"The techniques of the theater are the techniques of communication." 

- Viola Spolin

Acting is the art of human communication, desire and vulnerability. Like music or dance, theater is an essential part of the human experience. Many delightful things occur in the creative space of an acting class. Even for those who never plan to pursue work in the theater, actor training has many tremendous benefits. In theater training you:

  • Connect to your creativity
  • Learn to trust your instincts
  • Experience the joys of an ensemble/group dynamic
  • Deepen your listening skills
  • Quiet your inner critique
  • Connect with your deeper truths
  • Cultivate a mindful relationship to your emotional life
  • Learn to be in the moment
  • Remember how to play

This class is for everyone; for the seasoned performer and novice alike. Come let you inner thespian out of the closet in this unpretentious and playful environment. Let's dive in!

When: Mondays from 6:30pm - 9:30pm - May 16,23 & June 6,13

Where: SF Wellness and Arts Pop Up 1500 Market St. - San Francisco, 94102

Who: Instructor Joyful Simpson is an actress, writer and teaching artist with 20 year’s experience in the professional theater. Born into a radical theater family, she brings to her classes a unique body of experience gained from collaborating with artists from iconic companies such as the San Francisco Mime Troupe and Dell’ Arte International.

Simpson was lead actor and co-author for over 5 plays of the "Prize of Hope" award winning theater company "Human Nature." She was also a founding member of the ensemble drive theater company "Rococo Risqué" who won "Best Theater Ensemble" of 2005 in the SF Weekly. Her one woman show "Tales of a Sexual Tomboy" was chosen to perform in this years 20th annersary New York International Fringe Festival. She studied theater at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, earned an MFA in Dramatic Art from UC Davis and is currently a visiting instructor at Florida International University, UC Davis and Berkeley Rep School of Theater. 

Price: Sliding scale from $150 - $200


To register, please fill out the form with "RSVP" in the subject line. Then head to the Pay Pal button. You must complete the payment for the registration to be compete! Thank you. 

Or call (415) 517 - 6421

If you are unable to attend this time, but would like to be notified of future classes, please fill out the form with "future classes" in the subject line!

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