular by Hagen, Meisner, Stanislavski, and Mamet, all of which he pulls from to create a synthesized approach to acting that is flexible enough to be tailored to individual actors, but strong enough to give each actor a firm foundation for the rest of their artistic lives. In addition to his work with This Is Water Theatre, Andrew has served as the only non-faculty instructor for the 2014 Youth Adventure Program at Texas A&M University, has worked with Da Camera in Houston as a spoken performance consultant, and has coached both professional and volunteer actors throughout his tenure as an acting coach.  www.andrewroblyer.com