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Acting Classes and Workshops

Classes consist of at least two days and workshops have a single date.

Use the buttons below to navigate to the upcoming class/workshop of its type.

*These workshops/classes are a learning experience. They are not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshops/classes are over, the individuals teaching these workshops/classes will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials.*

Film Audition Class

There’s no reason to study acting without studying the auditioning process, as auditioning is a completely different process than what happens after you get the part. This class is will be invaluable to you in learning what is expected of you in an audition, how to read between the lines of your sides, how to create a character, how to relate to the casting director and much more!
The most common feedback Catrine gets about this class is “I wish I could re-do every audition I’ve ever done with what I’ve learned in this class”.  Don’t miss it! 

Adult content and language used in scenes.

Taught by Catrine McGregor
January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020  6pm - 9pm
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
Ages: Mature 14 to immature 99
$200

Rising Stars Acting Class - 3rd - 8th graders

Whether you’re new to acting or have plenty of experience, this class will challenge you at just the right level so you can grow in your acting skills and confidence.  This class will cover the differences of acting for theatre vs. film.  We’ll work on short scenes and play acting games designed to give you a leg up on stage and behind the camera.  Come prepared to laugh a lot and work hard, too!  Taught by Kerith Telestai, co-founder and director of Rising Stars.  See www.idahorisingstars.com for more information. Comfortable clothes, tennis shoes, snack, and water bottle recommended.

Taught by Kerith Telestai
January 18th & 25th and February 1st & 8th
1:00 - 4:00 PM with a parent showcase at 3:30 on Feb.8th
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$150
 

Reel Building 

Work with a professional director, camera person and audio engineer to get a professionally produced scene for your demo reel!

With the advent of actors being cast remotely, a demo reel has become an invaluable tool. You provide a 1-2 page scene, your scene partners, wardrobe, hair, and make-up. You’ll get to choose if you want it a medium or close up of you or a two-shot between you and another person. We provide the camera and cinematographer, lighting, audio engineer, the director, and the location. 

You’ll receive a professionally shot scene with no edits, ready to be added to your reel!

Eight 30 minute sessions are available per date.

February 18th, April 21st, June 16th, August 18th, October 20th, December 15th
$75 per 30 minute session
 

The                         Experience Class

PLATFORM’s mission is to develop actors in the Boise area with respect to emotional preparation, organic relationship, and moment-to-moment work. Although the work’s foundation is influenced by The Meisner Technique, PLATFORM focuses on tailoring curriculum specific to the individual actor’s needs, blocks and personal goals. All of the work in a PLATFORM class or workshop aims to help get actors out of their heads and into their bodies, how to really listen and truthfully respond within imaginary circumstances, and hones the ability to fully prepare and then let go and work unanticipated moment to unanticipated moment.
 
The Platform Experience Class is geared toward both veteran actors who are unfamiliar with Platform’s methods and people who have never taken an acting class before.

Adult language and content - Mature 16 and Up

Taught by Chance Fuerstinger
Mondays - Feb 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd 
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$280
 
 

Alumni Class

PREREQUISITE: The Platform Experience Class OR any workshop taught by April Matson.


PLATFORM’s mission is to develop actors in the Boise area with respect to emotional preparation, organic relationship, and moment-to-moment work. Although the work’s foundation is influenced by The Meisner Technique, PLATFORM focuses on tailoring curriculum specific to the individual actor’s needs, blocks and personal goals. All of the work in a PLATFORM class or workshop aims to help get actors out of their heads and into their bodies, how to really listen and truthfully respond within imaginary circumstances, and hones the ability to fully prepare and then let go and work unanticipated moment to unanticipated moment.
 
The PLATFORM Alumni Class is for actors who have studied under either April Matson or Chance Fuerstinger before and will focus primarily on scene work, while reflecting back to the basics when necessary.

Adult language and content - Mature 16 and Up

Taught by Chance Fuerstinger 
Wednesdays - February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th  
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180  Boise, ID 83703
$250

Theater Auditioning Class

Auditions can feel like walking head-first into Lion’s mouth, but they don’t have to! Learn the basics of auditioning and a few select tips and tricks to help you be your best and make an impression in the audition room. Turn a nerve-wracking five minutes into your own one-person show, which is exactly what it should be.

Taught by Dakotah Brown
February 15th and 22nd
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$125
 

Self-Tape Workshop

The film industry used to be truly set in Hollywood. You had to be there to work in the film. But times have changed and many actors are living all over the country. In order to be able to audition, it is imperative that an actor knows how to create strong self-tapes that will stand out from the rest. Topics cover will include: Understanding the material, lighting, audio, slating, wardrobe and more! 

Adult language and content used in scenes.

Taught by Catrine McGregor
March 14th 2020
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$40 
 

Rising Stars Spring Break Acting Camp for 3rd - 8th graders

Not sure what to do over Spring Break?  Come play with us!  This fun-filled camp will be an exciting outlet for energetic kids as well as shy ones.  Regardless of your previous performing arts experience, we’ll be sure to challenge you at just the right level.  We’ll cover acting for theatre and for film, play hilarious games, and together we will write and enact a script where everyone gets a part.  Bring your ideas for characters, settings, and stories!  Taught by Kerith Telestai, co-founder and director of Rising Stars.  See www.idahorisingstars.com for more information. Comfortable clothes, tennis shoes, snack, and water bottle recommended. Please commit to attending every day.

Taught by Kerith Telestai
March 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
1:00 - 4:00 PM with a performance at 3:30 PM on March 27
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$185
 
 

Acting Class - Grades 9th through 12th 

Get ready to learn or refresh your acting skills this Spring Break, with a week-long acting class! With games to get you up and moving, exercises to hone your acting abilities, and imaginitive play to expand your mind and heart, this crash-course will get you ready to jump on the stage and nab the spotlight--and have a blast doing it.

Taught by Dakotah Brown
March 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$185
 

Making the Move to LA as an Actor Workshop

There comes a time in most any actor’s career, when they feel they may be ready to take their talents to Los Angeles. Working as an actor in LA can be exhilarating but it can also be a slippery slope. Topics covered will be: the differences between an agent and a manager and how to get the right one for you, where to live, what time of the year is best to go, going for a season, budgeting for the move, training in LA, networking and much more.

Taught by Catrine McGregor
April 18th, 2020
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$40 per person
 

Film Audition Class

There’s no reason to study acting without studying the auditioning process, as auditioning is a completely different process than what happens after you get the part. This class is will be invaluable to you in learning what is expected of you in an audition, how to read between the lines of your sides, how to create a character, how to relate to the casting director and much more! The most common feedback Catrine gets about this class is “I wish I could re-do every audition I’ve ever done with what I’ve learned in this class."

 

Don’t miss it! 

Taught by Catrine McGregor
April 23, 30 and May 7th,14th, 2020  
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
Ages: Mature 14 to immature 99
$200
 

Advancing Your Career Workshop

You've given yourself permission to call yourself an actor, and that's a huge step. Many actors feel that once they have a headshot, resume, and an agent, it is now nothing but a waiting game. Nothing could be further from the truth! This workshop explores legitimate ways to expand your career through networking, social media, and marketing yourself. 
Important information to put your training to good use.

Taught by Catrine McGregor
May 9th, 2020
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$40 per person

The                          Experience Class

PLATFORM’s mission is to develop actors in the Boise area with respect to emotional preparation, organic relationship, and moment-to-moment work. Although the work’s foundation is influenced by The Meisner Technique, PLATFORM focuses on tailoring curriculum specific to the individual actor’s needs, blocks and personal goals. All of the work in a PLATFORM class or workshop aims to help get actors out of their heads and into their bodies, how to really listen and truthfully respond within imaginary circumstances, and hones the ability to fully prepare and then let go and work unanticipated moment to unanticipated moment.
 
The Platform Experience Class is geared toward both veteran actors who are unfamiliar with Platform’s methods and people who have never taken an acting class before.

Adult Language - Mature 16 and Up

Taught by Chance Fuerstinger
June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22, 29 and July 6th, 13th, 20th, 2020
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$280

Alumni Class

PREREQUISITE: The Platform Experience Class OR any workshop taught by April Matson

 

PLATFORM’s mission is to develop actors in the Boise area with respect to emotional preparation, organic relationship, and moment-to-moment work. Although the work’s foundation is influenced by The Meisner Technique, PLATFORM focuses on tailoring curriculum specific to the individual actor’s needs, blocks and personal goals. All of the work in a PLATFORM class or workshop aims to help get actors out of their heads and into their bodies, how to really listen and truthfully respond within imaginary circumstances, and hones the ability to fully prepare and then let go and work unanticipated moment to unanticipated moment.

 

The PLATFORM Alumni Class is for actors who have studied under either April Matson or Chance Fuerstinger before and will focus primarily on scene work, while reflecting back to the basics when necessary.

Adult Language - Mature 16 and Up

Taught by Chance Fuerstinger 
June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and July 1st, 8th, 15th 22nd  
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$250

Rising Stars Hip Hop & Musical Theater Summer Camp - incoming 2nd - 4th graders

Specially geared for elementary school students, we will learn basic to intermediate hip-hop moves to popular songs and tie it all together in a musical theatre format.  For campers with prior performing arts experience and beginners alike, this camp offers an exciting approach to acting, singing, and dancing.  A fun, non-cheesy outlet for energetic boys and girls!  Taught by professional choreographer, playwrite, and performer, Kerith Telestai, who is also co-founder and director of Rising Stars.  See www.idahorisingstars.com for more information. Tennis shoes, water bottle, snack, and work-out clothes recommended.  

Please commit to attending every day. 

Taught by Kerith Telestai
July 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$185
 

Rising Stars Triple Threat Summer Camp

- incoming 5th - 9th graders

This camp is by far the best deal you will find in the Treasure Valley!  We will spend 2 weeks together learning a full-length science musical. It’s not cheesy, we promise!  We will learn several top radio hits whose lyrics have been changed to become outrageously funny parodies.          Be a “triple-threat” by gaining mad skills in hip-hop dance, acting, and singing. Tackle your stage-fright in a safe environment, and have a blast while getting a killer workout and learning an entire unit of science!  Great for students with prior performing arts experience and beginners alike. Taught by professional choreographer, playwrite, and performer, Kerith Telestai, who is also co-founder and director of Rising Stars. See www.idahorisingstars.com for more information.  Tennis shoes, water bottle, snack, and work-out clothes recommended.   Please commit to attending every day.

Taught by Kerith Telestai
August 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$250

Film Audition Class

There’s no reason to study acting without studying the auditioning process, as auditioning is a completely different process than what happens after you get the part. This class is will be invaluable to you in learning what is expected of you in an audition, how to read between the lines of your sides, how to create a character, how to relate to the casting director and much more! The most common feedback Catrine gets about this class is “I wish I could re-do every audition I’ve ever done with what I’ve learned in this class”.  Don’t miss it! 

Taught by Catrine McGregor
August 22nd, 29th, Sept. 5th, 12th, 2020 
6:00 - 9:00 PM
 Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 W State St #180 Boise, ID 83703
Ages: Mature 14 to immature 99
$200

Self Tape Workshop

The film industry used to be truly set in Hollywood. You had to be there to work in the film.

But times have changed and many actors are living all over the country. In order to be able to audition, it is imperative that an actor knows how to create strong self-tapes that will stand out from the rest. Topics cover will include: Understanding the material, lighting, audio, slating, wardrobe and more! 

Taught by Catrine McGregor
September 2nd, 2020  
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$40

The                         Experience Class

PLATFORM’s mission is to develop actors in the Boise area with respect to emotional preparation, organic relationship, and moment-to-moment work. Although the work’s foundation is influenced by The Meisner Technique, PLATFORM focuses on tailoring curriculum specific to the individual actor’s needs, blocks and personal goals. All of the work in a PLATFORM class or workshop aims to help get actors out of their heads and into their bodies, how to really listen and truthfully respond within imaginary circumstances, and hones the ability to fully prepare and then let go and work unanticipated moment to unanticipated moment.
 
The Platform Experience Class is geared toward both veteran actors who are unfamiliar with Platform’s methods and people who have never taken an acting class before.

Adult Language - Mature 16 and Up

Taught by Chance Fuerstinger
October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$280

Alumni Class

PREREQUISITE: The Platform Experience Class OR any workshop taught by April Matson

 

PLATFORM’s mission is to develop actors in the Boise area with respect to emotional preparation, organic relationship, and moment-to-moment work. Although the work’s foundation is influenced by The Meisner Technique, PLATFORM focuses on tailoring curriculum specific to the individual actor’s needs, blocks and personal goals. All of the work in a PLATFORM class or workshop aims to help get actors out of their heads and into their bodies, how to really listen and truthfully respond within imaginary circumstances, and hones the ability to fully prepare and then let go and work unanticipated moment to unanticipated moment.

 

The PLATFORM Alumni Class is for actors who have studied under either April Matson or Chance Fuerstinger before and will focus primarily on scene work, while reflecting back to the basics when necessary.

Adult Language - Mature 16 and Up

Taught by Chance Fuerstinger 
October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and November 11th, 18th, 25th, Dec. 2nd
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$250

The Shakespeare Experience 

Shakespeare isn’t just for High School English classes and folks with fancy scarves--learn why The Bard’s words have resonated with audiences all over the world for the last 400 years with an exploration of the plays, language, characters, and techniques that elevated the whole medium of theatre. We’ll bring his words to life and see that even his largest characters were real humans with needs, problems, plans, and foibles.

Taught by Dakotah Brown
October 10th and 17th, 2020
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$125
 
 

Parents of Actors Workshop: What do I need to know?

So your child wants to act!  How do you know what is legit and not legit? 

What are the costs involved? What is the time commitment?

Learn all of the in’s and out’s of parenting a child actor.

Catrine McGregor 40 plus year casting director and producer, who has worked on many Disney projects and family films, will take you through all of the joys and pitfalls of an acting career, without becoming a classic ‘stage parent’. Find out how to best support your child’s career while supporting them emotionally.  Bring your questions! She is there to answer them for you. 

Taught by Catrine McGregor
October 24th, 2020 
1:00 - 4:00 PM
 Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$40 per person

Continuity Class: The Importance of Consistency

Actors need to keep their performance- take after take -organic and fresh. HOWEVER, if that organic and fresh performance is not consistent, from take to take, your role may be cut from the film because the editor has nothing he can work with. You’ve learned the art of acting, now give it technical consistency. 

Not recommended for beginners.

Taught by Catrine McGregor and Nyk Fry
November 10th, 17th, 24th
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
$150
 

Sword Play

Stage Combat isn’t just about pretending to fight--it’s also about storytelling. Learn how to use your natural instincts to create duels that are engaging, exciting, and fun for you and your audience. All within the safety of a class environment. En Guarde!

Taught by Dakotah Brown
D
ecember 5th and 12th, 2020
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Hall Institute for the Arts - 3100 N Lakeharbor Ln Ste 180 Boise, ID 83703
Ages: 15 and up
$125
 

These workshops/classes are a learning experience. They are not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshops/classes are over, the individuals teaching these workshops/classes will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials.

CineCorps does not necessarily endorse the content of the learning experience.