Actors Theatre of Louisville

Intensive workshops in acting and audition methods

Workshop  Schedule: 2017-2018

Session 1: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20,2017

Session 2: Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018

Session 3: March 19, 26, Ap. 2,9, 16, 23, 2018

Each session consists of six classes, each held on Monday evenings, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

TUITION for each session of six classes is $180.

Classes are designed for adult students, age 19 and older. Teaching is based on a realistic, naturalistic approach to stage acting through text analysis skills. Students work on self- selected

monologues in order to learn about character development and stage presence .

No prior experience is needed. Previous students are welcome. Class size is limited to assure individualized and personalized attention. We provide a safe environment where you can take risks and learn about:

  • Business aspects of acting such as photos, resumes, agents, etc.
  • Physical and vocal skills
  • Relaxation, focus, concentration
  • How to audition
  • How to make the most of your rehearsals
  • How to have fun and reconnect with your creative instincts


Classes are filled on a first-come basis. Each student works at his or her own skill level and pace. Classes are held in the 5th floor rehearsal halls of the Administration Building at 315 W. Market St., Louisville. We reserve the right to cancel this class and return application fees based on a minimum number of registrations. Refunds are not offered for missed classes.

Zan Sawyer-Dailey, a professional actor and teacher for over 30 years, teaches all classes. As Casting Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville from 1985 to 2016 she has seen thousands of professional auditions. She has taught acting and master classes at Cornell University, Brandeis University, Butler University, The University of Louisville, Bellarmine University, Iowa University, and Kentucky Shakespeare in the Park and for the Professional Theatre Training Program at Actors Theatre. She has a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University and a BA in Theatre Arts from Butler University. She trained professionally at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England.

To apply, please print this form and mail it with your deposit.

Actors Theater of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 502.584.1205
502.371.0956 TDD

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