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Youth Acting Class: Shakespeare

Tue, January 28, 2020 @ 4:15 pm6:15 pm

Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao, acclaimed playwright, director, actor, and founder of iDiOM Theater, and Shu-Ling Hergenhahn-Zhao, accomplished director of many plays at iDiOM, are offering a ten-week after-school acting class for youth, focusing on Shakespeare.



Glenn and Shu believe that when young actors are treated as peers and equals to their adult counterparts, they rise to any challenge given to them. They have a designed a youth acting course that provides students with a full toolbox of skills and techniques that they can carry with them on stage and screen.

Using games and exercises, Glenn and Shu create an environment of play where students can intensely hone their acting skills while having good times all around. This three-month program will take Glenn’s Meisner-based acting program and turn its focus on the wonderful world of William Shakespeare.

Students will tackle sonnets, language, scene work, acting technique, and script analysis, combined with improving performance technique, building physical characters, demystifying auditions, and providing memorization hacks. The class culminates in an open class for friends and family to come watch their loved ones’ work.

Students will learn about:

  • Monologues
  • Sonnets
  • Scene Study and Performance
  • Script Analysis
  • Shakespeare technique
  • Meisner Acting method
  • Audition Technique

SCHEDULE — every Tuesday, 4:15pm to 6:15pm:
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Tue, January 28, 2020
4:15 pm–6:15 pm
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Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao


Sylvia Center for the Arts
207 Prospect St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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