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Adult Classes

Skills Based Classes for New & Experienced Artists

The Naples Players offer classes for every level and interest! Our classes on performance range from “intro to dance” to “audition prep” for our major season shows – and everything in between!

Our technical classes delve into the world of backstage. Learn how to design, direct, and even manage a show from start to finish. Taught by our staff of professional theatre artist, these classes will prepare you for any aspect of the theatre world.

For all of our classes, need-based scholarships are provided generously through The Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation. Everyone is welcome to apply. You can visit the application and find out more information here.

Browse our Summer 2024 class options below. For more information on Summer 2024 classes, please contact Kenzie Currie ([email protected] or 239.434.7340 ext. 127)

Quick Contacts:

Registration & Information

Maya Kleinsorge
Education Assistant
(239) 434-7340, ext. 136
[email protected]

 

Outreach & Special Programs

Craig Price
Director of Community Education & Wellness
(239) 434-7340, ext. 103
[email protected]

UPCOMING CLASSES

TUESDAYS, JUNE 4 – JULY 23

In this workshop-based approach to acting, students will work the tools of the craft through scenes and monologues by practicing, observing, and voicing constructive feedback of ideas and reactions about themselves and other performers.

THURSDAYS, JUNE 6 – AUG 1

Come join us for an afternoon of dance! This class is designed for students who are on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing disorder, intellectual and developmental disabilities, or any other type of neuro-divergency.

PRIVATE LESSONS

PRIVATE LESSONS WITH MARCUS DEAN FULLER

Need to workshop a monologue or learn some new acting techniques? Get one-on-one private training with professional actor Marcus Dean Fuller.

IMPROV

MAY 14, JUNE 12

Monthly online Improv to let loose and laugh together! Click on Learn More to see our next available session!

MAY 25, JUNE 29, JULY 27, AUG 31

Join this $10 session of improv with Craig Price every last Saturday of the month. Be prepared to learn new improv skills for all levels of Players!

JUNE 1, JULY 13, AUG 3

Come join this monthly drop-in intergenerational improv jam on the first Saturday of each month! Bring your children, parents, guardians, siblings, neighbors – anyone that means family to you!

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FAQs & DETAILS

Where should I start?
The Adult Education program has been structured to provide a beginner option for every interest; and any of our technical classes will meet you at your skill level. Our performance classes will indicate their level of difficulty.

If you have any questions about which class would be appropriate for you, feel free to reach out to our education department at (239) 434-7340 ext. 136 and we will be happy to assist you!

 

How often do sessions start?
Our classes follow a seasonal schedule:

  • FALL CLASSES run September–December with registration opening in late July or August
  • WINTER CLASSES run January–March with registration opening in November
  • SPRING CLASSES run March-May with registration opening in February
  • SUMMER CLASSES run June–August with registration opening in April.
Are classes different every session?
Yes! We offer different classes based on the shows in production, the availability of the staff, and the interests of our students, so if you see a class you like, make sure to sign up now!
How can I get involved in shows?
While auditioning for an upcoming mainstage TNP show is not explicitly part of the education program, our classes are built to prepare you for your starring role! We hold auditions 5-6 times a year for our mainstage plays and musicals.

See our Upcoming Auditions page for opportunities to take the spotlight!

We are also always looking for volunteers to help the shows shine in other ways! If you are interested in volunteering in our scene shop, costume shop, or backstage, feel free to reach out to our Director of Volunteers, Pamela Larkin-Caruso at 239-434-7340 ext. 104

 

What do classes cost?
Fees vary based on class length, type, and whether they are online or on-site.  Generally speaking, a 6-8 week class can vary between $100-$300 per session.  Need-based scholarships are always available thanks to our generous support from donors and grant programs.

Learn about and Apply for A Scholarship  

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

BOX OFFICE

The Naples Players
701 5th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102

(239) 263-7990

Monday-Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: CLOSED

*Will-Call & Wait-List opens 2 hours before curtain

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(239) 434-7340
Monday-Friday: 10am to 5pm

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