Theater Class Information


The Lex-Ham Community Theater offers classes for both children and adults on a variety of aspects of theater for both the beginner and the more advanced actor.  The classes are offered in conjunction with the St. Paul Community Education and St. Paul Parks & Rec offices.  For the St. Paul Community Education classes call 651-744-5094 to register for classes. If you're an experienced actor, don't let the terms "Beginner" or "Beginning" in the title scare you away. The instructors will adjust the course material to the experience level of the students.

The next session will start in February 2017 with the following classes and instructors:

Comedy Scene Study for Absolute Beginners
Designed for those with little or no experience in acting. Students will explore classic comedy scripts in a focused and playful way and act them out at whatever their comfort level may be. Playwrights include Neil Simon, Wendy Wasserstein, Sarah Ruhl, Charles MacArthur, and Ben Hecht.

Course# 3503-WCA
Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee
Saint Paul Central High School, Tuesday, Feb 6 7:00p-9:00p 4 $48
Instructor: John Townsend

Shakespeare for Absolute Beginners
For students with little or nor acting experience. Basic voice and movement will be taught. Students will get a feel for and play scenes from popular classics like A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Coriolanus as they learn about the characters in each scene. It's easier than you think!

Course# 3505-SCA
Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee
Saint Paul Central High School, Monday, April 10 7:00p-9:00p 4 $48
Instructor: John Townsend

American Classic Drama for Beginning Actors
Designed for those with little or no theatrical experience. Students will learn very basic approaches to playing a scene on stage and overcoming stage fright. Fundamentals of speech and movement will also be covered. Playwrights explored include Neil Simon, August Wilson, Lillian Hellman and Tony Kushner.

Course# 3524-SCA
Location Day(s)/Date Time Ses Fee
Saint Paul Central High School, Tuesday, Apr 11 6:30p-8:30p 4 $48
Instructor: Mary Cutler

Other classes taught during other sessions include:

Acting for Absolute Beginners
Through exercises, improvisation, and sharing energy and ideas, students will gain basic skills of moving and speaking in front of an audience, all while having a good time! Scenes from popular plays will be used.

To register, check the Community Education website

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Last updated:1/14/2017