Acting Workshop

2014 Acting Workshop


In Winter 2014, for six sessions from Feb 15 to March 23, Ann Arbor Civic Theatre will repeat this highly successful hands-on workshop on acting and analysis. This course teaches the Practical Aesthetics Approach designed by David Mamet and the Atlantic Theatre Company. It is highlighted by a common-sense, objectives-based analysis coupled with realistic living in the moment. This acting class is designed to give the students practical techniques to take away and use immediately. The workshop is taught by A2CT's own Glenn Bugala, who directed A2CT's critically acclaimed productions of Sonnets Onstage, Chess, Our Town, Tommy, Front Page, and other shows

Who should attend?

This class is designed for all levels! If you've never acted and want to learn acting techniques that are simple and really work, this workshop is for you. Even if you took the session before, refresh your knowledge. If you've been doing this acting thing for a while, but you've not figured out what to do after learning lines, this workshop is for you. For that matter, if you are a veteran actor looking for simple and practical techniques in analyis, this workshop will be for you too. Class size will be limited to allow participants to work the craft.


Saturdays from 1-3pm beginning Feb 15 and ending with a final showcase Sunday, March 23.


Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Rehearsal Space

Age requirement: 16+

Participant Fees:

$150 per participant, payable in advance to cover all six sessions of the workshop. We are sorry, but we will not be able to offer any refunds for missed classes. Participants are encouraged but not required to buy The Practical Handbook for the Actor – $5-12 on Amazon

General Workshop Outline

• Week 1 Warmups/Analysis/Linear Units

• Week 2 Warmups/Linear Objectives

• Week 3 Essential Actions/Blocking

• Week 4 Essential Actions/Tools/Blocking

• Week 5 Living in the Moment

• Week 6 Performance/The Acting Biz

If you have questions, please write to Glenn at