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actor academy


"...Glenn and I believe that
every actor should have the
training available that will
make them a better artist,
a better citizen and a
better person.
…”

   glenn paris & claudio raygoza,
       actor academy founders

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actor academy


"...Glenn and I believe that
every actor should have the
training available that will
make them a better artist,
a better citizen and a
better person.
…”

   glenn paris & claudio raygoza,
       actor academy founders

ion actor academy

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Ion theatre is excited to announce the relaunch of its highly acclaimed ACTOR ACADEMY with new dates kicking off on May 21, 2018 at ion’s URBN CNTR 4THE ARTS in Hillcrest. All classes are taught by award-winning actor, director and producer Claudio Raygoza (Founder/Executive Artistic Director, ion theatre company). 

Featuring in-depth course work in scene study, deep text analysis, auditions, cold readings, improvisation, voice and movement, these classes have featured several of San Diego’s most recent award-winning actors in multiple categories including two recent Actors of the Year. 

Classes will give seasoned actors a place to exercise their skills, while new students in the intro classes will learn the basics. For beginning classes, skills learned easily transfer to stage work or to other scenarios where public speaking and confidence-building are essential.

 

Session Dates:

Intermediate Acting

Mondays, 6:30pm-9:30pm

May 21 – June 11

Focus on text analysis, cold readings, voice, movement and freeing up the actor’s imagination leading to bold, honest connections to characters and text


Advanced Acting, Scene Study*

Tuesdays, 6:30pm-9:30pm

May 22 – June 12

Intense scene study and exploratory group work focusing on deep and meaningful connections to character and scene partners while learning to develop powerful subtext through physical work and psychological impulse and action


Intro to Acting

Saturdays, 2pm-4:30pm

May 26 – June 16

Basics of acting, improvisation, text analysis, voice, movement and audition techniques


(Each session is 4 weeks)


Details:

New Students: $150 per 4-week session. Installment payments can be negotiated. Returning Students: $130 per 4-week session. Discounts available if taking multiple classes. *Please note that the advanced class requires an audition. To reserve a place or for questions, please contact academy@iontheatre.com. Space is limited.

Still have questions, please call (619) 600-5020 ext. 4 and leave a message to receive a call with answers!

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special events


Ion, the take-no-prisoners
Hillcrest company with a
well-earned rep for staging
some of the most adventurous
theater in town...

u-t san diego

special events


Ion, the take-no-prisoners
Hillcrest company with a
well-earned rep for staging
some of the most adventurous
theater in town...

u-t san diego

From elegant galas to throw-down dance parties, ion has got you covered in the extra-special events category! Check out these videos for some inside scoop!