BECOMING THE PART: THEATRE WORKSHOP SERIES

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Join us for a variety of 2-day workshops designed to help strengthen your skills and build confidence. We will be updating this page with Instructor bios and more info.

For the City of Torrance Registration website, click here.

Once on the registration search page, locate the “Special Interest” box, and then click on the link for “Theatre Classes.”

Or call the registration office at (310) 618-2720 to enroll via phone. 

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SCENE STUDY

Instructors: Mark Torreso

Find the right monologue, refine your audition etiquette, discuss what you should wear, and learn how to deliver a memorable performance. Everything one needs to know to land the part.

AGE               DAY                      DATE                        TIME                       FEE                  CLASS
18+                W                     1/30 & 2/6               7:00-9:00 pm        $50/$55          166608-01

 

 

 

 

 

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MARK TORRESO
Originally from the East Coast, Mark attended the High school for Performing Arts and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. After which, he became the House Director for The Connecticut Acting Ensemble. Mark now works as a consultant for Disney Entertainment Productions as a show director and acting coach in Anaheim. Past productions as a show director for Torrance Theatre Company include: The Lion in Winter, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Curious Savage, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, and The 39 Steps.

 

 

mEISNER TECHNIQUE

Delve into Meisner Technique and apply what you learn to selected materials. All Levels are welcome.

Instructors: TBA

 

AGE               DAY                      DATE                        TIME                       FEE                  CLASS
18+                W                    2/13 &2/27           7:00-9:00 pm      $50/$55          166609-01

 

STRASBERG TECHNIQUE

Delve into Strasberg Technique and apply what you learn to selected materials. All Levels are welcome.

Instructor: TBA

 

AGE               DAY                      DATE                        TIME                       FEE                  CLASS
18+                W                     3/6 &3/13          7:00-9:00 pm        $50/$55          466605-01

 

IMPROV

Energize your imagination, improve listening skills, and build confidence through engaging Improv games. This fun and supportive environment leads to improved people skills, self-expression, and increased spontaneity.

Instructor: TBA

 

AGE               DAY                      DATE                        TIME                       FEE                  CLASS
18+                W                    4/3 & 4/10               7:00-9:00 pm         $50/$55          266611-01

 

Dialect (Standard British - RP, Irish)

Discover the tools and resources necessary to learn a new dialect, while working on two foreign language accents you will frequently encounter at auditions.

Instructor: TBA

 

AGE               DAY                      DATE                        TIME                       FEE                  CLASS
18+                W                   4/17 & 4/24               7:00-9:00 pm         $50/$55          266612-01 

Dialect (New York, American South)

Discover the tools and resources necessary to learn a new dialect, while working on two standard American accents you will frequently encounter at auditions

Instructor: TBA

 

AGE               DAY                      DATE                        TIME                       FEE                  CLASS
18+                W                  5/1 & 5/8               7:00-9:00 pm        $50/$55          266613-01 

Cold Reading

Learn tips and tools necessary to strengthen your cold reading skills. Enhance your ability to create a memorable and unique performance with little prep time.

Instructor: TBA

 

AGE               DAY                      DATE                        TIME                       FEE                  CLASS
18+                W                  5/15 & 5/22              7:00-9:00 pm        $50/$55          266613-01 

COMING THIS SUMMMER…

iMPROV workshop series

A 9-week program, that is broken down into three separate workshops designed to take actors from the fundamentals to performance.

dance for the stage workshop series

An 8-week program that is broken down into four separated workshops, each designed to give actors the tools needed to strengthen their dance skills in a variety of musical theatre styles. Uniquely tailored to meet participants where they are in the learning journey.