Shaw, Wilde & Coward

Class Detail

  • Moderated by Kitty Swink
  • thursday
  • 7-11, June 7-August 30* (12 weeks)

  • Class Fee:
    $550 (Early Bird Discount $500, due by May 19)
  • Class Size:
    14-16

“This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.” Oscar Wilde

This class will engage you in the wit, craft and social commentary of three of the English language’s most celebrated playwrights, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and Noel Coward. You will learn to contextualize their times, manners and behaviors, and using scene work you will embrace truthfulness, imagination, concentration and living in your body while performing biting satire and high comedy. The powerful combination of technical expertise and emotional truth brings each of the playwrights to life and makes us understand why they these three have been performed for more than a century. Open to actors of all ages.

*no class on July 12

Course Instructor

Kitty Swink

AT ANTAEUS: Picnic, Autumn Garden, The Curse of Oedipus, Tonight at 8:30 and Macbeth, multiple ClassicsFests. LA theatre includes: Ladyhouse Blues (Andak Stage),  Dangerous Corner & Bold Girls (Matrix), Juno & the Paycock (Odyssey), Last Summer at Bluefish Cove (Tiffany), Hamlet (The Court). Merrimack Rep, Florida Stage, Mt.Hood Rep, etc. Recurring on South of Nowhere & For the People, plus many guest stars. Web series Fumbling Thru the Pieces, Nikki & Nora, and Red Bird. Features including just released Hello, My Name Is Frank and the upcoming Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse and Penumbra.