Led by a host of theatre professionals including TNB’s Artistic Producer, Caleb Marshall, the Adult Ensemble is made up of emerging and established community actors exploring theory and technique from the core disciplines of acting, voice and movement. This year we’re introducing a new Adult Ensemble mix of Modules (5 evenings) & Master Classes (2 days) to help you create a theatre training mix that’s right for you. Each module and master class represents 10 hours of training time.
Per Module or Master Class $100 (+hst)
6 programs $450 | 5 programs $400 | 4 programs $350 (+hst)
Register for 4 programs or more and receive a TNB student card to qualify for
TNB Adult Ensemble members registering for four or more modules / master classes will receive a student card which entitles them to McCain $10 Student tickets for all TNB productions.
Sign me up! Returning Adult Ensemble members are not required to audition and may register now. Auditions for new Adult Ensemble members will be 6:30 pm – 9 p.m., Sunday, September 30 and 7-8:30 p.m., Friday October 5, at TNB Studio 55 Whiting Road. Registration & audition booking: firstname.lastname@example.org or 460-1381 x 106
Adult Ensemble is open to those age 19 years or older. New members are required to audition for this program.
Audition requirements: one monologue and five lines of Shakespeare (i.e. sonnet or monologue excerpt). Students auditioning for the Musical Theatre Module should prepare a verse and chorus of a song to be performed without accompaniment.
If you’ve never auditioned before and have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Tania Breen 460-1381 x 107
AE 1 MASTER CLASS Acting Essentials (2 days)
Sat. Oct. 20: 2-6 | Sun. Oct. 21:10-1, 2-5, (2 days)
Led by TNB Artistic Producer Caleb Marshall, this is the foundation for all AE training.
AE 2 MODULE Acting for Media: The art of TV, Radio & Voice-over (5 evenings)
Sundays, 6:30-8:30 pm | Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9
This Acting for Media course ties in to TNB’s Holiday production It’s a Wonderful Life; the classic holiday film reimagined for the stage as a 1940s radio drama. Work with award-winning film & television actor Wally MacKinnon, ECMA-winning producer Michael Doherty of Singing Dog Recording Studio and actor and radio personality Fred McCausland (The Fox’s “Freddy Mac”) who will give students a radio studio tour.
AE3 MODULE Scriptwriting (5 evenings)
Sundays, 6:30-8:30 pm | Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3
Aspiring playwrights will not want to miss the chance to learn from acclaimed New Brunswick writers. Led by Ryan Griffith with special guest lecturers David Adams Richards and Norm Foster.
Note: Students enrolling for this module only are not required to audition.
AE4 MASTER CLASS Shakespeare (2 days)
Sat. Feb. 9:: 2-6 | Sun. Feb. 10: 10-1, 2-5
This master class was developed by TNB Artistic Producer Caleb Marshall during his time at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Sanctioned by the Globe this master class has been taught in Poland and Germany and now for the first time here at TNB. We’ll unlock Shakespeare with the clues left to us by his theatre and his text.
AE5 MODULE Musical Theatre: From Speech to Song (5 evenings)
Sundays, 6:30-8:30 pm | Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17
This year we will focus on character development and maintaining character through song using selections from traditional and contemporary Broadway repertoire. Instructors include Tania Breen, Michael Doherty, Ann Marie Murphy and Derrick Paul Miller as well as a talkback with the cast of TNB’s Main Stage musical Little Shop of Horrors.
AE6 MASTER CLASS The Movement of West Side Story (2 days)
Sat. April 6: 2-6 | Sun. April 7: 10-1, 2-5
Why should Senior Musical Theatre students have all the fun? Learn from the Creative Team of West Side Story including award-winning dancer and choreographer Sarah Clarke-Rowinski of X-treme Dance Studio. Find out if you’ve got what it takes to be a Shark or a Jet in this exploration of Latin dance, stage fighting and movement.