First Steps: Beginning Your Journey as an Actor

Presented by Richard Hoehler:

To be held in-person – 

Whether you are new to acting or have some experience, this workshop is designed for those who are interested in exploring acting as a means of expression. Specifically designed exercises, improvisations, and micro scenes and monologues ease newcomers into the craft of acting, help discover one’s true self, and foster a strong connection with others. Comfortability on stage is a priority as well as a clear understanding of acting technique: choosing a specific action as the means to work through obstacles and achieve objectives.

First Steps is taught by Richard Hoehler who has over 30 years of experience acting, directing, writing, producing, and living in the world of theatre. His work in prisons and inner-city schools has given him the unique ability to get to the heart of the matter at once and without judgement. His book, ACTING OUT, chronicling his work with the uninitiated, is being published by Applause Books in the Fall of 2024.

Sign up for either Part A or Part B independently (5 weeks each), or join both for the full 10-week term. You may join Part B without taking Part A.