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with Katie Butler

Calendar Jun 5, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Introduction to Acting: In this class, you will explore basic acting skills fundamental to performance. Some concepts to be examined are action, objectives, tactics, and script analysis. This class will culminate in an exploration and showing of scenes and monologues. Viewing of theatrical performances in Philadelphia followed by a discussion will be required. Meets once a week, in person,  for 6 weeks in Summer Session.

Prerequisites: None!

Day: Mondays

Dates: 6/5, 6/12, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17


Time: 6:30pm – 9:15pm

Missed class date/time: 7/24  6:30pm – 9:15pm

Graduation Show Date/Time: Monday 7/31 7:00pm

Class Location: Room A/ Cabaret (this is an accessible space)

Theater Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Instructor: Katie Butler


About the Instructor:

Katie is a Philadelphia-based teaching artist and theatre maker. She has been teaching for seven years and earned her BFA from the University of Texas at Arlington ('10) and her MFA from The Pig Iron School ('20). Her work as an artist and educator revolves around building community and connection through physical discovery and play. Katie is also a founding company member of Shakespeare On Tap and performs and teaches nationally.


What others say:

"Thanks for teaching us! I learned so much about my performance style and how to trust others to create great scenes."

Katie Butler is a complete beam of light and a dream to work with! She cultivated a safe and brave space and allowed us to flop and learn from doing instead of talking at us."

"Katie was GREAT! Always showed up with a ton of energy and enthusiasm, made us feel respected and also taught very effectively, reviewing what we had learned after each class and building on previous lessons"

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