Los Alamos Little Theater Announces Acting Classes


Los Alamos Little Theatre announces a series of acting classes taught by local actor and director (and all-around theatre nerd) Jazmine Torres.

The classes will be held Mondays from 5:30 – 7 pm at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street. First class will be June 26.

The classes will be a mixture of games and exercises, acting theory, and scene work. Participants can come to one or all classes as their schedule and interest permits. Suggested donation of $10 per class, but whatever floats your boat. The topics to be covered are as follows:

Class 1, June 26
Being in the Moment — What does “telling the truth” mean in acting and how can you use that skill to overcome the intimidating aspects of being on stage.

Class 2, July 10
Script analysis — Learning to score a script and extract more meaning from it. Introduction to taking acting notes. What is it that makes a scene engaging to an audience?

Class 3, July 17
Connection — What does it mean for an actor to be “a cup at the edge of the table”? Review and incorporate previous classes’ techniques. Practice how to give acting notes in a kind and productive manner.

Class 4, July 24
Kinesthetic Awareness — There’s more to a performance than what’s in the script. Examples and practice of “show don’t tell.”

Class 5, July 31
Intensity or Working with Heightened Text — which direction this class goes will depend on participant interest. Intensity would involve raising the stakes for a scene and tools for debriefing tough scenes. Heightened text would involve speech analysis, consonants, vowel, rhythms and rhymes.

Jazmine Torres directed two plays in LALT’s 8×10 production last season and has studied theatre with San Juan College and Santa Fe University of Art and Design. She has appeared in theaters in Santa Fe, Dixon, and Farmington, NM. 

For questions or additional information- please contact Jazmine at greyeyes04.jt@gmail.com