All classes and workshops are suitable for ages 16 and up and take place at Acorn Studio528 Main Street in South Portland

**Please note that tuition payments are non-refundable unless we have to cancel the class**
College student rate requires valid, current college ID.

Gift Certificates Available


Intro to Acting – FREE class!

Come experience what acting classes are all about in a FREE workshop hosted by Acorn faculty Jared Culverhouse. Whether you are curious to know how an actor thinks or are wondering if an actor’s life is for you, we invite you to come to the Acorn Studio to participate in a series of acting games and theater exercises that will introduce you to many common acting terms. No experience necessary, but pre-registration required.
Saturday, January 11th, 11am-1pm

When: Thursday, March 5, 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Jared Culverhouse
Cost: FREE!

Action & Objective

“ACTION and OBJECTIVE: The Heart of Acting Technique” is an in-depth look at 2 of the most important elements of the actor’s work in creating a role in a play. A variety of games, exercises, improvisations, and scene work is used to explore “what the character wants” (objective) and “what the character does to get what s/he wants” (action). Many influences on Action and Objective will be explored, including given circumstances, location, character, emotion, and justification. The workshop is ideal for experienced actors who seek to master their understanding and use of these central elements of stagecraft. Beginning actors will receive a strong foundation in these critical elements of performance which are often not emphasized in traditional acting classes. The class is open to all ages 16 and above.

When: Tuesdays, March 17-April 28 (no class on Apr 21), 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Al D’Andrea
Cost: $150

Intro to Scene Study

Wanting to take that next step after starting your journey, or just curious about working on a scene from a play with other actors? This class is tailored for the beginning actor just looking to get up on their feet at work, and it’s also a great refresher for a more experienced professional. Class is six weeks long and culminates in a final scene performance. Class is open to all ages 16 and up.

When: Thursdays, March 19-April 23, 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Jared Culverhouse
Cost: $150