Tyrone Community Players to sponsor adult acting workshops

Jim McDonald, a Tyrone native who spent 12 years working as a professional actor in Florida and Hollywood, will be the instructor for a series of acting classes being sponsored by The Tyrone Community Players.
McDonald has much experience as a principle character on stage, in films and in episodic television and commercials. His training has been with industry professionals via ongoing workshops, theater, film and television intensives, and personal coaches.
The workshop will be structured according to industry standards and be pertinent to all acting, whether stage, film, TV or commercials. There will be a minimum emphasis placed on stage directions, blocking, voice and movement, and a maximum amount of attention paid to character development, choices, risk taking, script analysis and scene study.
McDonald will use many styles and techniques of acting within the workshop, allowing each participant to find and develop his/her own way of working to achieve their most satisfactory performance.
The workshops, which will run for an eight-week session beginning February 12, will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in “The Building”, home of The Tyrone Community Players at 1019 Logan Ave., Tyrone.
Thursday evening classes are flexible, according to the schedule of each individual actor. A nominal cost of $5 per week or $25 for the eight-week session will be used to defray any expenses accrued with the workshops exclusively.
You need have no experience in performance, or you may have a great deal of theatrical familiarity, and be at least 18 years of age. The workshops will be individualized and each participant can and will work according to their own level of skill.
Reservations are encouraged. Class size will be maintained at a manageable level for the instructor so phone to reserve your space.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity! Phone 684-1168 or call the ArtsLine at 684-ART2 to secure your place for this exciting, learning experience.