NC Stage is excited to offer Scene Study and Character Development with Melissa Ritz.
This 8 week class for adults meets on Mondays from August 11th- September 29th. This class is being offered in two different time slots: 1:00-3:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM.
This class is designed for beginning actors and is ideal for students who want to “dig-in” to plays and learn how to make decisions about the characters and their circumstances. Work will focus almost exclusively on scripted material and is designed to develop skills in analysis, partnering, and character development.
Melissa Ritz holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Tennessee and an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Georgia and is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
Prior to moving to Asheville, NC, she lived in New York City, where she appeared in over 25 Off and Off-Off Broadway productions. She has performed across the country with such noted regional theatres as Arkansas Rep, the Barter Theatre, Atlanta’s Shakespeare Tavern, Academy Theatre and Horizon Theatre. Favorite roles she has performed are Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly! and Mary Middleton in the Barry Manilow musical, The Drunkard. Melissa also has worked in numerous tv programs, commercials, film, voice-overs, and industrials. Since the fall of 2004 she has been teaching both Intro to Acting and Intro to Theatre at Appalachian State University.
Total cost for class $200.00. Space is limited so register early!
Payment plans are available by calling (828) 239-0263 or emailing [email protected].