at The Little
Tuesdays, March 5 - April 9, 2024
Instructor: Britt Cannino
This next level improvisation class will let you dive deeper into your improv skills. In this six week class students will learn the long form techniques of group mind, scene mapping, internal prompting and long form scene building through the different formats created over the history of improv performance. Improv 201 is intended for students who are familiar with the basics of improv and want to improve their skills, learn a lot and have a great time.
Adult Into to Scene Work
Thursdays March 28-May 16, 2024
Instructor: Britt Cannino
Go beyond beginner acting and build your performance skills. Over 8 weeks students will learn a monologue and a scene. While gaining techniques to better understand and portray their characters. Students will delve into physical and vocal techniques to best improve their stage presence. At the end of the class they will be given an opportunity to perform for the public at Arts Crush Downtown.
"She creates a learning environment where students feel comfortable taking risks, stepping outside their comfort zones, making mistakes, and being vulnerable. Britt shows up not only as a teacher but as a coach and a human being as well. She created an environment where students felt comfortable bringing their whole selves to the learning process."
Britt Cannino has taught adult acting classes at the Little Theatre since 2018. She was last seen on stage as Sylvia the dog in ‘Sylvia’ as well as the “Kaleidoscope: the plays of Ray Bradbury” at the Little Theatre. She graduated with a degree in Acting and Directing from UNC Greensboro, where she created the first improv troupe and has performed with touring troupes such as the Second City and Upright Citizen’s Brigade. Britt has been studying, teaching, coaching and performing improv for many years and hopes to involve others, no matter their skill level in the magical world of on-the-spot thinking and performance.
Rachel Conway is excited to be teaching her first class with the Little Theater! Her choreography was most recently showcased in The Producers (LTofWS), The Addams Family (Yadkinville), Into The Woods (KLT), Seussical (KLT), and Pirates of Penzance Jr (LTofWS). She works full-time as a sport psychologist, where she helps performers work through mental health and performance struggles as well as behavior change to bring their best selves into any competition. She hopes to bring the joy of dance and movement to humans of all body shapes and sizes, no matter their skill level.
Come dance with her!
Thao is a Director/Producer/Actor/Singer who is acclaimed for his work on both the operatic and musical theatre stage. He is acclaimed by critics for his "velvety baritone and his ease and grace on stage."
Notable Performances: Off Broadway/Regional- Tropical Angels, Miss Saigon, Shrek, 25th annual..., South Pacific, Bridgerton the musical choreographed by Emmy winner Tyce Diorio, Pippin (Winner "Best Performer in a Musical" BroadwayWorld CT) and David Wolfson’s opera Fortune's Children with Hartford Opera Theater, which is now streaming on BroadwayOnDemand.
An active film/tv/commercial actor, you can catch him in Marvel's She-Hulk available on Disney+ and in the feature film "Nemesis Eterna" coming in 2024, along with many national commercials.
You can follow him on all social media @thetaoofThao and www.thaotnguyen.com for further information.
Attendance and Cancellation Policy: Regular attendance and participation are strongly encouraged. No make-up classes or reductions in fees will be provided for students who miss class. The Little Theatre's class sessions follow the WS/FCS public school calendar. If school is closed due to inclement weather, acting classes will be canceled and an extra class will be added at the end of the session. If The Little Theatre cancels a class for any other reason, caregivers/attendees will be alerted via email, and a make-up class will be added to the end of the session.
Refund policy: In the event that The Little Theatre cancels an entire course, camp or workshop, or if a student withdraws more than two weeks before the session begins, the choice between a full refund of tuition or a credit towards a future class, camp, or workshop held within the next year will be offered. Registration fee is non-refundable when student withdraws. Tuition is non-refundable for withdrawals made within two weeks of the start of a class, camp, or workshop.