Spring 2018 Weekly Acting Classes

Be sure to check out our Pre-Professional Youth Acting Program
for our most advanced training opportunities.
General Class Info:
  • All classes are taught by Encore! founders/directors, Mindy and Joshua Barker, who are professional actors/directors/writers and have worked in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and across the midwest.
  • Classes are held at Tulsa Little Theatre: 1511 S. Delaware Ave. in Tulsa.
  • Partial and full scholarships are available for youth actors age 18 and under, based on financial need. Email info@encore-tulsa.com for application and details. Scholarship deadline is March 30, 2018 for the spring session. Contact us ASAP so we can temporarily reserve your spot in a class while your application is considered.
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WEEKLY CLASSES: 
Classes are designed so that they can be repeated, allowing students to build on the skills they've learned in their previous class.  For example, students who completed the Winter 2018 session of Fundamentals of Acting may wish to continue the Spring 2018 Fundamentals of Acting to continue developing the foundation they've already established, so they can work toward higher level classes/opportunities. Feel free to contact us for assistance in choosing the appropriate class(es) for you or your child.



Fundamentals of Acting
Ages 7-16 / Level: Beginner/Intermediate
ENROLLMENT CLOSED
Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 PM | Class Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 24
Description: Has your child taken an interest in acting? Or maybe they have had an enjoyable theatre experience at school or church and are interested in professional training? Whether your child is interested in performing onstage or onscreen, this class starts budding actors off on the right foot by introducing proper techniques and preventing bad habits. In this hands-on class, students will learn the fundamentals of voice, diction, projection, breath control, posture, charisma, stage presence and empathy as well as basic acting vocabulary such as the fourth wall, focal point, and blocking. Students who already have basic training/experience will be assigned more challenging performance material to build on what they've learned. **Students who attend all four classes and complete all class assignments are eligible to perform in our Spring Showcase on April 28 (Afternoon dress rehearsal, evening performance).
Tuition: $99 ENROLL NOW



Acting Technique (Comedic)
Ages 10-18 / Level: Intermediate/Advanced (Students will be paired based on age/experience level)
ENROLLMENT CLOSED
Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 PM | Class Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 24
Description: Our popular scene study class is back, but in COMEDIC STYLE! Students will be assigned partners of similar age/experience to collaborate on their assigned scenes as they would for a comedic theatre production. Not only will students develop their character and relationships, they will learn how to analyze text, prepare for rehearsal, accept criticism, and collaborate with a director. In-class performances will also help students develop their physical and vocal technique. This class is especially beneficial to help students work toward performing lead/supporting roles. **Students who attend all four classes and complete all class assignments are eligible to perform in our Spring Showcase on April 28 (Afternoon dress rehearsal, evening performance).
Tuition: $99 ENROLL NOW



Stand-Up Comedy
Ages 12-18 (Level: Intermediate/Advanced)
ENROLLMENT CLOSED
Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 PM | Class Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 24
Description: Learn to shine in your solo moment onstage! This class combines elements of our charisma, comedy, and improv classes to help students create their comic persona and master stage presence. Students will learn how to create their own stand-up routine, which they will be able to perform at our Spring Showcase! **Students who attend all four classes and complete all class assignments are eligible to perform in our Spring Showcase on April 28 (Afternoon dress rehearsal, evening performance).
Tuition: $99  ENROLL NOW



Fun with Improv
Ages 8-18 / Level: Any level
ENROLLMENT CLOSED
Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 PM | Class Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25
Description: This class is the "light" version of our Comedy & Improv Performance class! Improv skills are valuable for any performer, onstage or on-screen. In this class, students will learn to think on their feet, practice teamwork, and release inhibitions in a fun, up-beat environment. After exercising the basic rules of improv, students will learn and perform hilarious improv performance games in the style of the TV show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, to exercise their imagination, spontaneity, teamwork, and performance skills. **Students who attend all four classes and complete all class assignments are eligible to perform in our Spring Showcase on April 28 (Afternoon dress rehearsal, evening performance).
Tuition: $99 ENROLL NOW


Comedy & Improv Performance
Ages 10-18 / Level: Intermediate/Advanced
ENROLLMENT CLOSED
Wednesdays 6:15-7:15 PM | Class Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25
Description: Do you dream of performing on SNL or hosting your own talk show? Have a passion for making people laugh? Perhaps you simply want to be more comfortable in front of an audience and build your stage presence. In this class, students will learn to think on their feet, practice teamwork, and release inhibitions in a fun, up-beat environment. Students will learn and perform hilarious improv performance games in the style of the TV show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?,  as well as comedic scenes and monologues, exercising valuable skills for performing in a theatre production or improv troupe. **Students who attend all four classes and complete all class assignments are eligible to perform in our Spring Showcase on April 28 (Afternoon dress rehearsal, evening performance).
Tuition: $99 ENROLL NOW




Adult Acting Class
Adults/Teens Ages 16 and up
ENROLLMENT CLOSED
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 PM | Class Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25
Description: This class gives students the opportunity to build and strengthen their foundation as an actor through character development, scene study, and acting technique in both theatre and film. By the end of the class, each student will have studied, rehearsed, and performed a monologue, scene, and improv games. In addition, students will participate in a mock audition to exercise audition technique and learn about headshots and resumes.
Tuition: $99 ENROLL NOW




Youth On-Camera Acting
Age 8-12 Level: All experience levels
ENROLLMENT CLOSED
Thursdays 5:00-6:00 PM | Class Dates: April 5, 12, 19, 26
Description: Did you know that acting for camera requires different skills and techniques than acting for stage? Students will study the fundamentals of performing for the camera and will perform on-camera each week, then watch their video for a one-on-one critique with instructors. This is a great class to prepare for an upcoming casting call with The Lost Pages, brought to you by Joshua Branson Barker and Mindy Barker's new film company!
Tuition: $99  ENROLL NOW



Teen On-Camera Acting
Age 13-18 Levels: All experience levels
ENROLLMENT CLOSED
Thursdays 6:15-7:15 PM | Class Dates: April 5, 12, 19, 26
Description: Did you know that acting for camera requires different skills and techniques than acting for stage? Students will study the fundamentals of performing for the camera and will perform on-camera each week, then watch their video for a one-on-one critique with instructors. This is a great class to prepare for an upcoming casting call with The Lost Pages, brought to you by Joshua Branson Barker and Mindy Barker's new film company!
Tuition: $99  ENROLL NOW




Audition Experience
Ages 8-18 / Level: All experience levels, but we recommend actors who have no experience enroll in Fundamentals of Theatre concurrently with this class in order to receive acting training in addition to instruction in audition technique.
ENROLLMENT CLOSED
Thursdays 7:30-8:30 PM | Class Dates: April 5, 12, 19, 26
Description: Auditioning is not acting. It requires a different attitude and approach. Auditioning for a project is its own art form that all actors must master if they expect to perform onstage or onscreen. This class will replicate a different theatre or film audition setting each week so students can exercise the necessary procedures before/during/after an audition and receive honest, professional feedback. Students will develop charisma, attitude, confidence, work ethic, and interview skills to help them become more attractive candidates to casting directors.
Tuition: $99 ENROLL NOW