Manhattan Rep's Youth Theatre Program

Starting this March, Manhattan Rep will be offering an acting class for High School Students which will culminate in 2 weekend play performances at Manhattan Rep's theatre on 42nd St. and 8th Ave in May.  Class and rehearsals will be held at Manhattan Rep.  

Manhattan Repertory Theatre


Acting classes, created to teach specific, cutting-edge acting techniques and strategies, culminating in live performances with a real audience at Manhattan Repertory Theatre.


Saturday 10 am to 12 noon -  March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20,

(April 20 - May 10 we will have rehearsal for show based on individual schedules)

May 11 - TECH/DRESS Rehearsal - 10 am to 2 pm.

2 Performances at Manhattan Repertory Theatre on 42nd St. and 8th Ave: 

Saturday May 11 at 3 pm, Saturday May 18 at 3 pm

Class Fee: $150

Ever been to a play or to a movie, and you were totally mesmerized by the main character? Why? What are the ingredients of a great character? As an actor, how do you create a compelling character? How do you create charisma, inner truth and physical congruency? CREATING A COMPELLING CHARACTER will give you the skills to create brilliant, charismatic and unique characters.  This class will culminate with two performances at Manhattan Repertory Theatre with scenes and monologues developed by the participants.

Topics covered:

Creating a specific inner life on stage.
The mechanics of really thinking on stage.
How to create charisma.
How to get rid of “Stage Fright.”
Simple tricks to create focus and clarity.
How to really connect with your scene partners.
How to break down a play, a scene, and make specific compelling character choices.                      

This class is taught by Manhattan Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Ken Wolf. Ken has taught acting in New York and Westchester for over 20 years. As an actor, he has portrayed such roles as Mozart in Amadeus, Vershinin in The Three Sisters, and Biff in The Death of a Salesman. He has also appeared in The Eyes of Love with Jennifer Pierro, and Conversations with Dog with Anthony J. Ribustello from The Sopranos and more. He received rave reviews for his one man play The People in my Hips which Martin Denton of described as “unlike any theatre I have ever seen before.” Ken is the director of over 40 productions and the author of over 20 plays. He is a passionate teacher and creator.

All classes are held at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 303 West 42nd St. (at 8th Ave) 6th floor. 

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Registration is on a paid first-come first-served basis. Class is limited to 15 participants. 

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